The Yards Marina in Washington, D.C., home of Freedom Boat Club - Washington D.C., is in the prime location for members looking to stay and play in the nation's capital. The Yards Marina is located on the northern bank of the Anacostia River between Nationals Park and the Washington Navy Yard. This area boasts blocks of fine dining restaurants, world-class hotels, hip lounges, quaint pubs, and the best of national and local shops. In addition to all that – you can take a quick walk to Nationals Park.
Parking: Freedom Boat Club members and guests enjoy secure parking (at a fee). Limited free parking is available through the dockmaster.
Metro: Take the Green Line to Navy Yard stop, then a short walk to The Yards Marina.
PLEASE NOTE: A Boater Education Card from the District of Columbia or your home state must be in your possession no matter what your age. This is DC law and is strictly enforced. You can take the boaters safety course online for free at https://www.boatus.org/districtofcolumbia/
Here are some of the top cruising places some of our Maryland club members love.
• Old Town Alexandria for shopping, eating, museums, festivals.
• Georgetown Waterfront for incredible restaurants, shopping, kayaking, canoeing and paddle boarding.
• The Salt Line Seafood Restaurant for a delicious meal and delectable dessert.
• James Creek Marina for picnicking, volleyball, and relaxing. James Creek Marina is located at the confluence of the Potomac, the Anacostia, and the Washington Channel directly east of Fort McNair.
• Columbia Island to grab a bite to eat at the Island Time Bar & Grill at Columbia Island Marina, enjoy the picnic area, and/or get some necessities at the ship’s store.
Enjoy the day touring downtown D.C. or cruising to your favorite place to eat!
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"If you're into boats and being on the water, Freedom Boat Club is the best way to do it!!"
"The customer service is bar none, incredibly responsive with reservations and requests. The boats are pristine, another factor FBC's competition just can't hold a candle to. I have entertained family/friends on the sun deck and clients on the center console."
"The staff is amazing...Larry and the team go out of their way to accommodate the members."
Awesome Club! Awesome location! Awesome Staff! Keep up the great work! The boats are great for fishing or cruising. They also have a small inflatable and a sail boat. Keep up the awesome work!!!
The pricing structure is much like a country club. You will pay a one-time entry fee and monthly dues based on the membership that you choose. Connect with the club nearest you to learn more about membership options and current promotions!
Reserving a boat has never been easier. Simply log in to your reservation dashboard and choose your desired date, vessel, and time slot.
Freedom Boat Club is truly unlimited boating. We allow up to 4 rolling reservations at any given time. Simply put – you can have 4 reservations on the books. Once you use one, you free one up. You may book up to 6 months in advance!
Number and type of boats will vary by location. Connect with the club nearest you to learn more about the local fleet.