The weather is warming up, and summer is sailing its way in! What better way to celebrate summer’s return than on the water with a drink in hand? Thankfully, the Potomac River offers Washingtonians and tourists alike the chance to do just that. Whether you’re looking for a tropical vibe, a more upscale affair to take in the sights, or to try your hand as a pirate at sea, D.C. has the perfect booze cruise for you!
1. Potomac Tiki Club
Entering its second year on the water, Potomac Tiki Club brings tropical vibes to D.C.! Groups of 8-18 can set sail on the Potomac for a 90-minute cruise, taking in the sights, and enjoying some drinks. The tiki cruise offers an assortment of alcoholic beverages for purchase on board, and you can bring your own bottle of wine or champagne for an $8 uncorking fee. Light snacks are also available for purchase, but the cruise is BYOF (bring your own food). Learn more here.
2. Boomerang Boat Tours
Get ready to party! Boomerang Boat Tours offer a couple options for spicing up your time on the water, including choosing between party boat, party yacht, and pirate ship-themed cruises where you can include cocktails and an open bar! Learn more here.
3. City Cruises D.C.
Ok, these are more dinner/brunch and holiday cruises than a traditional booze cruise BUT there are different ticketing options that include bar access and champagne! Plus, adding some food to go with booze is never a bad idea! Learn more here.
4. Capitol River Cruises
Capitol River Cruises is another boat tour with tons of options! From private charters, to sightseeing tours (during the day and at sunset!), to special events like the Fourth of July, you can pick and choose whichever cruises best suits your needs! Just check the details of each cruise: sometimes drinks are included but others have an additional charge for use of the bar! Learn more here.