2018 Potomac River Boat Rides

URGENT!

THE SATURDAY, SEPT. 15th BOAT RIDE HAS BEEN CANCELED!

TO FIND WHETHER THE SUNDAY, SEPT. 16TH POTOMAC RIVER BOAT RIDE HAS BEEN CANCELED, PLEASE ASK JON AT TEL. 240-506-3124.

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This year there will be a Saturday, Sept. 15th Boat Ride and a Sunday, Sept. 16th Boat Ride.

Family members and friends are welcome.

One or both Boat Rides may be canceled due to inclement weather.

You are responsible for asking the respective contact for authoritative information.  (See cell phone numbers for each contact, below.)

Please keep take the respective contact’s mobile phone number with you, so that you can find the contact person on the dock, in case the Boat Ride(s) proceed.

Each Boat Ride will last for about 45 minutes. The boat will depart from the Washington Harbour complex in Georgetown, at 31st and K Streets — at the end of 31st Street on the water — on the dock across from Fiola Mare restaurant.  That is where you will meet.  (See map of the dock.)

For both the Sept. 15th and Sept. 16th Boat Rides:
Please meet your respective contact at the Washington Harbour dock at 3:15 p.m.  You should be ready to board the Boat Ride at 3:45 p.m. The Ride starts at 4 p.m.  However, at the latest, you should gather at the dock at 3:30 p.m.  If there are too many to fit on the first boat — or if there are any latecomers — they can board an hour later.

Saturday, Sept. 15th Potomac River Boat Ride
Saturday Contact:  Alex
tel. 301-905-6470 (mobile)

After the Saturday Boat Ride, participants will have dinner at the Harmony Café, located at 3287 M Street, NW in Georgetown, which CNN rated one of America’s top 50 Chinese restaurants.

Sunday, Sept. 16th Potomac River Boat Ride
Sunday Contact:  Jon
tel. 240-506-3124 (mobile)

Jon will ask for restaurant suggestions after Sunday’s Boat Ride.  The Harmony Café in Georgetown is one option.

For Both Boat Rides:

You’ll travel on the Nightingale or the Nightingale II from Capitol River Cruises, which you can reach via tel. 1-800-405-5511 or tel. 301-460-7447 or e-mail: crcruises@comcast.net

Please review Capitol River Cruises Frequent Asked Questions.

Directions:

  • The nearest Metrorail stop is Foggy Bottom/GWU (Orange and Blue Lines).  For those who’d like the exercise, the walk from Foggy Bottom Metrorail station to Georgetown takes less than 20 minutes.  [Metrorail Map]
  • Find your most convenient Metrorail/Metrobus route.  The 38B Metrobus travels along M Street in Georgetown, riding between Farragut Square (Downtown) and Ballston (Arlington, VA).
  • The DC Circulator Bus runs between Georgetown and Union Station and runs between Dupont Circle and Rosslyn.  Both of these DC Circulator Bus routes travel on M Street in Georgetown.

A refreshment bar aboard each boat serves sodas, spirits, beer, wine and snacks.

Boat Ride cash ticket prices:

– $15 per adult
– $7 per child (3-12)
– Under 3 years – Free

Online Ticket Purchases:

If you buy your ticket online you will save a dollar on the adult fare.  Be certain that you select the correct date — Saturday, September 15th or Sunday, September 16th.  A ticket purchased for one date cannot be used for the other date!