Thanks to everyone who joined us on Saturday October 20th to celebrate "Liveaboard Boater Day" with beautiful weather and a spectacular tour of 22 boats on the Southwest DC waterfront.
The Gangplank Marina Slipholders Association and the Port of Washington Yacht Club (located at Gangplank Marina) held the 2nd annual tour to welcome curious visitors interested in taking a look inside one of DC's more unique communities.
DC Councilman Tommy Wells and ANC Chairman Andy Litsky were two of the tour's special guests. At a reception following the tour, Councilman Wells treated Gangplankers to a reading of the "Liveaboard Boater Day" resolution.
Few Washingtonians realize that Gangplank Marina is home to the largest liveaboard community on the East Coast. For just $20, visitors checked out 22 of the houseboats, housebarges, trawlers, and sailboats* that people call home. The tour had many highlights:
We love the Southwest DC neighborhood! Our neighbors in the 20024 zip code were able to purchase tour tickets at the discounted price of $15. Southwest is a wonderful quadrant that really has a small-town feel, even in the heart of the nation's capital.
Visitors also had the option of adding a 60-minute Potomac River cruise to your tour experience, for just $15 extra (the cruise alone is usually priced at $30). DC Harbor Cruises is also located at Gangplank Marina and operates cruises on the Patriot II, their 87' high-speed catamaran.
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Cantina Marina is DC's coolest waterfront bar & grill. Stop in for great food & drinks before or after your tour and get 10% off with your tour pass!
DC Harbor Cruises offers several sightseeing and themed cruises on the Potomac River, leaving from Gangplank Marina with multiple departures daily.
* Lineup of boats on tour is subject to change.