Water Taxi from Wharf or National Harbor


  • Photograph Washington DC from a unique perspective

  • Choose a start time that works for your schedule

  • Listen to live commentary about the city's history


This narrated sightseeing cruise provides an entirely new perspective on the city of Washington, DC and its many famous landmark locations.  Board the cruise boat for an afternoon excursion. The vessel departs from either Alexandria, Virginia OR Georgetown. Then prepare to experience Washington, DC like never before, from the tranquil waters of the Potomac River.  The Washington Monuments Cruise normally operates aboard the Miss Mallory, a double-decker vessel that can comfortably accommodate 80 to 100 people in warm weather, or the Matthew Hayes, which holds up to 60 passengers. See the Thomas Jefferson Memorial, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Washington Monument, Arlington Memorial Bridge, the 14th Street Bridge and much more.

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2 hours
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Why take this tour?

Discover Washington DC from an alternative vantage point on a cruise along the Potomac River. The tour is perfect if you're short on time, want to orient yourself to the capital, or simply need a break from walking. Have your camera ready for exceptional views of the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, Arlington National Cemetery and more. Along the way, listen to live illuminating commentary on the city’s sights and history.

What’s included?

  • 70-minute sightseeing water taxi ride

  • Roundtrip ticket from National Harbor or Wharf

  • Gratuities

  • Food and drinks (available to purchase)

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

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Before you book

  • Duration: 2h

  • Mobile tickets accepted

Covid Policy

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

**Contact Tracing Required** All guests participating in this event must provide their full name, phone number and email address.

Cancellation Policy

    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

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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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