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George Washington's Mount Vernon by Water Cruise

Take in the views and enjoy our onboard narration as you cruise along the Potomac River to Mount Vernon.
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Rate Saturday - Sunday
Age: 2-11 years. Under 2 are free.
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Cruises start May 27th
Take in the views and enjoy our onboard narration as you cruise along the Potomac River to Mount Vernon.


  • 90 minute narrated riverfront cruise to Mount Vernon
  • Admission to Mount Vernon estate-currently ground tours only
  • Self-guided tour
Take in the views and enjoy our onboard narration as you cruise along the Potomac River to George and Martha Washington’s home, Mount Vernon.

Once you arrive at Mount Vernon, you will have 4 hours to explore the Estate. The self-guided tour of the estate includes George Washington’s tomb, an interpretive Pioneer farm, new Museum and Education Center and more!

For a larger view of George Washington's Mount Vernon by Water Cruise Map, please click here.

Operating Times

Tour will operate Friday, Saturday and Sundays only through Sept 4th.
Departing National Harbor: Board-11:00am- Cruises 11:10am-12:00pm.
Departing Mt. Vernon – Board- 2:45pm; Cruises 3:00pm-3:50pm.
Check in at least 15 minutes prior to departure.

Reservation Notes

Reservations are required and ticket will have details for re-confirming.



Booth Location

National Harbor-145 National Plaza, National Harbor, MD


Alexandria, Virginia-HB Parking:115 S Union Street, Alexandria
Daily Parking-300 North Lee Street, Alexandria
Pre-reserved parking available for evenings or weekend events.
Colonial Parking 101 North Union Street, Alexandria 202-295-8100 Market Square Standard Parking 108 N. Fairfax Street, Alexandria 703-549-3237
Port of Alexandria 210 The Strand, Alexandria 703-549-1717
Solo Parking 225 South Union Street, Alexandria 703-548-8389
Standard Parking220 North Union Street, Alexandria 703-549-3237
Thompson’s Alley Standard Parking 10 Thompson Alley, Alexandria 703-504-7427

Age Requirements

Children Ticket: 2-11 years old. Under 2 are free.


COVID safety procedures:
Face masks required for all crew members
Face masks required for all guests**
Hand sanitizer available to guests and crew
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Vessel and equipment sanitized between use
Daily mandatory health screening, including temperature checks for crew
**Guests are required to wear masks/face coverings when on board and as they are interacting with others who are not members of their household/party. Masks/face coverings are not required while seated. Masks/face coverings are not required on children under the age of two and anyone who cannot medically tolerate the mask/face covering.

Please note that is a roundtrip booking. The guest must arrive at the ticket booth 15 minutes prior to the departure time and exchange their voucher for a ticket. Should a guest miss or want another time it must be for the same day and they can only exchange it in person at the ticket booth/cart at least one hour prior to the originally scheduled tour. Space is limited and we do sell out and failure to make changes in advance or a missed cruise will result in a forfeture of the ticket- and no refunds will be allowed-no exceptions. Outside food and beverages (except water) are now allowed on the estate. You will leave Mount Vernon at 4:00pm and return to Alexandria City Marina at 5:30pm.