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Anacostia River Explorers

Anacostia River Explorers

RiverSmart Educational Boat Tours

Join Anacostia River Explorers to learn about the Anacostia River’s history, wildlife, the environmental threats it faces, and the solutions helping it realize its full potential. 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.

Anacostia River Explorers educates the public about the Anacostia River including its human and natural history, the threats it faces, and what solutions are being undertaken to help the River realize its full potential as an invaluable asset for the District of Columbia and its residents.

  • Full Tour: 2 hours
  • Partial Tour: 1 hour

Join an existing tour or schedule a private tour. Contact one of DOEE’s partners to schedule a tour for your group.

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), individuals with disabilities, and those needing translation services are available, but may require special arrangements.

How many people can go on the tour? Each tour can take roughly 15-20 people at a time.

How much does it cost? All tours are free.