A fleet of 11 water taxis, including four high-speed ones of the Potomac Riverboat Company which were added to it in the last season, will start running on the Potomac River from March 1.
The water taxis connected the Wharf, Navy Yard, Georgetown, National Harbor and Alexandria in 2018, carried about 300,000 passengers last year, according to the company.
Sports fans will also be able to use the vehicles to commute to the stadiums. Last year, the taxis transported fans to Navy Yard for the Washington Nationals’ games. This year, the taxis will have more rides to several venues.
“We’re seeing the most popular route is National Harbor to Alexandria to get to Old Town. And second would be the National Harbor runs, which is great for National Harbor,” Mary Rinaldo of the Potomac Riverboat Company told WTOP.
Rinaldo said that they can go to every home game. “We’d had a lot of requests for that. And then Audi Field opened in the middle of 2018. We went to a few games last year. So we’ve committed to going to all home games this year at Audi Field,” he added.
In 2016, Chicago-based Entertainment Cruises acquired Potomac Riverboat Company. Cruises operate the Potomac River sightseeing ships like Odyssey II, Spirit of Washington, Spirit of Mount Vernon, private yachts National Elite, and Capital Elite.
Water taxi tickets start at $18, round trip for adults. Unlimited season passes can be purchased at $199.