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Amazing boat rentals in Washington, DC
Washington, DC is a great place to rent a boat. The Potomac River is a wonderful place for exploring by boat, and you can see a new angle of Washington DC on a boat rental or charter. It's the fourth largest river in the country, and the waterfront offers a host of things to see and do. Boat tours and boating experiences are a top choice amongst visitors to DC, and it's easy to see why.
Motor yacht rentals in Washington DC start at $150/hour. Water taxis are a great way to get around the highlights of DC or to travel to the National Harbor. Cruise the Potomac or Anacostia Rivers, stop at waterfront restaurants or enjoy a historical tour from the water. A sunny day paired with beautiful scenery, historic buildings, and good company makes for the perfect day on the water. Whether you're celebrating a birthday, proposing to your soon-to-be significant other, or on a family vacation, Washington, DC is the perfect boat rental destination. Motor yacht charters in Washington DC can also be a fabulous way to celebrate a bachelor or bachelorette party, especially during the summer months. A captain and crew can help you plan the perfect boat day itinerary.
Jet ski rentals in Washington DC are a great way to cruise at a higher speed on the Potomac River. Jet skis in DC cost around $350/hour or you can get a discount on a full-day rental.
For active or sporty travelers visiting Washington DC, stand-up paddleboards and kayak rentals are a great choice. You can book a kayak tour with a guide in Washington DC if you're unfamiliar with the area, and paddlesports will guarantee you get some exercise during your adventures around the city.
What not to miss in Washington DC on the river
Some of the best sightseeing can be done on the Potomac River. Don't miss these hot spots on the waterfront:
- Great Falls - a national park with great hiking and picnic spots
- Georgetown - excellent for shopping and dining when in Washington DC
- Alexandria - a must-stop for history buffs who want to step back in time
- Mount Vernon - considered by most to be a "must-see" this beautiful mansion overlooks the Potomac and sits 14 miles south of the city.
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Washington DC Boat Rental FAQs
Can you boat on the Potomac River?
Boating is a great activity to enjoy on the Potomac River. You can rent motor yachts, sailboats, small powerboats, and jet skis on the Potomac River. Boat rental prices start at around $100/hour in DC on the Potomac.
How do I get to National Harbor from DC?
You can reach National Harbor from DC on a boat tour, water taxi, or boat rental. Cruise south on the Potomac River from DC to reach National Harbor. It takes about 40 minutes by boat.
Can you sail on the Potomac?
Sailing and sailboat charters are a wonderful way to enjoy the Potomac River. You can get a whole new look at Washington DC from the perspective of a sailboat, cruising down the river and seeing some of the highlights of the city. Sailing is a popular choice for visitors to Washington DC and there are sailing lessons and sailboat rentals available.
Which river is Washington DC on?
Washington DC is on the Potomac River and Anacostia River. The rivers wrap around the city and are the location for boating for residents and visitors of DC.
Can you boat on the Potomac River?
Yes, boating is a popular pastime enjoyed on the Potomac River. You can rent motor yachts, book boat tours, try jet skiing, or even rent a stand-up paddleboard on the Potomac River. It’s a great boating destination in Washington DC.
Where can you kayak in DC?
Kayak tours and kayak rentals in DC are available on the Potomac and Anacostia Rivers. They are great places to enjoy by kayak and it’s a unique activity to enjoy when traveling around Washington DC.
Can you go fishing in the Potomac River?
Fishing is allowed on the Potomac River, you must make sure you have the correct fishing license before making any catches. You can expect to catch fish like catfish, shad, cobia, and tarpon on the Potomac River. If you’re renting a boat and want to go fishing, inquire with the owner or captain about including fishing gear in the rental.
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GetMyBoat customer reviews for boat rentals in Washington.
We were celebrating a birthday and had a fun time. The boat was clean and it was easy to set up food, play music, and do as many photo ops as you want. John was personable and easygoing. He communicated well on where we were headed and even sprinkled in some history facts about the different areas. All in all a great decision!
Capt John made our trip memorable. He was picked up us right on time and brought us around Georgetown. It was so beautiful and he made sure we were enjoying ourselves. He went out of his way to provide decorations for our anniversary and brought champagne as well to celebrate. Would definitely recommend!
Excellent experience! RJ was a great communicator and was available to answer all my questions. Captain Kay and his deckhand Jack were amazing on the boat. We rented the boat for my wife's 30th birthday and she had an amazing time. Compared to the other boats on the site, this is a great value and I would highly recommend!
This trip was nothing short of amazing! The hospitality shown was exemplary. The captain made my party feel comfortable. There was Bluetooth available, we were able to bring food, and we enjoyed the views/ride. The captain was very knowledgeable and was able to make sure that the route maximized our experience. I recommend to anyone who wants to have a good time with friends or even a celebration. Thanks again!
Rj is a great communicator and even made sure everything was perfect! The captains were nice and made sure we had a great time! This was my first boat experience and I have to say I am pretty impressed. Definitely will book with Rj and his team again!
This was an amazing trip! John is extremely knowledgeable, attentive and overall an exceptional captain. The boat was pristine, spacious and extremely enjoyable. Look no further for your next boat charter! This IS the best one!! We will be back for sure.