The Ben Franklin Yacht

Northern Liberties - Fishtown

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Modern, three-deck yacht hosts narrated tours of Philadelphia harbor, departing each Sunday at 1 p.m., from April 7 through September 29

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Promotional value expires Sep 29, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required; subject to availability. 48hr cancellation notice required. Subject to weather. Extra fee for refreshments. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Even though water covers most of the Earth’s surface, humans spend most of their lives on land and a small portion in the air while they’re sleeping. Float on with this Groupon.

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  • $40 for a two-hour harbor tour for two (an $80 value)
  • $75 for a two-hour harbor tour for four (a $160 value)<p>

Sundays at 1 p.m., from April 7 through September 29, a modern, three-deck yacht departs on a two-hour narrated tour of Philadelphia’s waterfront. A guide illuminates points of interest along the shoreline while a DJ spins music to set the mood on board. The boat’s cash bar ensures guests stay hydrated and emboldens quiet types to try semaphore flirting.

"Ben Franklin Yacht"

Sunlight and moonbeams glimmer on Philadelphia harbor, where Ben Franklin Yacht glides silently to reveal a new perspective on the cradle of American democracy and replicate the freedom of the open ocean. Recently refurbished, the modern vessel hosts up to 300 guests in long, low decks whose mirrored ceilings flood the space with reflected light and expose pirates who have "Mom" tattoos hidden in their bald spots. A wooden dance floor and bar fuel parties, and knowledgeable guides propel discussion about the city's history from the breezy top deck. The majestic vessel may also be rented out for private parties. The port of departure is within walking distance of other famed sights, such as the Liberty Bell, Constitution Center, and the cherry tree from which George Washington famously crafted his wooden wig. Boarding begins approximately 30 minutes prior to each excursion.

Customer Reviews

414 Ratings

Captain Mike and all of his crew were simply amazing!!! We had a great time and look forward to doing it again!! So family friendly, my son enjoyed driving the boat!!!
Sarah S. · September 18, 2016
Narration on history of the River and surrounding area. Live music/great appetizers. Great experience.
Joanne S. · September 17, 2016
It is clean friendly good food and the BEST D.J and the VERY BEST M.C. she bring my family back with game and dance Great place beat them all!
Dawn W. · September 16, 2016
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    Northern Liberties - Fishtown

    401 North Columbus Boulevard

    Philadelphia, PA 19123


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