How long is the boat tour?

Paddle Pub boat rides last for 1 hour and 30 minutes. We will have a scheduled restroom break at Columbia Island Marina as part of this time allocation.

Are there any age restrictions?

We are happy to accept riders of all ages and are equipped with life jackets in all sizes. Tickets for children under the age of 12 can be purchased at a discounted rate for individual weekday reservations. However, in order to drink aboard the vessel, you must be 21 or older. Deck hands will check IDs when riders come aboard.

How many passengers are allowed on board?

The maximum capacity is 16.

For a public trip (only occur on weekdays), a minimum of 6 seats must be booked for the trip to occur. Trips with fewer than 6 seats booked by 9AM on the morning of the scheduled reservation will not commence and all payments will be refunded in full.

Does everyone have to pedal?

There are 10 pedal stations in total – 5 on each side of the bar – as well as a lounge area at the front of the boat that can accommodate up to 5 passengers at a time. Passengers are welcome to sit, stand, or switch between pedaling and lounging at any time!

Additionally, the vessel is equipped with a motor, so if passengers are no longer willing or able to pedal, we can turn this thing into a leisurely cruise at any time.

Do we need a reservation?

Yes – reservations must be made at least 12 hours prior to the time slot that you are trying to book. If you want to book a trip within 12 hours of the desired reservation time, please call for availability.

Are all trips BYOB?

Yes! Riders who are of age are welcome to bring beer and/or wine to enjoy on their Cycleboat ride! Unfortunately, due to permitting regulations, we are required to adhere to a strict ‘no liquor’ policy. Of course non-alcoholic beverages and snacks are okay too. We have ice, coolers and cup holders on board. This should go without saying, but we’re going to say it again anyway: you must be 21 or older (and have the ID to prove it) if you plan on drinking alcoholic beverages on the Cycleboat.

What if I have to, you know, go?

Each cruise has one bathroom break scheduled during our pit stop at Columbia Island Marina (roughly 45 minutes in). That being said, we strongly recommend using the facilities before leaving the dock because the vessel doesn’t have a bathroom on board!

What is your cancellation policy?

Reservations cancelled at least one week prior to the ride will be fully refunded.

Reservations cancelled up to 24 hours prior to the ride will not be refunded, but a raincheck will be given for another date.

Reservations cancelled less than 24 hours of the ride will not receive a refund nor a raincheck.

What if it's raining?

Potomac Paddle Pub operates rain or shine. We have a canopy that will protect passengers from being rained on, but if the Master Captain deems the weather to be unsafe, a raincheck will be provided for a later date.

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