Water activity

Washington DC: Buffet Lunch or Dinner Cruise on the Spirit

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79 reviews

Activity provider: City Cruises

Washington DC: Buffet Lunch or Dinner Cruise on the Spirit

Activity provider: City Cruises
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From US$ 79.67 per person

Likely to sell out

Dine aboard the Spirit of Washington DC and enjoy an extensive buffet meal while cruising down the Potomac River. Dance to the onboard DJ or play exciting games like giant Jenga and shuffleboard.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Duration 2 - 3 hours
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Wheelchair accessible


  • Feast on an extensive attended buffet lunch or dinner
  • Admire 360-degree views from the observation decks while cruising on the Potomac River
  • View some of Washington DC's famous landmarks, such as Washington Monument, National Harbor and Old Town Alexandria
Full description
See the sights of Washington DC from onboard the Spirit of Washington with a 2-hour lunch or 2.5-hour dinner cruise on the Potomac River. Enjoy a buffet dining experience as you sail, and delight in panoramic views. Board your vessel and receive a personal greeting. Have your photo taken by the ship's photographer to capture the memory before being seated at your private table. Once there, gorge on your lunch or dinner buffet consisting of creative entrees prepared fresh daily and listen to the onboard music. After your meal, visit any of the three climate-controlled decks as you glide by the sights.
  • 2-hour or 2.5-hour cruise on the Spirit of Washington
  • Attended buffet lunch, or plated dinner
  • Relaxing background music
  • Unlimited coffee, hot tea, and iced tea
  • Local taxes and fees
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Alcoholic beverages (available for purchase)
  • Souvenir photos (available for purchase)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Masks are required while indoors

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Meeting point

Your cruise departs from Pier 4 at 6th and Water streets in southwest Washington, DC.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Closed-toe shoes

Know before you go

  • For any questions, please email confirm@entertainmentcruises.com
  • Most guests choose comfortable, casually stylish attire
  • For your safety, flat, closed-toed shoes are recommended
  • The menu is subject to change, before placing your order, please inform your server if anyone in your party has a food allergy
  • You may only smoke on the outdoor observation decks. All interior areas of the ship are non-smoking
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 /5

based on 79 reviews

Review summary

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The boat ride was amazing! My sisters and I enjoyed the interaction with the staff members. They were very entertaining, friendly, and at our service. The food was very well laid out and we enjoyed the choices… provided. The presentation was on point which left an everlasting taste on our pallets. D.J. Robert knows how to entertain and did an amazing job with encouraging the crowd’s participation. The boat ride was overall an excellent experience.

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July 1, 2022

It was a nice experience overall Great music, the servers were all lively and super nice. The drink that we had was awesome, wasn’t too stingy with the alcohol. Just need more vegan options on the buffet. And my friend says to please revisit that fish recipe…apparently it was tough and she thought it was chicken when she cut into it ‍♀️ I’ll try the dinner cruise the next time!

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June 25, 2022

Staff was unorganized at pier. They didn't make any announcement about what was going on we had to walk up to a gate and ask questions. Also once we boarded staff was trying to figure on where to seat people. The coffee we orderer prior to brunch was not hot. However our server Iesha was great. The food was very good. The cost far exceed the service we received, this was a special birthday celebration that didn't go well with all the interferences. My plans for later in the summer was to take my family too. Spirit of Mt Vernon now lm not sure if l would want to take another trip with you all.

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June 19, 2022

Product ID: 278122