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Spirit of Washington DC Scenic Lunch Cruise provided by Spirit of Washington

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Spirit of Washington DC Scenic Lunch Cruise

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2 adults
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Explore the Potomac River on this weekday or weekend lunch buffet cruise. Leave the hassles of driving, navigating public transportation, and waiting in line behind and see Washington DC’s famous landmarks from the water. Enjoy your captain’s narration as you pass by the Washington Monument, Woodrow Wilson Bridge, and other major DC sights.
  • See historic Washington D.C. sights and monuments from the Potomac River 
  • Lunch or brunch buffet, cash bar, and live DJ included in tour
  • Skip long lines, and sightsee with live commentary from the ship’s captain
  • Travel in style aboard the Spirit of Washington, a modern dining ship
What to Expect
Arrive up to one hour before your departure time at the pier. Once on board, spend a leisurely afternoon cruising the Potomac River, while enjoying your meal (see Itinerary for sample menu). Alcoholic drinks can be purchased (own expense). Choose from the Spirit of Washington’s three interior dining rooms or venture up to the outdoor deck for fresh air and great views of the city’s monuments, museums, and other major sights. As you meander down the river and take in city views from the water, listen to your captain’s descriptions of historic landmarks, or take a turn on the dance floor where a DJ spins Top 40 hits. Your boat returns you to the departure point at the end of the cruise.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Washington DC, Washington DC, District of Columbia
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • 2-hour lunch (or brunch) cruise
  • Buffet menu
  • Coffee and tea
  • Service charges
  • Tax and fees
  • Other drinks (not listed in Inclusions)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please Note: Although we offer children 3 years old and under free admission, please enter how many children are attending in the field provided, so that we can accommodate them on the cruise.
  • The ships feature cabaret-style seating. The majority of the tables accommodate 4 to 8 people and guests are sometimes seated with other parties. Please understand that we cannot guarantee specific seating on the deck
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Popular mentions
A.M.Rim wrote a review Mar 2020
2 contributions
I had been strategically planning my family reunion for over a year in advance and had expressed my interest in Spirit Cruises via email . The site clearly stated that groups with 1-19 guests would get 30% off using a promo code. It makes sense to any consumer booking a
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Date of experience: June 2019
Meredith wrote a review Jan 2020
1 contribution
I was a little hesitant at first because I have been on a dinner cruise before in another city and was not impressed. This cruise, however did not disappoint. The crew was very friendly and accommodating. The lunch buffet was outstanding and the entertainment did not disappoint.
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Date of experience: December 2019
texasjoy10 wrote a review Nov 2019
Murfreesboro, Tennessee27 contributions2 helpful votes
I was in DC with a group of 35 Seniors, and we took this cruise. It was a beautiful day, and the cruise was delightful. They had a delicious lunch buffet, with a good variety of meats and vegetables. Then the desert table was awesome. They offer a good choice of wines and
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Date of experience: October 2019
Footprints106437 wrote a review Nov 2019
1 contribution
Everything was so organized for our group outing, the food, staff, and the music was great. I wish we could have stayed all day, I was not ready to leave after having so much fun. The 2 hour was not enough.
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Date of experience: October 2019
TellMeWhen2Go wrote a review Nov 2019
San Antonio, TX72 contributions15 helpful votes
We joined our good friends to celebrate their birthdays, and had a great start to our day. The food was good, but not great. The views were nice enough. The reason we had so much fun, was because of the service provided by the staff. From the moment we arrived, arrangements and
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Date of experience: September 2019
About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

By: Spirit of Washington
Paul C
Great trip to Mt Vernon, onboard the Mt Vernon!
From the moment we stepped on-board, to the end of the cruise, my wife and I felt really looked after and welcome.
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Poor DJ
The DJ mainly played one style of music for the entire cruise. He did not consider the other people on the cruise
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Miss Natuful B
Cruising through Washington DC in November!
Absolutely wonderful service. We had a blast ,from the fod to the DJ...superb. Thanks Spirit of Washington team.
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a special place to visit in the DC area.
It was a great trip. A nice way to spend the day and learn some history. The river cruise is the way to go!
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Angela J
Saturday Dinner Cruise
It was my husband's 50th Birthday and I surprised him with a this Dinner Cruise. The smile on his face was priceles
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Jennifer P
Cruising Anniversary
The food was good, the music was good, and the service was decent. Jasmine the manager was great. The DJ was fun. G
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Rick M
A pleasant cruise on a luxury ship
We didn't opt for the breakfast buffet, but it looked quite tasty. The ship offered a wide choice of beverages at r
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Mt. Vernon cruise with breakfast buffet
My husband and I were interested in visiting Mt. Vernon, and in searching for travel tips, I found this tour. It is
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October Evening to Remember
The food and service were exceptional. Thanks Danyel! It was a clear windless Oct night so the views from the top d
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Pat P
Relaxing trip down the river to Mount Vernon. Glad we had a map since none was provided!
It was an easy walk from the Waterfront Metro station to the boat and ticket office! (Walk down 4th street towards
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Amazing Cruise
We had initially been planning a bus tour to Mount Vernon from D.C. until we stumbled across this cruise. After rea
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Great tour!
Really enjoyed this tour, an easy way to get from DC to Mt Vernon. We did the breakfast buffet and it was worth it.
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Awesome Cruise
Simply wonderful trip down the Historic Potomac River. Guide was very knowledgeable and very entertaining as we wen
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Very enjoyable experience!
We had a group of 24 retired Air Force friends that attended the dinner cruise and we were all very happy with our
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history lesson
Had an excellent end to our latest trip to DC. We had wanted to do this our first time in DC in October, but just r
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