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Freedom Elite

Prepare for an unforgettable experience on the Delaware River.

Ship Overview

This is Philadelphia's most innovative dining and entertainment venue. Explore Freedom Elite and envision your event on our sleek, modern private ship. With almost endless options to customize your time on the water, it’s easy to create a cruise experience that speaks to your style.

Up to 110 guests
Gourmet plated and buffet dining
Onboard sound system
Stunning skyline views
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Let our in-house experts help you every step of the way to create a unique event tailored to you and your group.


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Freedom Elite Cruises

Nothing on land compares to the exclusive experience of a cruise on Freedom Elite. Customize your menu, music, boarding time and decor, and add enhancements to create a unique event your guests will remember long after we dock.

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Group Events on the Water

It's your yacht. Let our professional event planners create a custom event just for your group aboard Freedom Elite. With two fully enclosed, climate-controlled decks and an open-air skydeck offering panoramic views of Philadelphia's amazing skyline, the newly renovated Freedom Elite is perfect for your event of up to 110 guests.

Departs Penn’s Landing
Philadelphia waterfront views
Onboard sound system
Gourmet dining
Up to 110 guests

Virtual Tour & Floor Plans

Take a 360-degree tour of Freedom Elite and view detailed floor plans to help you plan your next event, celebration, or big night out.

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Dining Salon

Dining Salon

Dining Salon

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Important Information

Get everyone together on the water. Party of 20 or more? Please get in touch.
This is your chance to get glam. Cocktail or dressy-casual attire is encouraged.
Our ships are equipped to cruise 365 days a year in all weather conditions.
We're docked at 401 S. Columbus Blvd along Penn’s Landing.

Philadelphia Dining Cruise Route

Penn's Landing


401 S. Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make changes to my reservation? +

For changes to your order, you must contact our customer service center at (866) 455-3866.

Can I purchase tickets online? +

For parties of 19 guests or less, tickets are available for online purchase. We ask that groups of 20 or more contact us so one of our event coordinators can assist with your event.

How do you accommodate for food allergies? +

Our vessels do not permit any outside food, however, for specific dietary requests, please call us to ensure we are able to accommodate your concerns.

While we do our best by trying to offer gluten and allergy free products as well as gluten sensitive menu items, we openly handle several allergens throughout our galleys. While we take precautions to keep ingredients separate, we cannot guarantee a gluten free environment. We do not have separate prep surfaces, cook tops or equipment. Our chefs prepare and cook in common areas with shared equipment, therefore the items may come in contact with other food products.

How does the charter process work? +

Great question! Check out our "New to Event Planning" page for full details. If you still have questions, don't hesitate to give us a call.

Is my boat wheelchair accessible? +

The majority of our fleet decks and restrooms are able to accommodate most standard-sized wheelchairs. We ask that for specific accessibility concerns you please call the local Hornblower number and ensure that you are seated on an accessible deck.

What do I need to bring in order to pick up my tickets? +

We ask that guests have photo identification and their cruise order number handy to pick up the tickets. Our ticket booths open one hour prior to cruise boarding time and are conveniently located near our ship's docking location.

What happens in inclement weather? +

Our cruises take place rain or shine. However, in the rare event that the Coast Guard prohibits cruises due to inclement weather, our staff will contact you directly to make other arrangements.

What is your cancellation policy? +

- Cruise tickets are non-refundable, however, we do allow guests of parties 19 or fewer to reschedule their cruise at no extra charge, provided at least seven days advance notice is given.
-A rebooking fee will be incurred by guests who are unable to provide the minimum of seven days notice. For Lunch and Moonlight Cruises, rebooking fees are $15 per person. For Dinner Cruises, rebooking fees are $25 per person. The cruise will hold the balance of your payment on your account to be applied towards a future cruise booked within the next year.
- All Holiday & Special Event Cruises are non-refundable and non-transferable.
- Should your group be larger than 20 guests, we ask you to refer to your Terms of Contract for specific cancellation policy details.

Will I have cell service onboard? +

Most cellular services are available on the water as we do not cruise beyond one mile off shore.


We had our late-May wedding on the Freedom Elite, and it was the best decision we made! We wanted a wedding that was intimate and unique, and having our ceremony and reception on the water was perfect!

Wedding Wire

I highly recommend this venue. You won't experience anything else like it. Experience the city from the water with family, friends, and good drinks and food!

John Y
Philadelphia, PA
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