Local Washingtonians, the Boomerang founders loved taking advantage of all the unique events DC had to offer throughout the years. From horse races to haunted forests, to a local landscape dotted with vineyards, breweries, rivers, stadiums, nightclubs, & crab shacks, it was not uncommon for a weekend to come complete with a variety of festivals and nightlife options to choose from.
What was missing from DC’s exciting atmosphere was safe and affordable transportation. So after much planning and preparation, a bus, two career changes, and a lot of road maps, Boomerang Tours was born during the spring of 2006. Quickly becoming a favorite thing for locals in the know, Boomerang added a bus to its fleet each year (including a limo) while increasing its list of nightlife and excursion event offerings throughout the DC area.
Do you think you might want to join the team? If you would like to learn about working for Boomerang Tours, click on our Jobs link to learn about our various positions.
Want to hear about what the pros think? To read about the wonderful press we have received over the years from the Washington Post, the Washingtonian, and many other accredited publications, visit our press page.
Think the Boomerang might be television worthy? We do too! Boomerang Tours has been featured on television four times, and we’ve also been contacted twice about doing a reality television show!
Boomerang Tours on the Travel Channel:
The Boomerang Party Yacht was highlighted on the Travel Channel’s Destination Showdown as one of the best things to do in Washington, DC. Have you seen the show? The Travel Channel pits two top notch cities against one another while judges rate them based on cuisine, attractions, and hotels. Washington, DC went up again Boston in the series premier while judges voted on which was the better city. In addition to featuring the Boomerang Party Yacht (as a ‘hidden hotspot’), they also highlighted The National Mall, Ben’s Chili Bowl, Filomena Ristorante, & The Mayflower Hotel. Needless to say –DC won!
Boomerang Tours on MTV:
The Boomerang Party Bus was featured in the second episode of MTV’s The Real Worldwhen they filmed in Washington, DC during the summer of 2009. Prior to MTV’s arrival in DC, Boomerang was contacted to plan the cast’s July 4th celebration. We couldn’t believe we were asked to party plan for MTV! We got right to work in order to arrange a television worthy party like none other. When the day finally arrived, our Boomerang Bus picked up the cast at their Real World mansion in DuPont Circle before bringing them to a historic yacht docked at the Gang Plank Marina in SW Washington. We invited the entire Boomerang team, along with our most loyal followers, and enjoyed open bar, catering, and a DJ while the fireworks exploded in the sky above. It was unreal how close we were to the National Monument during the show! After a booming yacht party, we hopped back on the Boomerang Party Bus and headed to Ultrabar Nightclub in downtown DC. Upon arrival, we were ushered up to the mezzanine level which was reserved for just our group (along with the entire cast, 13 members of their film crew, and their bodyguards). After an amazing time at Ultrabar, the Boomerang returned the cast to their mansion in the wee hours of the morning. We continued to party with the Real World cast throughout that summer, and although it didn’t make the show, they also rode the Boomerang to an epic golf tournament that was sponsored by some of DC’s most popular bars & pubs a few weeks later.
Boomerang Tours on ABC:
ABC’s Channel 7 news came on board the Boomerang Pirate Ship to film a cruise we held for the Casey Cares non-profit organization during the summer of 2013. The Casey Cares Foundation provides ongoing, uplifting programs with a special touch to critically ill children and their families. They have a dedicated team of caring staff with years of experience in the field of helping critically ill children, many of who volunteer their time. Together, we put together a family fun treasure hunt cruise on board the Boomerang Pirate Ship which was a wild success resulting in grinning children with fists full of pirate’s treasure!
Boomerang Tours on The District Dish:
The District Dish interviewed Nikki, one of the two Boomerang founders, as the Boomerang Party Yacht was launching in DC during the spring of 2012. The District Dish is a local lifestyle talk show of people, places, happenings and other notes of interest to the District of Columbia. On air, Nikki discussed the Boomerang’s seven year history, along with the leap of faith it took to expand the business from land to ‘sea’!