Riverboats at the Gateway Arch Announce 2020 Spring & Summer Cruise Lineup
All aboard! The Riverboats at the Gateway Arch announce the 2020 spring and summer cruise lineup, which includes the popular Sunday Brunch, Blues, Skyline Dinner and Decked Out Divas cruises, as well as the new Craft Beer Pairings Cruise, the Family Day Cruise and much more.
“We’re ramping up our cruise lineup with even more ways to enjoy the Mississippi River – from beer tastings led by some of the most popular breweries in St. Louis, to family days with costumed princesses and superheroes,” said Mary Lamie, Executive Vice President of Multi Modal Enterprises, Bi-State Development. “Come down to the St. Louis Riverfront and experience the lively atmosphere at the riverboats!”
Cruise reservations are required by calling 1-877-982-1410 or booking online at gatewayarch.com/buytickets. The Riverboats at the Gateway Arch are located below the south leg of the Gateway Arch at 50 S. Leonor K. Sullivan Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63102. Parking is available on the Mississippi River levee in front of the boats for a cash fee.
FOOD & DRINK CENTRIC CRUISES
Skyline Dinner Cruise
Make any night special. Our flagship evening cruise features live music, a chef-inspired buffet – roast beef, carved roast turkey, mashed potatoes, rice pilaf and more – and captivating views of the downtown St. Louis skyline. Cash bar is available.
WHEN: Every Friday & Saturday starting in April. 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
COST: $51/adults; $20/kids 3-12; children under age 3 are free.
Themed Sunday Brunch Cruise
The perfect Sunday starts here. Join us aboard the Becky Thatcher for the ultimate brunch experience. With a variety of brunch cruises to choose from, your Sunday will not disappoint! (Menu varies based on cruise; offerings include DIY waffle station, quiche Lorraine, Bourbon-battered French toast, smothered pork chops, fried chicken and more.) Cash bar is available.
WHEN: Sundays: April 5 & 12 (Easter), May 3 & 10 (Mother’s Day), June 7 & 21 (Father’s Day), July 5 & 19, August 2 & 16. 1 to 3 p.m.
COST: $48/adults; $20/kids 3-12; children under age 3 are free.
Diva Brunch Cruise
It’s all the makings of our popular Sunday Brunch Cruise, plus entertainment by St. Louis’ most fabulous divas! Menu includes French toast, frittatas, seared chicken and more. Cash bar is available.
WHEN: Sundays: April 26, May 24, June 28, July 26, August 23. 1 to 3 p.m.
COST: $48/adults. Must be 21 or older to attend.
Arch View Lunch Cruise
Enjoy picturesque views and a delicious lunch buffet of baked chicken, St. Louis-style BBQ pork steaks, strawberry and goat cheese salad, roasted vegetables and more on this two-hour lunch cruise featuring signature drinks and live entertainment. Cash bar is available.
WHEN: Wednesdays and Saturdays May through August. 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
COST: $39/adults; $15/kids 3-12; children under age 3 are free.
Craft Beer Pairing Cruise (NEW!)
Cheers to beer! Experience St. Louis’ craft beer scene on the Riverboats. Enjoy multiple pairing stations with the night’s featured brewery, sample beer and food, and chat with brewery reps about flavor profiles. Each passenger will receive a souvenir pint glass featuring the Riverboats and featured brewery’s logos.
WHEN: Select Thursdays noted below. 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
- May 21: Urban Chestnut Brewing Company
- June 18: 4 Hands Brewing Co.
- July 16: 2nd Shift Brewing
- August 20: Rockwell Beer Co.
- September 17: Narrow Gauge Brewing Company
COST: $47/adults. Pre-purchase this cruise series to receive a discounted rate. Must be 21 or older to attend.
LIVE MUSIC CRUISES
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. Cash bar is available.
WHEN: Select Thursdays noted below. 8:30 to 11 p.m.
- 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: Marquise Knox
- August 27: Miss Jubilee and the Yas Yas Boys
COST: $23/adults. Must be 21 or older to attend.
Swing Dance Cruise (NEW!)
What better way to relive the “Swing Era” than by cruising on St. Louis’ only floating ballroom? Enjoy dance lessons before the cruise (7 to 7:30 p.m.), then dance the night away to the sounds of local big bands. Cash bar is available.
WHEN: Select Fridays noted below. 8 to 10 p.m.
- May 22: Rum Drum Ramblers
- June 26: Miss Jubilee & the Yas Yas Boys
- July 24: Sweetie and the Toothaches
- August 28: Arcadia Dance Orchestra
- September 25: Anne & the Fur Trappers
COST: $20/person. Pre-purchase this cruise series to receive a discounted rate.
Theatrical Dinner 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 theater cruise that’s fun for the whole family! Dinner menu includes lasagna, eggplant parmesan, wedding cake and more. Cash bar is available.
WHEN: Fridays: April 3, May 1, June 5, August 7, September 4. 8 to 10 p.m.
COST: $42/adults; $18/kids 3-12.
Decked Out Divas Cruise
Enjoy a night of fabulous, floating, highfalutin’ fun aboard the city’s one and only boat-cruise-turned-drag-show! Cash bar is available.
WHEN: Fridays: April 10, May 8, June 12, July 10, August 14. 9 to 11 p.m.
COST: $23/adults. Must be 21 or older to attend.
LEISURELY ADVENTURE CRUISES
Family Funday Character Cruise (NEW!)
Create unforgettable memories 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! Sno-cones will be available for purchase, as well as regular concessions.
WHEN: Select Saturdays noted below. 3 to 5 p.m.
- May 23: Ice Sisters and Friends
- June 20: Water-loving Princesses and Superhero Friends
- July 18: Storybook Princesses and Superheroes
- August 15: Baking & Craft Loving Princesses and Superheroes
COST: $25/adults; $40 for children.
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 the whole family will love. Cash bar is available.
WHEN: July 2, 3 & 4. 7:30 to 9 p.m.
COST: $53/adults and children. Note: This cruise is very popular and will sell out quickly. Be sure to purchase your tickets in advance.
St. Louis Riverfront Cruise
Take a load off and take in the views on this relaxing daytime cruise that shows St. Louis from the river that built it.
WHEN: Daily through November 30. Call 877-982-1410 or visit gatewayarch.com/riverboats for cruise times.
COST: Starting at $19 for adults and $8 for children. Price varies based on date of visit. (Save up to $2 when you purchase the Tram & Cruise Combo, which includes the Tram Ride to the Top of the Gateway Arch.)
RIVERSIDE EATS, HAPPY HOURS & DOCKSIDE EVENTS
Dine dockside while enjoying incredible views of the Gateway Arch! Menu features made-to-order burgers, sandwiches, snacks and more. The café’s spring and summer hours of operation are:
- April: Friday-Sunday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- May: Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday- Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- June through August: Daily, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
iLLPHONiCS Live Concert
Local hip-hop band iLLPHONiCS rocks the dock with a captivating live performance you can only get at the riverboats. Cash bar is available.
WHEN: Sundays: April 19 & May 17. 6 to 9 p.m.
COST: $10 per person. Must be 21 or older to attend.
Docktails Happy Hour
TGI-Docktails! Join us dockside for happy hour and enjoy drink specials, appetizers, live music and incredible views of the Arch and the river.
WHEN: Thursdays beginning May 7. 4 to 7 p.m.
COST: No tickets are required – walk-ups are welcome.
Live Music on the Dock
The riverboats’ dock transforms into an outdoor live music venue, as some of the area’s most popular bands perform in the shadow of the Gateway Arch.
WHEN: Saturdays and Sundays beginning in May. 1 to 4 p.m.
COST: Free and open to all ages.