River Tours

River tours leave the Independence Seaport Museum dock in the basin. Independence Seaport Museum provides an opportunity for the Philadelphia region to connect with the Delaware River through multiple river tour options throughout the year. 

The Seaport Museum has partnered with Summer Wind and Patriot to offer guests an option to get out on the Delaware River. River Tours are seasonal (May-October). Please call the Museum at 215-413-8655 to confirm schedule.

River Tour FAQs

Combination River Tours:

  1. Summer Wind
  2. Patriot


Tall Ship River Tours:

  1. Old City Seaport Festival


Summer Wind

The Summer Wind, a 48-foot Chinese Junk-rigged schooner, will dock at the Independence Seaport Museum from May until October 2013. Visitors can board the Summer Wind and sail way on the Delaware River in three themed river tours daily (except Wednesday).

Purchase combo day sail tickets here and evening sails here.

Check the time of sunset for the times shift around the Sunset Sail. 


August 12 - October 13  (Closed Wednesdays)
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 History Sail Thursday through Monday
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Tropical Sail Thursday through Monday
2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Tropical Sail Thursday through Monday
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Wine & Cheese Sail Friday, Saturday & Sunday
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Sunset Sail Monday & Thursday   
8:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Moonlight Sail Thursday through Monday



Patriot is a reproduction of a 1920s commuter yacht that offers educational tours on the Delaware River. Patriot holds 35 guests and is perfect for tours, smaller birthday parties, corporate outings, anniversaries and cocktail parties. This custom yacht features wrap around seating, a restroom and a bar fully equipped for any type of party. Patriot is owned and operated by Patriot Harbor Lines.

The Patriot is available for private charter. Please contact group sales at (215) 413-8626 or tyerkes@phillyseaport.org.


Patriot Harbor Tour with Optional Museum Admission - $30
Cocktail Cruise with Optional Museum Admission - $30

Purchase tickets here.


Harbor Tours

Cocktail Cruise

August 16


7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

August 23


7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

August 30

7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
8:45 - 9:45 p.m. (fireworks)

Sept. 1

2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

3:15 - 4:15 p.m.

Sept. 2

2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

3:15 - 4:15 p.m.

Oct. 11 - 13

Schedule Coming Soon!

Schedule Coming Soon!


RiverLink Ferry

The RiverLink Ferry offers point-to-point round trip ferry service between Camden, NJ and Philadelphia, PA from May - the end of September. The RiverLink Ferryteamed up with the Seaport Museum and Battleship New Jersey for a Ship’s Pass ticket, as well as a combination ticket for the Ferry that includes admission to the Seaport Museum. The Ferry also offers a new combination ticket for their 50 minute Interpretive Cruise that includes admission to the Seaport Museum. Passengers will enjoy a 50 minute sightseeing excursion as part of their visit to the waterfront that provides a peaceful narrated harbor cruise to see the unique sights of the Camden and Philadelphia waterfront from the Delaware River. The RiverLink Ferry docks outside of the Seaport Museum.


Old City Seaport Festival River Tours

Enjoy a river tour during the Old City Seaport Festival!  For more information, go to our Old City Seaport Festival Boats Page.