New water taxi between DC and Old Town Alexandria, Va.

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA9) -- Officials have announced new water-taxi services from Old Town Alexandria to the National Mall in D.C.

It is scheduled to start on April 4. People can board the 'Miss Sophie' for a 30-minute cruise, departing from the Alexandria City Marina and docking at the Potomac River side of the National Mall near the intersection of West Basin and Ohio Drive, steps from the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, the Tidal Basin and a Capital Bikeshare station.

Currently, tickets are $28 round-trip or $14 one-way for adults; children are $16 round-trip or $8 one-way.

See below the schedule (subject to change):

DATES April 4 – November 2, 2014

April 4-13: Daily service

April 18-May 22: Friday, Saturday & Sunday only

May 23-September 1: Six days a week, Thursday-Tuesday, closed on Wednesday

September 2-October 13: Thursday-Monday, closed on Tuesday & Wednesday

October 14-November 2: Friday, Saturday & Sunday only

TIME Departs at:

Alexandria, VA: 11:10 a.m., 1:50 p.m., 3:10 p.m., 5:50 p.m.

(Additional 8:30 p.m. cruise May 23-November 2)

Washington, DC: 10:30 a.m., 11:50 a.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:50 p.m., 6:30 p.m.

(Additional 9:10 p.m. cruise May 23-October 13)


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