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It's Your Yacht

With sensational waterfront views, customizable packages, and private settings, discover DC's most distinctive event venues.
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Why Choose a Cruise

Enjoy incredible waterfront views from the Potomac River.
Work with a dedicated planner to choose an all-inclusive package, or design your own.
Go big. We can accommodate groups of up to 145 guests.
Onboard sound system, full-service bars, outdoor lounges and more.
Chef-driven, freshly prepared cuisine with optional enhancements available.
We'll help you pick the right vessel for your party size, event vibe and budget.

DC Private Yacht Charters

Host a truly elevated event on the water in a unique setting designed to impress. Create a completely customized experience that's exactly what you envisioned with our refined options. Offering departures from both National Harbor and Southwest DC, planning with Hornblower in Washington is an effortless process.
 

Private space for groups of 66 - 145
Customizable menus, beverage packages and more
Sensational waterfront views from the Potomac River
Flexible boarding and cruising times
More Private Experiences

Guests can charter any of our vessels, or rent out a completely private deck on a Spirit or Odyssey cruise.

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Our Yachts

Select a venue below

An Intimate Experience on the Water

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

An Intimate Experience on the Water

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

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All About Capital Elite

All About Capital Elite

Find directions and parking information, plus virtual tours, deck plans, and more photos.

Ship Details

Yacht Rental Pricing

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From Southwest Washington DC

$2,700.00 (first two hours)

$800 (each additional hour)

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National Harbor

From National Harbor

$2,800.00 (first two hours)

$800.00 (each additional hour)

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Charter Price Includes

  • Include vessel captain, crew, fuel & insurance
  • Light background music provided during your cruise
  • Alternative entertainment available for an additional fee
Capital Elite Menus

Capital/ National Elite Menu

(Pre-Select 1)
All Salads Accompanied By Fresh Breads And Butter

Caesar Salad
Romaine Hearts | Herb-Garlic Croutons | Caesar Dressing | Parmesan Cheese

Spinach Salad
Baby Spinach | Bacon | Sliced Almonds | Radish | Roasted Mushrooms | Raspberry Vinaigrette

Garden Salad
Mesclun Mix | Sun-Dried Tomatoes | Cucumbers | Red Onion | Aged Balsamic Vinaigrette

(Pre-Select 2)
Half Portion Entrées To Be Served As A Duet

Petite Filet Mignon
Red Wine Demi-Glace | Broccolini | Sweet And Sour Shallots

Herb Roasted Chicken Breast
Lemon Butter Sauce | Thyme | Rosemary

Crab Stuffed Jumbo Shrimp
Cajun Cream Sauce

Roasted Salmon Fillet
Lemon | Dill Cream Sauce

Oriecchiette Pasta
Jumbo Lump Crab Cake | Sun-dried Tomatoes | Garlic | Baby Spinach | Grilled Corn & Scallion | Lemon-Infused EVOO

(Pre-Select 1)

Seasonal Roasted Vegetables

Mediterranean Baked Rice

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Cheese Tortellini

Herb Roasted Fingerling Potatoes

(Pre-Select 1)

Red Velvet Cake

Ricotta Cheesecake

Chocolate Truffle Torte

Cruise Route

Pier 4, 580 Water St. SW

Address

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

Elevate Your Event Experience

Elegantly appointed with versatile spaces, National Elite features three decks—the Cocktail Lounge, Main Dining Salon, and Skydeck—to entertain and impress your guests.

Elevate Your Event Experience

Elegantly appointed with versatile spaces, National Elite features three decks—the Cocktail Lounge, Main Dining Salon, and Skydeck—to entertain and impress your guests.

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All About National Elite

All About National Elite

Find directions and parking information, plus virtual tours, deck plans, and more photos.

Ship Details

Yacht Rental Pricing

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Washington DC Spirit of Washington Venue Interior

From Southwest Washington DC

$4,800.00 (first two hours)

$1,000.00 (each additional hour)

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National Harbor

From National Harbor

$4,300.00 (first two hours)

$1,000.00 (each additional hour)

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Charter Price Includes

  • Include vessel captain, crew, fuel & insurance 
  • Light background music provided during your cruise 
  • Alternative entertainment available for an additional fee
National Elite Menus

Capital/ National Elite Menu

(Pre-Select 1)
All Salads Accompanied By Fresh Breads And Butter

Caesar Salad
Romaine Hearts | Herb-Garlic Croutons | Caesar Dressing | Parmesan Cheese

Spinach Salad
Baby Spinach | Bacon | Sliced Almonds | Radish | Roasted Mushrooms | Raspberry Vinaigrette

Garden Salad
Mesclun Mix | Sun-Dried Tomatoes | Cucumbers | Red Onion | Aged Balsamic Vinaigrette

(Pre-Select 2)
Half Portion Entrées To Be Served As A Duet

Petite Filet Mignon
Red Wine Demi-Glace | Broccolini | Sweet And Sour Shallots

Herb Roasted Chicken Breast
Lemon Butter Sauce | Thyme | Rosemary

Crab Stuffed Jumbo Shrimp
Cajun Cream Sauce

Roasted Salmon Fillet
Lemon | Dill Cream Sauce

Oriecchiette Pasta
Jumbo Lump Crab Cake | Sun-dried Tomatoes | Garlic | Baby Spinach | Grilled Corn & Scallion | Lemon-Infused EVOO

(Pre-Select 1)

Seasonal Roasted Vegetables

Mediterranean Baked Rice

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Cheese Tortellini

Herb Roasted Fingerling Potatoes

(Pre-Select 1)

Red Velvet Cake

Ricotta Cheesecake

Chocolate Truffle Torte

Cruise Route

Pier 4, 580 Water St. SW

Address

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

New to Event Planning?

Our in-house event planners are happy to work with you to choose the right vessel, food, and entertainment, and plan your event every step of the way. 

Learn How It Works

Other Private Experiences

Guests can charter any of our vessels, or rent out a completely private deck on a Spirit or Odyssey cruise.
 

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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.

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Review

I had been wanting to do the cruise for 9 years. Finally, this year I was able to do it for my birthday. I loved it! I can't wait to do it again.

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Greensboro, NC
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