Delaware Harbor Cruise

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Cruise along the Delaware River in Philadelphia, PA in yachts replicated as 1920's commuter yachts.

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Experience the enchantment of the Delaware River like never before with an unforgettable one-hour cruise in Philadelphia! Whether you're a local or a first-time visitor, these river cruises offer a perfect blend of history, breathtaking views, and relaxing moments on the water. All aboard the Patriot Harbor Lines' yachts, modern reproductions of 1920's commuter yachts, for an intimate journey away from the city's hustle and bustle.

See the Best of Philadelphia + a Tranquil Boat Ride!

What to Know

Patriot Harbor Lines brings you an array of captivating Delaware River cruises departing from the Independence Seaport Museum at Penn's Landing. Their cruises offer an hour-long scenic voyage along the Delaware River, providing a delightful experience for visitors of all ages. The cruises are lightly narrated, introducing you to the most iconic attractions and historic landmarks that line the river's shores.

How to Get There

Arriving at the dock is a breeze! Head to the Seaport Museum dock located at 211 South Christopher Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19106. Plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before the scheduled departure time to ensure a timely departure. Parking options include surface lots at Penn's Landing, costing around $20, or consider parking at the nearby Hilton Hotel. Metered parking is free on Sundays in the vicinity, making it a convenient choice for weekend cruises.

The best way to get there is by booking a Guided Philadelphia Tour which features a Delaware River boat ride plus lots of other hotspots from the Liberty Bell Center to Independence Hall! This tour features pick-up and drop-off services which will save you the hassle of navigating through the city to reach Delaware River Harbor. So what are you waiting for? Book this guided tour now! 

Best Time to Visit

With various cruises available, you can choose the perfect time to embark on this unforgettable journey. Delight in the warm rays of the sun sinking behind Philadelphia's skyline with the Delaware River Sunset Cruise, a one-hour experience that captures the city's magical twilight ambiance. Or for wine enthusiasts, the Patriot Wine Cruise offers a delightful wine-tasting adventure aboard the elegant yacht.


Prepare to be amazed by the sights and landmarks that grace the Delaware River's waters during the harbor cruise. Some of the highlights include:

  1. The historic vessels of Penn's Landing, where Philadelphia's maritime heritage comes to life.
  2. The majestic tall ship Gazela, the iconic Ben Franklin Bridge, and the picturesque Race Street Pier.
  3. The vibrant Camden Waterfront is home to the Battleship New Jersey, Adventure Aquarium, and Campbell's Field.
  4. Witness the working waterfronts of both Philadelphia and Camden, offering a glimpse into the cities' thriving maritime industries.
  5. Get up close to the legendary S.S. United States, the largest ocean liner constructed in the United States, holding the Blue Riband record for the highest speed during regular transatlantic crossings.


The Patriot and Liberty yachts boast fully-stocked bars, offering an array of beverages, including beer, wine, and mixed drinks. This allows guests to unwind and savor the moment while taking in the spectacular views of the city and its river. The yachts' 1920s-inspired design provides an intimate setting for passengers to enjoy a unique and memorable Philadelphia experience.

A Delaware River harbor cruise with Patriot Harbor Lines is a must-do activity when in Philadelphia. Embark on a journey that combines history, natural beauty, wining, dining, dancing, and modern comfort, all while gliding along the picturesque Delaware River. Whether you opt for a sunset cruise, wine-tasting adventure, or a family-friendly excursion, each voyage promises enchanting moments and stunning vistas. Make your reservation today, and set sail on a cruise that will leave you with cherished memories of the City of Brotherly Love!