Details for The Piers Marina/Piers at Penn's Landing

The Piers Marina/Piers at Penn's Landing

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Average rating 3.6 stars from 7 reviews

Address 31 N Columbus Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19106-1409


After hours contact

Same as the business number.

Facility type

Marina - YES
Club - NO
Fuel - NO
Repair - NO
Municipal - NO
Other - NO

VHF channel


Email contact

Owner, manager


Ken Konzelman


Ken Konzelman

Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - YES

Payment info

Payment discounts

10% transient discount for BoatUS members.

Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Year round

Additional info:


Straight in. If the tide is running, be well aware that it will suddenly go slack as soon as you enter the marina.





Tide & current additional info


Approach: 42
Transient dockage: 4
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info: 4 feet of depth in most transient slips, soft silt after that.

Dock typesWood - NO
Concrete - NO
Floating - YES
Fixed - NO
T/Alongside - NO
Other - NO

Additional info:

Size restrictionsLOA max: Unknown
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: $1.50/ft (2016-07-11)

Other price info:


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

AC power30 amp - YES
50 amp - NO
100 amp - NO

Additional info:

Pricing info: $3 per day for each 30 amp connection.

Cable TV (and pricing)

Phone hookup (and pricing)

Water (and pricing)

Yes - Included

Dinghy access

Liveaboard info



Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info:

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info:


Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info:

Disability access

Launch service

Pump out



Yes - Ice is available at multiple stores within walking distance.



Yes - Private


Yes - Private


Yes - Coin-operated laundry is available onsite 24 hours a day.


Yes - Waterfront Cafe next to the marina serving hearty deli sandwiches, salads, baked goods located next door.

Multiple grocery stores located within walking distance in the Old City neighborhood of Philadelphia.



Yes - On premises and many within walking distance.


Yes - Many within walking distance.

Hotels or motels

Repair capabilities

Haul out capabilities


Storage facilities

Fishing supplies

Chartering capabilities

Internet access

Yes - Free wireless high-speed Internet access for short-term transients.

Boat ramp availability



Other services


Reviews for The Piers Marina/Piers at Penn's Landing
Good Value, 2017-05-28
Captain: , Port Lavaca, TX (120)

We stayed at Pier 3 for one month while visiting family. This marina is a great value compared to Penn's Landing and PMC. There are 3 bathrooms and 2 showers (with amazing water pressure) as well as one washer and dryer. The marina is totally secured from the city by a locked gate and the adjacent condos. We draw 5.5' and didn't have any trouble coming in at high tide.

The wifi is weak on the docks and the docks and break water are not as well reinforced as they could be. Unlike Pier 5, the finger piers and breakwater are not well anchored with pilings. However, the protection from the wind is complete from North, West, and South. I wouldn't want to be here in a hurricane, but it's been plenty adequate for our 20,000lb boat during our stay. We find the savings and location well worth the jiggley finger piers.

last review Wrong location. this is Pier 3 Marina, 2017-04-23
Captain: , Philadelphia, PA (40)

I'm a liveaboard here and its a great Marina. Very basic in appearence, but totally secure, 3 bathrooms, 2 showers, laundry all recent renovated and a new breakwater. New dockmaster and its a great location to see Philadelphia. very secure, actually can't see the Marina from the road or city, close to a ton of restaurants, buses and subway. Just watch the tides coming in, Was dredged but needs it again best to come in 1 1/2 hours either side of high.

Worth it - Will come again, 2017-04-11
Captain: , Austin, TX (51)

We've just finished 10 days at Pier 5 Marina. Pier 3 & Pier 5 marinas are run by the same management. The bigger boats, ours is 50', go to Pier 5. The Pier 5 bathrooms were clean, new enough, private for marina use only and adequate. We didn't use the laundry facilities but they looked fine to me.

The slips need dredging. Our 5 foot draft rear was in the mud at low tide but it didn't seem to bother our AC intake upfront. The dockmaster said they would dredge the slips this September.

Security is good. Just outside the door is a nice upscale urban neighborhood. Walk a few blocks to old town, which appears to be on the way up. If you want to ride a bus, Phlash is great and free for seniors. We used Uber which works great here. We've not been to Philadelphia before; there was way more here to see than we realized. We didn't saw half of what we wanted and will have to return.

There are three marinas in Philadelphia. None of these have pump out. Philadelphia Marine Center manages a pump out facility, but it is NOT IN THE MARINA. It is a quarter-mile north, can only be accessed at high tide and then seems a bit iffy to me. Anyway, it's equally accessible to all the marinas. It wasn't working at all while we were there. The nearest pumpout station we could find was at Delaware city Marina, 40 miles away. There seems to be some city restrictions on pump out facilities that pretty much prevent them from being there.

On the way out we drove in alongside the SS United States. Another thing here that's worth seeing.

We plan to return to Philadelphia next year. I checked the other two marinas. When we come back we'll use to Pier 5 again. We'll pump out before we come.

Best Location to see Philly, 2013-08-16
Captain: , Yorktown, VA (972)

Contact information has changed. Call Jim, the friendly, helpful Dockmaster at 215-409-8885. The rate is $2.25 per foot which includes electricity. The marina is in a basin so very protected from debris and wakes. It is on the Penn Landing Riverwalk with a secure entry to the marina in addition to a key to get onto the Riverwalk after hours. Jim will give you a golf cart ride to the bus stop where you can ride the city bus or the Phlash. Phlash is a trolley stopping 27 places for off/on going to all the major visitor locations. It is free for seniors and runs every 15 minutes. You can take the city bus to the subway station with ease. We did that to go to Lincoln Financial Field for a pre-season NFL game even though we are not Eagle fans.
The marina has no facilities but has great floating docks, is secure, and the location is awesome. The Riverwalk stage has many free nights of entertainment.
Transiting the Delaware River is a challenge. We are a slow trawler and did not pay attention to the tides going up. We certainly did leaving as they run very strong. Also, much debris and shipping traffic. However, Philadelphia is well worth the 38 miles up the River from the C&D.

4th of July 2011, 2011-07-06
Captain: , Essington (10)

Best place ever to watch the fireworks from the comfort of your our vessel. No crowds, easy in and out access .... great facilities.
Great location to walk the town ... South Street etc.

Many thanks to Chuck the Harbour Master

Conflicting entry depth information from Dock Master and Dock hand, 2011-07-03
Captain: , Gulf Breeze, Fl (6909)

Called the day before and the on duty dock hand gave me a slip but on arrival day (next day) I called to confirm and left a message and called teh cell phone number given on the recording. The cell phone belonged to the Dock Master "Chuck" (he was on the Golden Gate walk in Ca.). Chuck said they were full and that my boat would run aground at the entry and should not have been assigned a slip. I immediately made arrangement at the the Phil. Marine Center docks and was lucky to get in as it was fireworks night for the Fourth. Later the on site dock hand retuned my call and didn't understand why Chuck said I'd run aground as he had sailboats and other large cruiser in slips. I observed large boats and sailboats dock in the basin.??? They need to get the information correct.

Great location but going downhill, 2011-07-03
Captain: , Beach haven NJ (510)

I kept my boat here year round for many years. It used to be a great marina so I thought about returning for winter dockage. I stopped by the office but no one was there and I could not raise anyone on the number listed outside the office, After speaking with some of the current residents in the marina I was told they had silting problems inside the marina. This marina is very well protected by a good bulkhead and the surrounding condos and is in a great location with an outstanding Italiian restaurant (La Veranda) on the premises. It is also located within walking distance of many resturants and popluar bars in the city.

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