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Welcome Back! Limited capacity tram tickets are now available. Books yours today! (Tram & movie reservations for a specific date become available five days prior.) The Gateway Arch Visitor Center, which includes the Museum at the Gateway Arch, Documentary Movie, The Arch Store and the Arch Café, is currently open.

For Riverboats at the Gateway Arch, the one-hour St. Louis Riverfront Cruise, as well as the Skyline Dinner Cruise and Arch View Lunch Cruise are available for purchase.

Gateway Arch visitors must enter the monument through the new west entrance, which faces Fourth Street and the Old Courthouse. The Gateway Arch legs have become exits only. Tram tickets will sell out early and often - advance tickets are strongly recommended. Please allow at least 30 minutes to go through security.

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Private Charters

Private Charters

For a unique and memorable birthday celebration, anniversary, reunion, private reception, wedding, business outing or company party, just add water. Let the Riverboats at the Gateway Arch be your host. We can customize your event with a variety of sit-down or buffet meals, bar options, and entertainment.

Private charters can be booked on one of our two 3-story replica paddlewheel boats, the Tom Sawyer or Becky Thatcher. We can accommodate groups of all sizes up to 220 guests. Charter rental start at $2,200 for a 2-hour cruise.

For more information on any of our charter packages, contact a Sales Manager at (314) 923-3047 or email groupsales@gatewayarch.com.

Note: the riverboats are docked on the Mississippi riverfront at 50 S. Leonor K. Sullivan Blvd., just east of the Gateway Arch. For a cash fee, convenient parking is available on the levee near the dock. Please note: Levee parking is not operated by the Gateway Arch or Riverboats at the Gateway Arch.

Due to COVID 19 restrictions group size may be reduced. Call for details on current occupancy limits.

 

Charter Packages

Celebrate your special occasion aboard the Riverboats at the Gateway Arch. Our charter packages include a sit-down or buffet meal, table linens, linen napkins, formal table settings, tables and chairs. To capture the memories, make arrangements to have one of our riverboat photographers at your event. Entertainment, audio or visual equipment, decorations and chair covers must be arranged separately.

Choose from one of our charter menus and see our bar options to make your private charter perfect for your group.

2-Hour Private Lunch Charter

Treat your guests to a taste of life on the mighty Mississippi with this charming, two-hour private charter. Delight in St. Louis’ history and architecture while dining on a tempting lunch buffet.

2-Hour Private Brunch Charter

Host your next event aboard a replica 19th-century paddlewheel boat as you cruise along the St. Louis riverfront. Your guests will admire the charm and history of the city as they cruise the Mississippi while enjoying music and a delightful brunch.

Weddings

Plan a romantic and unique wedding aboard one of our charming, 19th-century replica riverboats, and let the Gateway Arch provide a stunning backdrop to your special day. Let us host your rehearsal dinner, wedding ceremony or reception. Whether your tastes are simple or sophisticated, we have the perfect charter package to make the occasion truly memorable for every one of your guests.

All wedding charter packages include:

  • A champagne toast, offered in place of the dessert on your dinner menu
  • Cake cutting and serving
  • Linen tablecloths and napkins in your choice of color

For more information on any of our charter packages, contact a Sales Manager at (314) 923-3047 or email groupsales@gatewayarch.com.

Charter Menus

Tom Sawyer

Tom Sawyer diagram first deckTom Sawyer diagram second deck

Becky Thatcher

Becky Thatcher first deckBecky Thatcher second deck

Weddings

 

Plan a romantic and unique wedding aboard one of our charming, 19th-century replica riverboats, and let the Gateway Arch provide a stunning backdrop to your special day. Let us host your rehearsal dinner, wedding ceremony or reception. Whether your tastes are simple or sophisticated, we have the perfect charter package to make the occasion truly memorable for every one of your guests.

All wedding charter packages include:

  • A champagne toast, offered in place of the dessert on your dinner menu
  • Cake cutting and serving
  • Linen tablecloths and napkins in your choice of color

With special arrangements, a riverboat photographer is available to capture the event. Entertainment, audio or visual equipment, decorations and chair covers must be arranged separately.

contact a Sales Manager at (314) 923-3047 or email groupsales@gatewayarch.com for preferred vendors or additional information.

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Business Events & Special Occasions

 

For a unique and memorable birthday celebration, anniversary, reunion, private reception, or business outing, just add water. We offer several packages and menu options for groups of all sizes. To capture the memories, make arrangements to have one of our riverboat photographers at your event. Entertainment, audio or visual equipment, decorations and chair covers must be arranged separately.

For more information or a list of preferred vendors, contact a Sales Manager at (314) 923-3047 or email groupsales@gatewayarch.com

Two-Hour Private Lunch Charter

 

Treat your guests to a taste of life on the mighty Mississippi with this charming, two-hour private charter. Delight in St. Louis’ history and architecture while dining on a tempting lunch buffet.

Groups of 80 or more, select from these three menus:

Tex-Mex

  • Pork Carnita
  • Grilled Chicken Breast
  • Seasoned Beef
  • Cilantro Lime Rice
  • Refried beans
  • Corn Cake

Includes Sour Cream, Jalapeno, Chopped Onions, Shred Cheese, Salsa, Black Olive Flour Tortilla

Buddha Bowls

  • Sticky Rice
  • Sauté of Bulgogi Beef
  • Roast Chicken
  • Cabbage
  • Shredded Carrots
  • Scallions
  • Red Onions
  • Spinach
  • Avocado

Includes a Variety of Sauces

Soup, Salad & Sandwich

2 Soup| 1 Salad | 2 Sandwich or Wrap

  • Soups
  • Beef Barley
  • Chicken Wild Rice
  • Chili
  • Beet Soup
  • Butternut Squash Soup

Salad

  • Cobb Salad
  • Mediterranean Grilled Chicken
  • Mandarin Pork Salad
  • Greek Tortellini Salad
  • Garden Salad
  • Southern Crispy Chicken Salad

Sandwiches

  • Buffalo Chicken Wrap
  • Grilled Veggie Wrap
  • Smoked Turkey Bravo
  • Ham & Cheese
  • Ultimate Grilled Cheese

2020 Schedule

This private charter includes one-half hour for boarding and a 1.5-hour cruise, based on availability, 9am–4pm daily.

For more information on pricing, contact a Sales Manager at (314) 923-3047 or email groupsales@gatewayarch.com

Three-Hour Private Brunch Charter

 

Host your next event aboard a replica 19th-century paddlewheel boat as you cruise along the St. Louis riverfront. Your guests will admire the charm and history of the city as they cruise the Mississippi while enjoying music and a delightful brunch.

Groups of 80 or more will enjoy a buffet including:

Menu Option 1

  • Caesar Salad/Cobb Salad/Fruit Salad
  • Carved Prime Rib
  • Lemon Chicken Florentine
  • Bourbon battered French Toast
  • DIY Waffle Station
  • Quiche Lorraine
  • Country Potato
  • Glazed Carrots/Roasted Cauliflower
  • Sausage Gravy, Grits, Oatmeal
  • Biscuits

Includes Assorted Sweet Rolls

Menu Option 2

  • Tomato & Cucumber Salad
  • Fried Chicken
  • Smothered Pork Chops
  • Smoked Turkey Mixed Greens
  • Cobb Corn
  • Mac n Cheese
  • Candied Sweet Potato
  • Corn Muffins
  • Pound Cake with Strawberries & Whip Cream

2020 Schedule

This private charter includes one-half hour for boarding and a 2.5-hour cruise, based on availability, 9am–4pm daily.

Please contact a Sales Manager at (314) 923-3047 or email groupsales@gatewayarch.com for preferred vendors, pricing or additional information.

 

With a variety of menus to choose from, the Riverboats at the Gateway Arch can accommodate groups of all sizes and tastes. See below for details on our special menu options.

One-Hour St. Louis Riverfront Cruise Menu
Sit-Down Menu
Buffet Menu
Hors D’oeuvres Menu
Hors D’oeuvres À La Carte Menu
Beverages Menu
Desserts Menu

Please contact a Sales Manager at (314) 923-3047 or email groupsales@gatewayarch.com for preferred vendors, pricing or additional information.

Guidelines

 

Please review the following terms and conditions for private charter cruises aboard the Tom Sawyer and Becky Thatcher Riverboats at the Gateway Arch.

Deposit & Settlement Procedures

To secure a vessel for a specific time and date, a $1,000 deposit is required and must be received within 30 days of making the reservations. This deposit is 50% refundable if written notification of cancellation is received 30 days prior to the cruise date. If the charter is cancelled within 30 days of the cruise date, all deposits are forfeited.

A Sales Manager will assist you in determining the menus, bar, and entertainment arrangements you desire and will provide you with a contract outlining your requests and associated costs.

A guarantee of the number of passengers and full payment for all contracted services must be received no later than five business days prior to the cruise date (Saturdays, Sundays and holidays not included)

Banquet Service

All food items must be supplied and prepared by the Riverboats at the Gateway Arch. Explore our menu options here.

Beverage Service

As a licensee, the Gateway Arch Riverboats is responsible for the administration of the sale and service of alcoholic beverages as regulated by state law. No liquor, beer, soda, or ice may be brought on board by the organization or its passengers. No alcoholic beverages will be served to anyone under the age of 21.

Vessel Availability

Due to our vessels’ busy cruise schedules, charter deliveries and decorators will not have access to the vessel until one hour prior to the contracted boarding time. As required by U.S. Coast Guard regulations, all signage, materials, centerpieces and such brought on board the vessel must meet with approval of the Captain of the vessel. Candles and confetti are prohibited.

No passengers may board before the contracted boarding time without prior approval.

Please contact a Sales Manager at (314) 923-3047 or email groupsales@gatewayarch.com for preferred vendors or additional information.