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Address: 3100 K St. NW,, Washington DC, DC 20007
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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US$22.00*
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Cherry Blossom and Monuments Cruise in Washington DC
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US$25.00*
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Washington DC Monuments by Moonlight Night Cruise

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Extremely disappointing. The boat is so not what the picture shows. When the boat pulled up we laughed. You get on the boat they make one announcement of what you are seeing... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 September 2016
robbinkimmel
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New Jersey
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24 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Let me first point out that we cannot speak for the cruise itself. It seemed like a reasonable price, no matter if it is spectacular or not. What we will say is that, IF YOU BUY THE TICKETS YOU BETTER MAKE IT THERE. No joke, find a travel machine that can fly you through a hurricane to get there. They... More 

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Dearborn Heights
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64 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

Although this is billed as a "moonlight" cruise - it actually leaves dock at 8PM for a one hour cruise. This cruise books up fast. We enjoyed a wine and cocktail beverage as we sailed along to see some of the popular DC monuments illuminated at night. There is no narration, but pleasant music is played and adds to a... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

I booked the 6:15pm Happy Hour on Friday. We arrived at 5:30pm but the boat didn't show up until 6:45pm. There is no phone number to call to check and the answering machine said 'all boats are on time'. The attendant who took the tickets showed me his schedule and it said 6:45pm. I don't know what that means except... More 

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Elizabeth City, North Carolina
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Went on the Monuments by Moonlight cruise. It was a beautiful night, and we really enjoyed ourself. They do have drinks at a cash bar only, but limited to the selection. The area of pickup is absolutely beautiful, a good spot for drinks, and people watching. Would definitely take this cruise again!

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Cincinnati, OH
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91 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Our cruise began at 8:15 on a Full Moon Friday. Sadly it was cloudy that night. If you want to get some cool monument pics from an unusual angle, book this cruise. Boat departed and returned on time. One hour was the perfect length. It was also not overly crowded which was nice.

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New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Extremely disappointing. The boat is so not what the picture shows. When the boat pulled up we laughed. You get on the boat they make one announcement of what you are seeing, then you sit in silence for 45 minutes and take a slow ride. If you don't look up at all times you will miss the sites since there... More 

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CaptainEd9, Manager at DC Cruises, responded to this review

hmmmm.... we do provide the boat we show in the pictures [though the lounge seating is now white leather instead of red). And no one has ever 'laughed' [I suggest readers see other reviews and pictures posted by those reviewers here and on other review sites]. Our boat is the most upscale one departing from Georgetown (in DC). I'm not... More 

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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

I attended a cruise 5his past Saturday as part of a birthday celebration. For the money it was a quick float down the Potomac River a must the lights. For the money and if you wanna get to know the person on the other side of a first date thats the place to go.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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52 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

This cruise is a nice diversion from the craziness of walking through DC. Nice views of the Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument. Fair price. You can bring your own food and drinks. The bow of the boat has a nice breeze.

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Thank Kate N
CaptainEd9, Manager at DC Cruises, responded to this review

Correction: You CANNOT bring your own food and beverages. We provide a bar onboard (that sells soda, beer, juices, and cocktails), and unfortunately we do not permit food being brought aboard except cakes/cupcakes for birthday parties. More 

Swedesboro, New Jersey
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21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Save your money. Better off doing a bus tour. The people "in charge" made it seem like this was their first night ever running a tour like this. The boat left between 8:45 and 9pm due to a rope being dropped into the water and wrapping itself around a propeller at another dock. Once we got on the boat the... More 

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CaptainEd9, Manager at DC Cruises, responded to this review

Yes, we did have a problem that memorable night of 7-23-16, and it was explained to all aboard (whether you travel in a plane, train or boat, these are complex things that will occasionally have an issue). A great crew helped rescue the evening... albeit w/ a 45 min. delay, but free bevs to ease the wait. Regarding our 'first... More 

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61 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

The tour was very short. Did see some sites but not the best way to tour Washington. Wouldn't do again.

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