Wharf Marina

Every day: 8am - 5pm

Wharf Cove Hourly Pier

Every day: 8am - 10pm

Marina Office phone: 202-595-5165

Security phone: 202-345-0663




600 Water Street SW

Washington DC 20024 | 202-595-5165

N 38° 52.600’ / W 077° 01.334’


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Nao Santa Maria

Nao Santa Maria

Market Pier


Step back in time when you board the Nao Santa Maria. A faithful replica of the Spanish galleons used in the time of Columbus, you’ll learn the fascinating history of these ocean crossing vessels. Built in Spain in the tradition of the nao ships of the sixteenth century, the vessel weighs 200 tons and is nearly 100 feet long. Tours will be conducted daily, and discounts are available for school groups and families.

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Fill a Boat Food Drive

12pm - 4pm District Square


As the holidays approach join us in helping support S.O.M.E – So Others Might Eat – in their mission to provide care to the homeless and at-risk members of our community. We will be filling The Wharf jitney boat with non-perishable food items to donate. Plus, bring your three food items or more and we’ll say thanks with a voucher for a complimentary hot cider at Camp Wharf. We’ll be collecting donations from 12:00pm-4:00pm. For a list of items in need, please visit

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USO Takeover at The Wharf

4pm - 7pm


Don’t miss USO Day on the Wharf! On November 14, the USO, the nation's leading organization to serve the men and women in the U.S. military and their families, brings a day of patriotism to The Wharf.

Join us as we rally together as a grateful nation and serve as a Force Behind the Forces®. Participate in a care package event—a USO tradition—and learn more about the USO’s critical mission to strengthen service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country.

At 4:00 pm, we'll be on Transit Pier stuffing care packages and would love your help. There will be live music on the floating stage and the event is followed by the Backstage at the USO event at The Anthem. To learn how you can take part, visit

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Light Up The Wharf

6pm - 8pm District Square & District Pier


Kick off the holiday season at The Wharf as we officially light our Christmas tree and transform the waterfront into a winter wonderland with thousands of twinkling lights. 

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Give a Shuck! St. John's Community Services Oyster & Brew Fest

6pm - 9pm District Pier


Join St. John's Community Services and Guinness for a night of delightful pairings, all to support our most vulnerable communities. Enjoy unique beer and oyster pairings, small plates from The Wharf restaurants, beer and whiskey tastings from Open Gate Brewery & Barrel House, live entertainment, silent auction giveaways, and captivating artwork from our ART Options program. VIP tickets are available for those looking to sample limited-run brews and exclusive high-end pairings.

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The District's Holiday Boat Parade 6pm - 9pm 


Join us as we celebrate the holidays and watch beautifully decorated boats pass by The Wharf. Get into the spirit as you decorate ornaments or warm up by our Camp Wharf fire pit while making a s’more. Go ice skating and sample winter drinks at our Waterfront Beer and Wine Garden. And bring the whole family to meet Santa at the lighted Christmas tree and make memories during this annual DC tradition. 

Are you a captain and want to enter your vessel into the parade? Click here to register!