*** It's a great day for boat ride! See you tonight! ***
UPDATE #4: If you were unable to secure a spot for the boat online, you have the option of "flying standby." There are usually 14 no-shows for this event, so you just might be able to get on board. Make sure to come early with exact cash.
UPDATE #3: We'll meet at the end of the dock next to the Chart House restaurant. Look for the red flag! We will check people in at 8:30pm and the boat will leave PROMPTLY at 9pm and return by 12am. Also, a couple of notes...
- Remember to TIP YOUR BARTENDERS! We have recruited 2 phenomenal bartenders to help us, who could be working elsewhere tonight, so please make sure you show your appreciation!
- Rain or shine, this event is still on!
UPDATE #2: The early-bird price has ended and the ticket price is now $55. Looking forward to seeing you there!
UPDATE #1: There are 9 early bird spots left and the price will increase from $45 to $55 when the early bird spots are gone or before Sat. Aug. 10th (whichever comes first). To be fair to those who want to join in and are ready to make payment, I'll be removing those that haven't paid by Thurs. Aug. 1st. So make payment to *truly* lock in your spot.
Ladies put on your best dress, gentleman break out the nice threads for our final boat cruise event of the year.
I've reserved a double decker boat for us, and made special arrangements with a captain and crew to take us down the Potomac for a 3 hour cruise / cocktail party! Not only that:
- We get OPEN BAR... to include wine, mixed drinks, and beer
- We get appetizer food... such as shrimp cocktail, meats and cheese, sandwich wraps, etc.
- We get our own DJ spinning lively beats to get us dancing
- We get a great view of Washington DC's skyline as we cruise down the Potomac
YES... being on the water, open bar, food, warm weather, nice clothes, music, new and old faces, dancing... can it get any better? We did this earlier this summer, and it was a blast. And just like before, cocktail attire will be required... so come and look gooood!
THIS time, we've got premium open bar to include:
- Beefeater Gin
- Bacardi Light Rum
- Skyy Vodka
- Seagram's 7 Whiskey
- Cuervo Gold Tequila
- Amstel Light
- Yuengling Lager
- House red & white wines
- (Beverage vendor reserves the right to make substitutions if need be)
We are privileged to have DJ Lil Deville as our DJ! DJ Lil Deville spins it all... mash-ups, dance, top 40, hip hop, house, you name it... and has performed at some of the hottest clubs in DC over the past 7 years including Lima, Ibiza, Ultrabar, and Rosebar.
We will check people in at 8:30pm and the boat will leave PROMPTLY at 9pm and return by 12am.
The price for this event is typically $65. But we've got an early bird special for this event of $45! The first 100 paid sign-ups, or those who pay before Sat. Aug. 10th (whichever comes first) get the early bird price! After that it will go up to $55. Secure your slot by rsvp'ing yes AND making payment!
Also please know that your RSVP is not guaranteed unless we receive payment. When you pay, your online receipt is confirmation that we have received your payment.
So come join us, tell your friends, and let's have a great night cruising down the Potomac, and seeing you all "dressed to impress!" =)
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Metro and Parking
We will be leaving out of Old Town Alexandria. There is a marina by the Torpedo Factory. The closest Metro stop is King Street Metro (blue line). There is a free trolley that will pick you up from the Metro and take you to the marina at the end of King St. We suggest using wmata for travel planning. Don't forget to account for Metro and traffic delays. If you are driving, you will need to find street parking or a garage.
Payment Instructions (Paypal account not required):
Please follow the instructions below for making payment (if payment by smartphone doesn't work, please try your computer). Payment at the door will be permitted only should the event not sell out. Most of our events do sell out, so we recommend you secure your spot online early. If you make payment for less than the current ticketed price without prior correspondence, your RSVP will be removed.
- Select "Yes" under "Will you attend?"
- Enter the number of guests coming and click "rsvp"
- Verify correct dollar amount for number of people you're paying for, click "Pay Now" button
- If you don't have a Paypal account, click "Pay with a Debit or Credit Card"
- If you have a Paypal account, simply log in, and pay as you normally would via Paypal
We will have a master list of all those that have paid. It’s not required, but I recommend printing out your payment confirmation as a backup. When you check-in, your RSVP will be listed under the name of the Paypal or credit card account used to make payment. Typically, this is your LEGAL name as shown on your driver's license. Sometimes, it may be under a company name if you set up your Paypal or credit card account that way. If you are not sure what it is, please take a moment to log into your Paypal account (it will say "Welcome, [your account name]" at the top) or your credit card account to find out. If you are RSVP'd under someone else's payment, please use that name for check-in.
Refund Policy & Ticket Resell
Since we paid in advance for this event, all sales are final unless the event is cancelled or rescheduled. Similar to a concert ticket or a football game ticket, you are free to sell your ticket to someone else if you are unable to attend. I suggest posting in the comment box for the event, that you have a ticket for sale. Work out payment between yourselves, and send us an email letting us know the full name and Meetup profile URL (if a member) of the person taking your spot. Thanks for understanding. =)
To keep drink lines moving as efficiently as possible and to be fair to everyone, we have a 1 drink per person at-a-time policy for open bar. You may order multiple drinks at once, but each person it goes to must be present in line.
You must be of legal drinking age to attend this event. We are committed to responsible drinking and behavior, so for your own safety and others, please know your limits! Don’t drink and drive, and please be courteous towards others. We want everyone to have a good time, but in compliance with state liquor law, those overintoxicated, belligerent, or unruly will be removed from the boat and our group. As a last resort, either we or the captain will have to terminate the event, and return the boat to shore should public safety be threatened.