Step aboard the Patriot for a leisurely cruise from Penn’s Landing to Walnut Street on the Schuylkill River. This unique trip contrasts Philadelphia’s lost waterfront on the Delaware River with the rebirth of the banks along the Schuylkill River.
Sit back and enjoy Philadelphia’s surprisingly gorgeous rivers and see PhillyByBoat!
During this 1 3/4 hour cruise you join the Patriot crew for a journey covering over 300 years of Philadelphia’s history.
During the trip we will explore William Penn’s original City of Brotherly Love. You will see how how the city expanded rapid expansion of the city during the colonial and Revolution along the Delaware waterfront. We will explore the industrial age that resulted in the City of Philadelphia growing from 2 square miles into roughly 130 square miles. You will witness how Center City developed during the 20th century followed by the The 20th century development of Center City. We will also celebrate he rebirth of Philadelphia’s waterfronts along the Delaware River at the Navy Yard and up the Schuylkill Banks. We will also examine the future of Philadelphia’s waterfronts at Penn’s Landing, the Navy Yard, the Bartram Mile and the Schuylkill Banks.
This tour is very lightly narrated and should be considered a pleasant cruise around Philadelphia rather than a fact specific tour. If you are specifically looking for a heavily narrated tour, we offer several other tours including the Walnut to Walnut that covers the same area.
Come aboard the Patriot and experience 300 years of American history along our great waterfront.