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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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Specialty Cruises

COVID-19 Update: As we continue to monitor and assess the evolving health situation and follow guidance from federal and local health departments, we plan to re-introduce our cruise lineup slowly and carefully. At this time, tickets to select cruises are available for purchase. We will re-introduce other cruise experiences when we deem it appropriate.

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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.

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! Group pricing is available for groups of 20 or more, with special perks for groups of 50 or more. Call (877) 982-1410 for more information about group pricing.

 

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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.

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Sunday Brunch Cruise

 

COVID-19 Update: As we continue to monitor and assess the evolving health situation and follow guidance from federal and local health departments, we plan to re-introduce our cruise lineup slowly and carefully. At this time, tickets to select cruises are available for purchase. We will re-introduce other cruise experiences when we deem it appropriate.

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The perfect Sunday starts here. Join us aboard the Becky Thatcher for the ultimate brunch experience. With live entertainment and great views, your Sunday will not disappoint! Menu offerings include prime rib, salmon croquet, sweet corn, Bourbon-battered French toast, sausage gravy & biscuits, fried greens and more. 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 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

 

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A delicious lunch with a side of stellar views of St. Louis from the Mississippi River, coming right up! The Arch View Lunch Cruise is the perfect Saturday getaway. Take in scenic sights while listening to live music and enjoying a plated entrée of curry chicken salad wrap, meatloaf and mashed potatoes, or trofie pasta liguria; as well as a salad option and dessert. Kid’s menu options are also available.

Reservations are required. All ages welcome. Cash bar available.


Arch View Lunch Menu

Salad

Garden Salad with Select Dressing

Main Course

Curry Chicken Salad Wrap: Chicken breast marinated in Mediterranean spices and grilled to perfection. Tossed in curry sauce with rum-spiced golden raisins and slivered almonds, then wrapped in a flatbread with lettuce, paper-thin sliced cucumbers and tomatoes. Served with a house-made lemon tabbouleh salad.

 Meatloaf and Mashed Potatoes: House-made beef meatloaf drizzled with a tangy tomato sauce atop creamy mashed potatoes. Served with sautéed broccolini.

 Trofie Pasta Liguria:  Tender trofie pasta (loose twist pasta) tossed in classic basil pesto sauce with roasted haricots verts and baby potatoes, topped with freshly grated parmesan cheese.

Kids Options

Macaroni & Cheese with a side of fruit

Grilled Chicken with a side of mashed potatoes

Dessert

Chef’s Choice

*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 menus. Food is prepared fresh for each cruise and cross-contact of food products is possible during the preparation process. 

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Rock the Dock

 

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Live music comes to the Riverboat dock! Experience St. Louis’ only floating concert series, Rock the Dock presented by 4 Hands Brewing Company and 1220 Spirits.

A celebration of St. Louis, Rock the Dock is a unique way to safely enjoy live musical performances by some of St. Louis’ most popular bands while taking in incredible views of downtown St. Louis, the Gateway Arch and the Mississippi River from the riverboat dock. You will be seated at reserved, socially distanced tables, where you can enjoy a curated barbeque menu and a selection of drinks from 4 Hands Brewing Company.


Admission: Free

Walk-up tickets are free and available on a limited basis until the reduced dock capacity is met.

Reserve your table in advance! $25 to reserve a table for up to 4 people and receive a $25 credit for food & beverage purchases.

Concert Schedule:
October 4: Jobz 300
October 11: Soulard Blues Band
October 18: iLLPHONICS
October 25: Little Dylan
November 1: Brother Jefferson

Event Time
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

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Blues Cruise

 

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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.

 

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Decked Out Divas - A Floating Drag Show

 

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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.

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Swing Dance Cruise

 

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What better way to relive the “Swing Era” than by cruising on St. Louis’ only floating ballroom? The night will start with swing dance lessons provided by a guest instructor.  Once aboard, enjoy the sounds of top local big bands as you dance the night away! Access to the main deck and air top deck will be available along with seating for those who simply wish to enjoy the cruise and watch.  Concessions and Cash Bar will also be open for purchase.

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Groove & Spin with DJ Quinn

 

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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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Diva Brunch Cruise - A Floating Drag Show

 

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Don’t let your weekend be a “drag”! A Sunday Funday is guaranteed as host Jade Sinclair and the area’s most glamorous queens provide live entertainment while you enjoy the most fabulous brunch in St. Louis. Cash bar and concessions are available.

Divas Brunch Menu

  • Fruit Salad
  • Caesar Salad
  • Oatmeal/Grits/ Biscuits
  • French Toast topped with strawberry glaze
  • Frittata with Mushroom, Onion, Spinach and Cheese
  • Seared Chicken
  • Kicked up tater tots
  • Spiced Turkey Sausage
  • Rice Pilaf
  • Sauté Green Beans
  • Dessert – Decked Out Minis

*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 menus. Food is prepared fresh for each cruise and cross-contact of food products is possible during the preparation process. 

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Comedy Wedding Dinner Theater Cruise

 

COVID-19 Update: As we continue to monitor and assess the evolving health situation and follow guidance from federal and local health departments, we plan to re-introduce our cruise lineup slowly and carefully. At this time, tickets to select cruises are available for purchase. We will re-introduce other cruise experiences when we deem it appropriate.


What happens when a group of New Yorkers find themselves planning a wedding aboard a riverboat in St. Louis? Find out on this hilarious dinner theatre cruise that’s fun for the whole family! In this immersive experience, you’ll play a role as a wedding guest as you watch this crazy, chaotic wedding come to life. During this two-hour cruise, you’ll enjoy dinner, drinks and a show as the bride and groom cope with mismanaged matrimony.

 Reservations are required. All ages welcome. Cash bar available.

Comedy Wedding Menu

  • Lasagna
  • Eggplant Parmesan
  • Garlic Bread
  • Tossed Salad
  • Wedding 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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Family Funday Character Cruise

 

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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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Fireworks Cruise

 

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Grab a front-row seat to St. Louis’ most spectacular fireworks display. The annual Fireworks Cruise celebrates America’s independence with a night of food and fun that the whole family will love. Come aboard the Becky Thatcher paddleboat and enjoy dinner on the Mississippi River along with the sounds of a Dixieland band. After dinner, return to dock beneath the Gateway Arch and watch the night sky light up in celebration of the USA. Cash bar available.

 

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Ghost Cruise - Haunted Tales by Phantasmagoria

 

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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.

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Falling Fences Cruise

 

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Join us for a night of pure Americana as we host local folk band Falling Fences for a floating concert right here on the Mighty Mississippi. Let the band’s signature sound take you away while you sip a drink from the bar and watch the St. Louis skyline come alive. Must be 21. Cash bar available.

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John Hartford Memorial Cruise

 

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Celebrate St. Louis legend John Hartford on a lively cruise featuring the bluegrass music that made him a national icon. Local band Sean Canan’s Voodoo Players will be joined by special guests Gary Hunt and The Mighty Pines to perform a bluegrass set featuring modern renditions of classic Hartford tunes. This cruise is a vibrant celebration of the Mighty Mississippi and the rich culture it created.

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Valentine's Cruise

 

Love is in the air—and on the water. Treat your special someone to the romantic dinner of their dreams with a view that will make them fall in love all over again. During this two-hour cruise, you’ll enjoy a three-course buffet dinner, fully stocked cash bar and live music for slow dancing. Your reservation also includes a complimentary flute and a glass of champagne, wine or beer—perfect for toasting your romantic evening.

Dinner Menu

  • Strawberry fluff Salad
  • Caesar Salad
  • Kale pasta Salad
  • Herb Roasted Salmon
  • Beef Braciole
  • Garlic Butter Shrimp Skewers
  • Parmesan Crusted Potatoes
  • Mushroom Pilaf
  • Grilled Asparagus
  • Creamed Spinach
  • Dessert -Crème Brulee with Bourbon Glazed Strawberries & Balsamic Gastrique

*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. 

 Add-Ons

Make the night even more special. For an additional fee, we offer accommodations such as:

  • Wine bottle
  • Champagne bottle
  • Flower bouquet
  • Commemorative Photos

Contact a staff member at 877-982-1410 to reserve any of these items or click the buy tickets link below.

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Fat Tuesday Cruise

 

Finish this year’s Mardi Gras on a high note! This late-night cruise will feel like a Bourbon Street block as we party down the Mississippi River. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and signature cocktails while The Saint Boogie Brass Band plays some tunes that make you want to move.

Be sure to dress up in your Mardi Gras best! One lucky couple will be crowned King and Queen to receive a very special prize at the end of the cruise. We’ll also have party favors, souvenirs and giveaways for everyone aboard.

Hors d’Oeuvres Menu

  • Fried shrimp
  • Jalapeno Hush Puppies
  • Blackened Chicken Skewers
  • Etouffee Nuggets
  • King Cake Lollipops

*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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Mardi Gras Brunch Cruise

 

Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler! Celebrate Mardi Gras with a special brunch featuring Cajun classics and a colorful atmosphere. Whether you’re just getting into the Mardi Gras spirit or had a few too many spirits at the Soulard parade, this is the perfect cruise to keep the good times rolling.

Be entertained by The Saint Boogie Brass Band while enjoying a cash bar stocked with all your favorites, served in your very own souvenir cup.

Brunch Menu

  • Cucumber & tomato Salad
  • Creole Spiced Slaw
  • Southern Fried Fish
  • Buttermilk Fried Chicken
  • King Crab Quiche
  • Cajun Style Pasta
  • Dirty Rice
  • Grits
  • Oatmeal
  • Bananas Foster French Toast
  • Biscuits
  • Fried Cabbage
  • Mixed Vegetables
  • Dessert – Bread Pudding in Rum Caramel Sauce

*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 menus. Food is prepared fresh for each cruise and cross-contact of food products is possible during the preparation process.

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St. Patrick's Day Recovery Brunch

 

Nothing beats a hangover like breakfast food, and no day produces more hangovers than St. Patrick’s Day. Join us after all the festivities for a little food, fun and hair of the dog. Enjoy a brunch buffet featuring Irish favorites and American classics, plus a complimentary mimosa or bloody mary from the cash bar. Every guest will also take home a souvenir, limited-edition cup. Book tickets now. Your future self will thank you.

Brunch Menu

  • Green Matcha Tea Pancakes
  • Irish Bangers
  • Roast Brisket
  • Corned Beef Hash
  • Mustard Potatoes
  • Roasted Root Vegetables
  • Fried Cabbage
  • Eggs & Cheese eggs
  • Sweet Bread Station
  • Sausage Gravy
  • Guinness Beef Stew
  • Oatmeal
  • Biscuits
  • Scones
  • Rhubarb Jam

*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 menus. Food is prepared fresh for each cruise and cross-contact of food products is possible during the preparation process.

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Oktoberfest Cruise

 

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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.

Oktoberfest Menu

Pretzel Bread/Gurkensalat (German Cucumber Salad)
Sauerbraten (Marinated Beef in Savory Gravy)
Curry Wurst (Sausage Links with Curry Sauce)
Lemon Cream Schnitzel
Hot Garlic Spaetzli
Sauté Mixed Cabbage
Horseradish Roasted Vegetables
Grain Mustard Mashed Potatoes
Bavarian Apple Tart

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Superhero & Princess Family Costume Cruise

 

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Celebrate Halloween safely with a fun-filled afternoon or evening on the water the entire family will love! Hop aboard and enjoy kid-friendly snacks, interactive Halloween-themed games and a professional DJ playing kid’s favorites. Costumes are encouraged! Plus, each cruise features a special guest appearance from a royal princess or a crime-fighting superhero. Cash bar available.

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Lock–N-Dam Cruise

 

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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.

En route, dine on a delectable lunch buffet of stuffed chicken, vegetable rice pilaf, roasted broccoli, bread rolls, and our chef’s special dessert.

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Friendsgiving Cruise

 

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This Thanksgiving, start a new tradition aboard our stress-free Friendsgiving Cruise – the place where friends meet to be thankful together. This two-hour dinner cruise is chef prepared and served to your table family style, allowing for a warm and casual dining experience with your friends. Nosh on delectable fixings such as roast turkey, honey mustard-glazed ham, shaved Brussels sprouts salad, baked creamed spinach, mushroom orzo, and finish with a slice of mouth-watering pie. A professional DJ will provide live entertainment while you sip on seasonal cocktails and watch as the dazzling St. Louis skyline slips by.

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