Come aboard with or without a four legged friend for a howling experience around Alexandria ’s seaport.
|Human Fare Information|
|Adult/Senior (60+)||Children (ages 2-11)|
Pet Fashion Canine Cruise - August 8th, 2013
Photo Credit – Rod Lamkey Photography
Saturday, October 26th 10:00AM, 11:00AM, Bark or Treat Halloween Canine Cruise
Come out with your costumed canine and cruise to some Halloween tunes along the Potomac! We will have Halloween treats on board along with a photographer to capture how humiliated your pup feels in that ridiculous pumpkin costume on film!
Dogs ride FREE. Advance ticket purchases are strongly recommended. Dogs must be on a 6ft flat leash at all times.
Length of Cruise: 40-minute cruise around the Alexandria Seaport.
Departure Location: Alexandria, Virginia Dock
The Canines Behind Our Canine Cruises
Hot diggity dog...the 2013 Canine Cruises are about to begin! And for the first time, we’ve passed the reigns over to the dogs of Potomac Riverboat Company to do all of the planning! They have been working hard all winter long to bring some fun and exciting changes to you and we’re all excited to kick the season off. But, before they do so, they practically insisted that you get to know them since they do, after all, run the show around here.
|Meet the Team|
Hopje, which is Dutch for chocolate, is an 11 year old Chocolate Lab and daughter of our PRC founder, Willem. Hopje is the Queen of Potomac Riverboat and is a gentle and kind little lady. She is much wiser than Rio and Norm as she is older and some days we think she must think she is the only sane “person” around here! While Hopje is a part of the welcoming committee as well, she prefers to take a more laid back approach and observe the goings on from behind our big plant in the front of the office. Like Rio, she too enjoys curling up to “fit” in Norm’s little bed on occasion. This year, with Norm’s arrival, Hopje has decided to let the “boys be boys” and handle all of the Canine Cruise planning as she has taken the role as a silent President. She is confident that the boys will have a great 2013 season and is looking forward to her first year of Canine Cruise retirement.
Rio is a 1 year old German Shepherd and the son of our VP, Charlotte. Rio is insanely sweet and will do pretty much anything for a belly rub. He was born into the PRC team and has proved himself to be a natural leader. Because of his leadership abilities, he is our Canine Cruise Director as well as an active member with Norm on the welcoming committee. Although he is a larger dog, he seems to be put off by his own big, comfy bed and instead enjoys curling himself into a tiny ball to barely “fit” into his pal Norm’s bed, thus leaving Norm out in the cold. In Rio’s spare time, he enjoys fox hunting, herding Norm, and showing off his favorite bee toys to anyone willing to pay attention. He is also excited for his 2nd year as Canine Cruise Director and is hoping to see sparks fly with a new lady this season.
Norman James Powell
Norman (“Norm”) is a 5 ½ year old Puggle and son of our Special Events Coordinator, Danielle. Norm is a legend in his own mind and is really quite bossy at times, but is also one of the sweetest guys on the block. Since joining the PRC team in November, he has quickly adapted and become a vocal member of the welcoming committee to anyone who walks by the office or comes through the door. In his spare time at work, he creepily stalks his mom, rummages through unsuspecting co-workers belongings for treats, soaks in his Vitamin D in the front windows of the office, and stays fit by running laps around the office with his German Shepherd pal, Rio. He is extremely excited for his first year as a Canine Cruise Associate and is looking forward to meeting some new friends this year!