FAQ

Where do we park?
There is self-parking directly in front of the Yacht at Pier 24, 401 North Columbus Blvd. Prices subject to change when special events are taking place at Festival Pier & Penn’s Landing waterfronts.
Average price $13 – $20 for 24 hours.
(The Ben Franklin Yacht does not own and is in no way affiliated with this parking lot.)

What is the Dress Attire for the Yacht?
We recommend that you contact your event host and dress accordingly as most of our events are private. Please keep in mind that a light jacket or wrap is appropriate as it can get breezy on the outer decks – more so in spring & fall months.

Pricing?
Our pricing includes all inclusive and custom themed packages. Please call 215-351-5333 for complete pricing info.

Is smoking allowed?
Yes, on all of the outside sky decks only.

Where does the yacht dock and depart from?
The boat is located at Pier 24, 401 North Columbus Blvd in Northern Liberties, Philadelphia.
We are directly north of Dave and Buster’s.

Acceptable forms of payment?
We gladly accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, Check, Company Check, Money Order or Cash.

What is our normal cruise route?
We cruise the Delaware River along the Philadelphia / Camden Waterfronts and can go as south as The Navy Yard and north as the Palmyra Bridge.

En route we pass USS New Jersey, Penn’s Landing, The Ben Franklin and Walt Whitman bridges and much more of the historic waterfront.

What kind of entertainment is aboard?
We have an on-board live DJ (with a full range of music & he takes requests), a full microphone & PA system for all decks, and a 60″ Flat Screen TV for presentations or sports.

What is your refund policy?
Refunds can be made 30 days out with proper cancellations. We do cruise year round – rain or shine and we will gladly make all efforts to accommodate your needs. The United States Coast Guard and/or the Captain of The Ben Franklin Yacht will make the final determination on whether the vessel will sail, and for how long. High winds or gusts, river ice, elevated MARSEC levels, or unforeseen mechanical failures may keep the Ben Franklin Yacht dockside for the duration of the event.

Does my ticket price include gratuity?
No, but gratuities are much appreciate by the staff. :-)

Do we offer transportation?
No, but private accommodations can be orchestrated.

Is the yacht handicap accessible?
Yes, we can accommodate standard wheelchairs on the first deck of the ship, however there is no elevator for access to the second and third decks. There is a restroom on the first level with limited handicap access. Please indicate when making your reservation that you have disabled guests in your party.