Sightseeing Cruises

There’s a different perspective at play when you’re out on the water. You’re no longer just looking at the scenery; you’ve become part of the story. And when that story is the saga of this great country, there’s simply no better way to experience it than with a sightseeing cruise. National Harbor is proud to be the point of departure for some of the area’s most informative and enjoyable embarkations—a truly unique way to experience the majestic monuments, architectural landmarks and historical structures that make up our nation’s capital.

Washington Monument Cruise


Behold the splendor of America’s monuments and the city of Washington aboard the Matthew Hayes for a narrated cruise on the Potomac River. Take in Washington’s majestic monuments, landmarks, buildings, and bridges – the Lincoln Memorial, the Jefferson Memorial, the Washington Monument, and the John F. Kennedy Center, just to VIEW MORE INFO

Mount Vernon Cruise


Experience the stately elegance of George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate & Gardens aboard the Miss Christin. See the historic military Fort Washington on the Maryland side of the river, commanding an expansive view of the area. After Riverview Park, a favorite sunset spot, begin a breathtaking approach to the Mount VIEW MORE INFO

Odyssey Cruise


Set sail on the glass-enclosed Odyssey for a two- to four hour escape on the water. Enjoy panoramic views, live entertainment, and dancing while dining on creative appetizers, entrees, and desserts prepared onboard daily by our Executive Chef. Perfect for special occasions, company outings, weddings, and more! The Odyssey sails VIEW MORE INFO

Spirit of Washington Cruises


Come aboard the Spirit of Washington for a festive cruise on the Potomac River. You’ll enjoy bountiful buffets, dancing, DJ entertainment, and beautiful views of the historic waterfront. Whether you’re sailing in a party of two or 600 you’ll find the Spirit of Washington is the perfect setting for any VIEW MORE INFO