Waterfront Partners

Spirit of Philadelphia

Looking for a unique way to experience the Sail Philadelphia festival? Find it on the water as Spirit of Philadelphia offers guests the opportunity to be part of the action and cruise alongside the majestic tall ships with three new specialty cruises. Enjoy maritime pageantry with the Tall Ships Parade of Sail Cruise, lunch served with a side of entertainment and unbeatable views during the Tall Ships Lunch Cruises, or take in a sunset during the Tall Ships Dinner Cruises. Sail Philadelphia specialty cruises will be offered daily on board Spirit of Philadelphia to enhance your festival experience. Reserve your spot at spiritcruises.com.


Liberty Sailing School

Learn to sail with confidence on the Delaware River at Liberty Sailing School of Philadelphia, an American Sailing Association sail training facility, offering sailing and navigation courses for beginners to advanced sailors. When you complete your sailing course you can practice your newfound skills by going for a “Practice Sail” on one of our Sonar 23’s or our Hunter 31. You may want to “sail without the hassle of boat ownership” by joining Liberty Sailing Club. Learn about your sailing opportunities on the great Philadelphia waterfront at libertysailing.org.

Philadelphia Ship Preservation Guild

Do you enjoy tall ships or other historic ships and want to learn more about life aboard for the sailors? Philadelphia Ship Preservation Guild is a non-profit organization based in Philadelphia and committed to maintaining and sailing historic ships. If you would like to learn about seamanship, traditional restoration of historic ships, maritime culture, and sailing skills for all ages, come join the Philadelphia Ship Preservation Guild or contact us about opportunities for events.  The Guild operates Philadelphia’s own tall ship, Gazela, which is available for tours during the Sail Philadelphia festival and can be seen along Penn’s Landing most of the year.


Staying overnight? The Visit Philly Overnight Hotel Package is the best way to experience Philadelphia during your Sail Philadelphia visit. The offer includes FREE parking and other perks. Click here to search rates and availability.


Valley Forge & Montgomery County, PA

Montgomery County has so much to offer from 75 hotels, to more than 1,600 restaurants, 53 golf courses, world-class shopping, historic sites, tons of family-friendly attractions, and almost 100 miles of trails. So, during your Sail Philadelphia visit, book your stay in one of Montco’s hotels, just minutes from the city with great rates and free parking.