Water activity

Old Town Alexandria: DC Monument River Cruise to Georgetown

4.4 / 5

17 reviews

Activity provider: City Cruises DC Ferry

Old Town Alexandria: DC Monument River Cruise to Georgetown

Activity provider: City Cruises DC Ferry
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From US$ 23.10 per person

Likely to sell out

See the famous monuments of Washington, D.C., from an entirely new perspective on this narrated sightseeing cruise to Georgetown. Departing from Old Town Alexandria, travel along the Potomac River while taking in views of the district's iconic monuments.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Duration 45 minutes - 4 hours
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Live tour guide


  • Enjoy a scenic cruise along the iconic Potomac River
  • Avoid the traffic into Georgetown and take in picturesque views as you depart from historic Old Town Alexandria
  • Design your own experience: choose from a one-way ticket or a convenient round-trip option with just over 2 hours to explore Georgetown
  • See the famous D.C. monuments like the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, and Jefferson Memorial
Full description
Avoid the traffic and see Washington, D.C., from the Potomac River. Once you arrive at the Old Town Alexandria Waterfront, simply hop on to the boat, sit back, and relax on this 45-minute cruise to Georgetown, one of the district's most historic and fashionable neighborhoods. Make the most of your day and choose either a one-way cruise and return to Old Town Alexandria on your own, or choose a convenient round-trip cruise with 2 hours to explore Georgetown. In either case, you will be able to visit Georgetown's historic streets and alleyways, quaint cafes, and high-end boutiques, making the most of your trip to Washington, D.C.
  • Sightseeing cruise along the Potomac River
  • Food and beverages
  • Gratuities (optional)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Masks are required while indoors

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Meeting point

Old Town Alexandria departure dock is located behind the Torpedo Factory Art Center at 105 North Union Street, Alexandria, VA 22314. Georgetown return departure dock is located in front of Fiola Mare restaurant at 3100 K Street NW, Washington, DC 20007.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Bikes

Know before you go

  • Infants are free, however, make sure you select the free infant ticket option to ensure admittance on the cruise
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 17 reviews

Review summary

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Had a great time with my family on this cruise, however there should have been a ramp to get off the boat for those with mobility issues.

July 31, 2022

I paid for a 4-hour round trip ticket advertised as a monument cruise. We saw very few monuments. When we arrived in Georgetown we were told there were no more boats returning to Alexandria after our boat, so if we didn't stay on the boat, we'd have to find another way back. We had dinner reservations in Georgetown (that were carefully planned to work with our 4-hour round trip ticket) so we ended up having to take a Lyft back after dinner. I would not recommend.

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July 25, 2022

Sit as close to the speakers as you can because the guide was not very audible especially if you were in the rear of the boat.

July 24, 2022

Product ID: 299895