ALERT: Due to the shutdown of the federal government, the Gateway Arch and Old Courthouse, which are part of the National Park Service, are closed. They will resume operations during regularly scheduled hours as soon as the government re-opens. Ticketing and tram operations at the Gateway Arch and ticketing operations at the Old Courthouse are also closed. If you have purchased a scheduled tram ride to the top or Arch entry-only ticket during this time, your ticket price will be refunded as soon as possible. Other Gateway Arch Experience activities such as the Riverboats at the Gateway Arch and Gateway Helicopter Tours, which are NOT part of the National Park Service, are currently closed for the season. Please continue to check this site or call 877-982-1410 for additional information and updates on visiting these attractions. Please pay attention to the mainstream media or visit for the announcement regarding the resumption of federal government operations. We apologize for any inconvenience.


One-Hour Sightseeing Cruise

Take a delightful, one-hour journey back to a time when steamboats ruled the Mississippi River. Narrated by the captain or a National Park Service Ranger, this cruise highlights the history of St. Louis and the mighty river’s role today.

Admire the Gateway Arch, as well as other historical and inspiring architecture from aboard a replica nineteenth-century steamboat. During this cruise, the captain or a National Park Service (NPS) ranger* will explain how the river affects and benefits the surrounding city.

*An NPS ranger will be aboard  the 1:30pm cruise on weekends in the spring and fall; Daily on the 12pm, 1:30pm, and 3pm cruises during the summer from May 27 - September 4.

2017 Schedule

Cruises run daily March–November at various times, except Thanksgiving Day.

2017 Pricing

Adult: $20 (Save $3 when you make it a Captain’s Combo**!)
Child (age 3–15): $10 (Save $1 when you make it a Captain’s Combo**!)
Children under age 3: Free

**The Captain’s Combo includes the One-Hour Sightseeing Cruise plus A Journey to the Top.

2017 Group Rates (20+ people)

Adult: $19
Child (age 3–15): $9
Child under age 3: Free

Your 20th ticket is complimentary.


Cruise dates and prices are subject to change. Reservations are recommended. Purchase tickets online or by calling 877-982-1410.


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 levee in front of the boats. When approaching from the south, use Chouteau Avenue to access this parking area.

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