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The Gangplank Marina on the Potomac

Boats docked in the Gangplank Marina.

Make your home at Gangplank

slipholders enjoying fourth of july fireworks



Washington's Downtown Marina

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Wharf Gangplank is a unique marina facility currently scheduled for a complete renovation located in the Washington Channel within walking distance of the Washington Monument. This facility provides a distinctive venue for local and transient boaters seeking the best of all worlds - the luxury of a boater's life and the proximity to the cosmopolitan attractions of the Nation's Capital. It's the perfect on-the-Potomac escape -whether for a week, a season or for a lifetime.


The Wharf Market Docks are open for transient dockage at The Wharf. These new docks are located adjacent to the famous DC Fish Market and offer the most convenient access The Wharf's hot new restaurants and shops. Slips are available for boats from 40 feet to 100 feet, with 30, 50 and 100 amp single phase power available. Reserve a slip through or call the Dockmaster at 202-554-5000 Ext 102.


For an hour or four, tie up to visit the Wharf’s new shops and fine restaurants. These side-tie docks are located along the sea wall and the Transit Pier, next to the taxi docks and Cantina Bambina.


The Wharf's mooring field is open, with 8 moorings for boats up to 50 feet.
Reserve one today at or call the Dockmaster at 202-554-5000 Ext 102.

A Sport Fish Restoration - Boating Infrastructure Grant funded this facility thanks to your purchase of fishing equipment and motorboat fuel. Additional funding provided by The Wharf.

sport fish restoration the wharf


Wharf Gangplank Marina is under renovation and reconstruction. The new and improved Z-Dock has already created modern slips for transient yachts up to 240 feet with 50 and 100 amp, 3 phase 480 volt power available. The rest of the marina will be complete in 2021. Reserve a slip through or call the Dockmaster at 202-554-5000 Ext 102.

Sightseeing Central

Gangplank is known for it's proximity to the Nation's Capital and is within walking distance of the Jefferson Memorial, Haines Point and the Capital Building. The Smithsonian, shopping malls, museums, universities and libraries-even an 18-hole golf course-are located close to the marina. Marina based Odyssey Dinner Cruises caters to visitors and corporate clients seeking an "on the water" dining experience on the Potomac--Washington's signature river.

    Fishing without a Pole!

    Whether you choose to tickle your taste buds in your own ship's galley or go ashore, the Gangplank Marina is within walking distance to great waterfront restaurants and shops. In addition, the marina is near the Historic Washington Fish Market located at the foot of Maine Avenue near the new Mandarin Hotel. There you can sample oysters from the Chesapeake Bay as well as steamed shrimp, blue crabs or mounds of mussels.

    Capital Cruising

    The Gangplank Marina is only a day's cruise away from the mighty Chesapeake Bay - the country's largest natural estuary. The Gangplank welcomes boaters eager to explore the District of Columbia's historic, cultural and natural attractions. The peak visiting season is spring to summer and early fall. In April, the Cherry Blossom Festival brings thousands of people to see the blooms on trees which were a gift from the country of Japan before the turn of the century. The District sizzles in the summer for the Fourth of July and the annual Smithsonian Folk Life Festival. Please check the marina calendar or newsletter for other events during the year.

    Latitude & Longitude:
    N 38°52.600’ / W 077°01.334’