"Travel to Mt Vernon by boat!" Mount Vernon Tip by travelfrosch

Mount Vernon, Washington D.C.: 12 reviews and 24 photos

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Are you in Washington or Alexandria and want to visit Mount Vernon? Consider taking the boat! Spirit Cruises offers round-trip cruises, departing daily from Washington's Pier 4 (6th St and Water Street SW). Cruises depart daily (except Monday) from the end of March through early September, and Friday through Sunday from September through late October. The ship departs at 8:30, arriving at Mount Vernon at 10:00. The return voyage departs Mount Vernon at 1:30PM, arriving Washington Pier 4 at 3:00PM. UPDATE: The company no longer posts standard fares for this trip; fares vary by date. Check the website for exact prices.

From Alexandria, the Potomac River Boat Company offers service from April through Early September daily (except Monday). The boat sails every day except Monday, departing Alexandria harbor at 10:30 AM and returning to Alexandria at 5:30PM. Round-trip fares (including admission) are $40 and $20 for youths 6-11 years old. Fare for the boat trip only (for people who hold Mount Vernon annual passes) is $26. The company also offers one-way fares, shorter tours, and departures from other locations -- check the website for details.

othercontact: www.potomacriverboatco.com
Website: http://www.cruisetomountvernon.com/

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  • Updated Feb 5, 2011
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