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Specialty Cruises

All aboard for fun on one of our specialty cruises. Whether it’s a holiday celebration, a leisurely brunch, or a lively party cruise, the Riverboats at the Gateway Arch offer outings for guests of all ages. Reservations are required. See below for details and tickets.

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.

Sunday Brunch Cruise

Enjoy all your brunch favorites as you cruise along to the sounds of a Dixieland band. Our special brunch cruise is a great way to celebrate Easter, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, or any scheduled Sunday.

Menu

  • Cheese Blintzes
  • French Toast
  • Sausage
  • Scrambled Eggs
  • Scrambled Cheese Eggs
  • Carved Prime Rib
  • Stuffed Chicken Breast
  • Two Seasonal Vegetables
  • Two Pastas
  • Fresh Rolls and Butter
  • Tossed Salad
  • Fruit Salad
  • Orange Juice
  • Milk and Chocolate Milk
  • Coffee and Iced Tea
  • Assorted Cakes

*Menus are subject to change at the chef’s discretion.

Due to the nature of food preparation facilities, we are unable to accommodate special dietary requests for our buffet menus. Food is prepared fresh for each cruise and cross-contact of food products is possible during the preparation process. 

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106.5 FM Arch-a-rita Brunch Cruise

Come along and cruise the Mississippi with 106.5 FM – The Arch morning show co-hosts, Stacey and Jonah on a special Sunday Brunch! Mingle with Stacey and Jonah on this midday getaway which includes a brunch buffet and entertainment provided by 106.5 FM – The Arch.

The delicious menu includes:

  • Cheese Blintzes
  • French Toast
  • Sausage
  • Scrambled Eggs
  • Scrambled Cheese Eggs
  • Carved Prime Rib
  • Stuffed Chicken Breast
  • Two Seasonal Vegetables
  • Two Pastas
  • Fresh Rolls and Butter
  • Tossed Salad
  • Fruit Salad
  • Orange Juice
  • Milk and Chocolate Milk
  • Coffee and Iced Tea
  • Assorted Cakes

*Menus are subject to change at the chef’s discretion.

Due to the nature of food preparation facilities, we are unable to accommodate special dietary requests for our buffet menus. Food is prepared fresh for each cruise and cross-contact of food products is possible during the preparation process. 

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Arch View Lunch Cruise

Take in the views of the city while enjoying a leisurely cruise and chef-prepared regional buffet. Enjoy drink specials and local craft beer while relaxing to the sounds of a Dixieland duo and insightful narration on our two-hour Arch View Lunch cruise. Scheduled 11:30 – 1:30 pm on Wednesdays and Saturdays in July & August (excluding July 6). Cash bar available.

Menu

  • Fried Chicken
  • BBQ Pork Steak
  • Seasonal Vegetables
  • Roasted Potatoes
  • Tossed Salad
  • Gooey Butter Cake

*Menus are subject to change at the chef’s discretion.

Due to the nature of food preparation facilities, we are unable to accommodate special dietary requests for our buffet menus. Food is prepared fresh for each cruise and cross-contact of food products is possible during the preparation process. 

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103.7 FM Cruise -Majic On The Mississippi

Enjoy a night of dancing on the mighty Mississippi on this late-night party cruise hosted by Majic 103.7FM, St. Louis’ premier hip hop and R&B station.

Dance to today’s hits with BJ the DJ from Majic 103.7FM! Enjoy delicious chef-prepared hors d’oeuvres with the St. Louis skyline illuminating the night. Bring your friends and meet new ones on this unique night out on the water. Cash bar only.

 

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Group dancing on the dance floor

Groove & Spin with DJ Quinn

Party with St. Louis’s own DJ Quinn of 95.5-FM alongside the best illuminated views of downtown St. Louis! Dance the night away as Quinn spins old school R&B hits and nosh on delicious appetizers, all while cruising the Mississippi River. Cash bar only.

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Blues Cruise

Blues music is a St. Louis tradition. So is our Thursday night Blues Cruise. Dance to some of the area’s most popular blues bands on this lively cruise. Cash bar and concessions are available.

2019 Band Lineup:

July 25 | Miss Jubilee

August 4 | Skeet Rodgers and the Inner City Blues Band

August 8 | Bike Mike and the Blues City Allstars

August 22 | Soul Reunion

August 25 | Billy Peek

September 8 | Marquise Knox

September 12 | Skeet Rodgers and the Inner City Blues Band

September 26 | Aaron Griffin Band

September 29 | Funky Butt Brass Band

October 10 | Jeremiah Johnson

October 24 | Billy Peek

December 12 | Soulard Blues Band

 

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Blues guitarist

Decked Out Divas - A Floating Drag Show

Discover the only floating drag show party in St. Louis. Hosted by Jade Sinclair, featuring St. Louis’ high falutin’ queens! Cash bar and concessions are available.

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John Hartford Memorial Cruise

Enjoy the sights and sounds of the Mississippi River on the Becky Thatcher Riverboat as Sean Canan’s Voodoo Players, joined by special guests Gary Hunt and The Mighty Pines, play a tribute to bluegrass legend John Hartford.

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Falling Fences Cruise

Join popular band Falling Fences as they perform atop the Mississippi River on this riverboat cruise. Cash bar and concessions are available. Reservations Required. Must be 21.

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Theatrical Cruise - A Comedy Wedding

What happens when a group of misplaced New Yorkers arrive at the Becky Thatcher riverboat for one of the most hilarious and chaotically planned weddings in Gateway Arch history? Join us as a “wedding guest” at this absurdly comic and immersive show and become part of the action at the funniest comedy wedding of the year!

Enjoy a 2-hour cruise on the Mississippi River while helping the bride and groom barely cope with the comedic hijinks that ensue – all while enjoying dinner, drinks and more. Cash bar available.

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Fireworks Cruise

Experience St. Louis’ always-spectacular fireworks show from a whole new vantage point. Celebrate America’s independence on a replica 19th century riverboat. Enjoy a buffet dinner and festive Dixieland band as you cruise the Mississippi. Then, return to the dock to watch St. Louis’ spectacular fireworks show up close.

Dine on hand-carved roast beef, breast of chicken in a seasonal sauce, green beans almondine, vegetable medley, roasted baby potatoes, mixed greens salad, pasta romano, fruit salad, and a chef’s choice dessert. Cash bar is available.

Menus are subject to change at the chef’s discretion.

Due to the nature of food preparation facilities, we are unable to accommodate special dietary requests for our buffet menus. Food is prepared fresh for each cruise and cross-contact of food products is possible during the preparation process. 

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Fireworks on the Mississippi River

Kimmswick Cruise

Take a leisurely ride on the Mississippi on this narrated cruise to the quaint riverside town of Kimmswick, Missouri, known for its historic homes, shopping, antiques, and the famous Blue Owl Restaurant and Bakery.

Cruise package includes on-board games and lively music, lunch at the Blue Owl, plus motorcoach transportation. Choose from two cruise itineraries:

Kimmswick Express

9:30am                      Board Tom Sawyer
10:00am                    Depart
12:15pm                    Arrive in Kimmswick
1:00pm                      Eat lunch at the Blue Owl, shop and explore
3:30pm                      Depart Kimmswick via motorcoach
4:00pm                      Arrive in St. Louis at the Riverboats dock

Kimmswick Leisure

9:00am                      Board a motorcoach in St. Louis
9:30am                      Depart St. Louis
10:00am                    Arrive in Kimmswick, shop and explore
11:00am                    Eat lunch at the Blue Owl
1:00pm                      Board the Tom Sawyer Riverboat
1:15pm                      Depart Kimmswick
4:30-5:00pm*           Arrive in St. Louis at the Riverboats dock

*Cruise length can vary depending on river conditions.

Note: While visiting Kimmswick, guests may encounter uneven terrain such as stairs and gravel walkways. For your safety and comfort, please wear comfortable, sturdy walking shoes. We do not recommend this trip for those needing wheelchairs or walkers, or those with significant physical limitations.

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Lock–N-Dam Cruise

Cruise to the confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers, and experience passage through the massive Mississippi lock system on this fascinating, narrated cruise. En route, dine on a delectable lunch buffet of stuffed chicken, rice pilaf, vegetables, tossed salad, and our chef’s special dessert, all accompanied by the music of a Dixieland band.

Menus are subject to change at the chef’s discretion.

Due to the nature of food preparation facilities, we are unable to accommodate special dietary requests for our buffet menus. Food is prepared fresh for each cruise and cross-contact of food products is possible during the preparation process. 

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Dixieland band playing music

Oktoberfest Cruise

Celebrate this festive tradition with a German band and a tempting buffet of authentic German favorites, including beef roulade, bratwurst and knockwurst, sweet and sour cabbage, knoodle kugle, hot German potato salad, tossed green salad, and of course, German chocolate cake. Cash bar available.

Menus are subject to change at the chef’s discretion.

Due to the nature of food preparation facilities, we are unable to accommodate special dietary requests for our buffet menus. Food is prepared fresh for each cruise and cross-contact of food products is possible during the preparation process. 

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Group celebrating Oktoberfest

Halloween Party Cruise

Scare up some fun on our Halloween Costume Party Cruise! Dance to a DJ, enjoy light hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar, and compete in our costume contest. The winner will receive two tickets to our New Year’s Eve Cruise.

Due to the nature of food preparation facilities, we are unable to accommodate special dietary requests for our buffet menus. Food is prepared fresh for each cruise and cross-contact of food products is possible during the preparation process. 

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Group at a Halloween party

PJ's and Pancakes Cruise with Santa

Cruise the Mighty Mississippi on a replica paddlewheel riverboat with the big man himself—Santa Claus!

Leave on your PJs and leave the cooking to us. Your family will enjoy a bountiful breakfast buffet, holiday activities, unique views of downtown and the Gateway Arch, and the chance to spend time with Santa.

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Holiday Cruise

Make this season one to remember aboard a holiday cruise! Celebrate with friends and family aboard the festively decorated Becky Thatcher riverboat. This 2.5 hour cruise includes a bountiful, chef-prepared buffet with all the trimmings and dessert, a DJ spinning holiday favorites and popular tunes, and a cash bar (bar packages available).

 

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New Year’s Eve Party Cruise

Ring in the New Year in style with dinner, dancing, and breathtaking views of the magnificent St. Louis skyline. Featuring an elegant three-course dinner, open bar, DJ entertainment, and midnight champagne toast, your dinner and beverages will include:

  • Beef Medallions
  • Shrimp
  • Potatoes
  • Vegetable Medley
  • Salad
  • Chef’s Special Dessert
  • House-brand Cocktails, Beer, Wine, Soda, and Juice

* No complimentary tickets or group discounts available for this cruise.

Menus are subject to change at the chef’s discretion. 

Due to the nature of food preparation facilities, we are unable to accommodate special dietary requests for our buffet menus. Food is prepared fresh for each cruise and cross-contact of food products is possible during the preparation process. 

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Unaccompanied Minor Tram Policy: Any unaccompanied tram rider who presents a child’s ticket must have an adult, at least 18 years of age, with them to provide permission to ride alone. Children under the age of 10 may not ride unaccompanied.