Washington Sailing Marina

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Day Trip
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1 Marina Drive
Alexandria, VA 22314
Check-in after 03:00 PM
Check-out before 12:00 PM

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2 Reviews

by Nicolo D. on Mar 04, 2024
My name is Nicolo “Nic” Dmelio. On Saturday morning, I was in the process of transporting my 33’ searay. from North Carolina to Pittsburgh. The rain storm and heavy load were a serious concern. Putting me and others in harms way. I had no choice but to pull off the main highway to find safety. I had made several wrong turns, calling over 7 local marinas asking for help, asking at the very least to park my boat till I came up with a new plan and had help. I was given the Washington Sailing Marinas number by Richard Turner, a local reputable transport operator. I have been boating, for over 20 years. I have met people from marinas from the keys, all the way up the east coast. And I have never, witnessed such a helpful group of people that you have employed there. The Sailing Marina staff literally came to my aid, helped me get out of a blocked one way road in the pouring rain. Witt and Howell assisted me and turned a nightmare into what good folks used to do, help, be kind and compassionate. And more importantly, they truly saved that boat, because I was so aggravated I was going to just leave it. I don’t know what more I can do to show my appreciation. But I am asking for you to please recognize their aid to me, and look at it as I am, nothing short of heroism. I was stranded, in pouring rain, no way out of a street by myself, no one around to help me. But the great people at the Sailing marina did not hesitate, Howell came right out, helping me, escorting me to the marina. This type of hospitality is unheard of anymore. The actions that this group showed, was compassion, care, dedication, determination and still maintained the daily operations of the marina.

by Harold C. - Verified user on Jul 10, 2019
Staff was very helpful and went above and beyond to ensure everything went smoothly. I normally store my boat on a trailer at this marina and decided to rent a slip when hosting out of town guests over the 4th of July. The ease of accessing the boat was a huge time savings over the launch/retrieval process when using a trailer. I will definitely rent a slip from this marina again.

About Washington Sailing Marina

Whether you’re a veteran boater or don’t know your kayak from your canoe, you’re in store for an unforgettable experience on the Potomac River! Enjoy a breathtaking view of the Washington D.C. sky line while sailing, kayaking or enjoying a stand-up paddleboard around the iconic Daingerfield Island. This Marina is also a spectacular spot to sit and watch planes land. Prefer two wheels to the water? Rent a bike and explore the nearby Mount Vernon Bike Trail that takes you from the front doors of George Washington’s Mount Vernon to the foot of the Washington Monument. End your adventures with a picnic in the park or stop by for an overly indulgent burger, shake, or beer at the delicious new burger joint, Triple Craft (check their website for seasonal hours).

The Washington Sailing Marina, located in Alexandria, is the premier facility for one-design and small sailboat racing in the D.C. Metro area, and host to the Potomac River Sailing Association, Daingerfield Island Sailing Fleet, Sailing Club of Washington, Georgetown Sailing Team, and the National Yacht Club.

Booking Info

Regatta boats kept on land, can request with a 1' LOA. Max LOA: 50' Max Beam: 24' Max Draft: 6.5'


  • Water Hookup
  • Electrical


  • Dry Stack
  • Floating Docks
  • Ice
  • Wireless Internet
  • Launch Service
  • Service & Maintenance
  • Pet Friendly
  • Pumpout
  • Launch Ramp
  • Restrooms
  • Ship Store
  • Showers
  • Travel Lift
  • Groceries
  • Restaurant
  • Land Storage



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