View the cherry blossom trees by Water! Experience our nation’s greatest springtime celebration from a new perspective. From narrated sightseeing tours, water taxi services to festival events, to gourmet dining cruises from our sister ships, each of our featured cruises offers stunning views of the cherry blossom trees, so select the best experience for you!

Sightseeing Cruises

Wharf Sightseeing Cruise

  • Departs from The Wharf, DC’s newest waterfront destination
  • 60-minute narrated sightseeing tour with stunning views of Washington’s Monuments, historic landmarks, and cherry blossom trees
  • Offered March 20 – 22, during PEAK BLOOM
  • Prices from $21*

Washington Monuments Cruise

  • Departs from Georgetown and Alexandria
  • 45-minute narrated tour each way between Georgetown and Alexandria
  • Stunning views of Washington’s Monuments, historic landmarks, and cherry blossom trees
  • Saturdays & Sundays only, March 20 – April 26
  • Prices from $32 round-trip, $18 one-way*

Water Taxis

Water Taxi

  • Departs from The WharfAlexandriaGeorgetown and National Harbor
  • Approximately 25-minute water taxi ride between each location
  • Experience our water taxi service with stunning views of the cherry blossoms trees
  • Offered daily
  • Prices from $21 round-trip, $13 one-way*

Dining Cruises

Washington DC Dining Cruises

  • 2-3 hour lunch and dinner cruises on the Potomac River
  • Spirit Cruises by Hornblower offers a social atmosphere with buffet style meals, DJ entertainment and interactive games, starting from $54.90*
  • Odyssey Cruises by Hornblower offers a luxurious atmosphere with plated meals, live music entertainment and panoramic views, starting from $67.90*
Please note: Official 2020 dates for National Cherry Blossom Festival events are March 20th through April 12th. Exactly when the cherry blossom buds will open is not easy to predict, as an accurate forecast of peak bloom is nearly impossible to provide much more than 10 days prior. The blooming period starts several days before typical peak and can last as long as 14 days, if not shortened by frost, high temperatures, wind or heavy rain. Learn more about the schedule of events and peak bloom season at
*Prices do not include taxes or fees and are subject to change.