Washington DC Odyssey Dinner Cruise
Washington DC, USA
- Odyssey: This cruising vessel is beautifully designed. The glass-enclosed, climate-controlled boat has dining rooms with exquisite views of DC attractions.
- Dinner cruise: This three-hour journey starts with introductions and drinks. Then enjoy your choice of an appetizer, an entree, and a dessert, all prepared onboard.
- Entertainment: A live band plays a variety of top hits as you dance the night away. Or just relax and enjoy the music as the ship sails down the Potomac.
About this Washington, DC tour
As our nation's capital, Washington, D.C., is home to the White House, the official residence and workplace of every one of our presidents since 1800. An elegant and entertaining way to get a taste of D.C's presidential history is to take the Odyssey dinner cruise.
When you pass by the Lincoln Memorial, note its 36 columns, one for each state reunited following the Civil War. No truth to the rumor, though, that Abraham Lincoln's hands in the sculpture spell out "A" and "L" in sign language. The Jefferson Memorial shares a similar Parthenon-inspired design – one that was approved by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. It originally had a plaster cast of the Thomas Jefferson statue, due to wartime restrictions on metal, but was replaced with a more fitting bronze statue after the war.
The Kennedy Center (quite a cultural treasure), the always-busy Reagan National Airport, and the forest that is Theodore Roosevelt Island are other presidential-themed sights you'll see from your cruise, as is the stirring Arlington National Cemetery, where presidents John F. Kennedy and William Howard Taft, along with 400,000+ service members and others, are buried.
But not every attraction you'll see is a positive reflection on the presidency. Like the Watergate. This office complex was the scene of the President Nixon-authorized break-in of the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee in 1972. All of the attractions, though, contribute to who we are as Americans. A dinner cruise with a hearty entree of American lore? That's pretty delicious.
A bridge to somewhere
Be on the lookout for the Woodrow Wilson Bridge. It is one of just a handful of drawbridges in the U.S. Interstate Highway System and the only bridge in the country that goes through three jurisdictions – Maryland, the District of Columbia, and Virginia. It was named for President Wilson because he spent as much as two hours a day in his automobile to relax and "loosen his mind from the problems before him," which were many given that the world was plunging into its first world war during his presidency.
Please make your way to the Gangplank Marina at 600 Water Street SW, Washington DC 20024.
Please board 45 minutes prior to cruise departure time.
Recommended attire is dressy-casual.
The vessel has a deck and restrooms that can accommodate most standard-sized wheelchairs.
Boat Tour, Scenic, Food and Wine
Beverages - Tea & Coffee
Dinner - International Cuisine
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated mild. To participate fully, you may be required to walk over primarily even surfaces at a leisurely pace. You may encounter a limited number of steps, cobblestones, or uneven surfaces, and you may have to stand for extended periods of time.
Suitable for all ages but if you are under 21 years of age you won't be able to drink any alcohol on this tour. 21 is the legal age to consume alcohol in Washington DC. Bring your ID to prove your age if you are asked.
Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.
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