Contrary to popular belief, boats are actually much safer than cars, which inexplicably sink every time you drive them on water. Take a proper water road ride with this Groupon.
Choose from Two Options
- $22 for a 50-minute interpretive river cruise with a tour of the Battleship New Jersey for one (a $45.95 value)
- $40 for a 50-minute interpretive river cruise with a tour of the Battleship New Jersey for two (a $91.90 value)
Passengers board the M/V Freedom, a double-decker, air-conditioned sightseeing boat, for their narrated jaunt of the Delaware River. The M/V Freedom departs from Wiggins Park on the Camden waterfront at 11:30 a.m. Ferry transportation is included if necessary. In addition to the tour, passengers make their way to the USS New Jersey, a floating museum that pays homage to the decorated vessel. The 90-minute tours are self-guided and run from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. See the schedule.
Just south of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge, the Delaware River bustles with activity. On its western shore lies Philadelphia's waterfront, with destinations such as Penn's Landing. To the east is Camden, which holds its own against the Pennsylvania capital with attractions such as Adventure Aquarium, where Aquaman moonlights as a jellyfish. But perhaps the area's biggest draw is the meeting place between these two locales: the Delaware River itself.
RiverLink Ferry's two-story sightseeing vessel, the M/V Freedom, traverses these waters for sightseeing tours of the waterfront's architecture or fall foliage. The ferry serves a practical purpose as well; it regularly travels point-to-point between Philadelphia and Camden, so commuters can move between the two cities with ease.