Take a relaxing cruise and discover the best view of the St. Louis skyline from replica nineteenth-century paddle-wheel riverboats, the Becky Thatcher and the Tom Sawyer. They were brought to St. Louis in 1964 so spectators could get a close-up view of the Arch as it was being constructed, and are the only riverboats on the St. Louis Riverfront today.
During a variety of cruises offered, hear the waters churn and admire the view as you ride along the mighty Mississippi River, where Lewis and Clark completed their historic journey. Choose a One-Hour Sightseeing Cruise, Skyline Dinner Cruise or one of many specialty cruises.
Cruises run March–November, rain or shine. Schedules may be altered due to weather or river conditions, for your safety. Departure times and costs vary for each cruise.
Advance ticket purchases are recommended, and are required for certain cruises. Contact the Call Center at 877-982-1410 to buy ticket. You may also purchase tickets in advance online.
Group rates are available for 20 or more people, and should be reserved in advance by phone to ensure availability.
On-board concessions vary for cruises. Also your entire family may enjoy casual dining, dockside at the Arch View Café, with a spectacular view of the Gateway Arch.
Access the Gateway Arch Riverboats from the riverfront at 50 S. Leonor K. Sullivan Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63102 – in line with the south leg of the Gateway Arch. Parking is available on the levee in front of the riverboats. Parking on Leonor K. Sullivan Boulevard is illegal and cars will be ticketed.
Ramps from the street to the levee provide wheelchair access to the riverboats. The first floor of both riverboats and the riverboat dock are wheelchair accessible. The second and top decks of both riverboats require using stairs.
The riverboat dock and the first deck of the Gateway Arch Riverboats are wheelchair accessible.
(MetroLink) 8th & Pine
(MetroBus #99 Downtown Trolley) 4th Street & Pine