Water Travel

Philadelphia is located along the Delaware River, making water travel readily available to the region. Riverlink Ferry sails between the Penn's Landing ferry terminal (Columbus Boulevard and Walnut Street) in Philadelphia and the Wiggins Park Ferry Terminal (at the Adventure Aquarium) in Camden, New Jersey. Trips across the river take about 12 minutes, and depart every hour from Philadelphia and from Camden. Between May and September, you can ride the ferry from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., with special express trips when the Camden Riversharks play or when concerts visit the Tweeter Center. For more information, call 215-925-LINK or visit

The Spirit of Philadelphia is a great way to see the Delaware River sights. It has been sailing for 28 years, providing scenic lunch and dinner cruises with unmatchable views of the city skyline. The ship departs from Penn's Landing and can hold up to 550 passengers. Call 866-211-3808 or visit and click on "Philadelphia."

If you really want to set sail on the high seas, consider CruisePhilly! Large luxury cruise ships depart from Philadelphia, with destinations to Bermuda, Canada and the Southern Caribbean. Ships sail from the new Philadelphia Cruise Terminal at Pier 1, located just minutes from I-95, the train station and the airport. Visit for more information.

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