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“Pleasant Journey”

Potomac Riverboat Company
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$54.00*
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed July 23, 2014

This is a pleasant way to get back and forth to Washington's home at Mt. Vernon. The Alexandria dock area is a nice area with shops and restaurants to enjoy before or after the cruise.

Thank Richard D
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Reviewed July 22, 2014

The boats are pretty basic but they are quite comfortable, and have restrooms, and coolers on board with water and soft drinks. The tour is recorded so there is no-one to ask questions of but, especially if you get the one-way boat to or from Old Town, it makes for a lovely transportation option. Highly recommended if you have any time left after visiting the Smithsonians!

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Reviewed July 20, 2014

We took this cruise for something different that didn't involve walking for a change. Loved the narrated boat ride, and it is always nice to see a city from the water - whole different view! WE could see the Capitol in the distance, the Washington and Lincoln memorials (Lincoln was on the backside however), Kennedy Performing Arts Center, Watergate, etc. The boat stopped in Alexandria and we stayed on for a round trip. Very relaxing.

Thank Momof2inMaine
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Reviewed July 11, 2014

It was an easy way to get to Alexandra. Beautiful view and relaxing. You have seating inside or out your choice. The boat leaves on time and takes about 20 to 25 minutes to go each way. I would definitely suggest taking the water taxi on a nice night.

Thank Wandering_Freee
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Reviewed July 9, 2014

Took a number of rides to different places. Make sure you ask questions. Took boat to national mall where all the monuments are. Left you off on a dock with nothing around it. Had to go up to see what street we were on to make sure we could find our way back. Girl wasn't sure of cruise times as she told us the last monument cruise goes out at 7:30 pm. That is only on Sundays as last cruise is 9:30 pm. Friendly staff but ask questions.

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