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All Aboard the Gateway Arch Riverboats!

March 24, 2017

Categories: Gateway Arch , Riverboats , St. Louis , Things to Do


The air smells of freshly mowed grass at Busch Stadium; sweet tunes fill Forest Park as The Muny prepares for its 2017 season; and the Gateway Arch Riverboats are sparkling in the Missouri sun – it’s officially springtime in St. Louis! 

Perhaps you want to show visiting friends and family everything St. Louis has to offer, or maybe you are simply looking for a unique and new dinner date idea? Look no further: The Gateway Arch Riverboats are eager to take you on an adventure.

From live music and stunning views, to history lessons and brunch– the Gateway Arch Riverboats offer a variety of St. Louis-themed excursions for everyone this spring and summer:


One-Hour Sightseeing Cruise:

Journey to a time when steamboats ruled the Mississippi River. Narrated by the boat captain or National Park Service ranger, this 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.

Offered daily. Call 877-982-1410 for cruise times.


Sunday Brunch Cruise:

It’s Sunday Funday to the max! Enjoy upbeat sounds of live Dixieland music and a brunch buffet, and admire the view as you ride along the Mississippi River on a delightful Sunday afternoon.
TICKETS: Reservations are required. $45/adults; $18/kids 3-12; children under age 3 are free.
Sundays, April 16 (Easter), May 14 (Mother’s Day), June 18 (Father’s Day), July 16, August 6 & 27; 1pm – 3pm (cruise boards at 12:30pm)


Skyline Dinner Cruise:

Enjoy a memorable night out with live jazz music and dine alongside the best view of St. Louis. This two-hour dinner cruise includes the illuminated view of downtown St. Louis, and a delicious buffet meal sure to satisfy all taste buds.



TICKETS: Reservations are required. $48/adults; $20/kids 3-12; children under age 3 are free.


Fridays & Saturdays beginning in April; 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. (cruise boards at 7 p.m.)



Blues Cruise:  

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 to find the entire lineup of bands.)

TICKETS: Reservations are required. $22/adults. Must be 21 or older to attend.

Thursdays; May 25, June 15, July 13, August 3 & 24; 8:30-11 p.m. (cruise boards at 8 p.m.)


Cruise reservations can be made online or by calling 1-877-982-1410


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 is open for lunch Saturdays and Sundays in April, and daily May through September.



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