Water activity

Washington DC: Buffet Lunch or Dinner Cruise on the Spirit

Activity provider: City Cruises

Washington DC: Buffet Lunch or Dinner Cruise on the Spirit

Activity provider: City Cruises
Likely to sell out

From US$ 79.67 per person

Likely to sell out

Dine aboard the Spirit of Washington DC and enjoy an extensive buffet meal while cruising down the Potomac River. Dance to the onboard DJ or play exciting games like giant Jenga and shuffleboard.

About this activity

Cancellation policy
This activity is non-refundable
Duration 2 - 2.5 hours
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Wheelchair accessible


  • Feast on an extensive attended buffet lunch or dinner
  • Admire 360-degree views from the observation decks while cruising on the Potomac River
  • View some of Washington DC's famous landmarks, such as Washington Monument, National Harbor and Old Town Alexandria
Full description

See the sights of Washington DC from onboard the Spirit of Washington with a lunch or dinner cruise on the Potomac River. Enjoy a buffet dining experience as you sail, and delight in panoramic views. Board your vessel and receive a personal greeting. Have your photo taken by the ship's photographer to capture the memory before being seated at your private table. Once there, gorge on your lunch or dinner buffet consisting of creative entrees prepared fresh daily and listen to the onboard music. After your meal, visit any of the three climate-controlled decks as you glide by the sights.

  • 2-hour or 2.5-hour cruise on the Spirit of Washington
  • Buffet lunch or plated dinner
  • Music
  • Unlimited coffee, hot tea, and iced tea
  • Service fee
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Alcoholic beverages (available for purchase)
  • Souvenir photos (available for purchase)

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Meeting point

This cruise departs from Pier 4, located at 580 Water Street SW, Washington, D.C., 20024.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Closed-toe shoes

Know before you go

  • Most guests choose comfortable, casually stylish attire
  • For your safety, flat, closed-toed shoes are recommended
  • The menu is subject to change, before placing your order, please inform your server if anyone in your party has a food allergy
  • You may only smoke on the outdoor observation decks. All interior areas of the ship are non-smoking
  • In order to guarantee that your group can be seated together, please make sure to make just one reservation for your entire party. If members of your group make separate reservations, the activity provider cannot guarantee that you will be seated together
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 168 reviews

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This was for my husband's birthday and I'm happy that I gave him a birthday experience that he thoroughly enjoyed. The DJ was on point; the food was fantastic and the waiters/waitresses were so friendly. I learned a few dance steps on the dance floor; thanks to the hostess turned dance instructor. Thank you very much.

November 28, 2022

Overall, the cruise was nice. The staff was great, very attentive, and was really good about getting our entire party to sit together. However, I was a little disappointed with the food. It was just ok, nothing spectacular for $80. At 11:30, I was expecting brunch instead of lunch, but that I miss read on my behalf. Overall a very family, friendly environment, very classy. The DJ was great! He played a good variety of older and new music. He paid special attention to birthdays and anniversaries, which I thought was great. I would definitely do this again.

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October 2, 2022

I was undecided about my trip so I booked my ticket the day before at a great price! From check in to docking it was a breeze! The food and ride was good! The staff was AMAZING!! And the DJ on Deck 2 kept the party going from start to finish!! I will definitely be returning!! It was such a good vibe!!

September 18, 2022

Product ID: 278122