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    In the Footsteps of George Washington: Day Cruise to Mount Vernon

    Seeking an activity in Washington DC that offers culture, history, sightseeing and a lot of fun, all in one package? This round-trip cruise from Washington DC to Mount Vernon is an exciting 6.5-hour cruise offering a narrated Potomac River tour and admission to Mount Vernon. Sit back and relax onboard the cruise vessel's outdoor decks and enjoy the fresh breeze and spectacular views along the Potomac River. While sailing, you'll enjoy a narrated tour of the Potomac River and its famous landmarks.

    Arriving at Mount Vernon you'll be fascinated by the sheer beauty of the grounds and come to understand why the beloved home of George and Martha Washington has been declared a National Historic Landmark. You'll get to retrace the footsteps of George Washington by visiting the main mansion, slave quarters, kitchen, stables and greenhouse.

    Your Mount Vernon visit will be for three hours so don't forget to stroll the four gardens, hike the Forest Trail, and explore the George Washington Pioneer Farmer site. For your dining pleasure this spectacular estate also hosts a range of restaurants.

    This day cruise to Mount Vernon is a sightseeing tour from Washington that should not be missed, so book now for a cultural, historical and fun activity!
    In the Footsteps of George Washington: Day Cruise to Mount Vernon

    600 Water St SW, Washington DC

    • Take a cruise on the Potomac River to visit George Washington's Mount Vernon estate
    • Relax with the fresh breeze and beautiful sights
    • Spend three hours exploring the Mount Vernon estate, where George Washington called home for years
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    Brunch Cruise

    Join a cruise around the capital and admire the cities skyline while on board this wonderful 2-hour brunch cruise. Admire unmatched skyline views from a unique vantage point while enjoying a mouth-watering feast and listening to the live jazz trio Your cruise experience begins as you board the luxury yacht at Gangplank Marina. After a quick stop for a commemorative boarding photo, one of the hosts will greet you and escort you to your private table. Enjoy a complimentary glass of champagne or tour the ship's three climate controlled dining rooms. A great way to start your afternoon is by watching the boat castoff from one of the observation decks. Bring your appetite when you return to your private table, the Executive Chef and galley staff present you with an imaginative buffet of appetizers, entrees, salads and desserts that is sure to please any number of taste. Enjoy a wide range of jazz from artists such as John Coltrane, Miles Davis and Branford Marsalis. Return, hours later. Relaxed. Refreshed. As you depart, you'll find your boarding photo ready for purchase.
    Brunch Cruise

    580 Water St SW, Washington DC

    • Enjoy two hours admiring the D.C. skyline from an unmatched vantage point on a brunch cruise
    • Listen to a jazz trio as you enjoy your mouth-watering feast out on the water on a luxury yacht
    • Drink complimentary champagne in one of the vessel's three climate controlled dining rooms
    • Return refreshed and take home a memory with a picture ready for you to purchase
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    Dinner Cruise

    Come aboard Washington's premier dining ship! This 3-hour dinner cruise takes you along the Potomac River for panoramic views of the nation's greatest monuments as you dine on a freshly prepared 3-course dinner.

    The boat's unique design allows you to travel beneath the historic bridges spanning the Potomac River, while the glass-atrium dining rooms offer spectacular views.

    Dressed in your most festive attire, arrive early and enjoy a cocktail. You'll discover the ship's unique elegance is merely a taste of the experience to come. The Captain and crew will greet you as you step aboard, and the ship's photographer will record the moment for your party. Once on deck, your hostess will greet you and escort you to your private table, where your wait staff will introduce themselves and give you the opportunity to decide how you'd like them to pace your service.

    The boat has three climate-controlled dining rooms, an open-air deck to explore and a distinctive atmosphere that's reminiscent of the European canal ships. Be sure to visit the Captain's bridge, open to all passengers throughout most of the cruise.

    The menu of creative seasonal starters, entrees and desserts is freshly prepared onboard daily, perfectly complemented by an excellent wine list. With soft piano music, spacious dance floors and live music provided by a five-piece band, the entertainment doesn't end until well after the ship returns to the marina. Dance to everything from classic jazz to contemporary favorites.

    As you depart, feeling relaxed and refreshed, you'll find your boarding photo ready for purchase. Classic Dinner Menu (subject to change) will include fresh salad (choice of organic mixed greens, organic spinach and kale, or Mediterranean couscous and chickpea), a main course (choice of roast salmon & tilapia, chicken parmesan meatballs, twice cooked beef short ribs, baked ziti, or roast broccoli), and desserts (mini pastries, cookies, brownies, seasonal fruit).

    Dinner Cruise

    600 Water St SW, Washington DC

    • Sail out on the scenic Potomac River for a three-hour long dinner cruise
    • Have a three course meal as you see historic bridges from the glass-atrium dining room
    • Wear your more festive attire and enjoy an excellent wine list accompanied by soft piano playing
    • Enjoy three climate-controlled rooms and an open-air deck reminiscent of European canal ships
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    Calm Water Kayaking Tour

    Enjoy a peaceful tour along the beautiful Potomac River with a professional tour guide by your side to share fun facts and introduce you to the joy of kayaking. As you explore the fourth-largest river along the Atlantic Coast, you'll be amazed at how much natural beauty can be found just minutes from the bustle of D.C. You'll view stunning scenery and glide along calm waters as you take a deep breath of fresh air and reconnect with nature. Keep an eye out for wildlife including wild birds, turtles, and more. New to kayaking? No fear! The Jackson Riviera Kayak you'll be using is easy to paddle, super stable, and the perfect vessel for beginners.
    Calm Water Kayaking Tour

    15101 Seneca Rd, Germantown

    • Take a relaxing kayak tour along the Potomac River
    • Enjoy beautiful views of nature as you paddle along
    • Learn all about the area from your knowledgeable tour guide
    • Escape the noise of the city and reconnect with nature
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    Try Sailing!

    Have you always wondered what it would feel like to be the captain of your own vessel? Take your first exploratory steps into sailing with this 2 hour course and get a taste of the seaman life! Perfect for those looking to just get their feet wet, you'll learn all about sailing from a professional sailor, who will share basic terms and techniques as you glide across the Chesapeake Bay. Let your curiosity be fulfilled as you, guided by your instructor, take the helm and steer your crew in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Whether you're looking to get serious about sailing or simply want to get out on the water for the day, this class has a little something for everyone.
    Try Sailing!

    411 Deale Rd, Tracys Landing, Deale

    • Take the helm and see what it feels like to steer the boat
    • Experience a 2 hour sailing session led by professional instructors
    • Get an entertaining introduction to the sport of sailing
    • Enjoy a fun and relaxed atmosphere
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    DC Bus and Boat Tour

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    Washington DC has a lot to offer you, and with so many monuments to visit, sightseeing can be bewildering and almost completely overwhelming. With this bus tour, you will be able to see all the top Washington DC monuments and attractions to the tune of exciting live narration on one convenient bus ride -- talk about saving time and stress! At each stop, your expert local guide will hop off your climate controlled bus with you to provide fascinating and relevant information about each memorial that you may have otherwise missed. Explore Washington DC in a more comprehensive way than you ever thought possible, while skipping the hassle of driving yourself or figuring out public transportation. End your tour on a high note with an exclusive boat ride along the Potomac River from historic Georgetown!
    DC Bus and Boat Tour

    Archives Metro Station, Washington

    • Enjoy an exciting narrated tour of Washington DC's monuments aboard a climate controlled bus
    • Follow your guide through various monuments to hear fascinating and relevant commentary
    • Visit stops like the Capitol Building, Martin Luther King Memorial, WWII Memorial, and the White House
    • End your tour with an exclusive and exciting boat ride along the Potomac River
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