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RiverLink Ferry

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Address: Penn's Landing, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone Number: 12159288804
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Mon - Fri 09:30 - 18:00
Sat - Sun 09:30 - 19:00
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The RiverLink Ferry System provides cross River transportation between the...

The RiverLink Ferry System provides cross River transportation between the Camden and Philadelphia Waterfronts. It provides daily transportation for visits to local attractions and all major waterfront festivals and events. The RiverLink Ferry System includes the 500+ passenger ferry, Freedom. Ferry service for concerts and special events runs approximately 2 hours prior to the event, throughout, and up to 1/2 hour after the event ends. The ferry will not leave people who are waiting in line at the dock after the concert to ride the ferry. Concert and Special Event pricing applies.

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Really is the best way to cross the Delaware

Not exactly the stuff of Washington during the Revolution, but you can't get a better view of Philly than using the ferry. We use it to get to Adventure Aquarium. The only... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 September 2016
Lee A
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Philadelphia, United States
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Mattituck, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

We used the riverlink ferry for a concert in camden new Jersey. Surprisingly inexpensive, beautiful ride, not crowded!

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Philadelphia, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Not exactly the stuff of Washington during the Revolution, but you can't get a better view of Philly than using the ferry. We use it to get to Adventure Aquarium. The only drawback is that they don't let you on till 5 minutes before launch. And it if is hot, you may end up waiting in the sun--not fun.

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Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Great ferry ride to take for a concert across the river. Easy hop on from Penns Landing and no hassles of cars or taxis. Loved the night views of Philly when coming back from the show!

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West Chester, PA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

We took the ferry from Penns Landing to the Adventure Aquarium. It added one more bit of fun to the outing and was stress free. No parking issues or trying to navigate traffic over the bridge to NJ. My only complaint is the schedule is very limited. Once an hour on the hour from Philadelphia and once an hour on... More 

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Phila
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

I used the RiverLink to get to a concert in Camden. I was a bit apprehensive because I was traveling by myself and I knew the concert would get out late. I was pleasantly surprised - took Septa to Penn's Landing and the RiverLink was just a short walk down the steps. Cost was only $10 for a roundtrip ticket.... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

It's an easy and fun way to get across the Delaware River between Penns Landing and the Camden Aquarium. It runs every half hour. The ferry is quick, clean and offers a nice short time on the river with some nice views of the bridge and the Philadelphia skyline. There is no restroom on the ferry. The snack bar is... More 

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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

We walked down to Penn's Landing and took the Ferry to the Aquarium in Camden. It was a nice ride, not long at all, probably 10 minutes. The fee was $7.00 I seem to remember, but that includes the ride back after visiting the Aquarium or the Camden River Park area.

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Halifax, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

Round trip fare is covered by the Philadelphia Pass. We used it to go to Battleship NJ and Adventure Aquarium. It is a 15 minute walk to the ship and a 5 minute walk to the aquarium. The ferry only runs every hour - on the hour from Philly and on the half hour from NJ. This is ridiculous as... More 

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Thank Jenn N
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

Given that it goes to Camden, it really is the best way to go, if you're staying in Philly. It's a nice ride, although I have a personal affection for boats. Normally, there are ferries to Camden on the hour, to Philly on the half-hour, so you can work your trip to Camden around this.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

We took the ferry from Philadelphia to visit the Adventure Aquarium. Most visitors don't know until they get to the riverfront that the ferry only departs every hour, so it helps to plan accordingly. During our weekday visit, the ferry left the Philadelphia side on the hour and the return trips were on the half hour. Pay close attention to... More 

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