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  ABOUT NATIONAL HARBOR
What is National Harbor?

Where is National Harbor located?
How do I get there by water?
How do I get there by car?
What amenities and services are available?
What activities are offered?
What on-site transportation options are offered?
How can I get to and from Washington, D.C.?
How can I get to other nearby attractions?
ABOUT THE MARINA
What are the slips like?

What is the water depth?
Do you allow small boats to dock?
How do I reserve a slip?
Is it possible to dock for a couple of hours and go to lunch or dinner?
What about shower, restroom and laundry facilities?
Can I get my boat serviced while at the marina?
What if I need provisions?
 
 
 
   
 
 
 

WHAT IS NATIONAL HARBOR?
National Harbor is a unique, ever expanding complex, offering something interesting and different for everyone in your family.  Featuring numerous shopping, dining and entertainment venues, National Harbor brings the finest establishments, entertainment and residential options to the Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. area from land or water.  Our beautiful marina, nestled right in the heart of the complex in our own private cove, connects the boating community to all that National Harbor offers. Visit Website

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WHERE IS NATIONAL HARBOR LOCATED?
National Harbor is conveniently located on Maryland’s Potomac shoreline, moments off the Capital Beltway, just south of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge, and has local and convenient access to many attractions, towns and points of interest in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. View Area Map

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HOW DO I GET THERE BY WATER?
Our facility is just 4 miles south of the entrance to Washington Channel, less than 2 miles east of Alexandria, and 90 miles from the mouth of the Potomac River and the Chesapeake Bay. Our entrance channel begins between red buoys #88 and #90. The chart coordinates for the first daymarker, Red #2 are 38°46.586’N, 77°1.884’W. View Interactive Navigation Charts

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HOW DO I GET THERE BY CAR?
From the local lanes of the Capital Beltway take exit 2A, labeled National Harbor. From there, you follow the signs into National Harbor. View Area Map

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WHAT AMENITIES AND SERVICES ARE AVAILABLE?

Dining: There are over 20 different restaurants and eateries, all within a block or two of the Marina.  The fare ranges from sandwiches, wraps, and burgers, to fresh fish, high-end Mexican and Asian cuisine, and world-class steaks.  For after dinner or an afternoon treat there are options for candies, ice cream, gelato, and freshly baked cupcakes. View Restaurants

Shopping: Along the streets of National Harbor you’ll find plenty of shopping.  You can find staples like men & women’s clothing or you can find something a little more exotic like original art or handmade jewelry.  You can also find a few luxuries at places like Swarovski Crystal or Godiva Chocolates.  The shopping is even better on Saturdays, when the American Market provides access to a wide variety of local artisans and farm produce.. View Shops

Entertainment: Experience the nightlife at Nightclubs on Fleet Street, watch an outdoor movie in our plaza, or enjoy one of our free outdoor concerts.  National Harbor also regularly hosts festivals, exhibitions and large-scale concerts with past artists such as Country music’s Jason Aldean, Jazz’s Marcus Johnson, and Rock’s 3 Doors Down.  Traveling shows like Cirque de Soliel and High School Musical often come to National Harbor.  Also, National Harbor has hosted major festivals and events such as the Yacht Show, Food & Wine Festival, Oktoberfest, and the Cruisin’ on the River Classic Car Show. Plan your trip around whichever upcoming events excite you. View Event Calendar

Accommodations: There are six hotels located at National Harbor.  They are the Aloft Hotel, part of the W family of hotels, the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, the Hampton Inn and Suites, the Residence Inn by Marriott, the Westin National Harbor, and the Wyndham Vacation Resort (opening February 2010). View Hotels

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WHAT ACTIVITIES ARE OFFERED?
You can also pamper yourself with a spa day at the Relâche Spa.  If you would rather be active, you can rent bikes, kayaks, sailboats, or segways.  Also, as you make your way around, be sure to enjoy the extensive public art displayed throughout National Harbor.  Have you seen the renowned sculpture, The Awakening, on our beach?
Electric Boat Rentals | Kayak and Pedal Boats | Guided Bass Fishing Tours

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WHAT ON-SITE TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS ARE OFFERED?

Parking: There is ample public parking garages in National Harbor.  Annual or monthly slip renters will be provided one complimentary parking pass.

Rental Cars: There is a Hertz rental car office within the Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center.

Taxis: Given the six hotels located on site, there is no shortage of available taxi cabs.

Public Transportation: National Harbor is also connected to the Washington Metropolitan Area’s Metro System.  Buses can take you directly to the Branch Avenue Metro Station where you can transfer to another bus or board the subway.. View Metrobus Schedule

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HOW CAN I GET TO AND FROM WASHINGTON, D.C.?
OnBoard Tours operates a shuttle that runs every hour from 8:00am to 9:00pm seven days a week.  It stops at Union Station (H Street and 2nd Street, NE) and the Old Post Office Pavilion (1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW).  Both stops are near multiple attractions and the Metro Subway System. View OnBoard Tours Shuttle Schedule

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HOW CAN I GET TO OTHER NEARBY ATTRACTIONS?
In addition to the all the options at National Harbor, you can explore the shopping and dining of both Alexandria and Georgetown, via the Potomac Riverboat Company’s water taxi service.  You can also take a ride down to George Washington’s Estate, Mount Vernon.  Beginning in 2010, you’ll also be able to take that Water Taxi Service to the brand new Nationals’ Park. View Water Taxi Schedule

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WHAT ARE THE SLIPS LIKE?
All of the slips are located on floating docks and are either 48 or 60 feet long by 23 feet wide.  The marina also has alongside dockage as well.  All slips are equipped with at least 50 amp and/or 30 amp connections, cable television, wireless internet, and fresh water.  The marina’s fixed pier allows for vessels between 60 to 250 feet and is equipped with multiple single and three phase 100 amp and 50 amp connections.

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WHAT IS THE WATER DEPTH?
The entrance channel and marina have a depth of at least 9’ at mean low water.  The tidal range for this area is generally about three feet.

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DO YOU ALLOW SMALL BOATS TO DOCK?
Yes, all are welcome!  National Harbor Marina welcomes boats ranging from jet skis up to 250 foot yachts.  Contact the Dockmaster for docking locations specific to your vessel size.

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HOW DO I RESERVE A SLIP?
Just call the office at 301-749-1582 to make an overnight reservation or discuss a long term slip space.  The marina leases slips on a nightly, weekly, monthly and annual basis, as space allows.

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IS IT POSSIBLE TO DOCK FOR A COUPLE OF HOURS AND GO TO LUNCH OR DINNER?
Yes. You can dock for up to four hours.  Hourly slips are available on a first-come-first-serve basis.  For rates or a slip assignment, hail our dock staff on VHF Channel 16 or call 301-749-1582.

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WHAT ABOUT SHOWER, RESTROOM AND LAUNDRY FACILITIES?
The marina provides access to our private facilities which are meticulously maintained.

Within the same bath house there are four free washers and dryers.  These are also private and only made available to the marina’s slip holders and guests.  If you have something that needs a little more TLC, we can help arrange for pick-up and delivery of any dry cleaning.

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CAN I GET MY BOAT SERVICED WHILE AT THE MARINA?
The Marina itself does not provide any service work on site.  However, contractors with the appropriate insurance may work on your boat while it is docked at our facility.  We are a Maryland Clean Marina, so all work will have to be done in an environmentally sound manner.  Some maintenance, sanding, painting, grinding, may not be allowed.

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WHAT IF I NEED PROVISIONS?
Our preferred provisioner is the Potomac Gourmet Market. They will deliver directly to your boat and stock a wide variety of fine foods, fresh fruits, vegetables and wines.  West Marine is just across the river in Alexandria, and the marina can help arrange for delivery of any boat parts or supplies you may need.

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