Reed Travel Features
CAMDEN, N.J. -- Starting April 1, the New Jersey State Aquarium
here, the RiverLink Ferry and Philadelphia's Independence Seaport
Museum will team up again to offer visitors a full day of
waterfront activities on the Delaware River.
The RiverPass enables visitors to view more than 5,000 tropical
fish and marine mammals at the aquarium, take a trip across the
river via the RiverLink Ferry and then take in numerous exhibits on
America's maritime history at the Independence Seaport Museum.
Tickets, which will be sold at both the aquarium and the museum,
are priced at $17.50 for adults, $12 for children ages 3 to 11 and
$15 for senior citizens and students with identification; admission
for children under 2 years of age is free.
The RiverLink Ferry is a 100-foot vessel that can accommodate up
to 400 people with indoor and outdoor seating. Regular roundtrip
rates are $5 for adults, $4 for senior citizens, $3 for children
ages 2 to 12 and $3 each for groups of at least 15 people.
Scheduled ferry service runs seven days a week through November
and on weekends in December and during the holiday week from
Christmas to New Year's Eve. Hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 5
p.m. Monday through Friday and from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday
and Sunday. The trip takes 20 minutes traveling northbound from
Pennsylvania and southbound from New Jersey. Express rides take
seven- and-a-half minutes each way.
Besides the Independence Seaport Museum, the Pennsylvania side
offers the Penn's Landing Great Plaza area, which features numerous
waterfront restaurants and hosts 70 festivals and other events.
In addition to the aquarium and the music center on the New
Jersey side, nearby attractions include the Walt Whitman Cultural
Arts Center, the Walt Whitman House, the Wiggins Park Riverstage
and the Stedman Art Gallery.
N.J. State Aquarium, Phone: (800) 616-JAWS
Seaport Museum, Phone: (215) 925-5439
RiverLink Ferry, Phone: (215) 925-LINK