Directions & Parking
Tours depart from:
at Washington Harbour 3100 K St. NW, Washington DC 20007 (right in front of Nick's Riverside Grill). GET DIRECTIONS OR VIEW LARGER MAP
Every cabbie knows where the boats dock in Georgetown.
(subway)... Foggy Bottom is the closest Metro stop, but it's a 15 min. walk from there. However, the frequent and inexpensive ($1) Circulator bus runs along nearby K St. NW to within 1/2 block of the dock.
Use the interactive map above. There is plenty of pay-parking in Georgetown. (GPS: plug in 3100 K St. NW, Washington, DC 20007).
... OR FROM ...
2) The National Mall DOCK This location is harder to find, so leave extra time!
- At the intersection of Ohio Drive SW and West Basin Dr. [nearest landmark is the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial]
Ask the driver to take you to the FDR Memorial (or better yet: "Franklin Roosevelt Memorial"). Get out there, look for a river, and walk towards it!
There's free parking along the sidewalk, but scarce after 11am on summer days (and after 9am during Cherry Blossom weekends).
By CIRCULATOR ($1 shuttle bus):
Catch this at a dozen points around the National Mall, at Union Station, in the hotel district in Northwest DC, or at various Metro stops. Get off at FDR Memorial stop.
It's at least a 20+ min. walk from the Smithsonian stop (though a very beautiful one). So you'll be ready for the cool river breeze, and cold drinks, after you step onboard!
Above: The Ohio Drive boarding point. A very small sign marks it (but that's all the Park Service allows... and why the National Mall is so beautiful!)