Keep Cool – The Waterfront Pass

 

Waterfront Combo PassNew for Summer 2017, the Waterfront Pass offers a great way for visitors to expand their exploration of the city, and access and discover the Waterfront for one low price.

The Waterfront Pass includes:

  • An all-day pass to ride the Philly PHLASH, which provides access
    to 22 stops located near must-see attractions from the Delaware River Waterfront to Fairmount Park.
  • Admission to Independence Seaport Museum, home to National Historic Landmark ships Cruiser Olympia and Submarine Becuna, a life-sized model pirate ship, Citizen Science Lab and more.
  • A one-hour cruise on Patriot Harbor Lines to see gorgeous views of “Philly-by-Boat” and the many historic sites along the Delaware River as you travel on a reproduction 1920s commuter yacht.

Available exclusively at the Independence Visitor Center valid Thursday – Sunday only

•Adults: $25
•Seniors (65+): $23
•Military (active & retired): $23 •Children (4-12): $17
•Infant (under 4): FREE

Summer Fun at the Seaport and with PhillyByBoat

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Telemann 360º – Two Great Pop-up Boat Cruises!

telemann 360Patriot Harbor Lines is excited to announce two great Pop-up Boat Cruises that will be part of  Telemann 360º in late September and early October.

Philadelphia Baroque Orchestra Tempesta di Mare’s Telemann 360º is a multidisciplinary week of events celebrating the life, times and oeuvre of German baroque composer Georg Philipp Telemann during the 250th anniversary of his death. We will be conducting two different Telemann focused cruises – a river cruise and a cruise to Bartram’s Garden.

During the festival running between October 11th and 19th, Tempesta will be performing two all-Telemann programs with their largest ensemble to date, including modern premieres. They will also be sponsoring a live interdisciplinary talk show, The Case for Telemann—hosted by Live from Lincoln Center’s Fred Child with prominent international scholars and journalists. Telemann 360º will include a collaboration with Philadelphia institutions to hold the first international Telemann conference to take place in America, mirroring the 24-year-old annual event in Magdeburg, Germany, Telemann’s birthplace. Pop-up events at museums, libraries and gardens across Philadelphia will add to the fun.

Tickets for the Telemann 360º cruises will be on sale soon.

Wine Cruises 2017

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Enjoy Great Wines aboard a Classic Yacht!

Patriot Harbor Lines and Chaddsford Winery have partnered to bring you the ulitmate Wine tasting cruise. As our crew guides a classic yacht through the water of the Philadelphia waterfront on the Delaware River we will sample a variety of wines. We also offer a sampling of gourmet cheeses from DiBruno Brothers that pair perfectly with the wines.

A Chaddsford Winery Educator will guide you through a tasting of a select group of wines. With a tradition dating back to 1982 and an annual production of over 30,000 cases of wine, Chaddsford Winery is among the oldest, largest, and most acclaimed wineries in Pennsylvania.

Located in Chadds Ford, Pa (In Chester County), Chaddsford’s goal is simple: craft approachable, food-friendly wines for every palate. Winemaker Jim Osborn infuses creativity, artisanship, and technique into every bottle of their PA-Made wine, creating award-winning varietals and blends that truly celebrate our ‘Mid-Atlantic Uplands’ microclimate.

You will fall in love with our local wines!

Our wine cruises run throughout the summer on alternating Saturday afternoons from 5:00pm to 6:30pm. Tour dates:

  • June 3rd
  • June 17th
  • July 1st
  • July 15th
  • July 29th
  • August 12th
  • August 26th
  • September 9th
  • September 23rd

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Patriot Harbor Lines has awakened the Philadelphia waterfront with a variety of educational and fun cruises on both the Schuylkill and Delaware rivers.

 

Philadelphia’s Best Venue for Wedding Related Events

libertygallery20WEDDINGS – Say, “I DO!” while cruising Philadelphia’s two great rivers. Let Philadelphia’s iconic skyline act as a perfect backdrop to your perfect day! Tie the knot as the sun sets, casting its golden glow over the world’s first international city! Say your vows as you cruise aboard our 1920’s style, Great Gatsby-esque yacht, the Liberty. The Liberty is perfect for “smaller ceremonies” large amount of charm and uniqueness. We are the perfect venue for weddings of up to 45 guests. We can even provide the officiant for your wedding.

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BACHELORETTE PARTIES – We have hosted hundreds of bachelorette parties and can honestly say we have the best venue in #Philly. What better place to host your friend’s bachelorette party than on a classic yacht. We have two vessels that offer an elegant way to go down memory lane and celebrate. Our unique yachts provide a peaceful time to reflect on the past and take in the thoughts of the future. With a private charter you can bring your own games, and your own music, enjoy time with friends! Dance the time away or sit back and relax while chatting with you your closest friends and family! We are located in the heart of Penn’s Landing with plenty of options where you can keep the party going.

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BRIDAL SHOWERS – The Liberty is an ideal venue to host the traditional bridal shower! She is great for smaller, elegant, and memorable gatherings. Its spectacular glass observatory has plenty of cushioned seating and hand-crafted wooden mahogany tables to display your gifts, flower arrangements and food.

WEDDING RECEPTIONS – Complete your wedding with an elegant, comfortable and classic reception on the Liberty. Treat your friends and family to this the classiest yacht in town as you cruise PhillyByBoat! The Liberty is the only Philadelphia Yacht of her caliber that can smoothly cruise both of Philadelphia’s rivers — passing underneath all 21 bridges! Hors d’ oeuvres receptions can accommodate 45 guests. And don’t worry we have a great dance floor and music.

webpage3WEDDING WEEKEND – Brunches, Cocktail Parties, Afternoon Teas

Treat your guests that have traveled to Philadelphia to one of our world famous cruises. If they haven’t had time to see the sights, our relaxing, intimate, private brunch or afternoon of tea covers all the bases while you get to say ‘Thank You’ ‘Welcome’ or ‘Good Bye’. Guests sit back and relax with an open buffet and bar service. Our food menu is chocked full of local Philadelphia items. This climate-controlled space makes this venue a perfect environment to host your brunch reception during the Spring, Summer, Fall, or Winter.

 

 

 

2017 Bartram’s Garden Cruises Start Mother’s Day

We are excited to announce our 2017 Bartram’s Garden cruises. We start the season on Mother’s Day – May 14th, 2017.

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During this cruise we explore the tidal Schuylkill as well as the deeply-rooted history of a National Historic Landmark. The focus of this 3-hour tour is the story of the Bartram family – botanists, explorers, and 18th-century pioneers.

Cruise to Bartram’s Garden and discover the home of America’s first great botanist, John Bartram. Take a 1/4 mile walk up the natural meadow to see amazing views of Philadelphia’s skyline and explore the historic garden, community farm, and recreational trail.

This tour includes a 2-hour stop at Bartram’s Garden with an introductory tour of the newley restored 1731 house and the recently restored Ann Bartram Carr garden.

Bartram’s Garden offers an opportunity to experience its rich past as it embarks on a journey towards a dynamic future. The major garden renovation and house conservation help to share the Bartram story in beautiful new ways.

2017 Tour Dates

  • May 14th, 2017 – 12:00pm and 1:00pm
  • June 4th, 2017 – 12:00pm and 1:00pm
  • June 18th, 2017 – 12:00pm and 1:00pm
  • July 16th, 2017 – 12:00pm and 1:00pm
  • July 30th, 2017 – 12:00pm and 1:00pm
  • August 13th, 2017 – 12:00pm and 1:00pm
  • August 27th, 2017 – 12:00pm and 1:00pm
  • September 24th, 2017 – 12:00pm and 1:00pm
  • October 22nd, 2017 – 12:00pm and 1:00pm

2017-36Can’t make one of the above dates, but have a group interested in Bartram’s Garden. We can accommodate private cruises. Give us a call and we can discuss.

 

 

 

 

New Year’s Eve – Fireworks Cruises!!

fireworks1Two ways to Celebrate – Two time to Cruise! We will be cruising the Philadelphia waterfront for both the 6:00pm show the Midnight extravaganza! Ring in the New Year with Philadelphia’s Best Fireworks Cruises. Secure your spot for the best view of Philadelphia’s New Year’s Eve Fireworks on the River. Each cruise features music, cash bar, and an amazing fireworks show. We will also cruise the Delaware and view the amazing Philadelphia city skyline and lights. Each fireworks show will also be synchronized to an official soundtrack on KYW Newsradio.

Arrive early and make plans ahead of time because parking will be at a premium. We recommend parking in Old City and walking to Penn’s Landing or taking an Uber to the Hilton Hotel. We also suggest that you might want to make pre-fireworks or after fireworks plans (depending on which cruise you choose) at Keating’s Rope & Anchor, the Moshulu or the Chart House.

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Philadelphia Parade of Lights

parade-of-lightsDecember 10, 5:30 pm. – 7:00 pm

We are very excited to be participating in this year’s Parade of Lights hosted by the Seaport Museum.

We anticipate a record number of boats decorated for the season with beautiful lights. For the first time ever, the parade route has been extended to include Camden. The parade of boats will pass the Battleship New Jersey on the Camden Waterfront, then cruise by Winterfest on Penn’s Landing and loop back around to the Museum.

We have limited availability, but recommend you bring your family and friends to the Seaport Museum for an afternoon and evening of great holiday fun. Returning as emcee this year is Steve Nikazy who will also be announcing the winner of the parade. The parade begins at 5:30 p.m.

Coast Guard Cutter DILIGENCE will be on the waterfront for the event to conduct FREE tours for the public. Tours take place from 10 a.m. to sunset.

Arrive at the Seaport as early at 11 a.m. to explore the Museum and participate in holiday activities, including a pop-up exhibit, arts and crafts, face painting, musical performances by The Philly Pops, a visit from Santa.

See you on the River!!

 

City Lights and Skyline Cruise – Our Newest Activity

Philadelphia’s skyline is incredible at night!

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While Philadelphia’s river sunsets are pretty spectacular and our daytime cruises are amazing, our best cruises happen at night. We have been racking our brains on how to get more guests out for cruises at night and we have come up with our City Lights and Skyline Cruise. Philadelphia’s unique skyline comes to life during this one-hour cruise on the Delaware. We even depart from Spruce Street Harbor Park and its enchanting multicolored lights.

With a tradition of constructing buildings with unique and interesting lighting features, Philadelphia’s skyline is experienced best by boat. During this evening river tour we explore the stunning Philadelphia skyline that has been known to throw its electric power behind a specific cause and related color. The Philly light spectacular includes:

  • A Center City skyline that has been known to turn yellow in support of the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Lemon Ball.
  • The Ben Franklin Bridge’s lights that routinely change color in support of a variety of causes.
  • Leading up to the July 4th holiday, the bridges and skyline turn red, white and blue as the city celebrates Independence Day.
  • The Battle Ship New Jersey fully dressed in lights.
  • After a big win, a skyline transformed from emerald green for the Eagles, orange and black for the Flyers and red, white and blue for our Phillies.
  • And every October, in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, our skyline turns pink in support of the cure.

Our yachts have fully stocked bars with a great selection of beer, wine and mixed drinks.

This is Philadelphia’s best night time cruise experience!

Meeting Location

We depart from the Seaport Museum dock at Penn’s Landing. The dock is attached to the Seaport boat shop at the North end of the marina adjacent to the Hilton Hotel. The Seaport Museum’s street address is 211 South Christopher Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19106.

Please plan to arrive at the dock at least 15 minutes before our scheduled departure time. We cannot wait for late arrivals.

Cruise Party Planing 101!

If you are planning a party we have a variety of options. We offer both the Patriot and the Liberty for private parties. Our private charters are a minimum of 2 hours, but they can be extended. The Patriot is great for parties of up to 36 guests while the Liberty is perfect for up to 46. If you are planning a private event give us a call so we can discuss pricing.

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If your check book or debit card are a little light for a full charter we can taylor an event where you host and organize the party, but each of your guests can purchase individual tickets. With this option, as the host you can also pay down the price of your guests tickets to ease their burden and to pay for a larger share of your party. A final party option is to organize a group on one of our public cruises. If you decide to go that route, we recommend giving us a call so that we can let you know the number of tickets available and provide you with a code to track your guests.

Patriot Splashed and Ready for 2016!

April1No3Several months ago we set a goal of having the Patriot ready for the 2016 season by April 1st. It is no easy task getting a boat ready for an early season in Philadelphia with unpredictable March weather. We also had a variety of projects and upgrades scheduled for Patriot including lots of sanding, varnishing, painting and engine maintenance.

We are happy to report that we met our goal and Patriot was launched on April 1st. No fooling!!

We are looking forward to a great season of cruising PhillyByBoat and will soon be adding Liberty (Patriot’s Sister) to the lineup.

Here are a couple of photos to get you in the mood for cruising!

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We are accepting reservations for 2016 cruises and the best dates and times are going fast! Contact us if you are interested in exploring a private event with Patriot Harbor Lines.