Potomac River Cruise

Cruise along the Potomac River. 

Climb aboard the Nightingale and take in D.C. from its historic waterway! On this 45 minute cruise down the Potomac River, enjoy the sites on shore while you relax. With an oboard bar and a narration providing tidbits about everything you can see from the river, its another great way to see the Nation's Capitol!  


No matter which way you look, there is always a great view from the Potomac River. See the Kennedy Center, Georgetown, the Memorials, the Pentagon, and the DC Skyline all while you casually cruise down the calm waters of the Potomac River.


On board, you'll find a cash bar with alcohol, soft drinks, and snacks. Tables and chairs across the deck mean you can relax, take in the views and enjoy a drink while you tug along.


The River Cruise departs daily from the Georgetown Waterfront which puts you steps away from some great shops and restaurants. Make it a really special day and enjoy lunch or dinner at Farmers, Fishers, & Bakers, the Orange Anchor, or any of the other great restaurants only steps away.  

Tour Highlights

  • Georgetown Waterfront
  • Kennedy Center
  • D.C. Memorials
  • The Pentagon
  • Historic Potomac River
    • Voucher to Board The Nightingale
    • Historical Narration
  • Cruises will begin and end at Washington Harbour in Georgetown (near the intersection of 31st and K Street). The boat will dock and allow for boarding on the west end of the dock. Look for a white and blue boat with the name "Nightingale" 

    • You must print and present your voucher at the boarding location.
    • Boat departures occur every hour, on the hour. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your planned departure time.
    • There is a bar onboard where you can purchase alcohol, soft drinks, and snacks. 


  • Expand/Collapse Where do I pick up my tickets?

    Please print the voucher you receive and present it at the boarding location – this will grant you access to board the Nightingale.

  • Expand/Collapse What is your cancellation policy?

    We're happy to offer free changes and 100% refund up to 24 hours before tour* Failure to cancel a reservation at least 24 hours prior to scheduled departure may result in forfeited travel funds. Fare difference may apply.

    *See restrictions here

  • Expand/Collapse What is your weather policy?

    Our tours run rain or shine. We have rain ponchos available for anyone that needs them in our office. They are $1 and we gladly will buy them back from you if you don't use them during your tour. We encourage all guests to take a look at the weather forecast and dress accordingly. 

  • Expand/Collapse Is there a reduced rate for children/seniors?

    Yes, kids aged 3-12 years of age qualify for a discount and children under 3 are free!

  • Expand/Collapse What language(s) is the onboard narration offered in?

    At this time, the narration onboard the Nightingale is only offered in English. 

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