$27 for a Cruise to Mount Vernon ($44.95 Value)
During this narrated voyage down the Potomac, guests mingle on three climate-controlled decks and outdoor patios or feast on items purchased from the on-board snack bar. The cruise includes admission to tour Mount Vernon (comfortable shoes are suggested). Cruises depart at 8:30 a.m. and return at 3 p.m., stopping at Mount Vernon from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Typical days of operation are Tuesday–Sunday.
Spirit of Mount Vernon
The Spirit of Mount Vernon and sister ship Spirit of Washington—modern, multilevel cruise ships with climate-controlled decks—host narrated tours that pass towering monuments or wend down the river to George Washington's historic home. The Odyssey, an elegant barge outfitted with glass-enclosed decks, can be used for lavish dinners and other events. Meanwhile, captains helm the private yacht Capital Elite for small-group dining and boating excursions or games of hide-and-seek with larger boats.