The District’s Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE) will resume free educational boat tours of the Anacostia River for the public beginning Thursday, April 1.
Anacostia Watershed Society and the Anacostia Riverkeeper will be responsible for operating the free motorized boat tours on behalf of the Department.
No more than 10 people will be allowed to participate in each tour, as per the city’s COVID-19 safety guidelines. Every participant is required to register online and fill out a COVID-19 questionnaire ahead of the tour.
Social distancing is mandatory during the boat tours, as well as wearing face coverings. Members of the same household do not need to maintain social distancing.
The guided tours aim to teach individuals “about the Anacostia River’s history, wildlife, the environmental threats it faces, and the solutions helping it realize its full potential,” according to DOEE. The program is funded by DC’s disposable bag fee.
Two-hour full tours and one-hour partial tours are both available. Life jackets are provided.
To schedule public or private tours, contact: