Southwest DC Waterfront Boat-Home Tour

Tour the floating residences of DC's waterfront!  Mark your calendar for Saturday, October 7th, 2017!

The Gangplank Marina Slipholders Association and the Port of Washington Yacht Club (located at Gangplank Marina) will sponsor the 5th Boat-Home Tour to welcome curious visitors interested in taking a look inside one of DC's most unique communities.

Few Washingtonians realize that Gangplank Marina is home to the largest liveaboard community on the East Coast. Visitors can check out 24 of the houseboats, housebarges, trawlers, and sailboats that people call home.  

See them on Saturday, October 7th, between 10 am and 3 pm! 

Some of the highlights include:

  • Is boat living "green"?  You bet!  Some green boats grow veggies on deck, compost with worms, supplement their crops with food from local CSA, and help clean the water with floating clam colonies
  • Can you raise a family on a boat?  Absolutely!  Some boats are year-round homes to families.  Kids love living afloat!
  • Can you take your home on trips?  Of course!  Several liveaboard boaters love to spend weekends anchored at new spots on the river.
  • What's it like living on a classic yacht or a tugboat? Unique! Previous tours included a beautiful all-wood 1962 cruiser and a converted World War II-era tugboat.
  • Much more!

We love the Southwest DC neighborhood!  Our neighbors in the 20024 zip code will be able to purchase tour tickets at a discounted price.  Southwest is a wonderful quadrant that really has a small-town feel, even in the heart of the nation's capital.

Tour proceeds (after minimal expenses) will be used to support local charities in Southwest DC. 

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Gangplank Marina is a certified Green Marina and is home to the largest liveaboard community on the east coast.

is close by and a favorite of Gangplankers!  Check out their asian fusion menu and great cocktails!

Cantina Marina is DC's coolest waterfront bar & grill.  Stop in for great food & drinks before or after your tour!


* Lineup of boats on tour is subject to change.

The next tour will be held on Saturday, October 7th, 2017!


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