Months ago, a group of dealers and marinas got together and realized something – the Occoquan River should have its own boat show! Thus, the Occoquan River Boat Show was born. This much-anticipated event will feature seven different brands of boats, making it a must-visit for boating enthusiasts and familiesContinue Reading

UPDATE: DC Harbor Patrol has verified that you will be able to stay at anchor overnight, but you will be expected to leave in the morning. Much like every year, Washington D.C. will be putting on their annual Independence Day fireworks on July 4 at the oddly specific time ofContinue Reading

Update: Added Indian Head (Thanks Lance Frye!) Every year around July 4, there’s a whole host of fireworks shows, and we all know the best place to watch fireworks is from a boat on the river! So once again, we present you with the annual Fireworks Roundup: Mount VernonMount VernonContinue Reading

One of the first major party raft-ups happens around this time every year – the infamous Belmont-a-Palooza! This year it will be held in the same place, in Belmont Bay right at the mouth of the Occoquan River spills into the Potomac on the June 22-23 weekend. If you’ve neverContinue Reading

UPDATE: This event has been canceled due to weather. Gotta love NoVA! One of the events that truly marks the beginning of the season, is the annual Blessing of the Fleet put on by the Occoquan River Maritime Association. If you’ve never done this before, it’s a real blast. ThinkContinue Reading

The Potomac boating community is looking to help identify and catch the knobs who stole this couple’s boat around midnight on April 16, from Capt John S. Beach Marina. The crooks broke through the marina gate, and went to work on the trailer lock that was securing the boat, aContinue Reading

For those of you waiting for Memorial Day to start the boating season – that’s just silly. It’s already begun for most of the river, and as boats are being removed from their nautical cocoons and getting their first buff and wax of the year, there’s one event coming upContinue Reading