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The Gangplank Marina on the Potomac

Boats docked in the Gangplank Marina.

Redevelopment Homepage "The Wharf"

 

Washington's Downtown Marina

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Gangplank is a 309 slip marine facility located in the protected waters of 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.

    Transients

    The Gangplank Marina does not have designated transient slips, therefore, we have limited availability for transients. If you would like to apply for transient dockage, please print out and submit the TRANSIENT Dockage Form. Submission of this form is NOT a reservation. You must follow up with a phone call. As a general rule, we will confirm a transient reservation and assign a slip number no more than one week prior to a vessel's planned arrival.

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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 four great waterfront restaurants--Philips Flagship, Jennies, Pier Seven and the Cantina Marina Cafe. 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 3852.600’ / W 07701.334’