George Washington House

Anacostia Watershed Society

The George Washington House
4302 Baltimore Avenue
Bladensburg, MD 20710

Phone:  301-699-6204
Fax:      301-699-3317
Email:   info@anacostiaws.org

CFC #88425

Tax ID# 52-1666511

 

Anacostia River Explorers:

RiverSmart Educational Boat Tours

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:

  • Anacostia Park
  • Anacostia Community Boathouse (ACBA)
  • Diamond Teague Park
  • Kenilworth Park

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 econrad@anacostiaws.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.

 

Date Event Location Registration
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

Looking for Paddle Nights or more activities this summer? Read about our Anacostia River Discovery Series by clicking here.

 

These events are made possible through the generous support of the District Department of Energy and Environment.

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