Find The Best Boat Rentals & Yacht Charters in Washington, DC.

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Amazing boat rentals in Washington, DC

Washington, DC is a great place to rent a boat. The Potomac River is a wonderful place for exploring by boat, and you can see a new angle of Washington DC on a boat rental or charter. It's the fourth largest river in the country, and the waterfront offers a host of things to see and do. Boat tours and boating experiences are a top choice amongst visitors to DC, and it's easy to see why.

Motor yacht rentals in Washington DC start at $150/hour. Water taxis are a great way to get around the highlights of DC or to travel to the National Harbor. Cruise the Potomac or Anacostia Rivers, stop at waterfront restaurants or enjoy a historical tour from the water. A sunny day paired with beautiful scenery, historic buildings, and good company makes for the perfect day on the water. Whether you're celebrating a birthday, proposing to your soon-to-be significant other, or on a family vacation, Washington, DC is the perfect boat rental destination. Motor yacht charters in Washington DC can also be a fabulous way to celebrate a bachelor or bachelorette party, especially during the summer months. A captain and crew can help you plan the perfect boat day itinerary.

Jet ski rentals in Washington DC are a great way to cruise at a higher speed on the Potomac River. Jet skis in DC cost around $350/hour or you can get a discount on a full-day rental.

For active or sporty travelers visiting Washington DC, stand-up paddleboards and kayak rentals are a great choice. You can book a kayak tour with a guide in Washington DC if you're unfamiliar with the area, and paddlesports will guarantee you get some exercise during your adventures around the city.

What not to miss in Washington DC on the river

Some of the best sightseeing can be done on the Potomac River. Don't miss these hot spots on the waterfront:

  • Great Falls - a national park with great hiking and picnic spots
  • Georgetown - excellent for shopping and dining when in Washington DC
  • Alexandria - a must-stop for history buffs who want to step back in time
  • Mount Vernon - considered by most to be a "must-see" this beautiful mansion overlooks the Potomac and sits 14 miles south of the city.

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Washington DC Boat Rental FAQs

Can you boat on the Potomac River?

Boating is a great activity to enjoy on the Potomac River. You can rent motor yachts, sailboats, small powerboats, and jet skis on the Potomac River. Boat rental prices start at around $100/hour in DC on the Potomac.

How do I get to National Harbor from DC?

You can reach National Harbor from DC on a boat tour, water taxi, or boat rental. Cruise south on the Potomac River from DC to reach National Harbor. It takes about 40 minutes by boat.

Can you sail on the Potomac?

Sailing and sailboat charters are a wonderful way to enjoy the Potomac River. You can get a whole new look at Washington DC from the perspective of a sailboat, cruising down the river and seeing some of the highlights of the city. Sailing is a popular choice for visitors to Washington DC and there are sailing lessons and sailboat rentals available.

Which river is Washington DC on?

Washington DC is on the Potomac River and Anacostia River. The rivers wrap around the city and are the location for boating for residents and visitors of DC.

Can you boat on the Potomac River?

Yes, boating is a popular pastime enjoyed on the Potomac River. You can rent motor yachts, book boat tours, try jet skiing, or even rent a stand-up paddleboard on the Potomac River. It’s a great boating destination in Washington DC.

Where can you kayak in DC?

Kayak tours and kayak rentals in DC are available on the Potomac and Anacostia Rivers. They are great places to enjoy by kayak and it’s a unique activity to enjoy when traveling around Washington DC.

Can you go fishing in the Potomac River?

Fishing is allowed on the Potomac River, you must make sure you have the correct fishing license before making any catches. You can expect to catch fish like catfish, shad, cobia, and tarpon on the Potomac River. If you’re renting a boat and want to go fishing, inquire with the owner or captain about including fishing gear in the rental.

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GetMyBoat customer reviews for boat rentals in Washington.

  1. FG
    Carver Mariner Motor Yacht Charter/Rental in Washington DC

    Great fun experience!

  2. BC
    Dream it. Live it! Rent and Ride this 45' Sea Ray Sundancer Yacht in Washington, DC

    I rented RJ’s boat as a surprise for my birthday. Despite the rain, RJ, Alex and Lenny made sure my surprise was a success! I was able to come earlier than my scheduled time to setup decorations. Alex had the boat covered so we would not get wet. It was also my first time on a boat but Alex and Lenny reassured me that everything was going to be okay despite the light rain. The boat also has Bluetooth so you are able to blast (literally) your own music. It was such a great vibe and great experience. I would definitely recommend RJ’s boat!!!

  3. JB
    Dream it. Live it! Rent and Ride this 45' Sea Ray Sundancer Yacht in Washington, DC

    RJ was extremely communicative and accommodating from the get-go. Additionally, our the day of our scheduled booking saw quite a bit of rain and inclement weather - RJ immediately reached out to ensure we would be able to book a prime secondary date for the outing. The vessel was clean, staff were great, and overall experience was amazing! Highly recommend!

  4. MC
    Dream it. Live it! Rent and Ride this 45' Sea Ray Sundancer Yacht in Washington, DC

    Absolutely one of the most memorable experiences with my husband. As if the boat and beautiful views were not enough, RJ added an extra personal touch of hospitality and fun.....we could not have made a better choice and cannot wait to book with RJ again!

  5. KW
    Dream it. Live it! Rent and Ride this 45' Sea Ray Sundancer Yacht in Washington, DC

    What an amazing experience to see DC by boat. It was the perfect Sunday Summer activity. It was so relaxing to be on the water and go up and down the Potomac. The float mat made for a great time in the water on a hot summer day. The boat was beautiful and RJ was great and very responsive. He made sure we had a great experience, we will be back!

  6. LC
    Dream it. Live it! Rent and Ride this 45' Sea Ray Sundancer Yacht in Washington, DC

    5 star experience! There is nothing that would have enhanced our evening. RJ was very communicative, personable, understanding, and polite! He made sure we had everything we needed and let us enjoy our evening! We thoroughly enjoyed everything about our trip! We will definitely return and I 10/10 recommend booking with RJ!