National River Tours

Experience the best of Washington, DC on a tour of the historic Potomac River aboard National River Tours’ George Washington. A family owned business, National River Tours was started in 2006. Groups will enjoy seeing the national monuments and famous landmarks such as the Pentagon and Lincoln Memorial, accompanied by live narration from the knowledgeable seasoned sailor and boatsman Captain Bill Ross. Groups can ask the captain questions and interact with him for a fully immersive experience. For a personal tour experience, contact National River Tours to rent a private charter! Tours are 45 minutes long and the boat's capacity is 42 passengers. The boat arrives at the dock at the bottom half of every hour between 11:30AM and 6:30PM and departs on the 45. For private charters, time schedules may be modified. Groups of 20 or more should arrive at least 30 minutes before departure time.
Contact Info
Address: 31st Street NW, Washington, DC 20007. Tel: 202-369-7077. Email:
Website: Hrs: Daily 
Apr.-Oct, 11:45AM-6:45PM. 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 45 minutes. Cost: Fee. 

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Boat Excursion Lesson Plan

Did you know a boat can be built out of concrete and it will still float? As long as the boat is lighter than the water it displaces, it will stay above water. Let students learn about how boats work, and explore hands-on activities students can do to “help” on the boat.... Continue