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.

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 locations of the main launching locations, which include:

·       Anacostia Park

·       Yards Marina (wheelchair accessible)

How many people can go on the tour? Each tour can take up to 20 people with the wearing of masks up to the discretion of the captain

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


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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.