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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

$2,600.00 (first two hours)

$700 (each additional hour)

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National Harbor

From National Harbor

$3,800.00 (first two hours)

$700.00 (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

Core Odyssey 2020 Dinner Plated

Our freshly prepared, three-course plated dinner menu is included in the base ticket price for all standard dinner cruises. Our chefs are happy to prepare vegetarian and vegan options, and we can also accommodate most dietary restrictions - just inform your server onboard. Menu items subject to change.

Choice of one

 

Caesar Salad
Buttermilk Caesar Dressing | Shaved Parmigiano-Reggiano Cheese | Herb Croutons | Italian Parsley

Lobster Bisque
Rock Shrimp | Brioche Croutons | Scallions

Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail
Bourbon Cocktail Sauce
Available for an additional price

Seafood Tower
Maine Lobster | Alaskan King Crab | Jumbo Shrimp | Bay Scallop Ceviche | Bourbon Cocktail Sauce | Parsley Aioli
Available for an additional price

2.5oz 1/2 Lobster Tail
Available for an additional price

Choice of one

Jumbo Forest Mushroom Ravioli
Spanish Red Lentils & Sage | Arugula | Shallots | Toasted Walnuts | Basil Pesto Oven

Roasted Frenched Chicken Breast with Rosemary & Thyme
Warm Yukon Gold Potato Salad with Scallions | Haricot Verts | Creamy Cremini Mushroom Sauce

Broiled Fresh Salmon Filet
Roasted Yukon Potatoes | Steamed Bok Choi | Micro Arugula & Pickled Sweet Ginger | Creamy Vegetable & Fresh Herb Sauce

Braised Beef Short Rib
Idaho Potato & Horseradish Mash | Baby Carrots | Pearl Onions & English Peas Cabernet Sauvignon Sauce

Pan-Seared Fresh Pacific Cod
Lemon Beurre Blanc Sauce | Baby Spinach & Potato Mash | Steamed Rock Shrimp 

8 oz USDA Choice Filet Mignon
Potato & Horseradish Mash | Steamed Romanesco | Cabernet Sauvignon Sauce
Available for an additional price

18 oz USDA Prime Striploin
Potatoes & Horseradish Mash | Steamed Romanesco | Café de Paris Butter
Available for an additional price

Two 5 oz Broiled Maine Lobster Tails 
Truffle Potatoes | Celery & Apple Slaw | Corn on the Cob | Drawn Butter
Available for an additional price

Choice of one

Eli's New York Style Cheesecake
Strawberry Compote

Triple Chocolate Mud Pie
Orange & Ginger Preserves | White Chocolate Covered Strawberry

Duo of Sorbet
Seasonal Sorbet | Fresh Cut Fruit

Freshly Cut Fruit & Fresh Strawberries
Madagascar Vanilla & Orange Custard | Fresh Mint  

Odyssey Signature Warm Butter Cake
Vanilla Bean Ice Cream | Blackberry Sauce

Included In Your Ticket
Coffee | Hot Tea | Iced Tea | Water

Craft Cocktails, Beer & Wine
Available to purchase onboard

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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From Southwest Washington DC

$5,700.00 (first two hours)

$1,000.00 (each additional hour)

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National Harbor

From National Harbor

$4,200.00 (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

Core Odyssey 2020 Dinner Plated

Our freshly prepared, three-course plated dinner menu is included in the base ticket price for all standard dinner cruises. Our chefs are happy to prepare vegetarian and vegan options, and we can also accommodate most dietary restrictions - just inform your server onboard. Menu items subject to change.

Choice of one

 

Caesar Salad
Buttermilk Caesar Dressing | Shaved Parmigiano-Reggiano Cheese | Herb Croutons | Italian Parsley

Lobster Bisque
Rock Shrimp | Brioche Croutons | Scallions

Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail
Bourbon Cocktail Sauce
Available for an additional price

Seafood Tower
Maine Lobster | Alaskan King Crab | Jumbo Shrimp | Bay Scallop Ceviche | Bourbon Cocktail Sauce | Parsley Aioli
Available for an additional price

2.5oz 1/2 Lobster Tail
Available for an additional price

Choice of one

Jumbo Forest Mushroom Ravioli
Spanish Red Lentils & Sage | Arugula | Shallots | Toasted Walnuts | Basil Pesto Oven

Roasted Frenched Chicken Breast with Rosemary & Thyme
Warm Yukon Gold Potato Salad with Scallions | Haricot Verts | Creamy Cremini Mushroom Sauce

Broiled Fresh Salmon Filet
Roasted Yukon Potatoes | Steamed Bok Choi | Micro Arugula & Pickled Sweet Ginger | Creamy Vegetable & Fresh Herb Sauce

Braised Beef Short Rib
Idaho Potato & Horseradish Mash | Baby Carrots | Pearl Onions & English Peas Cabernet Sauvignon Sauce

Pan-Seared Fresh Pacific Cod
Lemon Beurre Blanc Sauce | Baby Spinach & Potato Mash | Steamed Rock Shrimp 

8 oz USDA Choice Filet Mignon
Potato & Horseradish Mash | Steamed Romanesco | Cabernet Sauvignon Sauce
Available for an additional price

18 oz USDA Prime Striploin
Potatoes & Horseradish Mash | Steamed Romanesco | Café de Paris Butter
Available for an additional price

Two 5 oz Broiled Maine Lobster Tails 
Truffle Potatoes | Celery & Apple Slaw | Corn on the Cob | Drawn Butter
Available for an additional price

Choice of one

Eli's New York Style Cheesecake
Strawberry Compote

Triple Chocolate Mud Pie
Orange & Ginger Preserves | White Chocolate Covered Strawberry

Duo of Sorbet
Seasonal Sorbet | Fresh Cut Fruit

Freshly Cut Fruit & Fresh Strawberries
Madagascar Vanilla & Orange Custard | Fresh Mint  

Odyssey Signature Warm Butter Cake
Vanilla Bean Ice Cream | Blackberry Sauce

Included In Your Ticket
Coffee | Hot Tea | Iced Tea | Water

Craft Cocktails, Beer & Wine
Available to purchase onboard

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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