Potomac Riverboat Co.

Potomac Riverboat Co.

Georgetown Waterfront (2) courtesy of washington.org

What is the best way to see the scenic sites of Washington D.C during your visit? By riverboat, in our opinion, more specifically by a boat from Potomac Riverboat Company!

Offering several different sightseeing cruises, water taxi services, and DC touring options in general, Potomac Riverboat Co. is one of the best cruise tour companies in the area. The company began in 1974, with over 30 years of experience and 300,000 visitors each year. There are 8 vessels owned in D.C by this company, each one very safe, reliable, and spacious.

What many visitors like the most about a tour with Potomac Riverboat Co. is that its services connect Washington D.C by water, literally. From the National Harbour to the National Mall, Gaylord Convention Center to Mount Vernon. One of the most popular tours here, however, isn't a specific location narrated tour, it's the Cherry Blossom Festival Tour offered yearly in the sternwheeler. This tour is offered March 31 through April 15th, departing from Georgetown weekdays from 10:30 to 2:30.

Here are the regularly offered cruise tours!

  • Washington By Water - Departs from Georgetown via water taxi from National Harbour. Offered Memorial through Labor Day, two-hour round trip to historic sites Jefferson Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Arlington, Memorial Bridge, JFK Center, and more.
  • Mount Vernon by Water - Departs from Alexandria City Marina. Offered April 1st through October 28th, Tuesday through Sunday. See George and Martha's Estate by water, then get offboard and actually tour the mansion!
  • Water Taxi
  • Water Wharf

There is also a Student Music Cruise option you may be interested in, just choose your vessel and menu option, set sail, and start up the music!