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Boat to Occoquan for Treats and Creeps

The Quaint Town of Occoquan, VA is a Must Stop on any Potomac River Cruise


Boat to Occoquan day! Earlier this summer, myself and a few of my Snag-A-Slip teammates took an

impromptu day trip (Thank you, Freedom Boat Club!) from the Yards Marina in Washington, D.C. to boat to Occoquan, Virginia. We had heard great things about this Potomac River cruise, so we had to see for ourselves why this trip is so popular. The 25 mile run took us about an hour and half in a 25ft Campion bowrider – a perfect amount of time to catch some rays, and take in the fantastic views that ranged from the Washington Monument, to lush green-dotted shorelines with some pretty spectacular mansions sitting on top.


We took our time at the beginning and end of this run, mostly due to two No Wake zones coming out of D.C. and a long No Wake zone up the Occoquan River. This was no bother, though, as there’s plenty of wildlife and scenery to take in along the way.


Prior to our arrival in Occoquan, we read up on the historic town – and while we visited in July, we decided that this is the perfect place for a seriously spooky October adventure. The town is widely known for it’s elaborate Halloween celebrations and creepy ghost stories!


Want to know where else we went? Learn more here.

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