We are offering two different boat tours on
two three different dates this summer. In addition to the traditional Secrets of the Schuylkill River Tour, we are adding a Walnut to Walnut Tour. The same tours options are available Thursday July 10, Thursday August 21, and Thursday, September 4.
Walnut to Walnut: This tour will start at Penns Landing at Walnut Street, travel down the Delaware River and then up the Schuylkill River to the Walnut Street Pier. This is not a published, public tour and has been arranged for the exclusive benefit of members of the Engineers’ Club (and their guests). This tour is not available August 21.
Note: This is a one-way tour; you will be responsible for your own surface transportation between the two docks. You can park at either the departure or landing location; SEPTA Bus Routes 21 and 42 travel along Walnut / Chestnut Streets between the Schuylkill River and Penns Landing. The Market Street El travels under Market Street from 30th Street to 2nd Street.
Secrets of the Schuylkill River: Take a one-hour fun and fact-filled guided sunset boat tour that highlights the past, present and future of the Hidden River. Discover the sights, sounds, and history of the river, from the early 1700s at historic Bartram's Garden, to the 1800s at the Fairmount Water Works, to award-winning 21st century skyscrapers. This tour will leave from the Walnut Street Pier, on the east side of the Schuylkill River beneath the Walnut Street Bridge.
Walnut to Walnut: 3:30 pm to 5:15 pm
Secrets of the Schuylkill River: 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm.
$25.00 Walnut to Walnut ($27.00 after July 7 or September 2 for the respective tours)
$22.00 Secrets of the Schuylkill River ($24.00 after July 7, August 18, or September 2 for the respective tours)
$45.00 Both tours ($50.00 after July 7 or September 2 for the respective tours)
$12.00 Children 12 and under for either tour; $24.00 for both
There is limited capacity on the boat; reservations will be on a first-come, first-served basis, so get your reservations in early.
Payment will be expected for all reservations regardless of attendance.
The Club is offering these tours to our members only. The Secrets of the Schuylkill River is a public tour while the Walnut to Walnut tour is exclusive to ECP. Members are encouraged to invite a non-member for fun and fellowship with ECP Members. You can become a member of the Club and then register for the desired tour. Click here for membership information. Click here to complete an online membership application.
Visit www.schuylkillbanks.org/ for more information on Schuylkill Banks and other activities and events.
Delaware River: There is public parking available at Penns Landing as well as a garage at 2nd & Sansom Streets.
Schuylkill River: The nearest parking lot is located at 24th and Sansom Streets. Metered parking is available on Walnut, Chestnut, and Market Streets, and along Schuylkill Avenue. Two-hour neighborhood street parking is available near the 25th and Locust Street at‑grade crossing into the Banks.