Public Boat Tours

Public tour tickets open 2 weeks before the tour date and time.


Our free, educational Anacostia River Explorers boat tours create opportunities for school groups and families to learn about their river and, for many, be on a boat for the first time.


Since 2015, we have given 1,300+ tours to over 17,000 participants. Come join us on the river for our 2024 season!

If you are a group of 15 or more, please click here to inquire about private tours.

April 2024

Saturday, April 6

Petalplaooza tours are

first come, first serve.

Tours leave on the hour with the first tour departing at 1:00 PM and the final tour departing at 6:00 PM.


You will be able to reserve a later tour time during the event at the ARK table located at the Yards Marina entrance behind District Winery.

Tuesday, April 16 at 6 PM

Tickets open exactly 2 weeks before the

tour.

May 2024

Saturday, May 18 at 7 AM

Tickets open exactly 2 weeks before the tour.

Saturday, May 18 at 10 AM

Tickets open exactly 2 weeks before the

tour.

Tuesday, May 21 at 6 PM

Tickets open exactly 2 weeks before the

tour.

June 2024

Tuesday, June 11 at 6 PM

Saturday, June 15 at 8 AM

Saturday, June 15 at 10:30 AM

Saturday, June 22 at 11 AM



July 2024

Saturday, July 20 at 10 AM

Saturday, July 20 at 11 AM


August 2024

Saturday, August 24 at 7 AM



September 2024

Tuesday, September 10 at 6 PM

Saturday, September 21 at 8 AM

Saturday, September 21 at 11 AM

October 2024

Tuesday, October 1 at 6 PM

Saturday, October 5 at 7 AM


We are fortunate to provide these free tours to schools and other community groups through support from DOEE and the Anacostia River Cleanup and Protection Fund with revenue from DC’s 5-cent bag fee.

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