The most popular cruise in Georgetown is the Nightingale organized by Capitol River Cruises. You can enjoy a 50 minute ride with a view of several monuments including the Lincoln Memorial and the Monument while you learn about historical facts through the tour narration.
Hi, I'm Liz and I'll be introducing to you the Capitol River Cruises. One of the most popular boat tours on the Potomac river.
This is the Nightingale 1 and Captain Sealy. In addition you can see the Watergate hotel and one of the benefits of this tour is that you get to see all the popular Washington monuments. From the Bow you can see the Key bridge. This is the starting point right in front of the Georgetown waterfront on the Washington harbor. This boat holds about 60 people and you have both the open area in the sun and most of the boat is in the shade.
This is the refreshment part of the boat with Nelson the bartender. I'm going to ask him a couple of questions. So how many sharks and dolphins do you see everyday in the river? Not too many sharks, not too many dolphins. But you see a couple of fishes just jumping around. Very Nice.
What about the sites, what about the animal life? Loch Ness Monster? I've heard that people have seen the Loch Ness Monster off this boat. Nooo, not in the seven years I've been here. Hopefully I don't, knock on wood. I heard that's not a pretty creature to look at. I don't think it will make it up this river. No pirates? Naaah.
What about people jumping off the boat? No, we haven't had that yet, hopefully nobody jumps off. We don't want that. So how many people have gotten to be up here and steer. I would say well over a 1,000 in the seven years I've been here. We get a lot of kids, it's something about this steering wheel and the chair. I guess it's about the Pirates of the Caribbeans. Especially when that comes out the kids just love it. How about the horn? Can I beep the horn? There you go.
If you look over to the left you'll find a new home of the Swedish Embassy. You'll also see a stream entering the river. That's rock creek. It's also the C&O canal. The C&O canal follows the route of the Potomac river for a 184 miles from Washington, DC to Cumberland, Maryland.
Alright so we're pulling up to the waterfront. This is the end of the tour. Here you can stop by refreshments, take a wake along the boardwalk and enjoy the sightseeing.