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Potomac Riverboat Company

205 The Strand, Alexandria, VA 22314-3319
+1 703-684-0580
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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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  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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205 The Strand, Alexandria, VA 22314-3319
+1 703-684-0580
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There was a group of 6 of us and we were staying in Alexandria, so we rode the trolley down to do the evening cruise along the Potomac River. The ladies selling the tickets were super nice, however the boat as mentioned by other reviews...More

Thank t1keiser
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

During a recent trip to the DC area, we decided to attend a Washington Nationals baseball game. Since we were staying in Alexandria, we decided to ride the "baseball boat". I bought tickets online and printed my voucher which I had to exchange for tickets...More

Thank mgfraley
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really pleasant boat trip from Old Town Alexandria dock to Mt. Vernon and back. Our cruise had an excellent narrator/guide but I suspect that this may have been "luck of the draw." He threw in lots of little known facts like the giant oysters that...More

Thank Robert G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The cruise was great. The view was fantastic from anywhere on top. We selected this cruise because it wasn't the floating disco that the other company runs.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Made several attempts on phone, but they kept having to put me on hold and "ask a supervisor" all I wanted was to know return time of tour from Georgetown to National Harbor; Uber driver even could not believe. When checked in at Wyndam National...More

Thank CynkwwMboh
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were on a charter trip with Potomac Riverboat Company on the Admiral Tiel. It was a great voyage. We left the dock at 4:00pm and sailed to Georgetown. The views from the upper deck were lovely. We did occasionally have a little sway when...More

Thank Nashna
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I lucked out with perfect weather on my Sept. cruise from Georgetown to Alexandria and back. Very comfortable and an accommodating and happy crew. I spent a few hours in Alexandria and wish I had scheduled more time. The only downside is that this is...More

Thank vashonsialnd
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Great 45 cruise to alexandria. Took round trip with dc explorer pass. Different view of city and learned much. Allows for people to stop and shop in Alexandria and come back on different cruise to georgetown if needed. Very relaxing.

Thank Samantha J
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

The Potomac Riverboat Company has several scenic tours along the Potomac River near Washington, D.C. We took one from Old Alexandria, Virginia to Georgetown. Seeing landmarks from land is interesting, but seeing them while on the river is from a completely different perspective. It took...More

Thank rmj412
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

We went from Alexandria to Georgetown where we got off to explore and have lunch. The two hours we had before our return trip was just enough time. I suggest walking up to M street where there are many shops and restaurants. The boat ride...More

Thank NanafromKS
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Nancyann B
15 May 2017|
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Response from Wordsrfun | Reviewed this property |
You definitely need to call the company. There were not any dogs on board when I cruised.
Becky P
17 March 2017|
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Response from Michelle M | Reviewed this property |
It should be included, but call them to be sure! 877-511-2628
9 March 2017|
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Response from Michelle M | Reviewed this property |
It is mostly enclosed. You should be fine. Nice way to see some of the monuments.