Dinner Cruise in Philadelphia

Dinner Cruise in Philadelphia

Come dine, dance and celebrate aboard this Philadelphia Dinner Cruise.

Departing from Penn's Landing, a dining cruise on the Delaware River lets you relax and enjoy the beauty of Philly's historic waterfront.  Whether you're looking for a romantic night on the water or enjoying the company of old friends, this evening cruise is one you'll remember.

Please Note: Rates for this cruise vary by day of the week. When you choose your specific date on the availability calendar, the rates for that date will be displayed.

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Tour/Activity Details


2.5 to 3 hours


7:00 pm - Monday through Thursday

7:30 pm - Friday and Saturday

6:00 pm on Sunday

Check Availability Calendar for specific dates. Boarding 45 minutes before departure.

72 Hours Minimum Advance Booking Required.  This tour does not include a hotel pick-up. Departure is from Penn's Landing (details on E-Ticket). Prices include gratuity on food service. Bar service and gratuity not included. There is no child price discount for Saturday dinner cruises.  Please order online or call us at 212-852-4822 to order or for more information.


This rate does not apply to specialty cruises, such as Valentines Day, Mothers Day, Fathers Day, July 4 or holiday themed cruises in December. If available, those special event cruises will be listed separately on this website.

The Sights

Your cruise departs from Penn's Landing and covers the Delaware River with spectacular views of the Philadelphia and Camden skylines. No trip to Philadelphia is complete without a view from the deck of this festive ship. And while you're enjoying all the highlights, you can dine, dance and have a great time, too.

  • Penn's Landing - History says this is where William Penn, Philadelphia's founder, first touched ground. Today, Penn's Landing serves as the dock for this cruise and a riverside park.
  • Shot Tower - It looks like a smoke stack with a lid on top, but it's really America's first shot tower built in 1808. Shot towers revolutionized the making of musket balls and other solid projectiles.
  • Old Swedes' Church - This church hosts the oldest active congregation in the country. Ships used to guide themselves into Philadelphia's ports using the steeples of Old Swedes' Church and Christ Church. It was founded in 1643 and is presently known as Gloria Dei Church.
  • Philadelphia Skyline - Be amazed at the transformation on both the New Jersey and Pennsylvania sides of the river.  Amidst all the new tall buildings, look for William "Billy" Penn who still stands on top of City Hall.
  • Sports Complex - Used for sporting events and concerts, this large facility is comprised of 4 large stadiums and is home to the 76ers Basketball, Flyers Hockey, Philadelphia Eagles Football and Phillies Baseball Teams.
  • Naval Shipyard - The Philadelphia Naval Shipyard was an important naval shipyard for the United States for almost two centuries. It ceased operations on September 27, 1996. Many decommissioned ships are still docked there to view.
  • Red Bank Battlefield - This historic location was home to Fort Mercer which was built during the Revolutionary War as a defense for the city of Philadelphia. The Battle of Red Bank provided a morale builder to George Washington's army.
  • Walt Whitman Bridge - The Walt Whitman Bridge is named after Philadelphia's famous poet and boasts a 2,000-foot span. It was opened to traffic in 1957 and connects Philadelphia to Gloucester City, NJ.
  • Adventure Aquarium - Located in Camden, NJ, the aquarium features over 1500 fabulous fish and sea life in a 760,000 gallon open ocean tank, one of the largest in America.
  • USS Becuna - The Sub Becuna was commissioned in 1944 to serve as the submarine flagship of the Southwest Pacific Fleet under General Douglas MacArthur and destroyed thousands of enemy ships.
  • Gazela - The Gazela, the naval ambassador of Philadelphia, is a 177-foot- long square-rigged vessel built in 1883. In her first incarnation, she was a Portuguese fishing boat. And she was the oldest tall ship participating in the 1976 OpSail Tall Ship Festival.
  • Ben Franklin Bridge - The Ben Franklin Bridge was the longest suspension bridge in the United States when it opened in July 1926, and remains one of the longest bridges in the country to this day.
  • Christ Church - The church is one of America's most historic shrines. and the church of many of our nation's founding fathers. The church's steeple, at 196-feet high, is a visible landmark from many parts of te city and is referred to as the "200-foot steeple" by guides.
  • Flagship Olympia - The Flagship Olympia is the oldest steel-hulled American warship afloat and served as Commodore George Dewey's flagship during the battle of Manila Bay on May 1, 1898.


Dinner Buffet Menu (subject to change)

Freshly prepared and seasonally inspired, the onboard buffet-style menu is the perfect sampling of flavors to satisfy all tastes. This signature menu is included in the base ticket price for all standard dining cruises.


  • Organic Mixed Field Greens - Smoked Bacon, Grape Tomatoes, English Cucumbers, Carrots, Corn, American Cheddar Cheese, Herb Croutons with House-Made Ranch Dressing, Balsamic Vinaigrette, Low-Fat Italian Dressing
  • Organic Spinach & Kale Salad - Aged Reggiano Parmesan Cheese, Red Bell Peppers, Red Onions, Lemon & Oregano Dressing
  • Roasted Red Beet Salad - Pickled Shallots, Fresh Mint, Italian Parsley
  • Mediterranean Couscous & Chickpea Salad - Scallions, Plum Tomatoes, Cumin & Paprika Vinaigrette
  • Orzo & Bay Shrimp Salad - Scallions, English Cucumbers, Cherry Tomatoes, Dill & Mustard Vinaigrette



  • Roasted Broccoli Florets - Toasted Garlic, Chili Flakes
  • Creamed Corn & Cheddar Cheese Casserole - Green Chilies, Scallions, Fresh Cilantro
  • Baked Ziti Pasta - Aged Reggiano Parmesan Cheese, Mozzarella Cheese, Spinach & Garlic Sauce
  • Mashed Potatoes - Idaho Potatoes & Roasted Garlic



  • Oven Baked Atlantic Cod Filet - Tomato, Shallot & Caper Sauce
  • Honey & Sesame Chicken - Scallions, Fresno Chilies
  • Whole-Roasted Pork Loin - Dijon Mustard Cream Sauce
  • Braised Beef Short Ribs - Baby Carrots, Cabernet Sauvignon Sauce



  • Seasonal Fruit
  • Lemon Pound Cake & Strawberries
  • Vanilla Bean Mousse & Raspberry Sauce
  • Red Velvet & Chocolate Chip Brownie
  • Caramel Apple Bread Pudding


Dietary Restrictions - Please check the menu for the vegetarian selections. While this cruise can offer gluten and allergy free products and gluten sensitive menu items, the galley crew openly handles several allergens throughout the galleys. While they take precautions to keep ingredients separate, they cannot guarantee a gluten free environment. There are no separate prep surfaces, cook tops or equipment. The chefs prepare and cook in common areas with shared equipment, therefore the items may come in contact with other food products. If you have any special dietary concerns, please specify them during the ordering process.


Frequently Asked Questions

Are there any age requirements?  --  Children of all ages are welcome on dinner cruises. However, there is no child discount price for ages 3-12 on Saturday night. Children under 3 are complimentary.

Will my cell phone work on the cruise?  --  Yes, your cell phone will work on the cruise. For the comfort of other guests, please hold all cell phone conversations on the outside decks.

Do I need a reservation? -- Yes.

What should I wear?  --  For men, appropriate attire includes slacks and a polo or button down shirt. For women, nice pants or a dress is recommended. Designer jeans are also acceptable. Although allowed, T-shirts, casual jeans, shorts and sneakers and strongly discouraged.

Do you sail in inclement weather?  --  Absolutely.  The ship is fully enclosed and climate-controlled for your comfort and cruises rain or shine.

Will I get seasick?  --  It is highly unlikely. The Spirit of Philadelphia is one of the largest and most stable harbor cruise ships on the Delaware River.

How is seating arranged on board?  --  The crew pre-assigns seating for the size of your group.

Is the boat wheelchair accessible? -- Yes. The Spirit has a deck and restrooms that can accommodate most standard-sized wheelchairs. The crew is happy to aide passengers who need assistance. On your E-Ticket, a phone number will be provided for you to discuss any accessibility concerns and ensure that you are seated on an accessible deck.

What should I expect at boarding? -- After having exchanged your E-Ticket at the ticket booth for your boarding passes, you will be asked to show your passes. In accordance with US Coast Guard Regulation, all passengers and their belongings being brought on to the vessel are subject to search and screening. In order to expedite the boarding process the crew asks that you please do not bring any unnecessary bags on board and please make sure that all gifts are in gift bags or unwrapped for easy screening.

What is the smoking policy? -- All interior areas of the ship are non-smoking areas. Passengers who smoke may do so on the outdoor observation decks.

72 Hours Minimum Advance Booking Required.  This tour does not include a hotel pick-up. Departure is from Penn's Landing (details on E-Ticket). Prices include gratuity on food service. Bar service and gratuity not included. There is no child price discount for Saturday dinner cruises.  Please order online or call us at 212-852-4822 to order or for more information.


Cancellation Policy

There are no refunds. All sales are final.

Change policy

If changes are allowed on a tour or activity, a $20.00 per reservation change fee will be applied for any change to a reservation. Please note that some tours and activities do not allow any changes. Date changes can only be made only if we can confirm availability on the new date. While we cannot guarantee any changes can be made, all change requests must be submitted a minimum of 24 hours prior to the tour departure and must be handled on an individual basis through our Reservations Center.

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Event Date:

September 26, 2017

Desired Time:

07:00 PM