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Mount Vernon Sightseeing Cruises

Experience Mount Vernon

Take in the views and enjoy our onboard narration as you cruise along the Potomac River to George and Martha Washington’s home, Mount Vernon. Once you arrive at Mount Vernon, you will have 4 hours to explore the Estate. The self-guided tour of the estate includes George Washington’s tomb, an interpretive Pioneer farm, new Museum and Education Center and more! 

Face Coverings: All guests (ages 3 and up) are required to wear coverings when on board.

Mount Vernon

Select a Route below for pricing & scheduling info

Alexandria - Mount Vernon

Approximate trip time: 90 minutes one way (Boat transfer in National Harbor)
  • Alexandria City Marina
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  • 0 Cameron St, Alexandria, VA 22314

    Located behind the Torpedo Factory Art Center

Pricing For Alexandria - Mount Vernon

Tickets with admission to Mount Vernon

$50 per adult, $29 per child

DC (580 Water St) - Mt. Vernon

Approximate trip time: 30 minutes one way

Pricing For DC (580 Water St) - Mt. Vernon

Mount Vernon Sightseeing: starting at $50 per adult, $29 per child

Additional Excursions

Frequently Asked Questions

Are food and drink allowed on board? +

Yes! However, we do not sell food or beverages on board, but you’re welcome to bring your own refreshments as long as there is no glass.

Are Mariposa cruises wheelchair accessible? +

Our ability to offer wheelchair accessibility is limited based on the the particular ship and water levels at the time of the cruise.

 

The Oriole is equipped with a special wheelchair ramp which, can accommodate non-motorized wheelchairs dependent on water levels. Once on board, non-motorized wheelchairs will be restricted to the boarding deck, and restrooms are located on the lower level, thus are not wheelchair accessible.

 

Are there restrooms on Seadog boats? +

Yes. Restrooms are available on all Seadog boats.

Can I cruise without a meal? +

Yes, to purchase a ticket without a meal please call 866-429-9283.

Can I make changes to my reservation? +

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

Can I make changes to my reservation? +

For changes to your order, you must contact our customer service center at (866) 307-2469.

Can I make changes to my reservation? +

For changes to your order, you must contact our customer service center at (888) 957-2634.

Can I make changes to my reservation? +

For changes to your order, you must contact our customer service center at (866) 455-3866.

Can I make changes to my reservation? +

For changes to your order, you must contact our customer service center at (866) 304-2469.

Cruise Schedule

Morning Departure
90 minutes one-way
Departing The DC (580 Water Street) 9:00 AM
Departing Alexandria 9:30AM
Arriving Mount Vernon 10:15AM
Afternoon Departure
90 minutes one-way
Departing Mount Vernon 2:00PM
Arriving Alexandria 3:00PM
Arriving DC (580 Water Street) 3:30PM

Additional Excursions

Photo Sightseeing Cruise

Enjoy a 45-minute excursion from Mount Vernon filled with picture-perfect photo ops along the Potomac, a breathtaking riverfront view of the Mount Vernon estate and fascinating historical narration.

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Bike & Boat Cruise

Bike from Alexandria along the Mount Vernon Trail to Mount Vernon Estate. After, enjoy a narrated cruise back to Alexandria. Includes bike rental, bike pick-up, admission to Mount Vernon & return cruise ticket.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Important Information

The Mount Vernon Estate requires that all visitors wear face masks for the duration of their visit.

I. The following items are strictly prohibited from Mount Vernon property:

  • Weapons/firearms not in compliance with Virginia law.
  • Knives/blades longer than 3.5 inches.
  • Clubs, hammers, martial arts devices, and related items.
  • Flammable liquids and gases greater than 0.5 oz.
  • Fireworks, ammunitions, explosive devices, and related materials.
  • Paint and related marking materials; spray cans and other aerosols.
  • Other items deemed dangerous, suspicious, or inappropriate by Mount Vernon personnel.
  • Food & beverage (except water).

II. All bags and containers larger than 16x16x8 inches are prohibited from entering the property.
We strongly encourage guests not to bring large parcels; or, as appropriate, guests should secure them in their vehicle.

III. All bags and containers are subject to inspection by Mount Vernon representatives upon arrival.
Guests who refuse inspection of parcels will be restricted from entering the property.

For more information, please visit www.mountvernon.org

Review

Very easy to book and easy location to find. An enjoyable cruise to Mt. Vernon on the Spirit of Mount Vernon. When you arrive you have plenty of time to tour the house and grounds. Take time to see the museum and tour the farm.

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rlong56
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