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We're currently selling Tram Ride to the Top Tickets through November 30, 2021. We are selling out early and often, thus advance reservations are strongly recommended. Pending availability, additional tickets may be available for same-day purchase beginning at 9am each day via our website, call center, and ticket center at the Gateway Arch. Same-day ticket availability is not guaranteed.

Consistent with CDC recommendations, face coverings are required to be worn by everyone ages 2 and older in all federal buildings, regardless of vaccination status. All tram riders, age 2 and up, are required to wear a mask. COVID-19 safety protocols can be found here.

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. Please allow at least 30 minutes to go through security.

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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. *Cruise dates and prices are subject to change.

For groups of 20 or more, click here for group pricing and information.

For current COVID-19 health and safety protocols including face covering requirements, please visit our COVID-19 FAQ page.

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.

NEW!! Chef's Sunday Supper Cruise

Gather your family and friends for a hearty Sunday Supper. This chef prepared supper is served family style, creating a casual and warm atmosphere to enjoy while cruising the Mississippi River – what a perfect cap to your weekend. Our Sunday Supper features classic favorites.


  • Bread: Corn Bread with Honey Butter
  • Salad: Tomato Cucumber Salad
  • Entrees: Meatloaf with Chipotle Ketchup on the side and Roast Turkey Breast with Gravy
  • Sides: Corn Casserole and Mashed Potatoes
  • Veggie Option: Charred Cauliflower and Green Bean Casserole
  • Dessert: Pineapple Upside Down Cake and Cobbler

2021 Cruise Dates: 8/15, 8/22, 9/12, & 9/19 ADDED DATES: 10/3, 11/7, and 11/14

Cruise Time: 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm – boarding starts at 5:00 pm

2021 Individual Pricing:

  • Adult Ticket (13 & Over): $42
  • Child Ticket (3-12): $20
  • Infant Ticket (0-2): FREE

Sunday Brunch Cruise

The perfect Sunday starts here. Join us aboard the Becky Thatcher for the ultimate brunch experience. With live entertainment, chef-inspired cuisine and great views, your Sunday will not disappoint! Cash bar is available. Reservations are required.

Our brunch menu features a Chef Salad, the following main courses, and a seasonal dessert. Please note, the menu is subject to change on both items and ingredients depending on seasonality and availability.

  • French Quarter Deep Dish Pasta – crawfish, blackened shrimp, andouille sausage, pepper–onion medley, smoked tomato cream sauce, garnished with shredded provolone cheese
  • Stuffed French Toast – seasonal fruit, whipped cream cheese and cinnamon sugar topped with warm maple syrup
  • Chicken Fried Steak – southern breaded beef steak, sausage gravy, buttermilk biscuit, scrambled egg, multi–color roasted potatoes
  • Midwestern – steak and scrambled eggs, buttermilk biscuit, multi–color roasted potatoes
  • Traditional – scrambled eggs, buttermilk biscuit, wheat/white toast, bacon, served with sausage gravy on side
  • Quiche – fresh spinach, confit tomatoes, goat cheese, in savory egg custard, served on flaky quiche crust
  • Chicken and Waffles – fresh fried boneless, skinless chicken thighs, served over crisp waffle topped with southern gravy

2021 Cruise Dates: October 17th

Cruise Time: 10:45 am to 12:45 pm – boarding starts at 10:15 am

2021 Individual Pricing:

  • Adult Ticket (13 & Over): $48
  • Child Ticket (3-12): $20
  • Infant Ticket (0-2): FREE – Infants boarding cruise must have a ticket.

Blues Cruise

The Mississippi River and blues music are a match made in heaven. Come see for yourself aboard this lively cruise celebrating a St. Louis tradition. This long-standing cruise series features some of the region’s best blues artists, from local favorites to up-and-comers. All season long, this cruise is the perfect place to grab a drink and take it easy for a night. Cash bar available.

July 8 – The John McVey Band

July 22 – Brother Jefferson

August 12 – Miss Jubilee and the Yas Yas Boys

August 26 – The Amanda Fish Band

Sept 9 – Skeet Rodgers

Sept 23 – Sweetie and the Toothaches – postponed until Nov. 11th 

Oct 14 – Miss Jubilee and the Yas Yas Boys

Oct 28 – Soulard Blues Band

Nov 11 – Sweetie and the Toothaches 

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Decked Out Divas - A Floating Drag Show

Enjoy a night of fabulous, floating high-falutin’ fun aboard the city’s one and only boat cruise turned drag show! Hosted by drag queen extraordinaire Jade Sinclair, this late-night drag show features St. Louis divas working the stage for your amusement. So pull up a chair, grab a cocktail and enjoy a night out on the water.

Reservations are required. Ages 21+ only. Cash bar available.


Groove & Spin

Get in the groove with night of old-school R&B, delicious food and signature drinks. This evening cruise is the perfect getaway for those who miss that classic beat. Enjoy a cocktail on the top deck overlooking the St. Louis skyline, or tear up the dance floor below. However you like to get down, you’ll find something to love on this exclusive cruise.

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Family Funday Character Cruise

Forget the lake trips and museum exhibits with a fun-filled afternoon on the water that the whole family will love! Hop aboard and enjoy kid-friendly snacks, interactive games and a professional DJ playing all your kids’ favorites. Plus, each cruise features special guest appearances from royal princesses, crime fighters and fairytale friends.

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Lock–N-Dam Cruise

Discover the inner workings of river traffic during this day-long cruise to the confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers. A delicious lunch buffet will welcome you aboard, along with a cash bar featuring local beers and signature cocktails. Once at the dam, you’ll experience passage through the lock system while your cruise’s narrator explains how this intricate system came to life. Relax from the top deck with a cold drink and the sounds of our Dixieland duo as you embark on the return trip to St. Louis.

New menu coming for 2021 cruises!

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Ghost Cruise - Haunted Tales by Phantasmagoria

Do you hear it? The crashing waves of the midnight water. The howling winds of the cool autumn air. A haunted river beckons…Will you answer?

The Ghost Cruise is a mesmerizing tribute to the phantastical. Let the chills wash over you as the Victorian horror troupe, Phantasmagoria, performs twisted tales of Halloween legend right before your eyes.

It’s an evening of dance, movement and storytelling perfect for those who embrace the Halloween spirit. As you’ll soon learn: “Once a story is chosen, it must be told. Once a story is begun, it must be finished.”

Your story awaits.

Cruise Times:

  • Fridays & Saturdays: 9 pm to 10:30 pm – boarding starts at 8:30 pm
  • Sundays: 7 pm to 8:30 pm – boarding starts at 6:30 pm


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Oktoberfest Cruise

It’s the most wonderful time for a beer! Celebrate everyone’s favorite German holiday and have a few pints along the way on this special afternoon cruise. Feast on a full buffet of authentic German dishes, crack open your favorite beer from the cash bar and dance to the sounds of a German folk band. It’s a floating celebration the whole family will love. Prost! Cash bar available.

New menu coming for 2021 cruises.

Time change for 10/10 cruise only: 5p to 7p

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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.

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PJ's and Pancakes Cruise with Santa

You better watch out. You better not cry—because Santa Claus is cruising to town! This holiday season, treat the whole family to a magical morning with the Man in Red. Leave your PJs on and leave the cooking to us as we prepare a kid-approved breakfast. After breakfast, families will enjoy fun games, crafting activities and plenty of photo ops with Santa.

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Jingle & Mingle - A Holiday Dinner Cruise

Celebrate the holidays in style aboard the Jingle & Mingle Holiday Dinner Cruise. Featuring signature food, delicious drinks and incredible views, it’s the best place to make memories this holiday season.

Each cruise features:

  • Professional DJ spinning festive classics and today’s hits
  • Chef-prepared dinner with all your holiday favorites
  • Cash bar featuring beer, wine and cocktails
  • Festive lights and decor from top to bottom

Group Pricing

The more the merrier! For groups of 20 or more, click here for group pricing and information. Be sure to ask about special perks for groups of 50 or more.

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New Year’s Eve Cruise

We’re puttin’ on the ritz with the New Year’s Eve Cruise! Experience the magic of the Roaring Twenties with a ravishing evening on the magnificent Mississippi River.

Your night will begin with a chef-prepared, gourmet dining experience featuring filet and shrimp. Sip on themed cocktails for purchase or complimentary beer and wine while enjoying live entertainment from a swanky, vaudeville-style show that moves throughout the riverboat.

When the clock strikes midnight, cheers to the New Year with a champagne toast as balloons fill the air.

We encourage you to channel your ritzy proclivities of the 1920s and come dressed to the nines – someone will be named “Best Dressed” of the night and win a grand prize pack worth 350 clams.

Cruise includes a chef-prepared dinner, beer & wine, a variety show, party favors and champagne toast at midnight.

New Years Eve Cruise

ALERT - Limited Capacity

The Tram Ride to the Top is currently open with limited capacity due to COVID-19 safety measures. Guests are encouraged to plan in advance as we are selling out early and often.

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