A Guide to Boat Slips and Docks in the Nation's Capital
Washington DC has many marinas that offer boat slips, charters, lessons, cruises and more. With its prime location along the Potomac and the Anacostia Rivers, the nation's capital is a great place to enjoy recreation and sightseeing along the water. This map shows the locations of all of the marinas in Washington DC. The addresses are below. For driving directions and more details on each marina, see the following map pages.
- Belle Haven Marina - George Washington Memorial Pkwy, Belle Haven, VA 703-768-0018
- Capital Yacht Club - 660 Water St, SW Washington, DC 202-488-8110
- Columbia Island Marina - George Washington Memorial Pkwy Arlington, VA 202-347-0173
- District Yacht Club - 1409 Water St. SE Washington, DC 202-543-9788
- Gangplank Marina - 600 Water St. SW Washington, DC 202-554-5000
- James Creek Marina - 200 V St. SW Washington, DC 202-554-8844
- National Harbor Marina - 163 Waterfront St. National Harbor, MD 301-749-1582
- Washington Marina - 1300 Maine Ave. SW Washington, DC 202-554-0222
- Washington Sailing Marina - 1 Marina Dr. Alexandria, VA 703-548-9027
- The Yards Marina - 355 Water Street SE, Washington, DC 202-488-0627
Belle Haven Marina
Belle Haven Marina is located just south of Old Town Alexandria in Northern Virginia and is owned by the National Park Service. The marina offers wet and dry storage, rack storage, moorings and a launching ramp. Sailboat, canoe and kayak rentals are available and the Mariner Sailing School offers lessons.
Address: George Washington Memorial Pkwy, Belle Haven, VA (703)768-0018.
Capital Yacht Club
The Capital Yacht Club is located where the Wharf, Washington's largest development project is under construction along the SW Waterfront. The club is open and offers boaters amenities including a full-service bar, club room, formal library, shower facilities, laundry room, and patio area. Visiting boaters can arrange to dock at the marina. The Capital Yacht Club is located near the Waterfront Metro station.
Address: 660 Water St, SW Washington, DC (202) 488-8110
Columbia Island Marina
Columbia Island Marina is located just north of the 14th Street Bridge on the Virginia side of the Potomac River. Amenities include 256 boat slips, a boat ramp, the Columbia Island Cafe, an outdoor patio, picnic area, and public restrooms.
Address: George Washington Memorial Pkwy Arlington, VA (202) 347-0173
District Yacht Club
The District Yacht Club is located along the Anacostia River at 11th Street, SE, Washington, DC. The facility has a clubhouse and 45 slips and is located west of the Washington Navy Yard, between I-695 and the John Phillip Sous Bridge.
Address: 1409 Water St. SE Washington, DC (202) 543-9788
The Gangplank Marina is located at the the Wharf and is home to the Cantina Restaurant and the departure piers for the Odyssey and Spirit of Washington cruise ships. The marina offer services for boaters including ice, showers, laundry facilities, dock carts, winter deicing systems for docks and piers, 24-hour Security and more.
Address: 600 Water St. SW Washington, DC (202) 554-5000
James Creek Marina at Buzzard Point
James Creek Marina is located adjacent to Fort McNair on Buzzard Point in Southwest Washington DC just south of Nationals Park.The marina offers slip rentals, along with amenities including floating docks, a picnic area, volleyball, and more.
Address: 200 V St. SW Washington, DC 202-554-8844
National Harbor Marina
The marina at National Harbor is located on the Potomac waterfront and offers docking with permission only. Kayak, paddleboards and pedal boats are available to rent. Water taxis depart from the marina to Alexandria and the National Mall. Sightseeing cruises are available on the Odyssey and Spirit of Washington.
Address: 163 Waterfront St. National Harbor, MD 301-749-1582
The Washington Marina is walking distance to the National Mall and the Tidal Basin and offers boat slips and a full service ship store with boat parts and accessories, 24 hour gated access, restroom/showers, shore electric & water, pump out, slip holder parking.
Address: 1300 Maine Ave. SW Washington, DC (202) 554-0222
Washington Sailing Marina
The Washington Sailing Marina is home to the Potomac River Sailing Association, Daingerfield Island Sailing Fleet, Sailing Club of Washington, Georgetown Sailing Team, and the National Yacht Club. Bike, kayak and standup paddleboard rentals are available. The marina offers sailing lessons and sailing day camps as well as slips and marina services. The Indigo Landing Restaurant is onsite.
Address: 1 Marina Dr. Alexandria, VA 703-548-9027
The Yards Marina
The Yards Marina is located at Yards Park on the northern bank of the Anacostia River between the Nationals Ballpark and the Washington Navy Yard. It offers boat slips and canoe and kayak rentals.
Address: 355 Water Street SE, Washington, DC (202) 488-0627