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Washington DC, United States
Washington DC Scenic Lunch Cruise

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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English

Overview

Enjoy food, fun, and entertainment with a view of Washington DC on this narrated lunch cruise along the Potomac River. Onboard the elegant Spirit of Washington, choose to cruise from three air-conditioned interior decks or the rooftop lounge. Either way, the view is spectacular, there’s a delicious buffet lunch to enjoy and a DJ is spinning the latest Top 40 hits on spacious dance floors. Look and listen as the captain points out DC’s fascinating history while drifting past the Washington Monument, Reagan National Airport and much more.
  • Buffet lunch and dance cruise in Washington DC
  • See Washington DC's highlights, including the Washington Monument and Admiral's Row
  • Cruise under the Woodrow Wilson Bridge, the only active drawbridge on the Potomac River
  • Pass by Alexandria, first settled in the 1600s by Scottish and English tobacco merchants
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2-hour lunch (or brunch) cruise
Buffet menu
Coffee and tea
Service charges
Tax and fees
Other drinks (not listed in Inclusions)
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Gratuities

Departure Point

Washington DC, Washington DC, District of Columbia

Pier 4 • 580 Water Street SW • Washington, DC 20024

Departure Time

11:30 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Enjoy a leisurely lunchtime sightseeing cruise along the Potomac River and Washington DC’s beautiful waterfront. This excursion covers the Potomac River with fascinating views of DC’s great landmarks and the city's historic waterfront. No trip to the nation’s capital is complete without a view from the deck of this festive ship.

The Spirit of Washington is a modern dining ship with both inner and outer seating areas. The three inner dining areas offer plenty of comfortable seating with large picture windows to see the sites, while the topside outer deck provides fresh air and an open view of the landscape. There are also spacious dance floors and full-service bars on board.

Before or after eating, grab a drink from one of the onboard bars and dance the afternoon away as a professional DJ spins the latest Top 40 hits.

Throughout the cruise, listen as the captain provides anecdotes and stories about the history and happenings of the nation’s capital while passing the Washington Monument, Reagan National Airport, the United States Naval Research Laboratory, Old Town Alexandria in Virginia, the Woodrow Wilson Memorial Bridge and much more.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
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Step aboard the sleek cruise ship and get ready to be pampered and entertained on a 2-hour cruise along Washington DC’s Potomac River. Take in spectacular views of the city's downtown and enjoy a grand buffet with drinks served by the attentive wait staff. It's a great way enjoy all the highlights of Washington DC as you dine and dance the afternoon away!
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Washington Monument
Some highlights you will see along the way include the 555-foot (169-meter) Washington Monument, the world’s tallest free-standing stone sculpture. Pass by the Reagan National Airport, one of the busiest airports in the US with an average of one flight every 30 seconds during peak periods!
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Potomac River
You'll also cruise by Alexandria, Virginia. Alexandria was first established in the 1600s by tobacco merchants from Scotland and England. Additionally, you’ll see the Torpedo Factory, pass by Admiral's Row, cruise under the famous Woodrow Wilson Bridge, view the US Naval Research Lab and more!
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Please Note: Although we offer children 3 years old and under free admission, please enter how many children are attending in the field provided, so that we can accommodate them on the cruise.
  • The ships feature cabaret-style seating. The majority of the tables accommodate 4 to 8 people and guests are sometimes seated with other parties. Please understand that we cannot guarantee specific seating on the deck
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Seating is only guaranteed together for the number of tickets confirmed on this voucher. Reservations may not be combined.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Entertainment Cruises
This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
Where is the departure point for the Washington DC Scenic Lunch Cruise?
A:The Washington DC Scenic Lunch Cruise departs from 580 Water St SW, Washington, DC 20024
Apr 2021
Q:
Is there parking near the departure point for the Washington DC Scenic Lunch Cruise?
A:Local Parking is available at The Wharf Parking Garage. There may be a fee for parking.
Apr 2021
Q:
Is the Washington DC Scenic Lunch Cruise handicap accessible?
A:Yes. Please be sure to notate any special needs or requests in the "Special Requirements" box at checkout.
Apr 2021
Q:
Are there any age restrictions on the Washington DC Scenic Lunch Cruise?
A:There are no age restrictions. Children ages 3-12 enjoy a discount rate and infants under 3 years old go free as lap children.
Apr 2021
Q:
Are there high chairs available for my child during the Washington DC Scenic Lunch Cruise?
A:Yes, high chairs are available for use during the dinner cruise.
Apr 2021
Q:
How should I dress for the Washington DC Scenic Lunch Cruise?
A:Business casual attire is appropriate; such as khaki pants and collared shirts. Please no shorts, tank tops, flip flops, or gym shoes.
Apr 2021
Q:
How early should I check in for the Washington DC Scenic Lunch Cruise?
A:Boarding time is 30 minutes prior to departure.
Apr 2021
Q:
Can I smoke on board the Washington DC Scenic Lunch Cruise?
A:Smoking is allowed on the outside decks only. Please dispose of all refuse in proper receptacles. Do not throw anything into the water. Please help us keep our harbors clean.
Apr 2021
Q:
Where do we sit on the boat during the Washington DC Scenic Lunch Cruise?
A:As you board, our Captain and Marine Crew will direct you to your deck. From there the Host/Hostess will show your party to your assigned table(s). Seats are assigned based on needs and capacity for each cruise.
Apr 2021
Q:
Are there vegetarian selections available during the Washington DC Scenic Lunch Cruise?
A:Yes, vegetarian options are available with notice. If you require any dietary restrictions or have food allergies, please notate them in the "Special Requirements" box at checkout.
Apr 2021
Q:
Can I bring my own cake for a celebration during the Washington DC Scenic Lunch Cruise?
A:Yes, guests are allowed to bring a cake, which must be in a closed, covered container (e.g. cake box.) You must keep the cake at your table as there is no available storage on board. There may be a cake cutting fee.
Apr 2021
Q:
Are there restrooms on board the Washington DC Scenic Lunch Cruise?
A:Yes, there are restrooms on board for your convenience.
Apr 2021
Q:
Are there life jackets available onboard the Washington DC Scenic Lunch Cruise?
A:Each vessel is 100% U.S. Coast Guard and Transport Canada certified with life preservers and all required lifesaving equipment, including child life vests.
Apr 2021
Q:
What happens in case of bad weather during the Washington DC Scenic Lunch Cruise?
A:Cruises sail rain or shine. In the case of severe weather conditions or upon the direction of the U.S. Coast Guard or Transport Canada, the boat will remain dockside but provide the full dining service.
Apr 2021
Q:
Will I get seasick during the Washington DC Scenic Lunch Cruise?
A:Most guests experience no discomfort at all as we do not leave the calm waters of the harbor. If you tend to have a problem with motion sickness, you may wish to bring Dramamine or other seasickness medication.
Apr 2021
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Washington DC Scenic Lunch Cruise?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Washington DC Scenic Lunch Cruise.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Washington DC Scenic Lunch Cruise?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Washington DC Scenic Lunch Cruise.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Washington DC Scenic Lunch Cruise?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Washington DC Scenic Lunch Cruise.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Washington DC Scenic Lunch Cruise?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Washington DC Scenic Lunch Cruise.

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star-5
Great opportunity to make memories!!
Deborah_T
, Sep 2021
We were there to celebrate my Sister's Birthday!! We had a wonderful time. The food was plenty the music outstanding and made for a great experience. Staff was warm and welcoming.
star-5
Perfect
dila_M
, Sep 2021
Great program to do as a couple or with friends, I bought it to celebrate my boyfriend's birthday and we loved it, we even got two glasses of champagne as a birthday present.
star-5
Awesome Cruise
Rick_Sharma
, Sep 2021
We celebrated our anniversary without knowing about this lunch cruise. They were remarkable, excellent food, great ambiance, DJ and hospitality. We definitely recommend and will be back soon. Rick & Rachel
star-4
Amazing Time
Elijah_B
, Sep 2021
What a wonderful experience. The food was decent , the DJ was amazing , the crowd was fun. I loved it
star-5
Thanks!
Adals_M
, Sep 2021
Wonderful ambience and sight seeing. Food was good too! First time on this cruise and looking forward to bringing more friends and family again soon.
star-4
Break from hustle & bustle.
Dominic-E
, Aug 2021
The cruise went well there was enough to eat and the service was second to non the staffs were helpful and in gaining it was fun afternoon tho.
star-5
Fun lunch cruise
Jan_A
, Aug 2021
Wonderful time. All the staff was amazing, very personable and attentive. Food was mediocre and I wouldn't call it a sightseeing tour. The fun is in the atmosphere and camaraderie. Just people having a good time. Kudos!👍❤
star-2
Fun but covid practices not good
Sloan
, Aug 2021
The staff was great and very friendly and the food was…ok. My reason for two stars is there could be more public health practices implemented to lessen the risk of spreading covid-19. This includes implementing practices at the buffet that beyond mask wearing, but also consistency in staffs use of masks, e.g. ensuring that masks completely cover both nose and mouth…especially when standing over guests taking food/drink orders.
star-5
Happy surprise!
Bethany_C
, Aug 2021
Our server surprised us with a special anniversary cake and champagne glasses as a gift to celebrate our special day. It was very thoughtful. Both our servers were very attentive and you could tell they lived their job.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Had a great time
Mabinty_L
, Aug 2021
Food was great, the staff was wonderful, dj was good! We all had a wonderful time. I definitely recommend this lunch cruise.
1 traveler found this review helpful

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