Riverboats at the Gateway Arch Announce Spring Cruise Schedule
ST. LOUIS (March 23, 2021)—All aboard the Riverboats at the Gateway Arch this spring! The St. Louis Riverfront destination announces the return of popular cruises in April: the Skyline Dinner Cruise, Sunday Brunch Cruise, Blues Cruise and Decked Out Divas Cruise. Live dockside music will return on weekends in May.
“Start 2022 off right with a springtime river tour along the Mississippi,” says Dave Sanders, Senior Director of Marketing & Partnerships for Bi-State Development. “There is something for all ages here at the Riverboats at the Gateway Arch, so join us this spring for a fun and memorable adventure with friends and family.”
Sunday Brunch Cruise
Come aboard the Becky Thatcher Riverboat for brunch while cruising the Mississippi River. Enjoy traditional brunch favorites, drink specials, amazing views, as well as live Dixieland music. Cash bar is available.
WHEN: Sundays: April 17 (Easter); May 8 (Mother’s Day) & 22; 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
COST: $51/adults; $22/kids 3-12; children under age 3 are free.
Decked Out Divas Cruise
Enjoy a fabulous and fun night out aboard St. Louis’s only boat-cruise-turned-drag-show. This two-hour cruise features entertainment from some of your favorite St. Louis divas as sparkling nighttime views of downtown St. Louis pass you by. Must be age 21 or older. Cash bar is available.
WHEN: Fridays: April 8 & May 13; 9 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Skyline Dinner Cruise
Make any night special on this scenic two-hour dinner cruise featuring live music, a chef-inspired menu and captivating views of the St. Louis skyline. This outing is perfect for celebrating a special occasion or enjoying a romantic night out. After dinner, take a stroll around the top deck to see the city lights illuminate the night sky. Cash bar is available.
WHEN: Fridays and Saturdays beginning April 9; 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
COST: $54/adults; $20/kids 3-12; kids under age 3 are free.
Experience a decades-long riverboat tradition. Enjoy live performances from some of the St. Louis region’s best blues artists aboard this special nighttime cruise. Must be age 21 or older. Cash bar is available.
WHEN: Thursdays; 8:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.
- April 28: Billy Peek
- May 26: Soulard Blues Band
St. Louis Riverfront Cruise
Catch some of the best views of the Gateway Arch and St. Louis, and learn about the history of St. Louis and the mighty Mississippi River on this one-hour cruise narrated by the captain or a National Park Service ranger. On-board concessions are available.
WHEN: Offered daily. Call 877-982-1410 or visit gatewayarch.com/riverboats for cruise times.
COST: $24/adults; $14/kids 3-12; $22/seniors (ages 60 and older); kids under age 3 are free.
Enjoy tableside service while marveling at the river and Gateway Arch views at the Paddlewheel Café, St. Louis’ only waterfront dining destination. Visitors can also enjoy local St. Louis brews and cocktails at the dockside bar. The café’s spring hours of operation are:
- Thursdays & Fridays: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Saturdays & Sundays: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
LIVE DOCKSIDE MUSIC
Live Weekend Music on the Dock
The riverboat dock transforms into a live music venue with local artists performing in the shadow of the Gateway Arch. Post up at the outdoor bar or grab a table and take in all the sights and sounds while enjoying food and drink from the Paddlewheel Café.
WHEN: Saturdays and Sundays beginning May 2; 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. (Band schedule is subject to change).
- May 2: Denny & Jake
- May 8: Soulard Blues Band
- May 14: Jeff Chapman
- May 15: Denny & Jake
- May 21: TBD
- May 22: Jeff Chapman
- May 28: Soulard Blues Band
COST: Free to attend. Tables are available on a first come, first served basis.
TICKETS: To purchase cruise tickets, please visit gatewayarch.com/riverboats or call 877-982-1410. Visitors can also purchase tickets at the riverboat dock ticket counter (subject to availability). Advance reservations are required for dining cruises.
COVID-19 PROTOCOLS: For the safety of visitors and employees, face coverings are required to be worn by anyone age 2 and older, unless they are located in outdoor areas of the vessel. While indoors, masks are required with the exception of eating, drinking, or taking medications, for brief periods.
For more information on COVID-19 precautions as well as frequently asked questions, please visit gatewayarch.com/riverboats.
PARKING & DIRECTIONS: The Riverboats at the Gateway Arch are located at 50 S. Leonor K Sullivan Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63102.
Convenient parking is available on the riverfront levee for a fee. To access the riverfront, take Chouteau Avenue east and turn left onto South Leonor K. Sullivan Boulevard (at the mural wall). Continue north on Leonor K. Sullivan Boulevard, past Poplar Street to enter levee parking on the right. (Parking availability is subject to weather and river conditions.) Vehicle access to the riverboats from North Leonor K. Sullivan Boulevard and Laclede’s Landing is unavailable.
SHOP LOCAL: Visit the Riverboat Gift Shop to peruse riverboat and St. Louis-themed gifts, souvenirs and many more items crafted by local artisans. The gift shop is open during cruising hours.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Visit gatewayarch.com/riverboats or call 877-982-1410. The Riverboats at the Gateway Arch will provide any additional operational updates through traditional media, as well as online at gatewayarch.com and on Facebook and Instagram (@riverboatsSTL).
About the Riverboats at the Gateway Arch: The Riverboats at the Gateway Arch—the Becky Thatcher and the Tom Sawyer—are a short walk from the Laclede’s Landing MetroLink Station and offer a variety of Mississippi River excursions with unique themes and breathtaking views of the St. Louis skyline, including the popular St. Louis Riverfront, Blues and Sunday Brunch cruises. A complete 2022 sightseeing cruise schedule can be found at gatewayarch.com/riverboats.