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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
10:30 - 22:45
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Sun - Sat 10:30 - 22:45

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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located at the bottom of King Street on the Potomac River, you can book a cruise/tour to Mount Vernon. The tour, which stops at both the Gaylord National Harbor Resort and nearby... read more

Reviewed 16 April 2017
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We took the tour from Alexandria to Georgetown. When we got to Georgetown, I asked specifically at what times we could go back, and were told they had trips every 2 hours, with the last one being at 10:30pm. We got there at 8pm and no one came. A very nice man from another boat company contacted someone from Riverboat... More 

Thank LM Q
Honolulu, Hawaii
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I did the Monuments tour and it was great, only small complaint is it was hard to hear over the sound of the engine. The staff was courteous and it's reasonable priced.

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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Take the water taxi from National Harbor to Alexandria and walk around our nation's history. The boats are very smooth and comfy. Interesting views from the Potomac River and a different experience than wandering around indoors looking at 200 year old paintings.

Thank John A
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We just returned from our river cruise to Mount Vernon...what an excellent trip! The crew of the Miss Christin was so kind and accommodating. When we got stuck in a security line leaving Mount Vernon they graciously waited for us. Our son had a lot of questions about the boat and its mechanics, and Captain Spike was so patient in... More 

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New Jersey
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The weather prediction was for 90+ so we decided to take to the water. We got to the ticket office just in time for the 11:30 departure for the round trip to Georgetown. The acoustics on the boat were not very good so it was not possible to understand much of the commentary-at least from the top deck-but that didn't... More 

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Mount Juliet, Tennessee
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I tried to book a one way ticket to Nationals Stadium for a 100pm game. Their website showed 93 available tickets yet I could not book a seat thru the website. When I called them to see if there was a problem I was told the seats were sold out. I asked why the website showed an abundance of seats... More 

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Burlington, North Carolina
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We used this company for the Baseball Boat and it was outstanding! Very easy travel to and from the Nationals Stadium. No hassle at all!

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Reviewed 16 April 2017

located at the bottom of King Street on the Potomac River, you can book a cruise/tour to Mount Vernon. The tour, which stops at both the Gaylord National Harbor Resort and nearby at the National Harbor, is fully narrated. We sat in the upper deck while learning about the history of the river and its importance to our developing of... More 

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New York
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Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

We really wanted to see the Cherry Blossoms and a friend recommended taking a water taxi. They were so right. It was a perfect day for a wonderful cruise on the Potomac river. It was relaxing and very enjoyable. I highly encourage you to leave either from Alexandria or the National Mall. We loved our adventure and so will you.

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Benton, Arkansas
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Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Fun way to get over to D.C. via the Potomac River. Twenty to thirty minute ride with a different view of things. Highly recommend.

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