Washington Sailing Marina


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Nestled at the mouth of Four Mile Run, just a mile north of Old Town Alexandria, and a stone’s throw off the historic Mount Vernon Bike Trail is the next home for your beloved sailboat or powerboat, canoe or kayak. Washington Sailing Marina, located on Daingerfield Island, is home to over 600 Potomac boaters, a renowned summertime Sailing School, four local collegiate teams, and six sailing clubs. Whether you are seeking a leisurely kayak tour at sunset or looking to finally flaunt your sailing skills, this site indeed deserves a spot on your itinerary. This Marina hosts a spacious deck to sit and watch planes land with a backdrop of the glittering Washington D.C skyline, bring your dog to dash around on the grassy point, or enjoy a delicious meal and cold beer at the popular seasonal grill, Burgers for Sail.

2022 Service Rates

LENGTH OF BOAT LOA less than 25 ft LOA 25 – 35 ft LOA 35 ft or greater per ft/hour/day or flat fee
Haul & Launch 12 12 15 per ft
One-Way Haul 6 6 7.5 per ft
Power Wash Bottom 5 7 7 per ft
Set Boat on Trailer 7 7 7 per ft
Stepping/Unstepping Mast 10 10 10 per ft
Life Time 150 150 150 per hour
Transient Wet Slip 2.5 2.5 2.5 per ft per day
Setting Boat on Stands + One Week Yard Time 350 350 350 flat fee
Extending Yard Time Beyond One Week 35 35 35 per day
Bottom Prep & Pain 25 27 27 per ft
Wash & Wax 18 22 22 per ft
Compound 20 24 24 per ft
Acid Wash Hull Below Waterline 15 20 20 per ft
Towing Boat To/From Another Local Marina 200 200 200 per hour
General Labor 100 100 100 per hour
Winter Storage 15 15 17 per ft
Yard Use [No Staff to Move Boat] 50 n/a n/a per day

For more information, email us at [email protected] or call us at 703-548-9027.

Marina Service Request Form

Service Request Form


2022 Wet Slip Rates

Wet Annual (April 1st – March 31st) $12.75/ft/month
Wet Summer Seasonal (April 1st – October 31st) $15.50/ft/month
Wet Winter Seasonal (November 1st – March 31st) $15.50/ft/month
Wet Non-Season/Extended $16.50/ft/month
Wet Transient $2.50/ft/night

  • Above rates are based on vessel length or slip length, whichever is greater. Measurement of the vessel includes swim platform & pulpit/bowsprit. Longer vessels are generally not assigned to shorter slips.
  • 40’ transient berthage slips are available. The transient dock provides for 240’ of linear dockage to accommodate longer vessels staying on transient terms only.
  • Payment is due in full prior to the reservation period. Absolutely no refunds.
  • Trailer parking is not included with wet slip reservations. If available, dry spaces may be reserved separately.

2022 Dry Slip Rates

Dry Annual (November 1st – October 31st) $7.50/ft/month
Dry Summer Seasonal (April 1st – October 31st) $8.50/ft/month
Dry Winter Seasonal (November 1st – March 31st) $8.50/ft/month
Dry Transient 20 feet & under $20.00/night
Dry Transient greater than 20 feet $30.00/night

  • Above rates are based on the length of the vessel or the boat length designed to be carried by trailer.
  • Only one boat may be stored per space.
  • Most of the dry slips have dimensions appropriate for narrow-beamed sailboats. Boats and trailers requiring wider berthage will be billed for 2 dry slips.
  • Payment is due in full prior to the reservation period. Absolutely no refunds.

2022 Rack Storage Rates

Rack Annual (November 1st – October 31st) $600.00/year
Rack Summer (April 1st – October 31st) $490.00
Rack Winter (November 1st – March 31st) $350.00
Rack Non-Season $80.00/month Rack Transient $10.00/night

  • Racks are billed at a flat rate.
  • The racks are appropriate for shallow profile one-design hulls (Lasers & Sunfish), SUPs, Windsurfers, canoes, and kayaks <16 ft in length.
  • Longer boats are typically assigned to top racks to avoid protruding/encroachment issues.
  • Vessels exceeding 16 feet (touring kayaks, rowing shells) may be stored with the reservation of 2 or more adjacent top racks.
  • RIBs, Jonboats, Tenders, Dinghies, and Sailboat hulls with a taller profile (e.g. Pennant Daysailer) cannot be accommodated on the racks.
  • Payment is due in full prior to the reservation period. Absolutely no refunds.


From the South

Take Interstate 95 North. Get onto 395 North. Take the Reagan National Airport/Boundary Channel Drive exit and head towards Reagan National Airport. Stay in the left lane once you get on the George Washington Memorial Parkway and pass Reagan National Airport. Washington Sailing Marina will be on your left one and a half miles past the airport.

From Washington, DC

Take the 14th Street Bridge across the Potomac into Virginia. Take the GW Parkway exit going towards Reagan National Airport. Stay in the left lane and pass Reagan National Airport. Washington Sailing Marina will be on your left one and a half miles after the airport.

From Maryland – American Legion Bridge

From 495 South, cross the American Legion Bridge into Virginia. Take the George Washington Memorial Parkway exit. Stay in the left lane and pass Reagan National Airport (about 15 miles). Washington Sailing Marina will be on your left one and a half miles after the airport.

From Maryland – Woodrow Wilson Memorial Bridge

From Interstate 95 South, take the Woodrow Wilson Bridge into Virginia. Take the first exit in Virginia into Old Town Alexandria. You will be on Route 1 North. Take a right onto Duke Street, go through two traffic lights and take a left at the third onto Washington Street. After Washington Street leaves Old Town and turns into the GW Parkway, the Sailing Marina will be on your right about 3/4 of a mile outside of Old Town.


AfterDeck Grill hours:
Friday 12:00pm- 6:30 pm
Saturday 11:00am-7:00pm
Sunday 11:00am- 7:00pm
(Weather Permitting)


  • 673 Annual Slips
    • 201 Wet Slips (floating docks) 25, 30, 35 feet LOA
      • 30 & 50 amp power Pier A, 30 amp power for all other wet slips
      • Freshwater hose bib at every wet slip
      • Pumpout Station
    • 358 Dry Spaces for trailered vessels up to 27 feet LOA
    • 114 Covered Rack Storage for Lasers, Sunfish, SUPs, Canoes, and Kayaks.
  • 2x concrete boat ramps with a floating dock for launching
    • $20 launch fee for daily use; free/unlimited for dry slip boatowners.
    • freshwater wash-station near the launch ramp
  • 3x one-ton Jib Cranes for launching trailered sailboats
  • 15-ton capacity marine travel lift & boat well
  • Security gated dock entryways; coded gate arm to dry slips
  • Ample parking
  • 24-hour access for slip holders.
  • Short no-wake zone; wet slips located in protected waters of cove.
  • Recycling services for glass, cans, newspapers, etc.
  • Catering services for events on the deck.
  • Full-Service Restaurant onsite – Burgers for Sail
  • National Park Service picnic area
  • Marina store, offering various snacks and drinks, basic supplies
  • Boat services including haulout, hull cleaning, bottom paint, & routine maintenance
  • Ice available for purchase
  • Easy access to GW Parkway North & Southbound

*Washington Sailing Marina does not allow liveaboard vessels.


2021 Sailing Web Banner

Message from Washington Sailing Marina

Dear Sailor,

Happy New Year! I hope you and your loved ones continue to stay healthy. We made it through the “unchartered waters” last summer with a very successful sailing season in 2021 and we will do it again in 2022. It is uncertain what “shape” we will be in by the summer, but I can assure you sailing camp and sailing lessons will be in full swing. At this time, we expect to be following the same COVID procedures. Registration for camps and lessons is opened. Until then, stay safe and healthy.

Amy Zang Sailing School Director

Questions? Email [email protected]



Adult Sailing Classes

Whether you’ve never sailed before or have already spent some time on boats, we have a class for you. Every lesson will give you tons of hands-on experience with plenty of time on the water. In fact, we will have you out on the Potomac shortly after checking in on the first day!

Adult classes are offered on the Sunfish, Flying Scot, and Catalina 22 Classes are offered in a two-day weekend format or a weeknight format.

Youth Sailing Camps

Join us for our ever popular Week long sailing day camps for rising 3rd graders thru age 15

All camps are held at Washington Sailing Marina in Alexandria, VA and run Monday through Friday, 9:30am to 4pm and include five 6.5 hour sessions (32.5 hours total). All camps meet rain or shine. US Sailing curriculum is followed throughout each level and a textbook may be purchased the first day of class for $15 (purchase is optional).

Sailing level flowchart

NOTE: We follow the US Sailing curriculum and offer a student completion booklet, which you may send into US Sailing for a fee to receive an Official Logbook and a hologram sticker. The text “Start Sailing Right” will supplement your course. Books will be available at the time of your class for an additional $15 (purchase is optional).

There is some basic paperwork that will need to be completed at the time of your class. Please make sure you bring any pertinent medical documentation on the first day.

Siebel-Round-LogoThe Washington Sailing Marina is pleased to be selected to be a part of the Siebel Sailors Program creating access to underserved populations to the wonderful world of sailing.