Anacostia River Explorers Tours

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 boat 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. Email us to set up date and time.

              Book A Public Tour  in the Spring and Summer 2017!                      

April 26 and April 27   9:00am   and    10:15 am    

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.


Who can go on Anacostia River Explorers? Pretty much everyone: tours can accommodate minors (K – 12) with chaperones, the vessel is wheelchair accessible (as are some of the launching locations, see below), and those needing translation services are welcome but should request such in advance.


Where do they leave from? Tours leave from a variety of locations up and down the Anacostia. Check out this map for a list of the main launching locations, which include:

·       Anacostia Park 

·       Diamond Teague Park (Always wheelchair accessible)

·       Kenilworth Park 


How many people can go on the tour? Each tour can take 20 people.

How much does it cost? All tours are free courtesy of DOEE through the plastic bag fee.




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