Nation’s Capital’s only BYOB pedal boat is set to sail from Georgetown’s waterfront. Launching on Saturday March 30 for its Spring-Summer season is the Nation’s Capital’s only passenger pedal boat set to cruise the Potomac from the Georgetown waterfront. The 16-passenger boat with ten cycle stations is propelled by a 6-foot paddle wheel powered by passengers pedaling in tandem. It also has a motor, a captain and two deck hands to help. All cruises are BYOB and “bring your own food”.
Co-founders Jack Maher and Jack Walten, Yorktown High School graduates, were both born and raised in Arlington, VA. “The Jacks”, as they are known, became best friends in pre-school because they shared the same first name.
Potomac Paddle Pub provides coolers and ice, passengers may bring their own beer, wine or soft drinks (no alcohol) and choice of food. The 90-minute cruise departs from the Georgetown Waterfront and travels to Columbia Island Marina for a rest stop before continuing down the Potomac in front of monuments and landmarks.
Passengers sit on comfortable bike seats that encircle a 10-person mahogany bar as they pedal at their own pace while enjoying monumental views of the city on an intimate cruise with food and beverages of their own choosing. For groups with 10 or more passengers, the front of the boat has a furnished lounge area for some group members to hang while their comrades power the journey.
The Potomac Paddle Pub departs from the Georgetown Waterfront from 3100 K Street NW. Hours are Monday-Friday from 3-11 pm, and Saturday/Sunday from 11 am-11 pm. Vist BYOB pedal boat for more information and prices.