Depending on the season and wishes of our passengers, we can cruise either north past Philadelphia or south past the airport.

A video taken by a passenger on a Sunset Cruise to the north can be viewed here.   Click for Video

Boat Trip North

  • Gloucester City was first founded in 1623 by the Dutch colonists when they built Fort Nassau to trade with the Indians for fur pelts.
  • Walt Whitman Bridge opened May 16th, 1957. It is 11,981’ long 92’ wide and has a clearance of 150’
  • Camden was founded in 1626. From 1899 ‘til 1967 the New York Shipbuilding Corp was one of our largest employers. The USS Kitty Hawk and USS Indianapolis were among the ships built here along with many Victory Ships.– In sheer tonnage, The South Jersey Port Corporation is one of the most productive ports in the world and the economic impacts to the Delaware Valley region is significant
  • USS New Jersey (BB-62) was commissioned May 23, 1943. She is the most decorated battleship in Naval History. Her crew was 1921 officers and men. The Length is 887’7”, beam 108.2”, draft 28.9”. Speed was 33 knots. Displacement 45,000 tons. Became a museum in Camden October 25th, 2001.
  • Ben Franklin Bridge opened July 1, 1926. Length is 9,573’, width 128’, clearance 135’.
  • USS Olympia was commissioned in 1895. She was Admiral Dewey’s Flagship during the Spanish American War. She is 344’1” long, 53’ beam, draft 24’10” and displaces 5,870 tons. She was designed as a fast commerce raider capable of 19 knots.
  • Submarine Becuna was launched January 30, 1944 in Groton, Conn. She is 311’8” long, 27’2” of beam and draws 17’ in surface trim. Displacement is 1525 tons. Crew was 10 officers and 72 enlisted. Speed was 20.25 knots surfaced and 8.75 submerged. For short periods of time she could do 15 knots submerged.
  • Moshulu is a 335’ 3109 ton steel hull  Barkentine built in 1904. She is presently an upscale restaurant.
  • SS United States maiden voyage was July 3, 1952. She held the speed record for Trans-Atlantic crossing ‘til 1990. Still holds westbound record. She is 990’ long, 101’ beam, draft 31’ and displaces 47,300 tons. Carried 1928 passengers and 900 crew. Wartime capacity as a troopship was 15,000. The SS United States Conservancy has learned that America’s national flagship, the SS United States, may soon be destroyed.  The ship’s current owners, Genting Hong Kong (formerly Star Cruises Limited), through its subsidiary, Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL), are currently collecting bids from scrappers.

Boat Trip South

  • Gloucester City was first founded in 1623 by the Dutch colonists when they built Fort Nassau to trade with the Indians for fur pelts.
  • Walt Whitman Bridge opened May 16th, 1957. It is 11,981’ long 92’ wide and has a clearance of 150’
  • Philadelphia Naval Shipyard was built in 1917 as the first naval shipyard of the United States. Its role as a Navy facility ended on September 30, 1995. 40,000 employees worked there during WW II. The USS New Jersey was built here.
  • USS John F Kennedy (CV-67) was commissioned September 7, 1968. She is 60,728 tons, 1052’ long, 252’/130’ wide, 37’ draft. Crew 3297 officers and men plus air crews. Speed 34 knots. Decommissioned August 1, 2007.
  • Hog Island, now Philadelphia International Airport was a shipyard during WW I with 50 shipways. Ships built there were called “Hog Islanders” and considered ugly, but well built. Shipbuilding continued until 1921 after which the facility was rapidly demolished. The workers were called “Hoggies”
  • Fort Mifflin was originally built by the British in 1771. Reconstructed in 1798, it was an active military post until the Korean War. The Fort is home to 14 restored historic structures constructed from 1778 to 1875.
  • Red Bank Battlefield was the location of the Battle of Red Bank in the American Revolutionary War on October 22, 1777.