SailTime Philadelphia partners with Ben Franklin portrayer

SailTime Philadelphia captain partners with Ben Franklin portrayer for DNC event
July 19, 2016


Thousands of Americans will soon descend on Philadelphia for the Democratic Party’s convention and one local company is offering a chance to learn more about the city from “The First American,” while sailing along its famed waterfront.

SailTime Philadelphia, the regional franchise for the international boat membership company and a local American Sailing Association (ASA) certified sailing school, will offer visiting delegates and local guests chartered historic tours starting from their home base in Penn’s Landing Marina. Led by a knowledgeable historic interpreter portraying Ben Franklin, the tour will feature an overview of our country’s formation, Revolutionary War era politics, an insight in to the science of sailing and a personalized tour of the Philadelphia waterfront. Small groups can enjoy the experience on board a Beneteau Oceanis 41 or Hunter 33 sailboat.

Along with gaining a unique perspective into Philadelphia’s history, from one of the city’s most popular Ben Franklin portrayers, participants will get to experience recreational boating’s prime choice for the latest craze within the sharing economy – power and sailboat sharing.

“Boat Tours with Ben Franklin” will set sail the week of the Democratic National Convention and continue throughout the summer. Registrations for tour groups of up to six passengers for a two­hour chartered tour can be made online at