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New Water Taxi Begins Service April 1
New Service Will Connect Old Town Alexandria and National Harbor 

On April 1, the Alexandria-National Harbor Water Taxi, operated by Potomac Riverboat Company, will begin providing transportation between the waterfront in Old Town Alexandria and National Harbor. The water taxi service is one of a number of new amenities that the City of Alexandria, in partnership with the business community, has put in place to extend a warm Alexandria welcome to visitors from National Harbor. It is expected to bring hundreds of new tourists to Alexandria every day throughout the year, and will encourage National Harbor visitors to travel to Alexandria by boat, and not by car or bus—an earth-friendly strategy that benefits both the City's residents and the environment.

The Alexandria-National Harbor Water Taxi will operate seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. From April 1-4, the water taxi will depart Alexandria once each hour, on the hour, beginning at 10 a.m. and concluding at 10:00 p.m. It will depart Gaylord National Harbor once each hour, on the half hour, beginning at 10:30 a.m. and concluding at 10:30 p.m. After April 4, it will provide service every half hour from both locations from 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. daily. A one-way fare costs $7; round-trip fare, $14.

For more information about the Alexandria-National Harbor Water Taxi, call 703.684.0580 or visit