Anacostia River Educational Boat Tours
DOEE is resuming free motorized boat tours of the Anacostia River for the public.
Tours will be conducted by DOEE grantees Anacostia Watershed Society and the Anacostia Riverkeeper.
COVID-19 safety protocols will include:
- Maximum 10 participants per tour
- Advance online registration, to include COVID-19 questionnaire
- Social distancing (except for members of the same household) and masks required
- Hand sanitizer will be available
Tours start: Thursday, April 1.
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.
Sign up for a tour. Contact DOEE’s partners listed below to schedule a tour. A full tour is two hours, and partial, one-hour tours are also available. Life jackets are provided.
- Anacostia Riverkeeper: Motorized tours. Email: [email protected], Phone: 202-863-0158
- Anacostia Watershed Society: Motorized and canoe tours. Register online. Email: [email protected], Phone: 301-699-6204
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 12 -20 people at a time.
How much does it cost? All tours are free.
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.