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

Patriot 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…

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Wine Cruises 2017

Wine Cruise 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…

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Philadelphia’s Best Venue for Wedding Related Events

WEDDINGS – 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….

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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. 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,…

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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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