Tidal Basin Cherry Blossom Festival
More Information About Our
Tidal Basin Cherry Blossom Festival
Registration & Cancellation Policies for Reservations
You'll need to pay for your event when registering in order to guarantee your spots.
If you can't make your reservation, group, class or tour and you tell us more than 48 hours beforehand, we are happy to re-book you if spots are available. If you realize less than 48 hours before the lesson, unfortunately it might be  too late to re-book. There are no refunds unless we cancel due to circumstances like weather.
If weather is a factor, we will let you know about a cancellation at least 2 hours prior, in which case we will give you the option to reschedule or receive a full refund.
If you are taking a class we need a minimum number of students and if it looks like there won't be enough; we'll let you know at least 24 hours before the lesson. But you don't have to miss out! You can reschedule your lesson at no cost, or just get a full refund. It's up to you.
Directions and Check-In
Directions and Check-In
Address: 1501 Maine Ave SW, Washington, DC 20024
When you arrive, check in at the front desk. Plan to arrive at least 15 minutes early and be aware that parking can take some time.


1501 Maine Ave SW, Washington, DC 20024 or you can use Lat 38.8856233, Long 77.0373766


Biking is the best way! There are bike racks at the boathouse, so we encourage you to bike, paddle and bike some more! Please bring your own locks. 


The best way to get here is via metro stop Smithsonian Station. Walk west on Independence Ave SW toward 14th St SW for about 0.3 mi cross Raoul Wallenberg Pl SW then turn left on a park path for about 0.2 mi and head towards the water!


Parking availability is very limited in the parking lot and on the street, so it is strongly recommended that you take public transit.

We have partnered with Parking Panda, the leader in online parking reservations, to allow you to purchase guaranteed parking for Tidal Basin Paddle Boats. Click here to view real-time pricing and availability, and purchase guaranteed parking near Tidal Basin.

Interstate 395 provides access to the Mall from the South.
Interstate 495, New York Avenue, Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway, George Washington Memorial Parkway, and the Cabin John Parkway provide access from the North.
Interstate 66, U.S. Routes 50 and 29 provide access from the West. U.S. Routes 50, 1, and 4 provide access from the East.