Tidal Basin Paddle Boats

Time: 10 AM – 5 PM
(Boats may be reserved online for hours between 10 AM and 12 Noon daily during the festival)
Location: Tidal Basin Boathouse – 1501 Maine Avenue, SW (map)
$14 per hour for 2-passenger boats
$22 per hour for 4-passenger boats
NOTE: Online reservations for paddle boat rentals can ONLY be made for the hours between 10 AM and 12 Noon, at the Tidal Basin Paddle Boat website.  Paddle boat rentals are also available for walk-up customers, or those who call in.

The Tidal Basin Boathouse will be offering free online reservations for paddleboats between 10 AM – Noon during the National Cherry Blossom Festival. Hourly rentals are $14.00 for a two-passenger boat, and $22.00 for a four-passenger boat. At least one passenger must be 16 years old. Life vests are provided for individuals over 18 months of age or 25 lbs., and must be worn by all passengers at all times.

For directions, parking, and reservation information, please visit the Tidal Basin Paddle Boats website.

Getting There

METRO: Smithsonian, Blue/Orange lines. Use the Trip Planner.

Contact Information

Guest Services, Inc.
P: 202.479.2426
E: tidalbasin@guestservices.com