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The Riverlink Ferry Opens For The 2011 Season
The RiverLink Ferry kicks off its 12th season on May 1. The 2011 ferry season runs Saturdays and Sundays until Memorial Day. From Memorial Day through Labor Day the ferry will operate every day. From Labor Day through the end of September the ferry schedule is back to weekends only closing for the season on September 25.
The ferry’s first departure from Camden is at 9:30 a.m. and Philadelphia at 10 a.m. The ferry departs from Camden every hour on the half hour and from Philadelphia every hour on the hour. The last ferry leaves Philadelphia at 6 p.m., except on Friday, Saturday and Sunday when the last ferry leaves Philadelphia at 7 p.m. The ferry offers express concert service for every Susquehanna Bank Center concert throughout the season. Express service concludes approximately one half hour after the end of the concert or until all riders have reached their destination.
DRPA CEO, John J. Matheussen, says “The RiverLink Ferry allows customers to have a direct connection to attractions on both side of the Delaware River. We believe it’s an integral part of the summer waterfront experience.”
There is plenty to do on both sides of the river. Stop by the Adventure Aquarium to explore the deep sea, dive into maritime history at the Battleship New Jersey Memorial Museum, the Olympia or the Independence Seaport Museum, catch a fly ball at a Camden Riversharks game or sing along with your favorite band at the Susquehanna Bank Center or Penn’s Landing.
The RiverLink Ferry is your FunLink between the Philadelphia and Camden Waterfront attractions. For more information, visit www.riverlinkferry.com. You can also follow us on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook.
Roundtrip fares are $7 for adults, $6 for seniors and for children between ages 3 through 12. Children under 3 ride free.
The Delaware River Port Authority is a regional transportation agency. DRPA owns and operates the Benjamin Franklin, Walt Whitman, Commodore Barry and Betsy Ross Bridges, and PATCO. The DRPA also owns the RiverLink Ferry.
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