Cherry Blossom Private Boat Potomac River

Cherry Blossom Cruises

Set your sights on DC’s most iconic landmarks.

Ship Overview

The Cherry Blossom is an authentic re-creation of a 19th century Victorian riverboat, and one of only six split sternwheelers in the country. Ornate iron rail, lush interior spaces, and genuine brass and mahogany accents give the Cherry Blossom an historic atmosphere with antique charm and sophistication.

Up to 350 guests
Catering available
Onboard sound system
Stunning waterfront views
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Cherry Blossom Potomac River Boat

Cherry Blossom Cruises

Starting from: $34.00

Washington’s iconic landmarks and delicate cherry blossoms are yours to discover on an entertaining, engaging sightseeing cruise along the Potomac River.

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Group Events on the River

For groups of all sizes, the Cherry Blossom Riverboat adds a unique backdrop and historical charm to any occasion. Just picture your next event aboard our classic American riverboat! With expert planners, flexible event packages and monumental views, let us bring it all together on the water.

Departs multiple locations
Stunning skyline views
Onboard sound system
Catering available
Up to 350 guests
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Important Information

Get everyone together on the water. Party of 20 or more? Please get in touch.
Express yourself! Most guests choose comfortable, casually stylish attire.
Our ships are equipped to cruise 365 days a year in all weather conditions.
We're docked at multiple locations in the DC Metro area.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I purchase tickets online? +

For parties of 19 guests or less, tickets are available for online purchase. We ask that groups of 20 or more contact us so one of our event coordinators can assist with your event.

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.

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.

What do I need to bring in order to pick up my tickets? +

We ask that guests have photo identification and their cruise order number handy to pick up the tickets. Our ticket booths open one hour prior to cruise boarding time and are conveniently located near our ship's docking location.

What happens in inclement weather? +

Our cruises take place rain or shine. However, in the rare event that the Coast Guard prohibits cruises due to inclement weather, our staff will contact you directly to make other arrangements.

What is your cancellation policy? +

- Cruise tickets are non-refundable, however, we do allow guests of parties 19 or fewer to reschedule their cruise at no extra charge, provided at least seven days advance notice is given.
-A rebooking fee will be incurred by guests who are unable to provide the minimum of seven days notice. For Lunch and Moonlight Cruises, rebooking fees are $15 per person. For Dinner Cruises, rebooking fees are $25 per person. The cruise will hold the balance of your payment on your account to be applied towards a future cruise booked within the next year.
- All Holiday & Special Event Cruises are non-refundable and non-transferable.
- Should your group be larger than 20 guests, we ask you to refer to your Terms of Contract for specific cancellation policy details.


We attended a wedding on the Cherry Blossom paddle wheel river boat. It was a very nice ceremony with the Washington monument and Capital building in the background. It was a very nice cruise and a nice wedding venue.

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