The Gateway Arch Spring and Summer Riverboat Cruises are Open
The Gateway Arch Riverboats—the Becky Thatcher and the Tom Sawyer—are now open for the 2017 season. Whether it’s enjoying a brunch with live music or simply a ride on the Mississippi River, the Gateway Arch Riverboats offer a variety of St. Louis-themed excursions for everyone.
One-Hour Sightseeing Cruise
WHEN: Daily. Call 877-982-1410 for cruise times.
DETAILS: Journey to a time when steamboats ruled the Mississippi River. Narrated by the boat captain or National Park Service ranger, this one-hour cruise explores the history of downtown St. Louis – from its landmarks and architecture to the role the river plays today.
TICKETS: $20/adults; $10/kids 3-15; children under age 3 are free.
Skyline Dinner Cruise
WHEN: Fridays & Saturdays beginning in April; 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. (cruise boards at 7 p.m.)
DETAILS: Enjoy a memorable night out with live jazz music and dinner alongside the best view of St. Louis. This two-hour dinner cruise includes a delicious buffet meal including a beef carving station, chicken breast, baked cod (Friday cruises only), roasted potatoes, pasta Romano, fruit and vegetables, and dessert.
TICKETS: Reservations are required. $48/adults; $20/kids 3-12; children under age 3 are free.
Sunday Brunch Cruise
WHEN: April 16 (Easter), May 14 (Mother’s Day), June 18 (Father’s Day), July 16, August 6, August 27,; 1-3 p.m. (cruise boards at 12:30 p.m.)
DETAILS: Listen to the flowing waters and admire the view as you ride along the Mississippi River on a delightful Sunday afternoon. Enjoy upbeat sounds of live Dixieland music and feast upon a delectable brunch buffet including French toast, cheese blintzes, eggs, prime rib, stuffed chicken breast, pasta, salad and more scrumptious fare.
TICKETS: Reservations are required. $45/adults; $18/kids 3-12; children under age 3 are free.
WHEN: Thursdays; May 25, June 15, July 13, August 3 & 24; 8:30-11 p.m. (cruise boards at 8 p.m.)
DETAILS: A St. Louis Riverfront tradition! Mellow out to blues tunes from well-known artists while enjoying illuminated views of Downtown St. Louis at night. Named the “Best Place to Slow Dance” by the Riverfront Times! (Visit www.gatewayarch.com to find the entire lineup of bands.)
TICKETS: Reservations are required. $22/adults. Must be 21 or older to attend.
HOW: Cruise reservations can be made by calling 1-877-982-1410 or visiting www.gatewayarch.com/buytickets
LOCATION AND PARKING: The Gateway Arch Riverboats are located below the south leg of the Gateway Arch at 50 S. Leonor K. Sullivan Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63102.
Parking is available on the Mississippi River levee in front of the boats.
RIVERSIDE EATS: Visitors can enjoy hot food, such as fried catfish, toasted ravioli and funnel cake fries, at the ArchView Café located on the dock of the riverboats. The café will be open for lunch Friday through Sunday in April, daily May through September.
A complete 2017 sightseeing cruise schedule (including fall 2017 cruises and dates) is available at www.gatewayarch.com.