paddle penn’s landing

On Your Mark, Get Set, Paddle!

Paddle your way around the Penn’s Landing basin in a rowboat, swan or dragon for the perfect outdoor recreational activity in either a swan, flamingo, yellow duck or dragon!  Located near Spruce Street Harbor Park and the Hilton Penn’s Landing, Paddle Penn’s Landing is a unique afternoon adventure with family and friends or a memorable date with your sweetheart on the Delaware River in Philadelphia. 

Do you love to kayak and want more paddling adventures? Consider joining us for an upcoming Kayak Excursions. 

Summer Hours: saturday, May 28 - Labor Day

Weekdays (Monday – Friday): 3:00PM – Dusk
Weekends (Saturday – Sunday/ Holidays): 12:00PM – Dusk

Fall Hours

Weekends Only (Saturday – Sunday): 12:00PM – Dusk


$12 per person for a half hour rental / $10 per person for Museum Members for a half hour rental.

Please note that Paddle Penn’s Landing hours are weather contingent. 

$4 for ACCESS Cardholders on-site only with valid card and photo ID.  Present your ACCESS/EBT card and receive admission to Paddle Penn’s Landing, the Museum, and historic ships for up to four family members at $4 each.  Not valid for special events, festivals, programs, or with any other offer or group discount.  ACCESS Admission is a city-wide initiative led by Art-Reach.

For general questions about Paddle Penn’s Landing, please call the Museum at 215-413-8655.

For groups of 15 or more people, please contact us.

Independence Seaport Museum and the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation proudly partner to run Paddle Penn’s Landing. 

Special thanks to Rita’s Italian Ice for sponsoring our two newest swans, Cherry and Mango!  Click here to find your closest Rita’s and to learn about all their delicious treats.    

visit the seaport museum

Immerse yourself in award-winning and interactive exhibits and climb aboard the oldest floating steel warship in the world on Cruiser Olympia and submerge yourself aboard the World War II-era Submarine Becuna.