This Fall at the Riverboats at the Gateway Arch
With fall around the corner, there’s no better way to take in the changing seasons than at the Riverboats at the Gateway Arch! The St. Louis Riverfront destination offers the BEST views (we may be biased, though) of the Lou and the Mighty Mississippi.
Here’s our abbreviated guide to riverboat experiences this fall. To purchase cruise tickets, please visit gatewayarch.com/buytickets or call 877-982-1410. Advance reservations are required for all dining cruises.
For the Entire Family
Create unforgettable family memories aboard the Family Funday Character Cruise! Kids will enjoy a professional DJ playing all their favorite songs, interactive games, snacks and very special guests – royal princesses, crime fighters and fairytale friends!
The Kids’ Halloween Costume Cruise is a princess-and superhero-themed Halloween costume party! Kids will sure love dancing to a professional DJ playing all their favorite songs, playing interactive games and enjoying yummy snacks. One lucky kid will win the prize of Best Costume!
Discover the inner workings of river traffic on the day-long Lock-N-Dam Cruise, which heads to the confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi rivers. Experience passage through the intricate lock system and enjoy a lunch buffet and live Dixieland music.
Narrated by the captain or a National Park Service ranger, the daily one-hour St. Louis Riverfront Cruise highlights the history of the Gateway to the West and the Mighty Mississippi River.
All the Food!
Gather your family and friends for the hearty Chef’s Sunday Supper Cruise. This chef-prepared meal is served family style, creating a casual and warm atmosphere for cruising along the Mississippi River. The menu features classic favorites such as meatloaf, roast turkey breast, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole and pineapple upside down cake.
The Sunday Brunch Cruise is the ultimate brunch experience: live music, relaxing river views and a chef-inspired cuisine featuring stuffed French toast, chicken fried steak, the Midwestern scramble, quiche, and chicken and waffles!
Aboard the Oktoberfest Cruise, feast upon authentic German dishes, crack open your favorite beer and dance to the sounds of a live German folk band in celebration of Oktoberfest. It’s a floating celebration everyone will love. Prost!
Perfect for celebrating a special occasion, enjoying a romantic night out or just relaxing on the water, the Skyline Dinner Cruise features live music, a chef-inspired menu and captivating views of the St. Louis skyline at night. Cash bar is available.
Live Music and Entertainment
Get out your dancing shoes! Take in beautiful Mississippi River views and enjoy live music from local blues bands aboard the Blues Cruise, which celebrates a beloved St. Louis tradition.
The Ghost Cruise is a mesmerizing tribute to the phantastical with the Victorian horror troupe Phantasmagoria performing twisted tales of Halloween legend. For those brave enough to embrace the Halloween spirit, enjoy an evening of dance, movement and storytelling.
Happy hour, coming right up! 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 Docktails Happy Hour, happening every Thursday. Featured performers include Devon Cahill, Jeff Chapman and the Soulard Blues Band.
At the boats’ Live Weekend Dockside Music series, on Saturday and Sunday afternoons 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! Featured performers include the Soulard Blues Band, Jeff Chapman, and Denny & Jake.
Rock the Dock is St. Louis’ only floating concert series and is a celebration of STL’s music scene! Take in live performances from local bands while enjoying on a special menu and a selection of drinks from 4 Hands Brewing Co. 40% of event profits will be donated to Play It Forward, a local nonprofit that joins together artists and fans to make a difference in the community.
The Decked Out Divas Cruise is St. Louis’ only boat-cruise-turned-drag-show! This late-night show features entertainment from some of your favorite local divas. Cash bar is available.
Delicious food, good cocktails and old-school R&B await on the Groove & Spin Cruise! Enjoy a drink on the top deck and take in the St. Louis skyline, or get your groove on on the lower deck dance floor with the infamous DJ Quinn!
Eat, drink and be scary on the adults-only Halloween Costume Party Cruise! Dance to live DJ entertainment, enjoy light hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar and compete in the highly anticipated costume contest. The winner will receive two tickets to the New Year’s Eve Cruise.