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.
Just like their buses, Boomerang’s creators- a married duo- were always on the move. Once it was established that Boomerang was here to stay, the couple decided it was time to make a splash by working on a new project which resulted in perhaps the coolest addition to any transportation company around: The Boomerang Boat! Opening in the spring of 2012, the 74 passenger Boomerang Boat has enabled loyal followers to enjoy their waterways by providing a variety of unique cruises and special events on the Potomac River ten months out of the year. While incorporating live DJs, nautical cocktails, gorgeous sunsets, and panoramic views of our nation’s best monuments, Boomerang cruises received such great feedback that it wasn’t long before plans for a second ship began to develop!
Moving quickly, the Boomerang founders commissioned a project that would have seemed impossible to them back in 2006. But spring forward to April of 2013, and the Boomerang Pirate Ship was born! With fire engine red sleek paint and the sails blowing in the wind, this sturdy and powerful vessel was custom built as an addition to the ever growing Boomerang fleet. Designed to scour the river of scallywags and stolen booty, this was the first Boomerang offering to provide adventure to children and adults alike. Operating family fun treasure hunt cruises during the day, along with their signature party cruises at night, the Boomerang Pirate Ship has been protecting the Potomac River- while providing endless memories- ever since!
Hold on to your anchors, sea dogs, because transitioning from land to ‘sea’ is not the end of the Boomerang story! Longing to offer cruises & private charters to an ever growing Washingtonian, DC metro area, the Boomerang founders decided that a larger vessel would be required to really complete the fleet. ‘No one should be left on land when the Boomerang Boats set out to sea’! A 70 foot vessel was commissioned, and the 149 passenger Boomerang Party Yacht launched at the Georgetown waterfront in May of 2015!
As the Boomerang’s ten year anniversary approached in 2016, the team reflected on the years while realizing that their creative energies were being underutilized in the winter months. As the Potomac River froze over each January, visions of coconut trees and sandy beaches sailed through their heads. A Boomerang in the Caribbean, could that dream come true?
Reverting back to the original days of endless planning and preparation, the vision of an international Boomerang was on the horizon. We are thrilled to announce that a 50 foot Fountaine Pajot “Saba 50” Boomerang Catamaran will be sailing the Caribbean seas in the British Virgin Islands starting in December, 2016! With six cabins, and room for up to 12 guests, the Boomerang Catamaran will be available for charters from November through August every year!
So what are you waiting for? The Boomerang Team- consisting of experienced captains, friendly crew, enthusiastic hosts, and fearless pirates- are thrilled to have you on board for an adventure like none other – land, river, AND ‘sea’!