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Released: 4/30/2009 

The RiverLink Ferry Opens for the 2009 Season

Spring is in the air. That can only mean one thing. It must be the start of the RiverLink Ferry season. On Saturday, May 2, the RiverLink Ferry kicks-off its 2009 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. New for this year, the ferry’s first departure from Camden is at 9:30 a.m. and Philadelphia at 10 a.m. The last ferry of the day will leave Camden at 6:30 p.m. and Penn’s Landing at 7 p.m.

“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 another great season” said John J. Matheussen, Chief Executive Officer of DRPA and President of PATCO. 

Join the celebration this Saturday as representatives from the Camden Riversharks’ ride the ferry from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. to greet ferry passengers and give away free tickets to Riversharks Baseball games. There is plenty to do on both sides of the waterfront. Stop by the Adventure Aquarium to explore the deep sea or delve into maritime history at the Battleship New Jersey Memorial Museum or the Independence Seaport Museum.

The 2009 ferry season begins May 2, 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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