Schuylkill Banks River Tours
Schuylkill Riverfront at Walnut St., 215/222-6030 or 888/748-7445,
At Schuylkill Banks River Tours you can choose between three different seasonal tours on the RiverLoop that glide you along the Schuylkill River. One offers a general tour of the River; another will take you to Bartram’s Garden where you’ll have time to get off and explore; and another offers the chance to hear jazz music while cruising.
Kayak tours are also available, departing from the same spot, offering trips to the Fairmount Water Works in one direction or to Bartram’s Garden in the other.
A certified instructor offers brief lessons before the tour, and trips require participants to be moderately fit, but you don’t need to have kayaking experience. Participants must be at least 8 years old; anyone under 14 needs to be accompanied by a guardian, and anyone under 18 needs parental permission.
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