The Nation’s Capital’s only passenger pedal boat has launched for the Summer season. You can now cruise the Potomac Paddle Boat from the Georgetown waterfront.
The 6-foot paddle wheel party boat is powered by passengers pedaling in tandem. It typically holds up to 16 passengers for “views, brews, and camaraderie.” But, adhering to COVID-19 guidelines this season, Potomac Paddle Club will now only be booked for private groups — or “Paddle Pods” — of no more than 8 guests.
Individual tickets may not be available right now, but safety is definitely on board for “a tour… with people you know and food and beverages you trust.”
That’s right — reservation-only tours are BYOB and bring-your-own-snacks. Passengers may bring their own coolers with beer, wine, or soft drinks (no hard liquor) for a 90-minute cruise and views of monuments, landmarks, and the Georgetown and Columbia Island Marinas.
Monday-Thursday, 3-11:15 pm, rent the whole boat (group rate for up to 8 passengers) for $350. Friday, 1-11:30 pm, and Saturday/Sunday, 10 am-10:45 pm, enjoy a weekend Paddle Party for just $100 more.