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Capital Elite

Prepare for an unforgettable experience on the Potomac River.

Ship Overview

The refined Capital Elite is ideal for smaller celebrations on the Potomac. With an elegant enclosed dining salon and cocktail lounge, you won’t find a venue like this on land.

Up to 80 Guests
Gourmet plated and buffet dining
Customized entertainment
Stunning waterfront views
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Let our in-house experts help you every step of the way to create a unique event tailored to you and your group.


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Capital Elite Cruises

Nothing on land compares to the exclusive experience of a cruise on Capital Elite. Customize your menu, music, boarding time and decor, and add enhancements to create a unique event your guests will remember long after we dock.

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Group Events on the Water

It's your yacht. Let our professional event planners create a custom event just for your group aboard Capital Elite. With two fully enclosed, climate-controlled decks and panoramic views of Washington’s iconic landmarks, Capital Elite is perfect for your event of up to 80 guests.

Departs multiple locations
Washington waterfront views
Onboard sound system
Gourmet plated and buffet dining
Up to 80 guests

Virtual Tour & Floor Plans

Take a 360-degree tour of Capital Elite and view detailed floor plans to help you plan your next event, celebration, or big night out.

View Deck Floor Plans

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Important Information

Get everyone together on the water. Party of 20 or more? Please get in touch.
This is your chance to get glam. Cocktail or dressy-casual attire is encouraged.
Our ships are equipped to cruise 365 days a year in all weather conditions.
We're docked at Gangplank Marina in DC and National Harbor, MD.

Spirit Cruise Route

Pier 4, 580 Water St. SW


Pier 4 | 580 Water St SW, Washington, DC 20024, USA

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make changes to my reservation? +

For changes to your order, you must contact our customer service center at (866) 302-2469.

How do you accommodate for food allergies? +

Our vessels do not permit any outside food, however, for specific dietary requests, please call us to ensure we are able to accommodate your concerns.

While we do our best by trying to offer gluten and allergy free products as well as gluten sensitive menu items, we openly handle several allergens throughout our galleys. While we take precautions to keep ingredients separate, we cannot guarantee a gluten free environment. We do not have separate prep surfaces, cook tops or equipment. Our chefs prepare and cook in common areas with shared equipment, therefore the items may come in contact with other food products.

How does the charter process work? +

Great question! Check out our "New to Event Planning" page for full details. If you still have questions, don't hesitate to give us a call.

Is my boat wheelchair accessible? +

The majority of our fleet decks and restrooms are able to accommodate most standard-sized wheelchairs. We ask that for specific accessibility concerns you please call the local Hornblower number and ensure that you are seated on an accessible deck.

Will I have cell service onboard? +

Most cellular services are available on the water as we do not cruise beyond one mile off shore.


What a great way to see the monuments from a different angle. Relaxing and fun. No hassles and very organized. I would do it again.

Cathi G.
Carlisle, PA
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