Cherry Blossom Festival Cruises

Whatever the holiday, it’s better on a yacht in the Newport Harbor. Leave the hassle of prep work to us as you enjoy the day with the people you love. By day or by night, discover the true meaning of the holiday aboard a cruise.

View the cherry blossom trees by Water! Experience our nation’s greatest springtime celebration from a new perspective. From narrated sightseeing tours, water taxi services to festival events, to gourmet dining cruises from our sister ships, each of our featured cruises offer stunning views of the cherry blossom trees, so select the best experience for you!

Sightseeing Cruises

Fireworks Sightseeing Cruise – April 6th 2019

  • Departs from The Wharf, DC’s newest waterfront destination
  • 90min sightseeing tour with a close up view of the Petalpalooza fireworks
  • Fireworks display scheduled for 8:30pm (weather permitting)
  • Beer & wine available for purchase at onboard concession bar
  • Prices from $85*

Wharf Sightseeing Cruise

  • Departs from The Wharf, DC’s newest waterfront destination
  • 60min narrated sightseeing tour with stunning views of Washington’s Monuments, historic landmarks, and cherry blossom trees
  • Offered daily
  • Prices from $20*
  • Join us at Petalpalooza on April 6th for free sightseeing cruises throughout the day, as well as a complimentary canine “Paws & Petals” cruise at 2:30pm

Georgetown Sightseeing Cruise

  • Departs from Georgetown
  • 50min narrated sightseeing tour past the famous cherry blossom trees at National Mall during their annual bloom season
  • Offered Monday-Friday
  • Prices from $17*

Washington’s Monuments Cruise

  • Departs from Georgetown and Alexandria
  • 45min narrated tour each way between Georgetown and Alexandria
  • Stunning views of Washington’s Monuments, historic landmarks, and Cherry Blossom trees
  • Offered weekends
  • Prices from $30 round-trip*

Water Taxis


The Wharf Water Taxi

  • Departs from The WharfAlexandriaGeorgetown and National Harbor
  • Approximately 25min water taxi ride between each location
  • Experience our newest water taxi service with stunning views of the Cherry Blossoms Trees
  • Offered daily
  • Prices from $18 round-trip, $10 one-way*

Dining Cruises


Washington DC Dining Cruises

  • 2-3 hr lunch and dinner cruises on the Potomac River
  • Spirit Cruises offers a social atmosphere with buffet style meals, DJ entertainment and interactive games, starting from $54.90*
  • Odyssey Cruises offers a luxurious atmosphere with plated meals, live music entertainment and panoramic views, starting from $64.90*
Please note: Official 2019 dates for National Cherry Blossom Festival events are March 20th through April 13th. Exactly when the cherry blossom buds will open is not easy to predict, as an accurate forecast of peak bloom is nearly impossible to provide much more than 10 days prior. The blooming period starts several days before typical peak and can last as long as 14 days, if not shortened by frost, high temperatures, wind or heavy rain. Learn more about the schedule of events and peak bloom season at

*Prices do not include taxes or fees and are subject to change.