Water Taxi

The Alexandria –National Harbor Water Taxi normally operates aboard the Lady Josephine and Commander Jacques.



Take the Water Taxi to the Inauguration and Parade - January 21st!

Purchase Your Tickets

Inaugural Water Taxi Service:

Departures from Alexandria City Marina
Hourly 7 am – 6 pm

Departures from Washington , DC (Gangplank Marina, 600 Water Street, SW , Washington)
Hourly 8 am – 7 pm

Rate is $30 per person roundtrip
Due to limited seating, reservations are required.
Roundtrip sales only.

You choose your departure times from Alexandria or returning from Washington in advance
Trip is approximately 45 minutes each way

Arrive in Washington , DC , and enjoy a nice, leisurely one mile walk up 7th Street to the Mall and the Inauguration swearing in and Parade festivities


$30 per person, roundtrip

Purchase Your Tickets

Inaugural Water Taxi


Special Inauguration Cruise Terms and Conditions - PLEASE READ CAREFULLY:

  • Your reservation confirmation and a photo ID, must be presented in order for tickets to be issued.
  • Note that you must allow sufficient time to pick up your tickets at the City marina as well as get through security. We recommend that you arrive one (1) hour prior to your sailing time to get your tickets and go through security.
  • Security for the inaugural event is unprecedented. That also applies to the waterways you will be traveling on with us. Getting on our boats will be very similar to getting onto an airplane at a major airport. You should expect similar screening before boarding. You may be asked to open bags and overcoats. Refusal to do so will deny you access to the vessel. At the security checkpoint prior to boarding you will be required to present your tickets for the vessel.
  • The security checkpoint will be outside in the weather – it is not covered, nor heated.
  • As a security precaution, the following items will be prohibited from all Inaugural event sites and locations: umbrellas (regardless of weather), firearms and ammunition (either real or simulated), explosives of any kind, including fireworks, knives, blades, or sharp objects of any length, mace, pepper spray, sticks or poles, pocketknives or multi-tools, packages, large bags, animals (other than service animals), alcoholic beverages, and any other items that may pose a threat to the security of the event as determined by, and at the discretion of, the security screeners.
  • We are only selling round trip tickets.
  • All ticket sales are final. There are no refunds. If you miss your designated boarding time, you will not be able to board at another time slot unless space is available, so pick your sailing times carefully.
  • The parade route opens at 7:00 am. The first boat should arrive in Washington at approximately 7:45 am.
  • The boat sailing times are firm. The boats will not wait for you, so be early.
  • Schedule Change Policy: Due to the limited number of available seats, departure changes will not be allowed unless space is available.
  • Only a select number of our vessels can accommodate wheel chairs, and these must be non-motorized. Please notify us at the time of purchase should you need wheelchair access.
  • No Coupons, Season or VIP Passes, or Discounts apply to Inauguration ticket sales.
  • All concessions sales, if any, are cash only.
  • Note: The vessel you take from Alexandria to Washington may not be the vessel that brings you back to Alexandria in the evening. Upon arrival at the Gangplank Marina for your return trip, our staff will direct you to the next boat loading for departure.

Please call our office at (703) 684-0580 for general information.

Thank you for choosing Potomac Riverboat Company.