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!



35 minutes

National Harbor


Mount Vernon


50 minutes

Approximate Total Time
90 minutes one-way

Alexandria, National Harbor and Mount Vernon Water Taxi Map

Departure Locations

Alexandria City Marina   View on map
105 North Union Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
Located behind the Torpedo Factory Art Center

National Harbor   View on map
145 National Plaza, National Harbor, MD 20745



Tickets with admission to Mount Vernon
Round-trip: from $50 per adult, $39 per child
One-way: from $48 per adult, $37 per child

Additional Excursions

Photo Sightseeing Cruise

Enjoy a 45-minute excursion from Mount Vernon filled with picture-perfect photo ops along the Potomac, a breathtaking riverfront view of the Mount Vernon estate and fascinating historical narration.

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Bike & Boat Cruise

Bike from Alexandria along the Mount Vernon Trail to Mount Vernon Estate. After, enjoy a narrated cruise back to Alexandria. Includes bike rental, bike pick-up, admission to Mount Vernon & return cruise ticket.

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Important Information

I. The following items are strictly prohibited from Mount Vernon property:

  • Weapons/firearms, except qualified law enforcement.
  • Knives/blades longer than 3.5 inches.
  • Clubs, hammers, martial arts devices, and related items.
  • Flammable liquids and gases greater than 0.5 oz.
  • Fireworks, ammunitions, explosive devices, and related materials.
  • Paint and related marking materials; spray cans and other aerosols.
  • Other items deemed dangerous, suspicious, or inappropriate by Mount  Vernon personnel.
  • Food & beverage (except water).  

II. All bags and containers larger than 16x16x8 inches are prohibited from entering the property. We strongly encourage guests not to bring large parcels; or, as appropriate, guests should secure them in their vehicle.

III. All bags and containers are subject to inspection by Mount Vernon representatives upon arrival. Guests who refuse inspection of parcels will be restricted from entering the property.

For more information, please visit www.mountvernon.org

Schedules Starting April 4th

Departing AlexandriaDeparting National HarborArriving Mount Vernon
10:30 AM11:10 AM12:00 PM
Departing Mount VernonArriving National HarborArriving Alexandria
4:00 PM5:05 PM5:30 PM

The cruise will arrive to the Mount Vernon Estate at 12:00pm and depart from the Estate at 4:00pm. Reservations may be made online or at the ticket booth based on availability. Advance purchases are recommended. For more info, please call 877-511-2628.