We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Spirit of Washington DC Sunset Dinner Cruise with Buffet

  • Rare opportunity to see the nighttime cityscape
  • Views you won’t find on land of illuminated Washington landmarks
  • Gourmet dinner: Fresh salads, entrees, and desserts
Spirit of Washington DC Sunset Dinner Cruise with Buffet
From US$122.23
Check Availability
  • Overview
  • What to Expect
  • Important Information
  • Reviews
  • Q&A
Select Date and Travellers
7pm Dinner Cruise 3 hourMost Popular
3-hour dinner cruise. Boards at 6pm and sails at 7pm.
From US$122.23
8pm Dinner Cruise
3-hour dinner cruise
From US$122.23
6pm Sunday Dinner Cruise
2.5-hour dinner cruise
From US$122.23
Show 1 more
See Washington DC from a new perspective on an evening cruise along the Potomac River. From the deck, you’ll have unparalleled sunset views of the city skyline, which looks completely different when lit-up. Indulge in a gourmet buffet dinner as you pass iconic landmarks illuminated at night. Plus, a live DJ ensures an enjoyable evening for larger parties and intimate dates alike.
What to Expect

Your evening begins at Washington DC’s District Wharf, where you are free to board an hour before departure. Grab a refreshing drink from the bar (own expense) before heading out onto the deck for sunset photos.

In the dining room, choose from a selection of freshly prepared appetizers, salads, and entrees served at an all-you-can eat buffet. Once the sun goes down, spot famous landmarks, including the Washington Monument and Woodrow Wilson Bridge, illuminated under the night sky.

Enjoy a variety of sweet treats for dessert, and then join the DJ on the dance floor to finish off the night—crowded bars in downtown DC can’t compare to dancing on the Potomac behind views of the cityscape.

If dancing isn’t your cup of tea, relax at your table, or step out onto the deck for a cool breeze with a view of the city skyline. Dock 2.5-3 hours after your departure time.

Reviews (59)
1 - 5 of 15 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
We had a WONDERFUL evening!

The staff on this boat were very kind and helpful. And, I was amazed at how delicious the food tasted considering it was made in large quantities. I was also very happy that, although there were so many people on our cruise, there was plenty...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 399trudyg
Reviewed 5 October 2018
The BEST view of DC and the MOST fun!

This dinner cruise was fantastic! My husband planned it for my birthday. The add on bar package was a great deal and I highly recommend that. The DJ was great! Everyone there had a great time! Lots of dancing! The food was delicious! The guitar...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank wendybQ5481QY
Reviewed 3 October 2018
The dinner was mediocre, music terrible and ship cruised in circles

The ship just cruised in circles, the dinner was mediocre, and the music was just awful. We could not wait for it all to end.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Tillie H
Reviewed 26 September 2018
Buffet meal with basic cruise food.

Older boat with pleasant service and friendly staff. Food just OK. The DJ got carried away with the sound and we left the cabin for the outside deck so we could carry on a conversation. The weather cooperated and we enjoyed the views of the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Ed R
Reviewed 9 July 2018
Great evening on the water!

Lots of fun and great staff! We took the evening cruise with dinner. I think there were 60-70 guests on the boat so there was plenty of room and we never felt crowded or stuffy. There was one girl (5-7 years of age) and no...More

Date of experience: July 2018
8  Thank dwebb40887
View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
kathy f
27 June 2018|
Response from Richard S | Reviewed this property |
It's just a few miles from Alexandria, a short ride or Uber. There are a couple of parking lots nearby around $15-20, including one there at the pier. I don't remember if its first come first serve it not. There is street... More