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Released: 5/2/2008 

The RiverLink Ferry Opens for the 2008 Season

The warm weather is here and the feeling of summer is beginning to fill the air. That can only mean one thing. It must be the start of the RiverLink Ferry season. On Saturday, May 3, the RiverLink Ferry kicks-off its 2008 season with a “Kids Ride Free Promotion”. From Noon until 6 p.m. the ferry will offer a FREE ride to children ages 12 years and younger with each paid adult ticket purchase.

“The RiverLink Ferry has become a very popular attraction for many people and an integral part of the summer waterfront experience. We look forward to a great season” said John J. Matheussen, Chief Executive Officer of DRPA and President of PATCO.

Join the celebration this Saturday as the Camden Riversharks’ mascot “Blueper” greets ferry passengers for a fun-filled ride across the Delaware River. Each child in attendance will receive a FREE pinwheel souvenir to remember the day. Then, stop by the Susquehanna Bank Center on the Camden Waterfront to see Nickelodeon’s adventure buffs, The Backyardigans, perform. The last ferry run of the day will be from Camden at 6:30 p.m. and from Penn’s Landing at 7 p.m.
The 2008 ferry season begins May 3, with weekend service only until Memorial Day. From Memorial Day through Labor Day the ferry will operate every day, rain or shine. From Labor Day through the end of September the ferry schedule is back to weekends only, closing for the season on September 30. The ferry offers express concert service for every Susquehanna Bank Center concert throughout the season. Express service concludes approximately one-half hour after the end of the concert or until all riders have reached their destination.

The RiverLink Ferry is your FunLink between the Philadelphia and Camden Waterfront attractions. For more information, visit

The Delaware River Port Authority is a regional transportation and development agency. DRPA owns and operates the Benjamin Franklin, Walt Whitman, Commodore Barry and Betsy Ross bridges, PATCO, the Philadelphia Cruise Terminal and the RiverLink Ferry.

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