Southwest DC Boat-Home Tour

Saturday, October 5, 2019
10 AM - 3 PM

Tour the floating residences of DC's waterfront! 

But please check out our neighbors on land:

The Waterfront Village 2nd Annual Homes of the Southwest Waterfront Tour 

Sunday, Oct 6,  2019 
Tour: 1 - 5 pm / Reception: 5 - 7 pm

Sorry! Tickets for the October 5, 2019 boat-home tour are SOLD OUT.
Hope to see you in 2021!

Take a look inside one of DC's most unique communities, now in our new home as part of Southwest's bustling new Wharf development! 

Few Washingtonians realize that Gangplank Marina is home to the largest liveaboard community on the East Coast. Visitors can check out 28 of the houseboats, housebarges, cruisers, and sailboats that people call home. 

Some of the highlights include:

  • Is boat living "green"?  You bet!  Some green boats grow veggies on deck, compost with worms, and supplement their crops with food from local CSA
  • Can you raise a family on a boat?  Absolutely!  Some boats are year-round homes to families.  Kids love living afloat!
  • Can you take your home on trips?  Of course!  Several liveaboard boaters love to spend weekends anchored at new spots on the river.
  • Where do you put everything?  See the unique and ingenious ways liveaboards maximize their small spaces!
  • Much more!

We love the Southwest DC neighborhood!  Our neighbors in the 20024 zip code will be able to purchase tour tickets at a discounted price.  Southwest is a wonderful quadrant that really has a small-town feel, even in the heart of the nation's capital.

Tickets sell out every year so don't miss out!

Tour proceeds (after minimal expenses) will be used to support local charities in Southwest DC.

  • Amidon-Bowen Elementary School PTA
  • Potomac Riverkeeper
  • St Augustine's neighborhood programs
  • DC Sail youth programs
  • Friends of Southwest Library

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* Lineup of boats on tour is subject to change.