Spring in to Riverboat Cruise Season
With the spring season on the horizon, we are looking forward to flowers blooming and warmer temperatures… as well as the start of the 2022 cruise season for the Riverboats at the Gateway Arch! The riverboats, located on the St. Louis Riverfront below the Gateway Arch, open for the 2022 season on Monday, March 14 with daily one-hour St. Louis Riverfront Cruises. Specialty cruises and outdoor dockside events also return this spring.
On the St. Louis Riverfront Cruise, take in amazing views of St. Louis and learn about the river that built it. Narrated by the captain or a National Park Service ranger, this one-hour cruise highlights the history of the Gateway to the West and the Mighty Mississippi River.
A fabulous night out is in the cards on the Skyline Dinner Cruise, which features live music, a chef-inspired menu and captivating views of the St. Louis skyline. This two-hour outing is perfect for celebrating a special occasion, enjoying a romantic night out or just relaxing on the water.
Come aboard the Becky Thatcher riverboat on the Sunday Brunch Cruise for the ultimate brunch experience while cruise-laxing on the Mississippi River! Enjoy traditional brunch favorites, drink specials, amazing views, as well as live Dixieland music.
Experience a decades-long special riverboat tradition aboard a Blues Cruise! Enjoy live performances from some of the St. Louis region’s best blues artists such as Skeet Rogers, Little Dylan, Soulard Blues Band and many more.
Enjoy a fabulously fun night out aboard St. Louis’s only floating drag show, Decked Out Divas. 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.
Who loves a good happy hour? Toast to the impending end of the work week and enjoy drink specials, appetizers, live music and incredible views of the Gateway Arch and the river at the free Docktails Happy Hour.
Finally, on Saturdays and Sundays beginning May 1; 1 to 4 p.m., the riverboat dock transforms into an outdoor live music venue with local artists performing in the shadow of the Gateway Arch. Post up at our outdoor bar or grab a table and take in all the sights and sounds while enjoying food and drink from the Paddlewheel Café!
To purchase cruise tickets, please visit gatewayarch.com/buytickets or call 877-982-1410. Visitors can also purchase tickets at the riverboat dock ticket counter (subject to availability). Cashless transactions are recommended. Advance reservations are required for all dining cruises.
COVID-19 Policies and Protocols: For the safety of visitors and employees, face coverings are required to be worn by anyone age 9 and older, and social distancing guidelines must be practiced. For more information on COVID-19 precautions as well as frequently asked questions, please visit gatewayarch.com/riverboats.