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Tram Ride to the Top is now available with limited capacity. Currently booking now through July 31, 2021. Infants, ages 0-2, taking the Tram Ride to the Top must have a free ticket. The Gateway Arch Visitor Center, which includes the Museum at the Gateway Arch, Documentary Movie, The Arch Store and Arch Café, is open daily.

The Tram Ride to the Top is SOLD OUT for THURSDAY, JUNE 17, 2021 through SUNDAY, JUNE 27, 2021. .

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

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.

To book a group of 20 or more, contact a Sales Manager at (314) 923-3047 or email

*Cruise dates and prices are subject to change.

COVID-19 Update: Riverboat visitors, ages 9 & up, are required to wear face coverings with no exceptions. Guests unable to wear face coverings are encouraged to visit at a later date. View COVID-19 FAQ for more protocols.

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

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: June 6th & 20th; July 11th & 18th; August 1st & 15th; September 5th & 19th; October 3rd & 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.

Group pricing for parties larger than 20 and/or specific seating requests are both available. For more information, please call 877-982-1410.


Arch View Lunch Cruise

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 getaway. Take in scenic sights while listening to live music and enjoying a chef-inspired cuisine.

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

Arch View Lunch Menu

Menu includes a choice of:

GRILLED STEAK SALAD | Marinated grilled steak, chopped bacon, tomato, red onion, cucumber, pepperoncini’s, served over chopped romaine with a fresh boat cheese. Served with poppy seed dressing.

BLACKENED SALMON SALAD | Blackened Salmon served over fresh greens with red onion, black bean corn salsa, avocado, salsa verde, topped with fried tortilla strips.

SEASONAL CHICKEN BRUSCHETTA | Grilled Chicken topped with chimichurri and confit tomatoes garnished with fresh basil. Served with Broccoli Rice and grilled asparagus.

 VEGETARIAN FAJITAS  | Lettuce loaded with black beans, avocado and peppers.

5 oz. SEARED SALMON | Agave glazed salmon served with citrus salsa and grilled asparagus.

CAJUN SEARED BEEF MEDALLIONS | Seared beef over a bed of spring mix served alongside spiced potatoes, topped with shredded cheddar, green tomato salsa, sour cream and chives.



*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. 


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.

June 10 – Billy Peek

June 24 – Lady J Huston Show

July 8 – Torrey Casey & The Southside Hustle

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

Oct 14 – Little Dylan

Oct 28 – Soulard Blues Band

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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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Fireworks Cruise


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.

Fireworks on the Mississippi River

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.

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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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.

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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.

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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! 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.

New Years Eve Cruise


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.

The Gateway Arch & Riverboats are now hiring. New riverboat employees are eligible for a $300 hiring incentive! Go to for more information and view full list of positions.

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