Washington DC

Washington DC Signature Dinner Cruise

Washington DC, United States

From USD 189.85

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You will not receive a refund if you cancel.
  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Take in the city skyline during sunset in Washington DC on an all-you-can-eat buffet cruise. Board a luxury boat for a sightseeing cruise on the Potomac River with dinner and dancing while a DJ spins your favorite tunes. Pass by illuminated landmarks such as the Washington Monument and feast on a variety of delicious dishes during the cruise.
  • Dinner, dancing, and sightseeing cruise on the Potomac River
  • Enjoy breathtaking views of the Washington DC skyline and waterfront
  • Delicious, all-you-can-eat buffet
  • Dance party with live DJ

What's Included

  • Buffet Dinner
  • DJ Entertainment
  • Additional beverages (available for purchase)
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Washington DC
    Washington DC, Washington DC, District of Columbia

    Boarding: The Wharf DC. Parking: City Cruises does not own or operate any parking lots in the area. Local parking is available at The Wharf Parking Garage.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

During this dinner buffet cruise, watch the sunset in Washington DC from one of the five decks on your luxury cruise boat. Be sure to bring your camera to capture not-to-be-missed views of DC landmarks while your captain journeys down the Potomac River.

Enjoy a relaxing evening of sightseeing, fine dining, and dancing. Fill your plate full of sumptuous dishes from the all-you-can-eat buffet (see sample menu below) and take a seat in the elegant dining room while the DJ entertains with dance tunes and comedy.

After dinner, spin your partner around the dance floor as the DJ plays your favorites. Or take a romantic stroll around the ship’s decks and soak up the illuminated DC landmarks, including the Washington Monument, the Woodrow Wilson Bridge, the Admiral’s Row colonial townhomes, and more.

For dinner, take your pick from a wide variety of buffet items. See the sample menu below (subject to change):


* Organic Mixed Field Greens
* Organic Spinach & Kale Salad
* Green Bean Salad
* Kidney Bean, Black Bean & Chickpea Salad
* Red Beetroot Salad
* Bow Tie Pasta Salad

Vegetable, Potatoes & Pasta

* Roasted Broccoli Florets
* Creamed Corn & Cheddar Cheese Casserole
* Baked Ziti Pasta
* Mashed Potatoes


* Oven Baked Atlantic Flounder Filet
* Honey & Sesame Chicken
* Italian Beef Meatball
* Braised Beef Short Ribs

Dessert Buffet

* Seasonal Fruit
* Raspberry Mousse
* Lemon Pound Cake & Fresh Strawberries
* Coconut Vanilla Cake
* Carrot Cake
* Red Velvet & Chocolate Chip Brownie

City Experiences By Hornblower

2 hours Admission Ticket Included

Potomac River

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Washington Monument

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travellers
Operated by City Cruises

Cancellation Policy

This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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    Featured review
    Most memorable part of the night was our server, DeWayne. What a charismatic, interesting, and respectful young man. He is an absolute gem at his job. He was a pleasure to have around and made the night truly a fun one.


    97 reviews
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    Roxanne_C, May 2023
    This was not a good experience at all. Not enough details on which cruise we were to board. The food was not good. Took a almost an hour to receive our drink order only to find out it wasn’t available.
    Fun and Lively Dinner Cruise
    Diana_L, Apr 2023
    Most memorable part of the night was our server, DeWayne. What a charismatic, interesting, and respectful young man. He is an absolute gem at his job. He was a pleasure to have around and made the night truly a fun one.
    A truly wonderful experience, I would highly recommend it for couples or parties or even wedding receptions
    PERRY_A, July 2021
    Had the best time. Food was delicious!!! The bread was a bit aged however, everything else was outstanding!!
    I will come again and again
    Sheila_J, May 2021
    Every thing was excellent I had about 25 guests , from the moment we stepped in till the moment we steeped out it was very good
    Evelyn_L, May 2021
    I had an amazing time celebrating anniversary, birthday and engagement all in one day. Server Tamara I believe her name is sorry if I’m saying it wrong. She was great. Excellent service!!
    Bria_H, Apr 2021
    The sold me tickets to the wrong event! They overcharged for a more expensive scoop that’s been inoperable since COVID
    Very fun!
    Pathfinder780542, Nov 2019
    Food was a good assortment and good quality, and cruise was beautiful. We had perfect weather so that was a bonus.
    Awesome Cruise
    Leslie S, Oct 2019
    The staff were very friendly! Our cruise was not fully booked, so I liked having a little extra space. The DJ music was really appropriate.
    Disappointing !
    Debra_G, Oct 2019
    Overall disappointing ! Although the food selection was good, it was just warm, not quite to the right temperature. Service was adequate, no more. As dinner winded down, the music became so loud, that we, as others, left for the deck. The weather was awesome, which was the saving grace. I would not recommend overall.
    Dinner Cruise
    ericsE6628JS, Sept 2019
    There is no parking at the pier, No parking available nearest park garage is 3 blocks away with limited parking space and time.. The cruise was wonderful, food was great , music with dance floor and 2 levels of outside lounging
    Steve_N, Aug 2019
    Wish we had known what type music was to be played - it was so loud we couldn’t get away unless we were on the top level. If it had rained and we couldn’t have stayed up top, it would have been miserable!
    No change brought
    OLEKSIY_T, Aug 2019
    I put a 20$ note for a 7,5$ bill for my beer, no change brought back. Guess almost 200% tip is way too much. Otherwise the cruise and food marvelous
    Perfect for date night
    miscavi04, July 2019
    The food was amazing, DJ was awesome, beautiful table setups amazing view. Would definitely do this again
    Great dinner, views, and fun!
    ericmO9377SC, June 2019
    Took 8 for some sightseeing by river. This cruise exceeded our expectations. If you want to sit back, relax, and take in the sights, this is a cruise for you!
    Good food. Good service. And people...
    Shawn C C, Sept 2018
    Good food. Good service. And people partied all night.
    Freezing DC dinner cruise
    Tom K, July 2018
    Our table on the cruise was in the coldest part of the boat. Other tables were freezing also. We begged to have the air turned off or reseat us. They couldn't seem to do that. After the dinner buffet which was very good, we walked to the other end of the boat and stood. A waitress there asked why we were there and after hearing out story, seated us at an empty table.
    Food very good. Safe passage. Inside...
    Debra M, Oct 2017
    Food very good. Safe passage. Inside dining cabin uncomfortably cold.
    The cruise was good, the food and...
    Rose N, Sept 2017
    The cruise was good, the food and entertainment was OK.
    It was a wonderful voyage. We...
    Clementine S, Sept 2016
    It was a wonderful voyage. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Our server, Rateika was excellent, the DJ the best we've heard, food was good and well prepared. The entire crew was extremely friendly and engaged to our needs. The only drawback was the parking was not on-sight and having to wait for the shuttle and pay 20 didn't seem quite appropriate. Understanding there is construction going on, I suppose you were doing the best you can. Mike and Tina Sandberg
    Did not understand that it was as...
    ThurmanW_L, Sept 2016
    Did not understand that it was as long as it was. Our cruise turned into a party drinking cruise, which is not what we were looking for.

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