Washington DC

Water Taxi from Wharf or Old Town Alexandria

Washington, United States
Wharf Water Taxi to Alexandria

From USD 19.80

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You will not receive a refund if you cancel.
  • 35 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Enjoy panoramic views of Washington D.C.'s most important monuments during this attraction-packed, small-group boat cruise from the D.C. Wharf to Alexandria Old Town and back. Highlights covered include the Lincolm Memorial, Washington Monument, and Arlington National Cemetery. Food and beverages are available for purchase onboard.
  • A round-trip boat cruise from Washington D.C. to Alexandria Old Town
  • Enjoy stunning views of major D.C. monuments only reachable from the water
  • Travel comfortably, with optional food and drink items available for purchase
  • Flexible scheduling: choose from afternoon and evening cruise departures

What's Included

  • Round Trip ticket from the Wharf to Old Town Alexandria
  • Beautiful waterfront views
  • Food and drinks (available to purchase)

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 950 Wharf St SW
    950 Wharf St SW, Washington, DC 20024, USA

    Pedestrian access only. Located between Blair Alley SW & 9th St SW

Start time

04:45 pm

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Potomac River

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Potomac Riverboat Company

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Washington Monument

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Please arrive 20 minutes prior to departure
  • Operates in all weather conditions; please dress appropriately
  • Stroller accessible
  • Your tour may be on the Miss Mallory or the Matthew Hayes, this is purely based on Captain's choice
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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.

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      Featured review
      Staff was very competent & accommodating! They kept passengers informed every step of the way & tried to make the trip as pleasant as possible. They were also very flexible!


      43 reviews
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      Quinette_L, June 2023
      Perfect excursion! Really enjoyed showing my Dear friend from our of town over the weekend all of the beautiful ports of the DMV!
      Avoid, unless you are using it to just commute.
      Amalendu_M, Apr 2023
      This is not a sightseeing vessel. It is a commute. If you're sitting inside, it is hard to see. It can become congested inside. No voice guided tour, it is literally a taxi, to be used only if you want to commute from one bank to the other.
      Don’t do it. Misleading
      Mike_A, Mar 2023
      The advertisement said it would go by the Lincoln memoria and Washington monument and be 35 minutes. It went the other direction and we were stuck on it for hours.
      Super Water Taxi Experience!
      Vern_B, Mar 2023
      Staff was very competent & accommodating! They kept passengers informed every step of the way & tried to make the trip as pleasant as possible. They were also very flexible!
      Overpriced and Nothing like promised. Also, very hard to book.
      Jane_E, Mar 2023
      This trip was a nightmare. Had to book through Viator, which was ridiculous and costly. They had no good information about the boat itself--and what they told me turned out to be false. Then we got to our dock and found out the ticket had been booked backwards--and we had to change it! that messed up our time for travel. Then found out it wasn't a "loop" of three stops, as promised, but rather a two-way trip and NO chance to stop at the third stop. Ugh. Then found out the boat was so far from the shoreline, that we saw NO cherry blossoms as had been promised before booking. This trip was overpriced, expensive, and gave us NOTHING i had asked for. No views. No extra stop. No narrative of what we were seeing. Nothing I had asked for! I am SO disappointed and disgusted. I would NEVER do this again. Not only was my booking screwed up (and I spoke to THREE different people!), the trip was very expensive and gave me nothing of what I had asked for, was promised, etc. Shame on you. AND your website is a mess. Tried that before actually talking to people but there is NO good information there, either. What you sold me should be illegal and it certainly was unethical. Shame on you.
      My experience was joyful
      Aubinyoye_T, Aug 2021
      I liked the confort . How people inside the boat make you feel good. I would like to have longer trip than this one.

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