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Spirit of Philadelphia

401 S. Columbus Blvd., Penn's Landing, Philadelphia, PA 19106
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Ranked #38 of 79 activities in Philadelphia
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Type: Boat Tours
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Reading, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

It was a nice occasion with good food and a nice setting. We were two couples that wanted to do something different for New Year. We had a nice table for two at the window, open bar and a nice buffet. The music was not bad and the service was good. Some small glitches I guess one needs to contend... More

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calvin, pa
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013 via mobile

We went on dinner cruise. Would like to do a day cruise so we could enjoy the views. Don't get hooked on their signature glass. The whole wording on price of glass disappears before they hand out the bill. We could have bought another ticket for the price of drink and glass. Not a fan.

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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49 reviews 49 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

We recently took the 2-hour lunch cruise with the "Gospel Option". Not sure it is much of an option because unless you are outside, the interior of the boat is centered around what is going on! Check-in was fine. There was a church group (duh), and we had to wait a little behind them. Boarding started early (before 11AM), but... More

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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Six of us decided to take a couple out who were celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. The Spirit of Philadelphia seemed like a good choice, although on the expensive side. Anyhow, the boarding process was very smooth and we were taken to our seats. We were greeted by our waiter who introduced himself, explained the menu and asked if it... More

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New Jersey
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

We went on a cool August night and it was very nice. The buffet was decent, the staff was excellent. The boat was clean. We had bought a groupon so we got a discount, but even with the groupon we still ended up spending close to 230 for 2 people. Between, the tickets, drinks, parking, tolls and tips it is... More

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Chester, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

My husband surprised me with the early am criuse on Mothers Day, and the entire cruise and staff made the experience a wonderful one!! We were seated on the main deck, by a window and near the buffett. I was observing the woman who took care of setting up the buffett, her name is Jeralyn. Jeralyn was meticulous with the... More

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New York, New York, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

We went for the valentines day weekend. We opted for the lunch cruise instead of dinner, 1. Due to the fact hey hike the price up by almost 40 bucks. 2. We got to experience other things for dinner. This was everyone's first time and we actually had a ball. They started off early with the DJ and he played... More

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Wilmington, Delaware
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

I went on the Valentine Day's trip with my girlfriend. I got on the ship having my doubts about how good the view would be at night. Unfortunately I was right. There is not much to see from the boat at night at all. There's nothing on the Jersey side. You can't really see anything worth while on the Philly... More

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Union, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

We chose the dinner cruise. First, the staff members are very friendly and attentive. Our server's name was Jess, and she was fabulous! I especially enjoyed how they addressed you by name. We had a private table at a window, however the tables are very close together, so if you are looking for an intimate setting, this is not a... More

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Knoxville, TN
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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

I attended as a chaperone with a HS band that had played in the Philly parade earlier that day. The ride was more about the kids and the meal than a narrated tour. The food was very good, the DJ played to what the kids wanted and kept them happy. The wait staff was intermittent in attending to the diners,... More

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