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3 of the Best Washington DC Dinner Cruises

by Cedric Pentonville  |  Published January 28, 2021

One of Washington DC’s most overlooked features is its waterways. At the confluence of the Potomac and Anacostia rivers, the ribbon of water widens considerably as it heads towards the Atlantic, with the former river easily visible from behind the Lincoln Memorial. And all that walking along the National Mall can be hungry, thirsty work. Luckily there’s a type of tour in Washington that can solve that problem while allowing you to continue sightseeing. If you head roughly a mile south of the National Mall, you’ll reach the Wharf Marina from which beautiful ships set out onto the river to offer a fresh perspective on DC.

Special dinner cruises are one of the most popular forms of river tours to take in Washington DC. There are a few to choose from, all of which offer competitive prices and delicious buffets. Vegetarians and vegans may not have the best choice however on these tours due to the buffet style of the spread, although for the sweet tooth out there, that matters little as the dessert buffet is where the action is at. Here are our favorite three dinner cruises to take in Washington DC, after looking into a number of different considerations like the food quality, safety on board, duration and value for money.