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  • Location:Washington D.C., District of Columbia
  • Duration:50 minutes (approx.)

Cherry Blossom Riverboat Cruise on the Potomac

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Delight in a 50-minute cherry blossom cruise in Washington DC during the National Cherry Blossom Festival. Hear onboard narration about postcard-perfect DC sights surrounded by a delicate spray of pink and white cherry blossoms. Cruise down the Potomac River and catch sight of the Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, Washington Monument and more. Select a weekday morning and afternoon departure from Georgetown’s Washington Harbour.


  • Cherry blossom boat cruise on Potomac
  • See top Washington DC attractions including the Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial and Arlington National Cemetery
  • Weekday morning and afternoon departures
  • Witness the annual spectacle of the cherry blossoms in full bloom in Washington DC

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What You Can Expect

Cherry Blossom Riverboat Cruise on the Potomac

Cherry Blossom Riverboat Cruise on the Potomac

Make your way to Washington Harbour in Georgetown and board your cherry blossom boat — the Miss Mallory or Matthew Hayes — for a morning or afternoon cherry blossom cruise. Throughout the 50-minute sightseeing tour, you’ll pass by Washington DC monuments along the Potomac River, shrouded in a delicate garment of pink and white flowers. 

Cast your gaze and your camera lens on the magnificent blossoms of the Tidal Basin during this annual spectacle, celebrated at DC’s National Cherry Blossom Festival each spring. Learn about the cherry trees, a gift from Tokyo, from the recorded narration on board the riverboat.

Hear about Washington DC history and sights you pass, such as the Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, Washington Monument and the dome of the US Capitol, as well as the Embassy of Sweden, Arlington Memorial Bridge and Arlington National Cemetery.

Take a seat in the climate-controlled lower deck or venture to the open-top upper deck if the weather cooperates. Beverages are available on board (own expense) before the cruise concludes.

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Had a wonderful experience tour guides were very informative and extremely helpful. I would highly recommend this tour.

tgapper United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

The tour was great. The perspective of DC from the Potomac was extremely captivating. Snapped a lot of pictures which from the water added a different perspective of the great monuments I have seen so many times while traveling through DC by car. Great trip!

Joe S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

Very relaxing tour. Always a great view from the water. Well done.

Esperanza M

4 star rating: Recommended April 2014

Nice short cruise. Crew was friendly.

elaine d USA

4 star rating: Recommended April 2014

The cruise on the Potomac was fun. The riverboat did not get close to the cherry blossums, but our camera was able to zoom in.


3 star rating: Worth doing April 2015

Nice tour with great view of the sites along the river. Not thrilling, but definitely worth doing.

Earl G

3 star rating: Worth doing April 2014

Only five trees in one spot had bloomed. They bloomed after we left. Bad timing. Otherwise the cruise would have been great. The riverboat took us even though the date on the ticket was wrong.

George J

1 star rating: I do not recommend this April 2014

We were the only two people on the boat as there was no Cherry Blossoms yet!

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