The Wharf Boathouse

Directions and Parking:

The Wharf offers a SW Neighborhood Shuttle that is free and open to the public. With daily service and 10-minute headways, it’s easy and convenient to take the shuttle from The Wharf to the National Mall, with stops at L’Enfant Plaza each way.

Roundtrip Shuttle Route

The Wharf at 800 Maine Ave. SW
L’Enfant Plaza Metro/VRE station at 7th St. and Maryland Ave. SW
National Mall at 7th St. and Independence Ave. SW
L’Enfant Retail on 10th St. SW (future home of the International Spy Museum)

Hours of Operation

Monday–Thursday: 6:30am–11:30pm
Friday: 6:30am–1:00am
Saturday: 9:00am–1:00am
Sunday: 9:00am–11:00pm

This 6 passenger Jitney runs between East Potomac Park’s floating dock and The Wharf’s Recreation Pier, providing easy access to the 300-acre park’s outdoor recreation activities including 36 holes of golf, tennis, swimming, mini-golf and more.
The Jitney service is available March through December which crosses approximately every 15 mins.
Whether you’re driving in from far away or coming from downtown DC, getting to The Wharf is easy— just off I-395/I-695 and 7th Street SW. Garage parking off Maine Avenue SW and street parking is available. 
 Metro Stations

Waterfront Metro Green line
5-minute walk to Waterfront Metro: Head southwest on Maine Ave. SW, which will turn into M St. SW. Turn left onto 4th St. SW, and the Metro station will be on your right.

L’Enfant Plaza Metro Blue, Orange, Silver, Green, Yellow lines
8-minute walk to L’Enfant Plaza Metro: Head north on 7th Street SW, turn right onto D St. SW, and the Metro will be on your right.

Bus Lines

5214th Street Line: Takoma Metro Station to L’Enfant Plaza Metro Station, with eastbound stop at Maine Ave. SW in front of CVS,  and westbound stop at 9th St. SW and Maine Ave. SW

74Convention Center–Southwest Waterfront Line: Washington Convention Center to Fort McNair

P6Anacostia–Eckington Line: Anacostia Metro Station to Rhode Island Ave. Metro Station

V1Benning Heights–M Street Line: Benning Heights to Smithsonian Metro Station

W9South Capitol Street Line: L’Enfant Plaza Metro station to Coast Guard HQ (to Livingston a.m. only)

 Ride your bike along the Riverwalk Trail System or see the sights and monuments of the National Mall before making your way to The Wharf. Once you arrive here, you’ll find plenty of places to secure your bike.

Daily Update

Status ImageOn Friday , our District Wharf Jitney location is closed for the evening due to weather & technical difficulties.

Jitney Schedule:

3/1 – 3/31 N/A 9am 30 minutes before sunset
4/1 – 9/3 10am 9am 30 minutes before sunset
9/4 – 11/30 12pm 9am 30 minutes before sunset
12/1 – 12/31 N/A 9am 30 minutes before sunset

Season Pass

Enjoy unlimited paddling!

- Unlimited Boating from April-October
- Access to all of Boating In DC Boathouse
- Choice of boat or board
- Half off classes and tours

*Adult, Family, Senior, and Student Passes Now Available

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All the exciting recreation DC has to offer in one convenient location! Located at The Wharf on DC’s Southwest Waterfront, The Wharf Boathouse compliments the exciting activities of the area with superb water adventures.

Paddlers enjoy the classic Boating in DC services like sunrise yoga, kayak and paddleboard rentals, tours and classes, standup paddleboard yoga and fitness, private boat storage and a water jitney for quick transportation across the channel. Kayakers, paddleboarders and Jitney riders also enjoy the water views of the crystal high rises reflecting the sun over fleets of beautiful boats docked at The Wharf Boathouse’s expansive marina.

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