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Capit'l River Cruises

When I had a guest from out of town, I decided to finally take this river cruise as another way to see the experience DC. We arrived when there wasn't a line and asked if there... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 October 2015
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Hollister, California

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Hudson
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45 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed the Sunset Sail. The views and narration were great. The boat was simple, but offered refreshments. You can sit inside or outside. Definitely get there 15 minutes before departure so you can pick your seat. Seemed more family oriented then the other are boats.

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Berwick, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

What a wonderful cruise it's 45 minutes of sights, scenery and picture ops. For those that are afraid of the water fear not. The boats are very stable, they run on a protected portion of the Potomac River. I'm a DC native I always take my visiting friends on this cruise. The boats are well maintained and safe. I would... More 

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

we took a visiting friend on the Capital River Cruise on the Potomac on August 3rd. .....................................It was .a beautiful day. We boarded the boat.at two it was a beautiful day for our cruise. We boarded a small boat at 2 PM and went to the stern where there were tables with chairs along the sides of the boat. The... More 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

We took the 3pm cruise. Very informative. Nice ride. Get discount tickets online prior to cruise. Very affordable that way. Lots of restaurants right along the river and not a far walk to Georgetown shopping.

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Newark, Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

Definitely purchase your tickets with groupon or travel zoo for a great deal on tickets. However, full price ticket holders and tour groups get priority boarding on the boat. The area is interesting so the wait isn't as bad. The tour is something different to do outside the norm of the regular walking tours. It's hardly about the monuments because... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016

This cruise is a GREAT way to get a quick overview of DC from the water in under 60 minutes. Our captain highlighted many historical sights including bridges and monuments to history of the District. Well worth the time and money.

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Annapolis
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

A delightful way to see some of the monuments in Washington and enjoy a boat cruise on the Potomac River. The Cherry Blossoms were in bloom and added to the enjoyment of the tour.

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Oslo, Norway
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2015

We had planned our evening to tie in with the final scheduled and advertised trip. Arrived before time and waited with a few others. A few minutes before departure the trip was cancelled. We were told that there were not enough people to make it worth their while.

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Hollister, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2015

When I had a guest from out of town, I decided to finally take this river cruise as another way to see the experience DC. We arrived when there wasn't a line and asked if there was somewhere we should line up. We were told "no" that there was no line. It seemed weird to me since I had heard... More 

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LITTLETON
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

This is a nothing fancy boat tour lasting about 45 minutes on the Potomac. It was nice to get out on the water and see the city from a different perspective. Yet the recorded narration was dated and lacked a bit of enthusiasm!

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