The George Washington House
4302 Baltimore Avenue
Bladensburg, MD 20710
Learn about the Anacostia River’s history, wildlife, the environmental threats it faces, and the solutions helping it realize its full potential through Anacostia River Explorers. These free, guided motorboat and canoe tours launch from a variety of locations up and down the Anacostia River, and are funded by the District’s disposable bag fee. Public and private tours are available.
Who can go on Anacostia River Explorers? Pretty much anyone no matter their age, ability, or language is welcome on the motorized tours. Tours for minors (K – 12), those who are disabled, and those needing translation services are available, but may require special arrangements.
Where do they leave from? Tours leave from a variety of locations up and down the Anacostia River. Check out this map for a list of the main launching locations, which include:
How many people can go on the tour? Each tour can take roughly 15-20 people at a time. Each participant registers separately. Groups larger than 10 are encouraged to contact Emily Conrad, Director of Development at firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-699-6204 x111.
How much does it cost? All tours are free.
Because this program is supported by DC Bag Bill funds, the target audience is District residents. If you are a Maryland resident interested in taking an interpretative tour of the Anacostia River, call our friends at Bladensburg Waterfront Park at 301-779-0371.
|Thu, May 4||Canoe Tour||Kenilworth Park||Register|
|Thu, May 11||Boat Tour||Diamond Teague||Register|
|Thu, Jun 1||Boat Tour||Anacostia Park||Register|
|Thu, Jun 8||Boat Tour||Diamond Teague||Register|
|Sat, Jun 10||Boat Tour||Diamond Teague||Register|
|Thu, Jun 22||Canoe Trip||ACBA||Register|
|Thu, Jun 29||Boat Tour||Diamond Teague||Register|
|Sat, Jul 1||Boat Tour||Diamond Teague||Register June 1|
|Thu, Jul 13||Boat Tour||Anacostia Park||Register June 1|
|Thu, Aug 3||Canoe Trip||ACBA||Register June 1|
|Thu, Aug 10||Boat Tour||Anacostia Park||Register June 1|
|Sat, Aug 12||Boat Tour||BWP||Register June 1|
|Thu, Aug 24||Boat Tour||Diamond Teague||Register June 1|
|Thu, Aug 31||Canoe Trip||Kenilworth Park||Register June 1|
|Thu, Sept 7||Boat Tour||Anacostia Park||Register June 1|
|Sat, Sept 9||Canoe Trip||BWP||Register June 1|
|Thu, Sept 21||Boat Tour||Diamond Teague||Register June 1|
|Thu, Oct 5||Canoe Trip||BWP||Register June 1|
These events are made possible through the generous support of the District Department of Energy and Environment.
Stay informed of the latest watershed issues by subscribing to our free email updates & event announcements.