Spirit of Mount Vernon cruise to George Washington's estate

Spirit of Mount Vernon Tours

Join us on select dates, March through October, for a truly American experience! Our Water Taxi provides the only round-trip Mount Vernon cruises direct from Washington, DC - and  includes admission to Mount Vernon with three hours to explore the estate and gardens.

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Your Ticket Includes

  • A three-hour round-trip cruise to the Mount Vernon estate
  • Your admission to Mount Vernon with three hours to explore the estate and gardens
  • Narrated riverfront tour as you pass both historic and modern landmarks, such as Alexandria, the Ronald Regan airport and Fort Washington
  • Mansion entrance is currently limited and available for purchase from Mount Vernon 


Cruising Schedule

  • SW Waterfront Boarding Time 8:45am | Departure 9:00am
  • Arrival at Mount Vernon 10:15am
  • Return Boarding 1:45pm | Departure 2:00pm
  • Arrival at SW Waterfront 3:30pm


Additional Information:

  • Parking is limited, but we're close to the Waterfront Metro station (Green Line). 
  • Our decks are climate-controlled to cruise year-round in all weather conditions.
  • Children are welcome and infants under three cruise free.
  • Need more info? Download our Group Events PDF>>



*Photo Cruise Tickets are only available on the boat at the Mount Vernon Wharf or at Mount Vernon's main gate. This cruise is only available seasonally. No reservations are necessary.

**Accessibility: Boat is ADA accessible. Guest would need to be able to walk onboard.