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Experience our nation’s capital from a new perspective with a private yacht charter along the Potomac River. Stretching 383 miles from its origins in West Virginia, the Potomac flows through some of America’s most historic lands before emptying into the Chesapeake Bay. Fleet Miami offers half, full and multi-day chartered cruises through these historic waters aboard our fleet of yachts.
Enjoy a dinner cruise to view the monuments at night, or host a chic cocktail party within view of George Washington’s majestic estate, Mount Vernon. Gather your friends and family for a festive pre-game party en route to a baseball game at Nationals Park or arrive in style for a private tour of Mount Vernon or Fort Washington.
Greet your Fleet Miami yacht and crew in the morning before embarking on a leisurely cruise down the Potomac. Enjoy drinks and a light lunch as you dock at Mount Vernon.
One of the nation’s most beloved historic sites, Mount Vernon offers a glimpse into 18th-century plantation life through beautiful gardens and grounds, intriguing museum exhibits, and immersive programs honoring George Washington’s life and legacy. All types of VIP tours can be arranged including a private evening candlelight tour of the mansion with staff dressed in 18th century costumes.
Stroll around the estate’s 500 acres and three gardens, visiting the workshops, the kitchen, the carriage house, the greenhouse and the slave quarters. Continue down the hill toward the boat landing to visit the tomb of George and Martha Washington and lay a wreath on George’s tomb. There is also a pioneer farmer site: a 4-acre hands-on exhibit with a reconstruction of George Washington’s 16-sided treading barn as its centerpiece.
Built to defend the river approach to Washington, DC, Fort Washington has stood as silent sentry for over 200 years. The original fort was destroyed during the War of 1812 and the current structure erected in 1824. Fort Washington is one of the few remaining Seacoast Forts in its original designs. The Fort is situated on the expansive grounds of Fort Washington Park, which offers extensive hiking trails, bike paths and scenic venues for picnicking or fishing.
Join your Fleet Miami yacht early in the day for a leisurely cruise along the Potomac coastline, taking in some of the monument sights and enjoying drinks and hors d’oeuvres along the way. A VIP tour of the fort can be arranged before you rejoin your yacht to enjoy a sunset cruise return.
Explore the quaint historic town that lies just over the Potomac River from Washington, DC. Alexandria’s lively waterfront area has plenty of things to do. Visit colonial houses, public parks, churches, museums, unique shops and fashionable new restaurants.
Alexandria’s art galleries showcase local talent as well as treasures from international artisans. Arrive by water to the city’s visual arts hub, the world-famous Torpedo Factory Art Center a former munitions factory transformed into an artistic powerhouse with three floors of artist studios and galleries.
For a customized experience, allow your crew to arrange for a guided historical or brewery tour. Enjoy dinner onboard within view of the monuments during your sunset return.
A mini-city called National Harbor has risen over the past eight years on a long-empty site. The village of shops, hotels, restaurants and public art was built between the Potomac River and the East Coast artery of Interstate 95. National Harbor is home to more than 150 diverse shops and boutiques and over 30 dining locations. The newest attraction is a 180-foot Ferris wheel built over the water, inspired by similar wheels in London and Paris. The $15 million Capital Wheel features views of Washington in the distance, as well as the river.
Spend the day cruising along the Potomac to dock at National Harbor. After enjoying the sights and activities on land, return to your yacht as the sun sets for a cocktail and canapes with a view of the twinkling Harbor lights.
A stunningly beautiful city, Annapolis, Maryland is well worth a weekend excursion. This premier sailing center has undeniable historic importance - it was here that George Washington resigned his commission as Commander in Chief in 1783 and the city briefly served as the nation’s capital. This architecturally rich and charming 18th-century town was built on a late 17th-century Baroque street plan.
Named one of the country’s top waterfront destinations, Annapolis is a mecca for those who love being on the water. From wine tasting to live performances, art galleries to water sports, Annapolis offers something for everyone while Fleet Miami provides luxurious nightly accommodations. Your visit to Annapolis is not complete without a trip to the Naval Academy and a dinner of steamed hard-shelled crab and Maryland crabcakes.
MONUMENTS, HISTORIC LANDMARKS AND SCENIC WATERFRONT VIEWS
Greet your Fleet Miami yacht at one of the many marinas that run along the Potomac River and prepare for a waterfront tour of our nation’s historic monuments. Enjoy a light breakfast aboard while meandering through the Washington Channel into the Tidal Basin where you will explore noteworthy memorials and landmarks. On your return south, enjoy a view of the Rock Park Creek trails where horseback riders and cyclists pursue their daily waterfront activity.
Coming ashore, your crew will arrange for an inspiring afternoon, where you will visit the Smithsonian landmarks. First, the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum and then off to the Smithsonian Castle, where you will be enchanted by the by-gone era appeal of a world gone, but not forgotten. Private tours of Mount Vernon and Fort Washington can also be arranged.
HISTORIC SIGHTS, NATURAL SPLENDOR AND SIMPLE LUXURY
Spend the morning along the historic Potomac River exploring our nation’s monuments aboard your Fleet Miami sport yacht, while enjoying breakfast served by an attentive, professional crew. After traveling north through the Washington Channel, stopping in the Tidal Basin, you can choose to further explore the waterfront via paddleboard, or disembark and visit one of the many museums that Washington has to offer. Your crew will help plan your time ashore, where you will also stop for lunch at one of the many acclaimed restaurants in the area.
Upon returning to the vessel, your waterfront adventure continues south and then east along the Anacostia River, coasting along the Riverwalk Trail and enjoying the natural surroundings of a 1,200-acre nature park. You can choose to go ashore and discover the park, or travel further north, to Kingman Island, a site over 100 different species of birds call home. As the sun begins its descent, the crew will arrange dinner aboard moored at one of the many anchorages along the Potomac or you may dine in the heart of DC; your crew will make arrangements for dinner according to your liking.
The charter is also available in reverse order, where the day begins ashore and ends on the Potomac River with evening views of the nation’s historic monuments and memorials, and dinner aboard prepared by your private chef.