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Potomac Riverboat Company

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Address: 205 The Strand, Alexandria, VA 22314-3319
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+1 703-684-0580
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Seasonal sightseeing cruises, with seaports including Alexandria’s historic...

Seasonal sightseeing cruises, with seaports including Alexandria’s historic waterfront, Georgetown, Nationals Park baseball stadium, and George Washington’s Mount Vernon. Sightseeing highlights include the Washington monuments plus pirate cruises for children and the famous weekly canine cruises. The Alexandria-National Harbor water taxi operates regularly between Old Town Alexandria, National Harbor, and Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center. All vessels available for private parties.

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See Mt. Vernon from the River!

I decided to try the tour to Mt. Vernon with a group of out of town guests. It was a big hit. The experience was easy and relaxing and made for a lovely day. The price is right... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed May 2, 2016
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Germantown, Maryland, United States
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South Island, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2016

It's a great way to view highlights along the river and to see the Lincoln Memorial from the water. Very on time with scheduling.

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Germantown, Maryland, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2016

I decided to try the tour to Mt. Vernon with a group of out of town guests. It was a big hit. The experience was easy and relaxing and made for a lovely day. The price is right and it made an enjoyable visit to Mt. Vernon even more so. The boat docks at the bottom of the hill which... More 

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Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2016

I used this to go to Mount Vernon and it was very informative. I liked the ease of getting from point A to point B. It also was a nice view of the river.

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Newark, Delaware
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2016

After a rainy morning, the skies cleared and it warmed up for our Monuments Tour with he Potomac Riverboat Company. Several weeks before our stay in Alexandria, I had purchased tickets for the 3:30pm tour online. On the day of the tour, we stopped by the ticket booth right on the marina in Alexandria and exchanged our computer printout for... More 

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North Wales, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2016

We took the water taxi from Alexandria to National Harbor for shopping and dining. It's a nice leisurely ride up and down the Potomac. The crew was very friendly.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2016 via mobile

We took the water taxi to opening day. It was a great alternative to metro. Popcorn and drinks are available for purchase. Plenty of room and you are able to walk about. The ride took about thirty minutes and the scenery was quite enjoyable.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2016

We took the Cherry Blossom Tour (Memorials Tour) about a week after the peak bloom of the cherry blossoms. It was a rainy day when we got to the marina, but by the time we headed out into the river, the sun came out and the trip was beautiful. We started out in Alexandria and made our way up to... More 

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Yukon, PA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2016

My husband and I took a boat ride on Easter afternoon. It was narrated on audio tape and informational about the areas on both sides of the river. We cruised up to Georgetowne and back. Overall, it was nice but a little costly at $28 a person, round trip. I was disappointed that they had not started their cherry blossom... More 

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Moscow
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2016

I think it is the best way to visit Alexandria and Georgetown in one day. You may go to Alexandria by Metrorail to King Street station in the morning. Then have a walk along King Street with its numerous shops and restaurants, have a lunch and then go back to Georgetown waterfront by Potomac Riverboat Co. There again have a... More 

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St. Pete Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2016

I did the round-trip from Alexandria to Georgetown and you get a really nice view of DC and the main monuments from the water. I enjoyed the trip so much i did it a second time the next day starting just before sunset. It was beautiful watching DC and Northern Virginia light up as it got dark.

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