Experience Washington DC area waters like never before aboard the Meridian M/Y "Arabella". This is an excellent yacht for a day cruise with family and friends.
You will have a unique perspective on sights and places such as the Kennedy Center, Key Bridge and Arlington Memorial Bridge, Watergate complex, Lincoln and Thomas Jefferson Memorials, Washington Monument, Reagan International Airport, The Wharf, Nationals Ballpark, Old Town Alexandria and National Harbor.
Docking at Georgetown Waterfront offers a unique boating experience as the free public dock attracts many local and visiting boats. Commercial tour boats and water taxis make regular stops at their designated area. Kayakers and paddleboarders venture out into the waters nearby. And many people stroll about the boardwalk admiring the views.
The restaurants at the Waterfront include Fiola Mare, Sequoia, Tony and Joe's, Guapo's, Farmers Fishers Bakers, Bangkok Joe's and several others including a Starbucks and an ice cream shop.
You can also choose to spend your time relaxing at anchor and lounging on the inflatables at the Three Sisters Islands - a popular local spot for kayaking, paddle boarding and hanging out at the sandbar that gets exposed at low tides. And if the hustle and bustle of the city grows tiring you can cruise farther north away from the buildings and into quiet and secluded parts of the river.
Arabella features a fully air conditioned salon with 360 degree views, full restroom/head, comfortable cabin, galley with a fridge and a microwave, and a propane grill. There is a Bluetooth enabled sound system and a large portable speaker. Extended flybridge provides comfortable and unobstructed views from the second level.
For parties with 7 or more passengers the USCG regulations require all charterers to pay for fuel and all other provisions. For a 4 hour cruise the cost of gas will be around $120 as the boat uses about 5 gal per hour at slow speed. Marine gas is more expensive than regular fuel and we will require the fuel deposit prior to the start of the voyage. The captain will track the fuel usage and adjust the actual cost and the end of your trip.
PICK UP LOCATION
We typically arrange pickups and drop offs at the public dock at Georgetown Waterfront. The closest address is 3000 K St NW, Washington DC.
No one under the age of 21 may consume alcoholic beverages.
No drug use. That includes marijuana as it is federally prohibited and DC waters are under US Coast Guard jurisdiction.
No smoking inside the salon or on deck.
No red wine or dark colored drinks. Only white wine and light colored beer, wine coolers or mixers are allowed.
No dark sole shoes while on board. We will have a basket or a dedicated area for footwear. For safety, barefoot attire is recommended on deck.
TIPPING THE CAPTAIN
Tipping the captain and crew is customary in the boating and chartering industry. A general guideline for the tip amount is to be 10-15% of the boat listed price (excluding fees, fuel cost, provisions and taxes). Tipping is completely voluntary but encouraged when the captain has provided exceptional service to you and your guests.
DC USE TAX
We have included the mandatory 5% DC used tax into the listed price of the boat.
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