Southwest DC Waterfront Boat-Home Tour

Tour the floating residences of DC's waterfront! 

Join us Saturday, October 5, 2019 for the
6th Annual Boat-Home Tour!

The Gangplank Marina Slipholders Association and the Port of Washington Yacht Club (located at Gangplank Marina) will sponsor the 6th Boat-Home Tour to welcome curious visitors interested in taking a look inside one of DC's most unique communities.

Now in our new home as part of DC'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 24 of the houseboats, housebarges, trawlers, 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.
  • What's it like living on a classic yacht or a tugboat? Unique! Previous tours included a beautiful all-wood 1962 cruiser and a converted World War II-era tugboat.
  • 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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Gangplank Marina is a certified Green Marina and is home to the largest liveaboard community on the east coast. 


* Lineup of boats on tour is subject to change.

Tickets sell out every year, so don't delay!