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New Year’s Eve – Fireworks Cruises!!

Two 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…

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Philadelphia Parade of Lights

December 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…

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City Lights and Skyline Cruise – Our Newest Activity

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Philadelphia’s skyline is incredible at night! 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…

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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…

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Patriot Splashed and Ready for 2016!

Several 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,…

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Patriot Harbor Lines is Expanding its PhillyByBoat Operation

Press Release: Patriot Harbor Lines Expansion Includes Adding a Second Boat (Liberty) to its PhillyByBoat Lineup!   Filed to: Since arriving in Philadelphia three years ago Patriot Harbor Lines has continued to expand its tour offerings and engage Philadelphia visitors and locals by boat. Due to expanding demand and strengthened partnerships, Patriot Harbor Lines…

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Master of the Schuylkill – Architect César Pelli

  As we prepare to start a new season of cruising the Schuylkill River we look forward to exploring the changing skyline. When we first started cruises the Schuylkill, César Pelli’s Cira Center stood alone on the west bank of the tidal Schuylkill. Little did we know that Pelli had grand plans for the Schuylkill….

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The Ultimate Group Tour!

We are pleased to announce a great new partnership with Philadelphia Trolley Works. We have joined forces to offer the ultimate group tour and we are calling it – The Secret Garden, Hidden River and Enchanted Fairmount Park Tour. This tour starts with a pickup at your hotel by a trolley, a Bartram’s Garden Tour, a…

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Bike & Boat Tours!

We have done it again. We have joined forces with another great Philadelphia company to offer a new and exciting way to see Philadelphia. We are excited to announce that we have partnered with Philly Bike Tour Co. to offer a great combination Bike & Boat Tour. Ever since we started cruising #PhillyByBoat we have…

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Philadelphia/Camden Tall Ship Festival

Patriot Harbor Lines’ guide to the Philadelphia/Camden Tall Ships Festival. Enjoy the festival and don’t forget the Patriot will be cruising the entire four days. Our schedule can be found at You can also purchase tickets here. You can also stop by the Patriot located at the Seaport Museum dock and purchase tickets directly…

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2015 Fireworks Cruises – FireworksByBoat!

  Fireworks season on the Delaware River is almost here and we are excited to bring you three exciting opportunities to try our version of FireworksByBoat. Tickets can be purchased at June 27th – TallShips Festival Following the free concert on the River Stage by the United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own,” fireworks will…

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Top Things to Do at Penn’s Landing – Summer 2015


If Memorial Day Weekend is any indication, Penn’s Landing is shaping up to be the place to be, and be seen for the Summer of 2015. With great weather and tons of major events happening over the weekend there were record crowds all weekend. Spruce Street Harbor Park’s (#SSHP) expansion was well thought out and the…

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