Kicking off the 2023 Season!
March is here and the weather is definitely warming up. We don’t care what some rodent in Pennsylvania says, spring is definitely here! That means it’s time to de-winterize your water-hoopty and get ready for another exciting season on the river. This season may be a bit different than theContinue Reading
A Tip for Navigating the Occoquan Channel
There’s definitely a lot of new boaters out there, so we want to share as much knowledge as possible. With that in mind, let’s talk about the Occoquan Channel. Boaters who visit The Harbour Grille or The Electric Palm will be pretty familiar with this channel, but last weekend weContinue Reading
Holiday Island Party This Weekend!
Out in the middle of Occoquan Bay, where the Occoquan River meets the Potomac, there’s a tiny little chunk of land called Holiday Island. This weekend it will host one of the largest raft-up parties on the Potomac river. This event has been going on for the last few yearsContinue Reading
Tips from Fairfax County’s Marine Patrol
Officer Tim Judd, from the Fairfax Country Marine Patrol Unit, has been on on the river forever. He’s seen a lot of crazy stuff, and he made this video in order to help make this July 4 weekend a bit less terrifying when driving at night. Give it a look-seeContinue Reading
Good News for DC’s July 4th 2022 Fireworks!
Every year on the 4th of July, tons of boaters gather on the Potomac river between the Arlington Memorial Bridge and the 14th Street Bridge, to get a view of the fireworks show that is second to none. This year will be a little different than last year, in aContinue Reading
Belmont-a-Palooza 2022 NEXT Weekend!
Correction: Due to weather, this event has been pushed to Saturday June 18. Once a year around this time, all the fun crazy people get together for a massive raft-up called Belmont-a-Palooza at Belmont Bay, just off Mason Neck State Park. This is a yearly free-for-all where you can expectContinue Reading
The Pitfalls of Owning a Boat?
Over the weekend, someone posted on the DMV Boat Owners Group on Facebook, looking to purchase their first boat and they asked, “What are the pitfalls of owning a boat?” Now, we’ve seen a lot of answers to this question, but Richie Fekecs summed it up perfectly, and we thoughtContinue Reading
ORMA’s Blessing of the Fleet was a Blast!
Last weekend, the Occoquan River Maritime Association held their annual Blessing of the Fleet. This is usually a pretty fun event, and this year didn’t disappoint. These events are packed with VIPs and such, and we were able to corner a few of them! We even got to talk toContinue Reading
ORMA Blessing of the Fleet 2022
Blessing of the Fleet is an ancient maritime tradition, dating back to the mediterranean fishing fleets. The thought is that if your vessel received a blessing, your season would be bountiful and you stood a better than average chance of not drowning at sea! Sounds like a win to us.Continue Reading
State of the River As We See It 2022
It’s been a nasty cold winter, but after a few false starts, it looks like spring is finally upon us. Engines are starting up, marinas are starting to get busy, and we are starting to see more boat traffic on the river. Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock forContinue Reading