Rates & policies

BASE rate:



Note: minimum fee is for 1.5 hours. Cruises can be shorter if desired. Cruises can be reserved starting at 10:00 am.

The rate is for the boat, regardless of the number of passengers (1–6). With 6 passengers (the max allowed by the USCG) the rate equates to only $67/person/hour.

Note that some departure locations have a minimum duration of greater than 90 minutes.

Rates are higher for special events, such as the Independence Day fireworks & Alexandria’s Birthday fireworks. Please call for more information.

Rates include your time on the vessel, a U.S. Coast Guard licensed captain/tour guide, fuel, soft drinks, bottled water and ice. (You are welcome to bring food and drinks aboard. See our FAQs for more info.)

Life jackets for adults and kids are provided. Please let us know of any children under the age of 13 as they must wear life jackets at all times. No exceptions to this rule—this is a USCG requirement. Life jackets for dogs are available—please let us know in advance, as we don’t store them on the boats.

* + taxes & fees if applicable: Tax varies based on a combination of pick-up and drop-off location:

Tax rates:

  • If cruise embarks from:

    • Washington DC or Virginia: 0% tax

    • Maryland: 10% tax

DockING fees:

Some locations charge a docking fee as follows:

These fees will be added to your total at our cost.

** Note that while the dock fees from Virginia docks are higher than others, you typically will pay 0% tax, which will partially (or entirely) offset this cost.

refund Policy:

Should you have to cancel a reservation for any reason, the following refund policy applies:

  • More than 14 days from reservation date: 100% refund

  • 14 days to 8 days from reservation date: 50% refund

  • 7 days or less from reservation date: No refund

Weather Policy:

Inclement weather:

In rain or forecast rain, cruises will continue as planned. We have a bimini cover, umbrellas and blankets. Please bring your rain gear too. While not ideal, rainy days offer their own unique experiences.

Named storms or specific marine conditions:

Major weather events rarely impact the area. However, in the event of a named tropical storm, a hurricane, a very strong thunderstorm, a severe sea state, or unusually low temperatures, cruises will be cancelled or postponed for safety, and a full refund or credit will be issued.