The Wharf Marina
approach and docking
Please hail us while inbound on channel 16/72 for assistance. We can also be reached at the marina office at (202) 595-5165.
Starting from the Woodrow Wilson bridge, follow the Washington channel North. You'll pass Alexandria off your port side through a fairly long no wake zone. Continue following the channel and Reagan National Airport will then be off your port side. Shortly after passing the airport, the channel will split.
Follow the channel to the RIGHT, which brings you into the Washington/Anacostia channel. There will be another channel split shortly after that, where you'll follow the channel to the LEFT. Hains Point will be off the Port side, and the National War College starboard. You are now in the channel for The Wharf.
A 6 mph "No Wake Zone" starts at the beginning of the channel, and continues throughout the entire Wharf Marina.
As you enter the beginning of the channel, the first building you come across is the Pier 4 office building which is a fairly large, mainly glass building that will be on your starboard side. Directly behind that Pier 4 building is a smaller brick building. The marina office is located inside on the 2nd floor.
After you pass Pier 4, you will come across Z dock. Shortly after Z dock, you will see 90 slips of live-aboard residents. Continue up the channel. You will pass the recreational pier, then Capital Yacht Club Marina, and then the District Pier.
Continue past the glass building at the end of the District Pier and you will see brand-new docks just ahead that are reserved for transient guests.
LATITUDE 38° 52.600’ N / LONGITUDE 077° 01.334’ W
The Wharf Marina in Washington, DC is nestled at the base of The District Wharf, a brand-new, bustling neighborhood within walking distance from major tourist attractions, shops and restaurants. The marina has 300ft of alongside dockage with 15-20 feet of depth available, making it an ideal stop for super yachts planning a visit to the Capitol. From activities, to provisioning, The Wharf Marina has everything that an owner could want and a captain needs.
Boat SLips and moorings
Mooring Ball Rates
$35 per night
This rate includes dinghy access. We can accommodate
up to 45' vessels on our moorings.
Hourly Dock Rates
Flat fee of $25 for 4 hours of dockage Fri-Sun
Flat fee of $15 for 4 hours of dockage Mon-Thur
Daily Slip Rates
Boats under 60' LOA: $3.00 per foot
Boats 60' LOA and up: $4.00 per foot
Daily electric applies
(3 night minimum for Holidays and Special Events)
Weekly Slip Rates
Boats under 60' LOA: $2.75 per foot, per night
Boats 60' LOA and up: $3.75 per foot, per night
Daily electric applies.
Rate applies to all stays between 8-30 nights.
Monthly / Seasonal
Power Charges (Daily)
Single 30 / $10
Double 30 or Single 50 / $20
Double 50 / $40
100AMP / $50
We support 100 amp 3 phase 480 Volt
Our shore power system has Ground Fault Protection. It is the vessel owners responsibility to make sure that their vessel is compliant with the marina’s shore power system. Vessels that fail to comply will not be allowed to connect to shore power. Refund of any associated fees is at the discretion of the management company. Compliance testing is available, please contact the marina office prior to the day of arrival to schedule.
The Wharf Marina has partnered with Snag-A-Slip, the leading online boat slip reservation provider. View slip availability and book your boat slip online today!
Standard Cancellation Policy
We have a 48-hour cancellation policy. In the event that you need to cancel within the 48-hour window, you may be eligible for a credit for a future stay, at the dockmaster's discretion.
Special Event and Holiday Cancellation Policy
We have a 7-day cancellation policy for all special events and holidays including, but not limited to, Memorial Day Weekend, July 4th, Labor Day Weekend, etc. In the event that you need to cancel within the 7-day window, you may be eligible for a credit for a future stay, at the dockmaster's discretion.
We enforce a 3 night minimum for some holidays and special events, such as 4th of July.
Hotels & Lodging
Bars & Clubs
Specialty Boutiques and Retailers
Book boat slips online with Snag-A-Slip
Bait & tackle nearby
All of the shopping, dining and retailers in The District Wharf are just steps from our docks. You can even walk to tourist attractions!
The Metro and the VRE
Want to explore DC? No problem! A quick Metro ride will take guests to the heart of the city, where they can tour our famous museums, Capitol Building, Washington Monument and so much more. The Metro and the VRE are within walking distance from our docks.
Taxi Cabs, Uber and Lyft
DC Taxi Cabs are regularly available, as is Uber and Lyft.
The Water Taxi
The Water Taxi operates from The Wharf Marina and includes routes to Alexandria, National Harbor and Georgetown.
The Wharf Shuttle
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. Visit The Wharf for more information.