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The National Park Service (NPS) has announced the temporary closure of Gateway Arch National Park, which includes the Gateway Arch and Old Courthouse, beginning Wednesday, March 18 until further notice due to the evolving COVID-19 health situation. The health and safety of visitors, employees, volunteers, and partners is the park’s number one priority. NPS is working with federal, state, and local authorities to closely monitor this rapidly changing situation. When appropriate, Gateway Arch National Park will notify the public when it resumes full operations via traditional media, as well as online at nps.gov/jeff and gatewayarch.com and on social media (@GatewayArchNPS). Those who have pre-purchased Tram Ride to the Top tickets will receive full refunds. For questions regarding ticketing, please email info@gatewayarch.com.

Riverboats at the Gateway Arch Operations Temporarily Suspended — Effective immediately and until further notice, per the recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to limit social gatherings and events to 50 people or less, the Riverboats at the Gateway Arch are temporarily suspending operations due to the evolving COVID-19 health situation. Those who have pre-purchased Riverboat tickets will receive full refunds. For questions regarding ticketing, please email info@gatewayarch.com.

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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Alert: For Riverboats at the Gateway Arch, effective immediately and until further notice, per the recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to limit social gatherings and events to 50 people or less, all operations are temporarily suspended due to the evolving COVID-19 health situation. Ticketholders will be refunded in full for all canceled cruises. For questions regarding refunds, please email info@gatewayarch.com.

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

The perfect Sunday starts here. Join us aboard the Becky Thatcher riverboat for the ultimate brunch experience. With a variety of brunch cruises, your Sunday will not disappoint!

Gospel, Dixieland, Mardis Gras or Diva? You can choose! See full list of your favorite brunch time cruises below:

February 23 | Mardis Gras Brunch
March 15 | St. Patrick’s Day Recovery Brunch
April 5 | Gospel Brunch
April 12 | Easter Brunch
April 26 | Diva Brunch*
May 3 | Gospel Brunch
May 10 | Mother’s Day Brunch
May 24 | Diva Brunch*
June 7 | Gospel Brunch
June 21 | Father’s Day Brunch
June 28 | Diva Brunch*
July 5 | Gospel Brunch
July 19 | Dixieland Brunch
July 26 | Diva Brunch*
August 2 | Gospel Brunch
August 16 | Dixieland Brunch
August 23 | Diva Brunch*
September 6 | Gospel Brunch
September 20 | Dixieland Brunch
September 27 | Diva Brunch*
October 4 | Gospel Brunch
October 18 | Dixieland Brunch
November 22 | Diva Brunch*

*Must be 21 & Over to attend the Diva Brunch

Dixieland Brunch Menu

  • 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

 Gospel Brunch Menu &  Easter Brunch Menu

  • 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

*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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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.

2020 Artists:

April 9 | Billy Peek
April 23 | Skeet Rodgers
May 14 | Roland Johnson & Soul Endeavor
May 28 | The Lady J Huston Show
June 11 | Joe Metzka
June 25 | Torrey Casey & The Southside Hustle
July 9 | Jeremiah Johnson
July 30 | Brother Jefferson
August 13 | Marquis Knox
August 27 | Miss Jubilee and the Yas Yas Boys
September 10 | Big Mike and the Blu city Allstars
September 24 | Sweetie and the Toothaches
October 8 | Little Dylan
October 22 | Soulard Blues Band
November 12 | Soul Reunion
December 17 | Billy Peek

 

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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.

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Swing Dance Cruise

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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Swing dance lessons offered before each cruise form  7 – 7:30pm

May 22 – Rum Drum Ramblers

June 26 – Miss Jubilee and the Yas Yas Boys

July 24 – Sweetie and the Toothaches

August 28 – Arcadia Dance Orchestra

September 25 – Anne & the Fur Trappers

 

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Diva Brunch Cruise - A Floating Drag Show

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 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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Comedy Wedding Dinner Theater Cruise

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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Arch View Lunch Cruise

Enjoy a delicious meal and picturesque views on this two-hour lunch cruise featuring local sights, signature drinks and live entertainment. After lunch, take a stroll around the top deck to discover unrivaled views of the St. Louis skyline, or relax downstairs with the sounds of a Dixieland duo. Each cruise is also narrated by the boat captain or National Parks Service Ranger, who will share sights and stories as you ride the river.

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

Arch View Lunch Menu

  • Strawberry and Goat cheese Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette
  • Baked Chicken
  • St. Louis Style BBQ Pork Steaks
  • Garlic Orzo
  • Mixed Roasted Vegetables
  • Dinner Rolls
  • Gooey Buttercake

*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

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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May 23: Ice Sisters and Friends

June 20- The Water Loving Princesses with Superhero Friends

July 18- Storybook Princesses & Superheroes

August 15- Baking and Craft Loving Princesses & Superheroes

Dec. 31 (11:30-1:30) – Characters TBD

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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.

 

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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. Cash bar available.

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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 Costume Party Cruise

Halloween begins when the sun goes down! Our late-night Halloween cruise is a floating frenzy of snacking, drinking and dancing under the moonlight. We transform the riverboat into a floating dance club, complete with a cash bar and a killer DJ spinning Halloween hits. Dress up and compete in our costume contest for a chance to win the grand prize: two tickets to our exclusive New Year’s Eve cruise! Cash bar available.

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Groove & Spin with DJ Quinn

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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Falling Fences Cruise

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

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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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 buffet. 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 buffet 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 Party Cruise

Ring in the new year in style. This exclusive cruise includes an elegant three-course dinner, open bar, live entertainment and sweeping views of the St. Louis skyline. Spend your evening getting down on the dance floor or admiring the night sky from the top deck. And when the clock strikes midnight, raise your glass for a champagne toast celebrating the dawn of a new year.

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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 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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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 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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ALERT

The National Park Service (NPS) has announced the temporary closure of Gateway Arch National Park, which includes the Gateway Arch and Old Courthouse, beginning Wednesday, March 18 until further notice due to the evolving COVID-19 health situation. The health and safety of visitors, employees, volunteers, and partners is the park’s number one priority. NPS is working with federal, state, and local authorities to closely monitor this rapidly changing situation. When appropriate, Gateway Arch National Park will notify the public when it resumes full operations via traditional media, as well as online at nps.gov/jeff and gatewayarch.com and on social media (@GatewayArchNPS).

Riverboats at the Gateway Arch Operations Temporarily Suspended — Effective immediately and until further notice, per the recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to limit social gatherings and events to 50 people or less, the Riverboats at the Gateway Arch are temporarily suspending operations due to the evolving COVID-19 health situation.

Those who have pre-purchased Tram Ride to the Top or Riverboat tickets will receive full refunds. For questions regarding ticketing, please email info@gatewayarch.com.