Capitol River Cruises
Washington DC is not only the US capitol, but it is also one of the most beautiful places in the world. Do not miss out on a chance to see the city like never before. These guided and narrated adventures are sure to be a blast for the entire family and give you a totally unique insight into one of the most historic cities in the country.
These narrated cruises last approximately 45 minutes and allow visitors to learn about the various memorials, monuments, and more. During your cruise, you will also be able to enjoy refreshments including beer, wine, sodas, and snacks (for purchase). After meeting your cruise ship at Washington Harbour, you will embark upon an adventure to see sites such as:
Kennedy Center- Performing Arts Center named after JFK in 1964, it features shows, operas, ballets, and more.
Key Bridge- A historic bridge that crosses the Potomac River that was completed in 1923 and is the oldest surviving road bridge across the Potomac River.
Roosevelt Island- An 88.5-acre island located in the Potomac River. It was given to the Federal government to serve as a national memorial to Theodore Roosevelt. It features beautiful landscape, trails, and monuments for guests to enjoy.
Memorial Bridge- A historical drawbridge that crosses the Potomac River. It was built during the bicentennial of the birth of George Washington in 1932.
Washington Monument- The very well known and historic Washington Monument is an 555ft. obelisk that was built to honor the 1st President of the United States, George Washington.
LBJ Memorial- Set in a beautiful riverside grove, the memorial honors Lyndon B. Johnson, 36th President of the United States.
Jefferson Memorial- A beautiful memorial to one of the original Founding Fathers and the 3rd U.S. President, Thomas Jefferson.
US Capitol- Home of the United States Congress and located on Capitol Hill, this very historic and National Landmark was built in 1800 and has since been expanded.
Lincoln Memorial- The historic Lincoln Memorial is a National Landmark that honors the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln. It opened in 1922 and receives more than 6 million visitors every year.
The best time to take this cruise is in March and April when the Cherry Blossoms are in season. During this gorgeous time of the year, guests will be able to see the wonderful blooms as you cruise down the river giving guests plenty of opportunity for great photos and fun. Enjoy a narrated cruise along the Potomac River for an unforgettable vacation.
See the best parts of Washington DC on this Capitol River Cruise. From Washington Monument to Roosevelt Island, you are sure to have an amazing time.
- What is included in the admission price?
Includes a narrated tour down the Potomac River.
- Approximately how long does the Capitol River Cruises last?
The tour lasts approximately 45 minutes.
- For what ages is the tour appropriate?
Appropriate for all ages.
- Where does the Capitol River Cruises depart from?
The tour departs from Washington Harbour.
- What sights will actually be visited while on the Capitol River Cruises?
Kennedy Center, Key Bridge, Memorial Bridge, Roosevelt Island, Washington Monument, LBJ Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, US Capitol, The Watergate, Lincoln Memorial, Maritime Memorial and the Custis-Lee Mansion.
- Is photography / video recording allowed on the Capitol River Cruises?
Both photography and video cameras are permitted.
- Is the Capitol River Cruises handicap accessible?
The boats are not wheelchair accessible. Customers must walk down steps to board the boat.
- Are any meals included?
There is a refreshment bar with snacks and drinks available for purchase.