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Washington by Water Monuments Cruise

  • Boat cruise along Washington DC's Potomac River
  • See top Washington DC attractions such as the Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, and Arlington National Cemetery
  • Listen to narration about DC's history and sights as you admire the views from your boat
Washington by Water Monuments Cruise
From US$29.40
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Alexandria Departure Choice 1Most Popular
Departs Alexandria at 11:30am and returns from Georgetown at 2:30pm
Alexandria Departure Choice 4
Departs Alexandria at 1:30pm and returns from Georgetown at 4:30pm
Georgetown Departure Choice 5
Departs Georgetown at 2:30pm and returns from Alexandria at 7:30pm
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See the famous monuments of Washington, DC from an entirely new perspective on this narrated, 2-hour sightseeing cruise. Hop aboard a riverboat and enjoy the breathtaking view of our nation’s capital on an afternoon or evening excursion. Travel along the Potomac River to see the plethora of famous monuments and landmarks, with stunning reflective views of the Thomas Jefferson Memorial, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Washington Monument, Arlington Memorial Bridge, and more. This is a truly unique look at the iconic monuments of Washington, DC.
What to Expect
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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1 - 5 of 30 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago
Poor experience

The boat from Georgetown to Alexandria was in very bad conditions. Poor service on board. Too much noise from the engine. Imposible to hear the audio explaining the monuments. It was raining and the boat got completely wet inside.

Reviewed 1 week ago
Good Tour, Bad Service

The tour itself was very enjoyable, and I would recommend it. It is a 45 minute narrated tour passing by the sights of DC from Alexandria to Georgetown. Unfortunately, our return trip back from Georgetown was on a boat that was not marked "Potomac River...More

Thank NAP613
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Me & Mom ( no teens- just family not an option)

The boat is old and make some much noise that you can't hear the recorded narrator. The river is extremely trashy. Gross & nasty with floating trash.

Thank cpowellrtr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Monuments and Water

My sisters, niece, and I took The Potomac Riverboat Cruise showcasing the monuments along to Potomac River. We couldn't have asked for a better weather day and made the decision at the last minute (morning of)...we couldn't have been happier with our choice! We boarded...More

Thank 513catherineb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Enjoyable 45 minute cruise on the Potomac River

We left from Georgetown and cruised to Alexandria. It was difficult to hear the narration from the speaker as either the boat was loud or the crowd was loud. We booked a 4:30pm departure from Georgetown with a return from Alexandria at 9:30pm. This was...More

Thank Scott and Jane L
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11 April 2018|
Response from Charlie S | Reviewed this property |
I have no idea if they are running yet. Sorry!
11 April 2018|
Response from Michelle B |
If you advertise an "Evening cruise" when does that depart???? All I see are afternoon departures.