Water Taxi from Wharf or National Harbor

26 Reviews | Washington DC, USA

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized


Whether you’re a lifetime resident of D.C., new to the Capital, or just visiting, this Water Taxi ride is the perfect outdoor activity. Choose to depart from National Harbor or the District Wharf, then start your morning off by boarding an exciting water taxi ride down the Potomac River. Treat yourself to a snack while you cruise. Our shipboard snack bar has something for everyone, and at very affordable prices.

Delight in iconic Washington, D.C. sights from our open-air water taxi. Bring the whole family and friends aboard and take advantage of picture-perfect photo ops at every turn!

Choose to explore National Harbor's fun shops and trendy restaurants, visit the Capital Wheel, and much more. Or visit the District Wharf's cool restaurants, boutique shops and beautiful architecture. When you're ready to head home avoid traffic and take the water taxi back!



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Average 4.12 out of 5 stars based on 26 verified reviews from Cool Destinations and TripAdvisor

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Iris S, Aug 2021 Verified
Awesome ride from wharfs to national harbor
Annette T, Aug 2021 Verified
Just go online and book your tkts in advance they will scan your phone and you’re all set. The ride is comfortable.
Marietta, Sep 2020 Verified
I was disappointed that they did not offer a little flexibility for me to change my taxi return to a later time. I was also disappointed because I was told this would be a narrated ride and there was no narration.
Rhea L, Aug 2019 Verified
The National Monuments cruise was very relaxing. We thought we missed our boat because we didn’t factor in traffic. The ticketing clerk was very accommodating and gave us a later time. We got to move around inside the boat freely. There’s so much history in Washington DC. You can’t see it all in 2 days. I can’t wait to go back!
Tasha B, Aug 2017 Verified

We had a wonderful time! Although I read that others had a tough time hearing the narration, this was not the case. Were were able to hear the narration inside and outside of the vessel. Thank you for a wonderful day!

Cynthia L, Jul 2017 Verified

It was a very nice experience. The fact that you can take the cruise and spend the day in the other town then jump back on it when you're ready to return regardless of the time you signed up for makes it a perfect day outing. The reviews complaining about the noise of the engine just are not true. The staff is very nice and the recorded tape is very informational. I highly recommend this to everyone who visits this area!

Jay G, Aug 2016 Verified

Nice way to spend a couple of hours. Captain and crew were extremely professional and polite. Well worth the price paid, an excellent value.

RICK R, Jun 2016 Verified

Nice way to get to Alexandria.

danielsron, Jun 2016 Verified

Beautiful landing on both sides of the Potomac. The cruise was nice also.

MELISSA F, Sep 2015 Verified

The entire experience was amazing. The staff was pleasant and accommodating. We enjoyed our time in Alexandria, VA and safely returned to the Washington Harbor. We will definitely be sailing with you again, as well as referring others. Thanks again!!

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