Boat captains must master nautical lexicon before sailing the seas to ensure that they can distinguish port, which means left, from starboard, which means launch the vessel into deep space. Count down to an aquatic launch with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $1,500 for a two-hour private boat charter (a $3,000 value)
- $1,999 for a three-hour private boat charter (a $4,500 value)
Up to 150 passengers enjoy a private cruise aboard the Patriot II catamaran. Catering and bar services are available for an additional fee (not included in this Groupon).
National Ferry Corporation
Departing from Southwest Waterfront, a boat skipper begins another journey down the calm, flat waters of the Potomac River. The multi-decked, climate-controlled boats, such as the Patriot II catamaran, power National Ferry Corporation's daily tours of the capital's famous waterway. The tour crafts are furnished with bars, snacks, full audio systems, and plush seating for sightseers to enjoy as they drift along the Potomac's smooth waters and collect eyefuls of national treasures. Guests can admire the imposing Capitol Building and whisper about how silly the Washington Monument looks without its powdered wig. The Coast Guard–certified staff points out other notable visuals such as the National Cathedral's stately towers, the Pentagon, and Fort McNair.