On the boat front alone, the Potomac boasts a baseball taxi that takes guests from Old Town Alexandria to The Nationals Stadium; a seasonal canine cruise designed specifically with your pup in mind; a combined bike and boat package that lets you experience George Washington's Mount Vernon estate using both modes of transportation; an authentic replica of a Victorian riverboat; a family-oriented pirate cruise; and more.
Whether you're boating, walking, driving, or biking, the Potomac also offers stunning views of local wildlife. According to John Odenkirk, District Fisheries Biologist, the Potomac is “arguable a better fishery than the James simply because it is bigger and more productive.”Odenkirk cites Bald Eagles, catfish, ospreys, snakeheads, herons, and bass as just a few of the watershed's critters, all of which make the Potomac a prime area for fishing and bird-watching. And, yes, fledglings, you can bird-watch with 18-century opera glasses.
In the realm of sports, the Potomac is famous for rowing, as evidenced by the presence of numerous rowing clubs and boat shops. Kayaking, sailing, and jogging are popular Potomac activities, too. Just remember to pull up your petticoats.
In the words of Odenkirk, “The Potomac is a vibrant community above and below the water.”
May that be an invitation for both centaurs and mermaids.