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Our 2014 Private Charters

Private Charter Reservations:

All dates and times for Private Charters are subject to availability. We offer availability for Private Charters every day of the week EXCEPT SATURDAYS. Please email events@nationalferry.com with your preferred dates and times, we look forward to working with you to plan your private event!

2014 Private Charter Information

Experience the opulence of a customized charter on the Washington DC waters aboard National Ferry Corporation’s PATRIOT II. Your guests will enjoy multiple sightseeing points, day or night, and memories that will last a lifetime!

PATRIOT II is one of the finest vessels to sail the Washington DC waters. It is the first high-speed catamaran dedicated to serve as your private charter in the harbors of our nation's capital. PATRIOT II was designed to provide a unique waterborne experience filled with luxury and elegance.

PATRIOT II is available to accommodate your private excursion with your choice of departure points. Our professional charter team will ensure that your event is a customized event to remember.

Why not host your event against the backdrop of our Washington DC? Prime PATRIOT II Charter dates for the 2014 season are currently available for:

  • Corporate Events
  • Private Cocktail Parties
  • Fundraisers
  • Anniversary Parties
  • Bar/Bat Mitzvahs
  • Bachelorette Parties
  • Wedding Rehearsals Parties
  • For more information, charter event ideas, pricing and to book your next event, contact our charter planning group by emailing events@nationalferry.com or dial 703.598.4944 and ask for Kelly. To get started, complete and submit the Charter Information Request Form on this page.

    RATE:

  • Hourly Rate Reduced by 20% for 2014!
    Boat Rental (inclusive of set-up time): NOW $1,200 per hour!

  • Charter: National Ferry Corporation offers its vessels for private charter (minimum 2 hrs). Charter time is inclusive of vessel usage and event set-up, passenger boarding, and passenger disembarking time. Charter clock starts as soon as Charterer or Charter Representative (i.e., DJ, Caterer, etc) boards vessel. The charter rate includes full use of the vessels interior and exterior decks, full audio capabilities, standard furniture/decor, U.S. Coast Guard certified crew and fuel (we do not add a fuel surcharge to our charters).

    Sample 3-Hour Charter Schedule ($3,600):
    7:00- Catering Set-up
    7:30- Guests Board
    7:45- Set Sail
    9:45- Return to the dock
    10:00- Vessel is cleared

    DATE AND TIME OPTIONS:

  • All private charter dates and times are subject to availability
  • A non-refundable deposit of $1,500 is required to hold your date/time, once that deposit is received, this sailing time will be held for your private charter.
  • 2-Hour Charter Rate: $3,000
  • DOCKING FEES, LANDING FEES, AND SECURITY

    A $250-$350 landing fee may be charged should the event embark from a pier other than Gangplank Marina. This fee is a marina charge that is outside the control of National Ferry Corporation and is passed directly through to the customer. National Ferry Corporation requires security personnel for certain late night events, and costs of any required security services are charged through to the Charterer.

    CATERING AND BAR PACKAGES
    You have the option to provide your own caterer for your event, however, our liquor license requires that DC Harbor Cruises manages the bar/alcohol on the vessel. Passengers must be at least 21 years of age with valid ID to consume alcohol aboard any DC Harbor Cruises vessel.

    Food & Beverage Options:

    • Cash Bar
    • Full Open Bar: $30 per person (plus DC sales tax and 18% gratuity)
    • Open Beer & Wine Bar: $20 per person (plus DC sales tax and 18% gratuity)
    • Light Fare Catering Per Person Fee: $10 (includes fruit/cheese, veggies/hummus, cookies and soft drinks).
    • Pizza Party: $10 per person (includes pizza, soft drinks, chips, cookies)

    Catering: You have the option to provide your own caterer for your event, however, our liquor license requires that National Ferry Corporation manage the bar/alcohol on the vessel. An 18% Service Charge is applied to all food & beverage options. As we do not have a kitchen on board, we recommend a buffet setup for your catering needs. Passengers must be at least 21 years of age with a Valid ID to consume alcohol aboard any National Ferry Corporation vessel.

    Other:

    • You are permitted to bring your own decorations, DJ, caterer, flowers, etc.
    • The capacity of PATRIOT II is 150 Guests (exclusive of catering staff and crew)
    • Our non-smoking policy is strictly enforced at all times 
    PAYMENT

    Payment: The first charter hour must be paid in order for us to hold date or book outside marina and schedule staff for your event and is not refundable under any circumstances. Balance of Hire shall be paid by cash, credit card, certified or bank check by noon ten (10) days prior to the charter date. If Balance of Hire is not paid at that time, National Ferry Corporation may deem the charter cancelled and retain the deposit.

    Payment Address:
    National Ferry Corporation
    14001 C Saint Germain Drive
    Suite 342
    Centreville, VA 20121

    Email:
    Events@NationalFerry.com



    UPCOMING DEALS AND PROMOTIONS

    Private Charter Rates Reduced by 20% for 2014!