New Water Taxi between the National Mall in Washington, DC and Old Town Alexandria, VA April 4, 2014


Claire Mouledoux or 703-652-5367

New Water Taxi Between the National Mall in
Washington, DC and Old Town Alexandria, VA

WHERE    Departs from:

              Alexandria, VA: Alexandria City Marina, 1 Cameron Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

              Washington, DC: Ohio & West Basin Drive SW, Washington, DC 20418

DATES     Select dates from April 4 - November 2, 2014

TICKETS  Adults: $28 round-trip, $14 one-way
              Children under 12: $16 round-trip, $8 one-way


Alexandria, VA - Beginning April 4, 2014, the Potomac Riverboat Co. offers all-new water taxi services from Old Town Alexandria, Virginia directly to the National Mall in Washington, DC. Just in time for the bloom of the cherry blossom trees at the Tidal Basin, passengers can board the Miss Sophie for a 30-minute cruise, departing from the Alexandria City Marina and docking at the Potomac River side of the National Mall near the intersection of West Basin and Ohio Drive, steps from the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, the Tidal Basin and a Capital Bikeshare station. Tickets are $28 round-trip or $14 one-way for adults; children are $16 round-trip or $8 one-way.

The water taxi connects the heart of DC's tourism district with the heart of the Alexandria waterfront via Washington's most historic artery, the Potomac River, creating an extraordinary, scenic experience in just 30 minutes. Old Town Alexandria is an original neighborhood of Washington, DC as well as its oldest. The water taxi effortlessly pairs the world-class experience of the national monuments and Smithsonian museums with Old Town's fabric of early American history as George Washington's hometown, amidst a walkable main street brimming with top restaurants and boutiques.

The new water taxi joins Potomac Riverboat Co.'s existing cruises which include Georgetown and National Harbor water taxis, the Washington Monuments Cruise, Mount Vernon Cruise, Baseball Boat to Washington Nationals games and dog-friendly Canine Cruise.

The National Mall water taxi is the latest development in the revitalization of Alexandria's waterfront. Patrons can already enjoy the new Waterfront Market and look forward to a Blackwall Hitch restaurant opening later this year. Further projects include a boutique hotel under development by Carr Hospitality and waterfront architectural landscape design by Olin Group (designers of Bryant Park in New York City and the Washington Monument grounds). Newly announced, the Old Dominion Boat Club intends to move their location at the foot of King Street to make way for the creation of a public park.


DATES     April 4 - November 2, 2014
              April 4-13: Daily service
              April 18-May 22: Friday, Saturday & Sunday only
              May 23-September 1: Six days a week, Thursday-Tuesday, closed on Wednesday
              September 2-October 13: Thursday-Monday, closed on Tuesday & Wednesday
              October 14-November 2: Friday, Saturday & Sunday only

TIME       Departs at:
              Alexandria, VA: 11:10 a.m., 1:50 p.m., 3:10 p.m., 5:50 p.m.
              (Additional 8:30 p.m. cruise May 23-November 2)

              Washington, DC: 10:30 a.m., 11:50 a.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:50 p.m., 6:30 p.m.
              (Additional 9:10 p.m. cruise May 23-October 13)

Minutes from Washington, DC and located along the scenic Potomac waterfront, Alexandria offers cosmopolitan shopping and dining against a backdrop of 18th- and 19th-century architecture. Named a "Top ArtPlace" for its dedication to maintaining a thriving artistic and cultural scene, the city houses renowned art galleries, theater companies and music halls. Once home to George Washington and key players throughout American history, Alexandria combines its rich history with award-winning restaurants, chic boutiques and ever-evolving arts to create an extraordinary getaway destination.

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