National Harbor
Float Boat 360 Credit: National Harbor

National Harbor in Prince George’s County, Maryland, offers multiple entertainment opportunities. The property is welcoming visitors and residents back with many of its shops and restaurants now open.

Bobby McKey’s Dueling Piano Bar is now open Friday and Saturday nights with live music and pub fare. The Capital Wheel, The Carousel at National Harbor and Topgolf are all open. Topgolf is offering specials throughout the week. And now, some of National Harbor’s boating options are open — all with special protocols in place to protect against COVID-19.

New this year are Monumental Boat Tours and Float Boat 360.

“We are excited to have these new operators offering a water experience only available at National Harbor,” said Jackie Saunders, assistant vice president of marketing. “They are a fun way to explore the Potomac River.”

National Harbor boat
Monumental Boat Tours
Credit: National Harbor

Monumental Boat Tours allows visitors to cruise the Potomac River in their own two-person CraigCat with a knowledgeable guide (in a separate boat). Boaters will explore from National Harbor to Mount Vernon on a two-hour tour. They will see the Jones Point Lighthouse, Fort Washington, lots of Potomac wildlife and more.

The Float Boat 360 at National Harbor is designed for groups and typically holds nine (plus a guide.) Right now, and due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Float Boat 360 will take a maximum of six guests, plus a guide. Guests need to remain on the opposite side of the boat from the guide in order to maintain the six-foot distance rule. The Float Boat 360 is available for a two-hour rental.

“This is so much fun for small groups,” Saunders added.

The Float Boat 360 allows guests to bring their own beverages, including alcohol. Right now, rates have been reduced to accommodate the smaller group requirements.

All of the boats and boating equipment is thoroughly cleaned and sanitized between uses. Face masks are required while on the docks but may be removed by guests during tours. Guests are asked to book online to minimize contact.

For more information or to book, go to Monumental Boat Tours or to Float Boat 360.

National Harbor is the perfect place for group tour operators. Featuring an abundance of free oversized parking, motorcoaches can easily maneuver and drop guests off right next to many on-site amenities.

National Harbor Capital Wheel
Capital Wheel at National Harbor Credit: National Harbor

Situated on the banks of the Potomac River and just minutes from Washington, D.C., National Harbor is a waterfront resort with 40 restaurants and 160 retail outlets. The resort is home to eight hotels, including two of Maryland’s Four Diamond-rated hotels — Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center and MGM National Harbor. Also within the development is Tanger Outlets’ 85 designer brands. The development’s vibrant Waterfront District features boutique shops, restaurants and entertainment options along picturesque promenades as well as the iconic Capital Wheel, a 180-foot observation wheel, and the Guide by Cell outdoor art gallery tour.

For more information, visit nationalharbor.com.

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