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Alexandria Water Taxis Added To Google Maps Directions

Posted on Aug 10,2018
Filed Under News , Community,

Image via Google Maps screenshot

By Emily Leayman

ALEXANDRIA, VA. — The Potomac Riverboat Company, a water taxi service based in Alexandria, announced its routes are now featured as a transit options in Google Maps. Five of the routes are listed as transit in addition to Metro trains and buses.

The company says Google Maps automatically prioritizes the fastest directions. Given the DC region's reputation for horrible congestion, a 30-minute trip from Alexandria to the Wharf or 35 minutes to National Harbor could be comparable—or better—to other options during rush hours.

All you have to do is type in a location on Google Maps near the water taxi docking location, such as the Torpedo Factory or Waterfront Park. Then you put in a location near the destination, such as The Wharf DC or National Harbor Maryland. When you click on the transit icon, the water taxi route and estimated trip time show up.

New this year to the water taxi services is the soccer boat to Audi Field, DC United's new home. Like the baseball boat, it drops off passengers near Nationals Park and is a 15-minute walk from Audi Field.

The Potomac Riverboat Company offers rides on the river to and from Alexandria, Georgetown, National Harbor and more, as well as canine cruises and monument sightseeing cruises. For more information about the water taxi, visit

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