Washington DC cruises directions and parking information

Spirit Directions & Parking

Spirit of Washington and Spirit of Mount Vernon both depart from Gangplank Marina off Water Street.

Pier 4 • 580 Water Street SW • Washington, DC 20024

National Harbor163 Waterfront StreetNational Harbor, MD 20745


Street Parking

Parking garage at Safeway - 0.3 mi
Parking garage at L'enfant Plaza - 0.7 mi
Parking garage at The Wharf - 0.4 mi


A number of nearby lots and meters offer additional convenient parking within walking distance. Paid underground parking is also available at the Wharf.

Spot Hero Parking

We recommend booking convenient and affordable parking in advance through SpotHero, the nation’s leading parking reservation app.
To reserve your parking spot, visit the following pages and book a spot with rates up to 50% off drive-up:

Spirit of Washington at Southwest Waterfront SpotHero Parking Page
Spirit of Washington at National Harbor SpotHero Parking Page

New to SpotHero? Download the SpotHero iPhone | Android app and enter code DCSPIRIT for 5% off your first spot on the app!

Water Taxi Transportation

The Wharf Water Taxi

Skip the traffic and the hassle of parking, take Potomac Riverboat Company's water taxi service from Georgetown, Alexandria and National Harbor directly to the Wharf for your Spirit cruise. To learn more and purchase tickets, please visit www.potomacriverboatco.com.

Public Transportation

From the Metro

Exit the Waterfront SEU Station (Green Line). Turn Right on M Street, which turns into Maine Avenue. Continue past 6th Street and make your next left into the Gangplank Marina (directly across from Arena Stage).

The Wharf Construction

The Wharf is getting a fresh look! 

Exciting changes are coming to Washington DC’s Southwest Waterfront as The Wharf gets a modern, refreshed look. Spirit will continue to cruise during construction, and you can find updated driving and parking information on their site as it becomes available. Paid underground parking is available at The Wharf and open to our Spirit guests. Visit www.thewharfdc.com to learn more about this exciting renovation and the latest parking information.