If you think Washington, D.C., is only about the government and other, er, less-than-exciting aspects of a capital city, think again. The city is full of beautiful architecture, the National Mall and all of its monuments, a bustling bar and restaurant scene, numerous sports teams, and gorgeous parks. However, Washington, D.C., is also a place to have fun — and lots of it! And, the nation’s capital is conveniently located on two rivers (the Potomac and Anacostia) that create incredibly beautiful waterfront views. They also give visitors, residents, and commuters alike, a rare opportunity for some on-the-water fun in the form of Washington, D.C., yacht charters!

When you’re looking to host a private celebration or corporate event, keep boat charters and yacht rentals in mind, since there aren’t too many easier ways to ensure you and your guests have a great time. Plus, boat rentals are a snap when you book through City Cruises, and the benefits of Washington, D.C., yacht charters are endless.

The Unforgettable Experience of a Yacht Charter in Washington, D.C.

You could, of course, book those same old event spaces that you’ve been using for years, but if it’s time for something new — and we think it is — chartering a yacht for your private or corporate event makes bonding with your guests or coworkers a snap. Don’t acquiesce to hitting the same old bar ‘n’ grill for the fifth year in a row. Instead, take the fun to the water and soak in all of the good times and upbeat vibes that only the waves can bring. Plus, all of your guests will be excited to soak in those gorgeous Washington, D.C., views and have the rare opportunity to sail aboard a luxurious yacht. And, no matter what you’re celebrating — whether it’s a birthday bash, a bachelor party, a wedding, a going-away party, or any number of occasions — there’s a City Cruises vessel that’s sure to perfectly suit your individual needs.

Why Choose City Cruises for Your Washington, D.C., Yacht Charter

sunset on the potomac riverUnclear on how to get started when it comes to chartering a yacht in Washington, D.C.? No sweat: City Cruises has you covered. What sets City Cruises apart from the rest are their unmatched fleet of vessels, the second-to-none amenities you’ll experience once on board, and their years of experience. The Washington, D.C., Yacht Charters let you and your guests enjoy the city’s most unique floating event venues, and they offer all-inclusive packages that include delicious chef-prepared menus, well-stocked full bar options, and fun entertainment customized to fit your precise needs — all with unmatched views from the climate-controlled interiors and open-air outdoor decks.

Experience Washington, D.C. Like Never Before

Look, if you haven’t been to Washington, D.C., before, you need to book your trip ASAP. (Pro Tip: Go when the cherry blossoms are blooming!) There are plenty of guided tours of the city and the surrounding areas, but for the best views and a unique perspective and experience, taking in Washington, D.C., from the water is the ultimate way to enjoy the capital.

What to Expect on Your City Cruises Yacht Charter in Washington, D.C.

Now, it might be tough to pick just one yacht, but no matter which of the vessels you choose from the Washington, D.C. City Cruises Fleet, you and your guests can look forward to top-tier service from the highly trained wait staff and crew members; first-class amenities including well-stocked bars, delicious menus curated by local chefs, and beautiful indoor and outdoor decks; and some of the best views on the East Coast.

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How to Book Your Washington, D.C. Yacht Charter with City Cruises

One of the best parts of booking a yacht charter with City Cruises is that setting up is a snap: Just head on over to the Washington, D.C. Event Venues page, pick a date, select the type and size of your event, and boom — a representative will get in touch with you to help you through the planning and details of your adventure on the water. Just keep in mind that at the end of the day, City Cruises’ yacht charter in Washington, D.C., is about having fun and enjoying all of the incredible things it entails, from breathtaking views and luxurious meals to incredible service, handpicked entertainment, and (most of all) an unforgettable experience for everyone involved. So, don’t delay: Charter a yacht in Washington, D.C., for your private or corporate event today — and get ready to have the time of your life! Fill out this form and an event planner will contact you.

FAQs – DC Boat Charters (2024 & 2025)

What is City Cruises?
We’re a leading provider of boat charters and yacht rentals in Washington, D.C., specializing in delivering unique floating event experiences. We cater to both private celebrations and corporate events.

What makes a yacht charter with City Cruises unique?
With us, you get access to a luxurious fleet of yachts, unmatched onboard amenities, and our extensive experience in event planning. Our all-inclusive packages are customizable to your needs and include chef-prepared menus, full bar options, and tailored entertainment.

What can I expect from a City Cruises yacht charter?
When you book with us, you and your guests can look forward to top-tier service from our highly trained staff, first-class amenities including well-stocked bars and locally curated menus, and exquisite indoor and outdoor decks offering breathtaking views of Washington, D.C.

How can I book a DC yacht charter with City Cruises?
Booking a yacht charter with us is a breeze. Simply fill out the form on our Washington, D.C. Event Venues page or give us a call. Choose your date, event type, and size, and one of our representatives will contact you to assist with planning and details.

What types of events are suitable for a yacht charter?
From birthday parties, bachelor/bachelorette parties, and weddings to corporate events and going-away parties, our yacht charters provide a perfect venue for a wide array of gatherings.

Why should I consider a yacht charter in Washington, D.C.?
The waters of the Potomac and Anacostia rivers offer an unparalleled vantage point for enjoying the beautiful architecture and skyline of Washington, D.C. A yacht charter with us provides a luxurious and unforgettable experience for your guests.

Can I customize the experience on my yacht charter?
Absolutely! At City Cruises, we offer all-inclusive packages that can be tailored to your exact needs, including bespoke menus, bar options, and entertainment.

Is the DC yacht charter experience limited to any season?
We operate year-round, but for an exceptional experience, we recommend booking when the city’s famous cherry blossoms are in full bloom.

What views can I enjoy on a City Cruises yacht charter in DC?
Our yacht charters give you a unique perspective of Washington, D.C., allowing you to enjoy landmarks like the Jefferson Memorial, the National Mall, and more, right from the water.

Is there a minimum or maximum capacity for a yacht charter in Washington DC?
We offer a range of vessels in different sizes to suit your individual needs. To find the perfect yacht for your event, simply fill out the form on our website or call us, and one of our representatives will guide you through your options.

What are the most scenic routes for a yacht charter in Washington, D.C.?

Scenic routes for a yacht charter in Washington, D.C., often include cruising along the Potomac River with views of iconic landmarks such as the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument, and the U.S. Capitol building. You can also explore the quieter waters of the Anacostia River for a different perspective of the city’s evolving waterfront.

How does a yacht charter in D.C. cater to different event themes?

A yacht charter in D.C. can cater to a wide range of event themes, from elegant black-tie affairs and historical tours to casual sunset cruises and patriotic celebrations. Our team works closely with you to incorporate your theme into every aspect of the charter, including decor, menu selection, and entertainment, ensuring a cohesive and immersive experience.

What unique experiences can be added to a D.C. yacht charter?

Unique experiences that can be added to a D.C. yacht charter include live performances or DJ sets, wine tasting sessions featuring local vineyards, historical reenactments or storytelling for educational tours, and onboard cooking demonstrations by renowned chefs. These experiences enhance the charter, making your event stand out.

Can a yacht charter in D.C. include stops at waterfront restaurants or bars?

Yes, depending on the itinerary and the yacht’s capabilities, charters can include stops at waterfront restaurants or bars along the Potomac and Anacostia rivers. This allows guests to experience D.C.’s vibrant riverside dining scene as part of their charter, adding an extra layer of enjoyment to the event.

What wildlife or natural sights can be seen during a yacht charter in Washington, D.C.?

While on a yacht charter in Washington, D.C., guests might spot local wildlife such as ospreys, herons, and occasionally bald eagles, especially near the more secluded areas of the rivers. The lush riverbanks and occasional sightings of deer or foxes along the Anacostia River can also add a touch of nature to your urban sailing experience.

How does a yacht charter enhance corporate events in Washington, D.C.?

A yacht charter enhances corporate events in Washington, D.C., by providing a unique and prestigious setting that encourages networking, relaxation, and team building. The serene backdrop of the Potomac River, combined with luxury amenities and customizable options, ensures a memorable experience that can foster stronger business relationships and celebrate achievements in style.

What makes Washington, D.C., at night special on a yacht charter?

Washington, D.C., transforms at night, with illuminated monuments and buildings creating a dramatic skyline that’s best viewed from the water. A night-time yacht charter offers a magical experience, allowing guests to see the city in a new light, with the reflections on the river adding to the ambiance of any evening event.