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Spirit of Washington Cruises

Gangplank Marina, 600 Water Street SW, Washington DC, DC 20024
+1 866-302-2469
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Come aboard Spirit of Washington for a unique mix of dining, entertainment and views. Cruising the Potomac River year-round, Spirit offers lunch, dinner, and holiday cruises like Father's Day, plus a variety of themed cruises.
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  • Very good23%
  • Average17%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible9%
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“lunch cruise” (19 reviews)
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Gangplank Marina, 600 Water Street SW, Washington DC, DC 20024
+1 866-302-2469
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked a Spirit Cruise on July 4th to take us from DC to Mount Vernon and back. We had a wonderful day! I booked both the cruise tickets and Mount Vernon tickets online through the Spirit of Washington Cruise site.... the website was very...More

Thank smjhvaughn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything was great. The food was delicious . The entertainment was perfect . The staff is friendly and caring . I went with a group of friends and we enjoyed . It was an excellent way to have another view of Washington . Unfortunately when...More

Thank noyakdr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I signed up for the Spirit of Washington lunch cruise as a planned activity during a navy reunion. Based on the brochure (photo at the top, inside the brochure), I expected to see highlights of Washington DC, including the monuments, while cruising...More

1  Thank JansAdventures
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The coordinators of our reunion arranged for this cruise on the Potomac as a fun group activity. While the cruise was fun, it's not entirely one thing or the other. It's not great for seeing the major sights, and it's not great for entertainment --...More

1  Thank TarHeel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Spirit of Washington is a dated vessel with mediocre buffet food cruising the Potomac. The Spirit is not high end although the tickets can be $100+/person. The 2 hour lunch cruise is too short and the dinner cruise is pricey. If you want time...More

Thank eugenialyn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I took two of our grandkids, ages 11 & 9, to Mt. Vernon aboard The Spirit of Mt. Vernon. A great, stress free way to do it. 1 1/2 hours on the boat each way. 3+ hours on the grounds. We couldn't...More

Thank Lee D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The ship is a great way to get to Mount Vernon and the cruise up the Potomac is relaxing. That being said, the food was terrible. You had to toast your own bagels with a toaster that only half of the toaster worked. The hammers...More

Thank Straveler1007
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I went on a cruise and the food was pretty good but the atmosphere was not what we were expecting as we were hoping for a romantic setting. Each level was loud and crowded. If you want a party cruise this would...More

Thank Brandon D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took the July 4th Fireworks Dinner cruise and could not be happier. Great views, delicious food and friendly staff. And no DC traffic after docking.

Thank Paul W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful boat with great views, from top or inside decks. The staff were friendly and knowledgeable; boat left on time each way; convenient waiting area departing Mt. Vernon. A wonderful way to visit historic Mt. Vernon.

1  Thank Catherine415
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Clara W
27 March 2017|
Response from LaDonna S | Reviewed this property |
We did the dinner, but the meal is included.
Tori M
1 February 2017|
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Response from iamabum4ever | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, it was a part of our pkg (one drink included with a souvenir glass). I can't really help with your situation since I don't know how much the upgrade is, length of cruise, etc.
vicki k
7 July 2016|
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Response from Eva C | Reviewed this property |
I went on the Thanksgiving Lunch Cruise and that was $44.95 per child, ages 3-12. Adults were more.