October 17, 2017
Who Knew a Taxi Could be So Scenic?
by Korrea Johnston
The Wharf is officially open — reestablishing the District as a waterfront city and destination! Although this is only Phase One, this mile-long stretch along the Potomac River has been newly constructed with restaurants, retailers, residences, and businesses—all complemented by monumental views, landmarks, and a vibrant culture.
Along with its plush amenities, DC’s latest attraction is a sustainable neighborhood that’s also very well connected to many public transportation options. Instead of driving, consider using an alternative mode of transportation like walking, biking, riding the Metrorail or bus, or even catch a cab. Speaking of taxis, did you know you can now take a water taxi to The Wharf?
Get to The Wharf on water! Operated by the Potomac Riverboat Company, the water taxi is the coolest and probably least familiar way of getting to and from The Wharf and other waterfront locations. The Potomac Riverboat Company offers early morning and late evening commuter water taxi routes that operate every 2 to 3 hours, connecting Georgetown to The Wharf. There will also be a service from Old Town Alexandria to The Wharf that will run about every 80 minutes. Each trip is roughly 25 minutes (traffic-free!) with one-way adult tickets starting at just $13 dollars. The Potomac Riverboat Company will run the water taxi service through December and will start back up next spring with an increased fleet of four boats.
The water taxi is expected to bring more than 300,000 people to The Wharf each year. Not only will the water taxi provide an easy and fun way of getting to The Wharf, but this new transportation option will also create more than 100 jobs.
If you are interested in taking a cruise along the Potomac to The Wharf, you can purchase single tickets here or seasonal memberships here.
Not a boat person? Check out our interactive map and let goDCgo plan your trip!