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.
River Tour FAQs
Take River Tours aboard:
- Summer Wind
- AJ Meerwald
Join us to explore our new exhibit Tides of Freedom: African Presence on the Delaware River and take a tour aboard the Schooner Amistad, May 24 - 29, 2013. The Museum will be open until 7:00 p.m. on Friday, May 24 and Saturday, May 25.
Topsail Schooner Amistad is a Baltimore Clipper designed 129-foot schooner built in 2000. She carries 12 students and serves a variety of Ocean Classroom Foundation programs in 2013.
Since her launch on March 25, 2000, Freedom Schooner Amistad has worked with international agencies and organizations in the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Europe and West Africa in recognition and commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the Atlantic slave trade in the former British Empire (1807) and the United States (1808).
Museum and Deck Tour Admission: Adults $15, Ages 3 – 12 $12, Ages 2 and under Free
Sail Tickets: Adults $65, Child $35. Purchase tickets here.
Friday, May 24, 2013
Deck Tours: 5:00 – 7:00
Saturday,May 25, 2013
Deck Tours: 10:00 – 12:00
Sail: 1:00 – 3:00
Deck Tours: 4:00 to 7:00
Sunday, May 26, 2013
Deck Tours: 10:00 – 1:00
Sail: 2:00 to 4:00
Deck tours: 5:00 - 7:00
Monday,May 27, 2013
Deck Tours: 10:00 – 2:00
Sail: 3:00 – 5:00
Tuesday,May 28, 2013
Deck Tours: 10:00 – 4:00
Sail: 5:00 – 7:00
Wednesday,May 29, 2013
Deck Tour: 10:00 – 2:00
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).
Check the time of sunset for the times shift around the Sunset Sail.
May 24 – August 11 (Closed Wednesdays)
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 History Sail Thursday through Tuesday
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Tropical Sail Thursday through Tuesday
2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Tropical Sail Thursday through Tuesday
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Wine & Cheese Sail Thursday through Tuesday
8:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Sunset Sail Thursday through Tuesday
10:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. Moonlight Sail Thursday through Tuesday
AJ Meerwald, a Delaware Bay oyster schooner, is New Jersey's Official Tall ship. AJ Meerwald will be at the Seaport Museum in September. Tickets can be purchased here.
The Patriot is a reproduction of a 1920s commuter yacht that offers educational tours on the Delaware River. The 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. The 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.