Boatin in the Basin

With concern for the health and safety of our visitors and staff, Paddle Penn's Landing will not operate on its normal schedule this season.    

We are happy to announce that Paddle Penn's Landing Presents: Boatin' in the Basin will be operating now through the end of October.   


By participating in an Independence Seaport Museum program, participants voluntarily assume all risks related to potential exposure to COVID-19 in or about Independence Seaport Museum. The Museum has modified its experience to adhere to safety guidelines and protocols.

Boat your way around the Penn's Landing basin in a swan, dragon, flamingo or duck for the perfect socially distant outdoor recreational activity for you and your household. 

Hours: Saturdays, 12 p.m. - 12:30 p.m., 1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m., 2 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. 

Please note that Boatin' in the Basin is weather contingent, and sessions may be cancelled or cut short due to weather.  If our staff cancels or shortens your session by over 20 minutes due to weather concerns, you will have the opportunity to reschedule your session or may be able to receive a refund.

Cost: Boatin' in the Basin tickets are sold by boat, PURCHASE IN ADVANCE AND RECEIVE $5 OFF!

In Advance:

  • Swans and Dragon: $25 per thirty minute session
  • Duck and Flamingo: $30 per thirty minute session

At the Door (please note tickets will need to be purchased at the Museum's front desk):

  • Swans and Dragon: $30 per thirty minute session
  • Duck and Flamingo: $35 per thirty minute session  

Museum Members receive a $2 discount per boat. 

Capacity: Each boat in our Boatin' in the Basin program can safely hold UP TO two people weighing 90lbs+.

  • The Swans and Dragon can each hold an additional person, up to 89lbs.
  • The Duck and Flamingo can each hold three additional people, up to 89lbs. each.

All passengers must weigh AT LEAST 35lbs. to safely enjoy their experiences.

Location: Find us between Columbus Blvd. and the Delaware River on Penn's Landing, behind the Hilton Hotel and in front of our Workshop on the Water at Independence Seaport Museum. 

Click Here for our Boatin' in the Basin Frequently Asked Questions! 


Independence Seaport Museum and the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation proudly partner to run Boatin' in the Basin.