is an option, the Washington Channel is smack in the heart of the city, is a one minute dinghy
ride to shore, walking distance to supermarket, and subway. Capitol Yacht Club charges 15 dollars per day to use their facilities and have very clean showers, nice lounge with Wi-Fi, Bar, laundry
, friendly people, and a secure dinghy dock
. It can be noisy (14th street bridge) and smelly (fish market) in the Channel but hey, your in the city. I've seen people stay anchored all year long in spite of the rumored two week anchoring
4TH of July in the Washington Channel will be the BEST fireworks celebrations/ party you'll ever see! You should show up the day before to claim your spot. (at the end of the Capitol Yacht Club's dock)
National horror...err...harbor is in a remote
location and is not a warm and friendly place. It was designed as a tourist trap so prices in their isolated compound are through the roof and the atmosphere is sterile and contrived. I believe they are in the process of eliminating, or have ceased to allow live-aboards. It's completely open to wakes from passing commercial
charters, dinner boats, etc. The same company who developed National Harbor are the ones who will soon be destroying the only anchorage in Wash DC, the Wash Channel, in order to build another National Horror.