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

Cherry Blossom and Monuments Cruise in Washington DC

Witness the wondrous spectacle of Washington DC's famous cherry blossom trees in full bloom on this weekend cruise on the Potomac River. See top DC attractions including the Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial and Washington Monument as you listen to historical facts and anecdotes about the city on your 50-minute narrated cruise. Capture amazing photos of the delicate pink cherry blossoms framing some of DC's best-known landmarks. With multiple departure times, it's easy to fit this scenic cruise into your springtime visit to America's capital city.


  • Admire gorgeous cherry blossom trees near the Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson Memorial and Washington Monument
  • Learn about Washington DC's history and sights on this narrated cruise
  • Multiple weekend departure times
  • Beverages available for purchase on board

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Take a break from walking around DC and get some of the best views of the National Cherry Blossom Festival from this scenic cruise. Keep your camera ready!

What You Can Expect

Cherry Blossom and Monuments Cruise in Washington DC

Cherry Blossom and Monuments Cruise in Washington DC

Board your comfortable, heated boat in the Georgetown area of Washington DC to begin your cherry blossom cruise. For just two weeks a year, Washington DC's delightful cherry blossom trees — a gift from the city of Tokyo — drape the city in lovely shades of pink and white. This magical time affords some of the most spectacular photo ops of the nation's capital.

Set off along the Potomac River for a closer look at these flowering trees in all their majesty. Feel free to roam about your double-decker boat, which has both lower-level indoor seating areas with panoramic windows and an open-top upper deck. Relax as you admire cherry blossoms reflected in the river, fluttering in the breeze and framing famous monuments and memorials. Beverages are available for purchase.

Listen to live commentary about the history of Washington DC and the National Cherry Blossom Festival and the many landmarks along your route including the Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, Washington Monument and John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

Your enchanting 50-minute morning or afternoon cherry blossom cruise concludes where it began in the Georgetown area of Washington DC.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Enjoyed the scenic tour. It was cold and windy when we went but lucky the boat has a heated closed in section so we were very comfortable. The captain was witty and even had cherry blossom lemonade on board.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

We missed the cherry blossoms by a week but the boat ride was beautiful! It was a nice break from the wind. The captain was very informative and we enjoyed his narration and comments. I would do it again.



5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

This family- friendly cruise was really comfortable on the outdoor upper deck, which has a wrap-around bench and tables and chairs. The captain didn't just narrate the usual historical facts on the monuments (I was interested to learn about Georgetown's industrial past), but shared knowledge about the geology and river ecology of the area. When the boat turned around for the return past the cherry blossoms (in full bloom!) the commentary ended and they played music, which some kids danced to. There was cherry lemonade for sale at the bar and festival pencils were passed out to kids -- a nice touch. We arrived early to catch the morning cruise and were relieved when we saw the huge line waiting for the next one!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

We had a fantastic time ---friendly crew, excellent narration ----very comfortable!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

Great tour! Family of 4 took a nighttime monument/memorial tour. Tour guide was knowledgeable and cheerful. What a great way to see the sites without having to pull out a map. We followed the guide and she gave us information about each monument and time to see it on our own. Thoroughly enjoyed the tour! Thank you.

4 star rating: Recommended April 2015

Very nice trip down the river. Cherry blossoms were in bloom. Enjoyable.

4 star rating: Recommended April 2015

We had done the monument cruise before and enjoyed it very much. There were 6 of us on this cruise and the sole purpose was to view the cherry blossoms. Unfortunately they weren't out yet!! It is a great cruise, though and a wonderful way to see DC.

4 star rating: Recommended April 2014

It was nice trip. We enjoyed it..

4 star rating: Recommended April 2014

little disappointed in cherry blossoms and length of tour

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better November 2015

Better signs should be in place for finding your boat. Time is wasted looking all over the place and everyone asking each other.

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