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Ready to try out your sea legs? At Pad­dle Penn’s Land­ing, run by the In­de­pen­dence Sea­port Museum ( 211 S. Colum­bus Blvd., 215.413.8655, phill­y­sea­port.org), as­pir­ing sailors get their feet wet on rented pad­dle­boats, swan and dragon boats, row­boats and kayaks. For a lit­tle more in­struc­tion, Schuylkill Banks ( 215.574.3550, schuylkill­banks.org) takes groups and in­di­vid­u­als on kayak tours, which in­clude a half-hour of in­struc­tion and an hour out on the wa­ter. At Bar­tram’s Gar­den ( 5400 Lind­bergh Blvd., 215.729.5281, bar­trams­gar­den.org), Satur­days are made for boat­ing with pad­dlers nav­i­gat­ing the Schuylkill by ca­noe or kayak. Those look­ing for a bit more of a work­out test their agility with stand-up pad­dle board­ing lessons from Hid­den River Out­fit­ters ( 267.588.3512, hid­den­river­out­fit­ters.com), a com­pany that op­er­ates out­posts on the Schuylkill River at the Manayunk Brew­ery dock and un­der the Wal­nut Street Bridge.

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