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National River Tours
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Sight seeing on the Potomac River, Washington, DC
Reviewed August 25, 2013

We purchased three goldstar deals. We arrived at 11:20 for the 11:45a boat tour. The deal said boarding would start 15 minutes prior which would have been 11:30a. There was no signage for the boat, however, another boat company stated we were in the correct place. We waited until 12:05, then decided they were a no show. Another couple that we did not know were there as well. We have contacted goldstar for a refund.

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Reviewed August 11, 2013

This river tour was great. We were fortunate enough to get a Groupon before we left for DC so our expectations were not high - but our experience was. I think this is probably the best tour on the Potomac: it was narrated live (so we could ask questions), with humor and was quite thorough in history and detail. The harbor was easily accessed by a "Circulator" bus from the Metro and is at the foot of Georgetown restaurants to enjoy after the tour just a few blocks away. We would do this tour again if we travel back to DC.

3  Thank StillDoreen92
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

I used a Living Social deal, so we paid half price for the two person tour on this "ferry boat" of sorts. The narration was informative and funny, and touring inside the harbor near the Pentagon was very cool~

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Reviewed July 5, 2013

This was actually better than I was expecting.

Arrive at the intersection above turn and head straight to the water, you'll see billboards for various cruises. Just wait there for the boat with the yellow roof. You can pay on the boat for the cruise. Captain was quirky and quite entertaining. Great views of several monuments. He takes you down the Potomac to the harbor entrance all the way down at the Pentagon. One of only two cruises that lets you see the Pentagon by water AND you get to take pictures. If you try to do this on land, security will have a fit, but river cruises will allow pictures from tourists from the water. Unique view and he was full of all sorts of interesting history and facts about the Pentagon.

45 min tour. Great value. Worth going. He has drinks available for $2 on the boat (water and soda).

Note: He doesn't show up if its raining, so don't bother heading to his tour if its raining or storming 3-4 hours prior to when you want to go. This is important to note if you buy his tickets on Amazon local as a 'deal' because you pre-pay then show up and hop a boat...well if you are visiting and its storming while you are here you may not get to hop the boat cause he doesn't go out when the weather is finicky (even if it's sunny after raining). So if you buy pre-pay, be ok with losing the money if the weather turns sour on your trip cause you may not get to use the tickets.

1  Thank Melmel79
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Reviewed April 19, 2017
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