Spirit of Philadelphia Signature Lunch Cruise with Buffet

Philadelphia, United States
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From USD 82.67

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You will not receive a refund if you cancel.
  • 2 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


See a perspective on Philadelphia that many visitors miss—and enjoy an indulgent meal simultaneously—on this lunchtime cruise of the Delaware River. Board the Spirit at Penn’s Landing and settle in for a relaxed sightseeing tour. Admire the city’s skyline, learn about its key landmarks from the tour’s live narration, and help yourself from the wide-ranging buffet lunch offerings. Bottomless non-alcoholic beverages and DJ entertainment are also included.
  • See a new perspective on Philadelphia’s skyline during a river cruise
  • Pick your preferred dishes from a wide-ranging, gourmet buffet lunch
  • Learn about the city and its history from the tour's live narration
  • DJ entertainment contributes to the festive ambiance

What's Included

  • A two-hour cruise on the Delaware River
  • Delicious lunch buffet with freshly prepared entrees, salads and desserts (view menu)
  • Unlimited coffee, hot tea, iced tea and water
  • Private outdoor table with amazing views of the Philadelphia skyline
  • Background music
  • Service charge and taxes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Alcoholic Beverages

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 401 S Christopher Columbus Blvd
    401 S Christopher Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA

    Parking: City Cruises does not own or operate any parking lots in the area. Local parking is available at Lombard Circle Parking Lot on Columbus Boulevard and Lombard Circle.

Start time

12:00 pm

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

City Cruises Philadelphia

2 hours Admission Ticket Included

Penn's Landing

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Benjamin Franklin Bridge

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants aged 2 years and under are free of charge (meal not included)
  • Attire: We encourage casual attire that is informal and comfortable, (khakis, nice jeans, dresses, casual button-ups/blouses)
  • Seating is only guaranteed together for the number of tickets confirmed on this voucher. Reservations may not be combined.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers

Cancellation Policy

This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

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Q:Where is the departure point for the Spirit of Philadelphia Lunch Cruise with Buffet?

A:The Spirit of Philadelphia Lunch Cruise with Buffet departs from 401 S. Columbus Blvd. Philadelphia, PA 19100

Apr. 2021

Q:Is there parking near the departure point for the Spirit of Philadelphia Lunch Cruise with Buffet?

A:Local Parking is available at Lombard Circle Parking Lot on Columbus Boulevard and Lombard Circle. There may be a fee for parking.

Apr. 2021

Q:Is the Spirit of Philadelphia Lunch Cruise with Buffet handicap accessible?

A:Yes. Please be sure to notate any special needs or requests in the "Special Requirements" box at checkout.

Apr. 2021

Q:Are there any age restrictions on the Spirit of Philadelphia Lunch Cruise with Buffet?

A:There are no age restrictions. Children ages 3-11 enjoy a discounted rate and infants under 3 years old go free as lap children.

Apr. 2021

Q:Are there high chairs/booster seats available for my child during the Spirit of Philadelphia Lunch Cruise with Buffet?

A:Yes, both high chairs and booster seats are available for use during the sightseeing cruise.

Apr. 2021

Q:How should I dress for the Spirit of Philadelphia Lunch Cruise with Buffet?

A:Business casual attire is appropriate; such as khaki pants and collared shirts. Please no shorts, tank tops, flip flops, or gym shoes.

Apr. 2021

Q:How early should I check in for the Spirit of Philadelphia Lunch Cruise with Buffet?

A:Boarding time is 30 minutes prior to departure.

Apr. 2021

Q:Can I smoke on board the Spirit of Philadelphia Lunch Cruise with Buffet?

A:Smoking is allowed on the outside decks only. Please dispose of all refuse in proper receptacles. Do not throw anything into the water. Please help us keep our harbors clean.

Apr. 2021

Q:Where do we sit on the boat during the Spirit of Philadelphia Lunch Cruise with Buffet?

A:As you board, our Captain and Marine Crew will direct you to your deck. From there the Host/Hostess will show your party to your assigned table(s). Seats are assigned based on needs and capacity for each cruise.

Apr. 2021

Q:Are there vegetarian selections available during the Spirit of Philadelphia Lunch Cruise with Buffet?

A:Yes, vegetarian options are available with notice. If you require any dietary restrictions or have food allergies, please notate them in the "Special Requirements" box at checkout.

Apr. 2021

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Featured review
Excellent service. Excellent views. My family and me had great and relaxing time. The food very good. I recommend this 100% for family, couple and friends time


31 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travellers.
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Family Emergency
Sharon_M, Dec 2022
I had to leave unexpectedly due to an emergency could not take the cruise and could not change to another date
Party Cruise not relaxing
Regina_E, Oct 2022
The Food was Outstanding and we enjoyed the cruise except the music was to LOUD Not sure if I would recommend to friends…
Lunch on a boat. Great experience
Jasmine_C, Aug 2022
Very great experience. Food was good views were great. Staff was good. Dj was ok. Wish they played more modern music but I was on the deck most of time so it's ok.
Check date
Curtis_S, Aug 2022
Was unable to go and couldn’t get date changed or refund even though I contacted customer service Incorrect date.
Birthday celebration 🎉🎈🎂
Gloria_D, July 2022
Food was delicious. Boat ride was comfortable . Enjoyed the music and dancing. Waiters and waitresses very pleasant. Also the shipmates. All in all, we loved it. A nice afternoon getaway celebrating my fiancee's birthday.
Kolaya_W, July 2022
I was scared at first but i just relaxed and went with flow of the day. We had an great time. It was my first experience on an boat and I love every minute of it.
Fun Philly Cruise
DebraA_B, May 2022
Food and service was wonderful, Rob was a wonderful host! The music for dancing unexpected but great! Cocktail delicious. The only thing missing was the history that this area has - we had to look up all the history and sites on our phones !
A beautiful day on the water
Alfreda_S, Sept 2021
I really enjoy my table with the view the food was good and the service was excellent. This is a great outing for friends,families and a date.
Good day on the water
Louis_D, Aug 2021
A great time had by all! Would highly recommend for anyone looking for a superb lunch buffet on the water
Fun Time
Nicole_J, Aug 2021
It was lots of fun I enjoyed myself the food was very good The Guy that was handling my table he was wonderful I think his name was Tyrik but he was GREAT
Kevin_M, Aug 2021
Booked ticket for a brunch and it was a full dinner at noon , half of the buffet was burned food in the trays and I mentioned a food allergy my guest had and the food had most of his allergies in them . He could barely eat.
It A great experience and...
Dorothy_L, Aug 2021
It A great experience and I really enjoyed myself my son enjoyed his self this was our first experience on a boat the food was great and the music was on point but we really had a great time I will definitely do it again and recommend others as well
It was very relaxing,...
Karla_K, Aug 2021
It was very relaxing, great food great music and and all the staff and guests were very nice. Had an awesome day
We were celebrating my...
Tracy_W, Aug 2021
We were celebrating my 60th birthday. I've been wanting to do this for years. I suggested it so my sisters. My niece joined us and we had a Wonderful Time. The ship is pristine, the staff excellent and the food was delicious. The D J played great music and managed to play each one of our fav songs. Even my late mom's fav. We really had a blast. Kudos to the entire staff. We're now planning to do the dinner trip. I'm sure with Philly lights as a backdrop it will be awesome. We've posted all our memorable pictures and videos on all our social medias. Thank You so much.
Had a wonderful time....
Cynthia_M, Aug 2021
Had a wonderful time. Food was excellent. Definitely would go again, but i would like to try the dinner cruise.
Never again
Aabdar_A, Aug 2021
My most experience with viator I didn't even get a chance to go and I was their and they check what I presented to them and the timing was oFF big time. I would like to have a refund.....
It was a great brunch get-away... just a tadbit too short... the food was tasty... the server, Phillip, paid attention to detail.
Need bottle water for purchase
Robin_L, Aug 2021
The food was very good. I was disappointed because I had to discard my bottle water before I could enter. And fire was no bottle water aboard for purchase.
Wish seating was better which i required
Gary_p, July 2021
Food was real good .very friendly people on cruise. Servers where great. But wish seating was better i got engaged and asked for special seating which I did not receive . Was not to happy with that. Even asked to to moved did not happen 😕
Wrong time information.
Mary_C, July 2021
My email and text said that boarding time was 11:00 am and departure time was 11:30. My brother and his wife were at the pier at 11: 05 and the boat was taking off. I felt really bad as I watched them watching us leave. So I was charged for people that didn't get on the boat. Do I get a refund?