Potomac Riverboat Company

Potomac Riverboat Company


Nice time, nice equipment.
My wife and I had a blast. It was great to learn about the landmarks we have driven past for years. We randomly met two other couples, ordered a round of drinks and had a great time!
Was a great experience. A must do especially when company comes for a visit.
Very easy to book. Definitely recommend for those who want to see great views and relax.
Enjoyed the cruise with the narrations. Next time we will take it when it's a little cooler
Wrote an extensive post on your review page. Horrible experience on Wednesday. Stay away from this company. There customer service is terrible. Noone called me back or emailed me. Not a good way to do business.
What about Independence Day Dinner Cruise this year?
The ride to Mt Vernon was very nice and relaxing. Some things that I think needs to be addressed, 1. Speaker system was not loud enough, with the sound of the engines and general talking it was hard to hear about the sights. 2. There is not enough time to see everything at Mt Vernon and make it back to the boat, we went on a Sunday in April so there was not big crowds and did not get to see everything, I would not recommend taking this tour if you truly want to see everything Mt Vernon has, especially if you go during the busy season.
Can you bring a bike on the boat?
Is the Water taxi to the wharf running yet?
Is the canine cruise still planned to go on as scheduled for this Saturday?

Potomac Riverboat Company by Hornblower Experience Washington’s monuments, Georgetown ’s seaport, George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate/Gardens, the Alexandria waterfront, National Harbor, and Gaylord National Resort with us.

We offer daily sightseeing tours and water taxi service. Special rates for groups of 20 or more are also available. For group tours call 703-684-0580 Tours include: - Washington by Water Monuments Cruise - Alexandria Seaport Cruise - George Washington’s Mount Vernon by Water Cruise - Pirate Cruise - Canine Cruise - Alexandria/National Harbor Water Taxi - Baseball boat to Nationals Stadium Private Charters: Plan your next wedding, party, or corporate event aboard one of our five vessels. Whether you have a party of 2 or 200, the boat belongs only to you. For more information contact us at 703-684-0580 or email [email protected]

Operating as usual

Happy Valentine's Day from our crew to you. ⚓️ ❤️
Share the love today — tag the Valentine you're crazy aBOAT.

Champagne + sweets + reminiscing on scenic views: sounds like the perfect Galentine's Day to us.

Who's the Galentine you're celebrating with (or wish you could be celebrating with!)? Tag them to let them know they really float your boat. ⚓️💗

We're so ready to sail into 2021. Happy New Year, everyone! ⚓️

From micro-weddings to traditional ceremonies, let us bring your dream wedding to the water.

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The city is all dressed up for the holidays. 🎄
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Get Gifting

Gift an experience this year with Hornblower gift cards that never expire!

Buy now and you’ll get an extra $25 for every $100 gift card you purchase (feel free to gift or keep it for yourself— we won't tell 😉)

Get gifting: https://hbce.co/HolidayGiftCards

A little something festive to ✨light ✨ up your feed.
Here's a throwback to this time last year when we were decking the bows.
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How are you spending the holiday season?

Just like these pups, we can't wait for our taxis to be back on the water in the spring. Has your dog ever joined us onboard? Share a photo below!

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With our fleet of unique vessels, there's a perfect space for your event on the water.

Right now you can save 15% on private events: https://hbce.co/PRC-Celebrate15

Cherry Blossom is the first ship that joined our fleet, so she's seen a lot of sunrises— but we'll never tire of the early-morning view!

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The Georgetown Waterfront: just another of our favorite views along the cruise route.

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Patiently waiting to sail again.

Leave a 🚕 below if you've been on our water taxis before!

Though her name is inspired by our springtime blooms, we think the Cherry Blossom looks just as good in the fall 🍁

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Did you know that you can host your birthday party on board? With our dedicated event planners and fleet of unique vessels, your party is sure to make a splash.
Learn more: https://hbce.co/PRCPartiesOnTheWater

📸: Ashley Michelle Photography

Host your next birthday, anniversary, family reunion or even an intimate wedding, surrounded by unbeatable views.

Contact our event team and mention CELEBRATE15 to save 15% on all private events through 2021 when you pay in full and book by 12/31/2020.


Labor Day means an extra day to your weekend!
Use today to explore the DC area in a whole new way from the water.


We are ready to say, “so long!” to summer 2020! Join us on the water this Labor Day weekend for the ultimate summer send-off


Hilton Garden Inn Alexandria Old Town National Harbor

Spend your Labor Day weekend exploring DC from a new perspective: https://hbce.co/Sightseeing

Enjoy a day on the water surrounded by famous DC monuments when you take a sightseeing tour with Potomac Riverboat Company.

Washington DC Urban Adventures

It might be September, but there's still plenty of warm weather in our future. Beat the DC heat by spending your weekends on the water!

Check out the best in DC water-based activities, including our very own water taxis.

It's a high of 93 degrees today, which means its time to explore DC by water. Check out local Leila Farrer's recommendations!

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#AnacostiaRiverStrong #tidalbasin #ThisisDC

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Have you traveled around the DC area on our yellow water taxis? Take a look at the landmarks passed on this excursion from National Harbor to the Wharf. https://hbce.co/WaterTaxi

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National Harbor

Want to know what is better than sitting in traffic? 🧐

Views like these! 🤩

Explore the DMV from National Harbor by Potomac Riverboat Company.

*Please note this picture is from a previous year.

The perfect Labor Day weekend activity is in your own backyard. Hop onboard to take in the sights and say goodbye to summer. https://hbce.co/Sightseeing

All aboard for the commute home. 🚕

How are you exploring this weekend? Take in the sights of the city from the water: https://hbce.co/MonumentsTour

The summer days may be numbered, but that doesn’t mean summertime adventures have to end.
Join us on the water and celebrate Labor Day weekend with a sightseeing tour: https://hbce.co/LaborDay2020

There's nothing better than seeing our guests enjoy the monumental views from the water.

Check out this experience onboard from Lisa's View.

#LisasPointOfView is sharing some of my favorite photos over the years. One of my favorite places to capture amazing views is aboard the Potomac Riverboat Company cruises. In April 2019, on my visit to Alexandria, I decided to take the ferry cruise from Old Town Alexandria to Georgetown on a beautiful spring day.

In addition to seeing the Alexandria and Arlington waterfront and the Maryland waterfront, to be able to capture our nation’s stunning monuments from a Potomac River view were simply spectacular! I learned so much history on the region, the river’s bridges and the monuments in a wonderful relaxed river ferry cruise. I had many options on this river ferry cruise. I chose to take the cruise up to Georgetown and spend a few hours in Georgetown and then take the cruise back to Alexandria.

It was truly the perfect way to spend an afternoon to capture all that Alexandria, Georgetown, our nation’s monuments & the Potomac River have to offer! Virginia is for Lovers Visit Alexandria VA Georgetown, DC Visit Washington DC .
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We might be biased, but we think the best views of the city are from the water. Have you taken any awesome photos of the DMV from onboard? Share them below!

Increased Sanitation Frequency

We've always been proud of our excellent sanitation record, but in light of COVID-19, we've increased our cleaning frequency. High-touch areas are being tackled using EPA-approved products specifically guarding against the virus. You can see what other steps we're taking in our SafeCruise program here: https://hbce.co/SafeCruise

Commute goals. https://hbce.co/WaterTaxi

It's aBOAT time for a drink on the water. How are you celebrating International Beer Day?

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We've reduced capacity to ensure that you'll be at least 6 feet away from other guests — just one of the many ways we're working to keep our guests and crew safe on board. Learn more about our SafeCruise commitment: https://hbce.co/SafeCruise

George Washington's Mount Vernon

Looking for a summer activity for the whole family? Look no further than your own backyard!

Cruise back in time when you take one of our sightseeing tours to Mount Vernon to explore the historic estate of our first president.

Cool off this summer with a weekend trip to Mount Vernon by boat from Washington, DC or Alexandria with the Potomac Riverboat Company! Relax on the three-hour round-trip cruise to the estate while you listen to a narrated tour. Your trip includes a round-trip ticket & admission to Mount Vernon with 4 hours to explore the estate. 🌊

Washington Nationals Opening Day is definitely different this year. While we wish we were sailing with you to Nats Park, we'll be showing off our #Natitude from home!

How are you celebrating Opening Day? ⚓️⚾️

📸: Jason Dixon Photography

Sunday [sun·​day]: Last day of the weekend.
Synonyms: lots of brunch, endless mimosas

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211 N Union St
Alexandria, VA

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
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