Whether you’re a first-time visitor, back in town for a second trip, or a full-time Washingtonian, there is always something new and exciting to experience in Washington, DC. You could easily spend months in the capital city and still find new things to see and do. There’s plenty to take in, taste, and explore around town, especially if you are into history. Even if you are not a history buff or don’t follow politics, you can’t help but feel like you are in an important place. From stately mansions lining Embassy Row, and iconic monuments, to gastronomical delights-there is always something going on and zero chance you will get bored. There is no easier and more convenient way to see the famous monuments and landmarks than on a City Cruises Potomac Water Taxi with reflective views from an entirely new perspective. 

Washington, DC’s Best Kept Secret: City Cruises’ Potomac Water Taxi 

The Potomac River runs between Alexandria and Washington, DC, and is one of the best water features in the city.  The river forms part of the borders ofpotomac water taxi Virginia, Maryland, and DC, and is the second-largest tributary of the Chesapeake Bay. There are beautiful sights and top attractions along the way to fill your bucket list. Enjoy cruising along the Potomac River aboard a City Cruises Water Taxi to easily reach DC’s many cultural offerings. Skip the traffic and take the scenic route to your destination. City Cruises provides multiple options with unlimited water taxi rides on a single date, two-day passes for two consecutive days, or season passes with unlimited water taxi service to get you where you want to be with ports in the Wharf, Georgetown, Alexandria, and National Harbor-all with scenic views.

Enhance your onboard experience through the City Experiences App. Download through the Apple Store and Google Play Store. Audio tours available on:

Georgetown-Alexandria Sightseeing Route 

Georgetown-Wharf Sightseeing Route 

Washington Monuments Route 

Enjoy the breathtaking views of our Nation’s Capital as you cruise along the Potomac River for a truly unique experience from the water! 

Discover DC by Water with Ease, Convenience, and Beauty with City Cruises Potomac Water Taxi 

Hopping aboard one of City Cruises’ famous yellow water taxis along the Potomac River is not only a great way to avoid traffic but also a pleasant way to see all the historic attractions. Its reasonable prices and ease of use for travelers make it a very appealing way to navigate the city. Our water taxi service offers routes connecting The Wharf to Georgetown, Old Town Alexandria, and National Harbor. Each waterfront destination provides something unique and appealing for all. 

Old Town, Alexandria 

Historic Alexandria Visitors CenterStop in Old Town, Alexandria, voted top 5 Best Small City in the U.S. by the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards. This city encompasses just over 15 square miles and is home to more than 200 restaurants, delightful boutiques, and historic museums-all with colonial charm. Browse along King Street and discover treasures of curated selections of stationery, vintage barware, sustainable fashion, and more.  


DC’s oldest neighborhood and a favorite for sightseeing, Georgetown is truly captivating. Tour the neighborhood’s 18th and 19th-century homes and the prestigious Georgetown University. Uncover shopping treasures, delicious dining, and nightlife on the waterfront.  

National Harbor

Boasting an impressive array of unique dining options and hotels, National Harbor is more than a destination. Choose from numerous recreational activities for visitors of all ages with experiences full of sights, sounds, and tastes that will guarantee to lure you back.

The Wharf 

Explore the Wharf where DC meets, with countless things to do and see on and off the water. Stroll along the piers, take in some shopping, Choose from athe wharf wide selection of distinctive food choices, and get your fill of entertainment for all.  

There’s no better way to travel than by City Cruises Potomac Water Taxi to check out the region’s waterfront destinations. 


Happy Birthday America: Unforgettable Fireworks on the Potomac Water Taxi with City Cruises 

fireworks in washington dcIndependence Day is right around the corner and there’s no better way to soak in the best views than aboard a Fireworks Cruise from The Wharf, DC, or a Fireworks Cruise from Alexandria along the Potomac to celebrate our nation’s birth. Departing from The Wharf or Alexandria City Marina (depending on your location) our water taxi is the best way to see fireworks over Washington, DC! You will marvel at awe-inspiring sights as you kick off summer with the ultimate celebration. Enjoy onboard concessions available for purchase on this 2-hour scenic, fun-filled night out on the water. 


From Monuments to Museums: Potomac Water Taxi Sightseeing with City Cruises 

Exploring Washington, DC, and its surrounding areas by boat offers an exceptional and enjoyable experience, made even more convenient by the ease of water taxis. Take our Potomac Water Taxi, with routes connecting D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. You can effortlessly and safely explore the region while cruising along the Potomac River on a narrated sightseeing tour with your own personal guide. Whether you choose the Georgetown-Alexandria route, the Georgetown-Wharf route, or the Washington Monuments route, every detail is taken care of for you, ensuring a seamless and memorable adventure. We cannot wait to welcome you aboard. 

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