Riverboats at the Gateway Arch Reopen to the Public
River cruising has returned! After receiving approval from the City of St. Louis Department of Health, the Riverboats at the Gateway Arch have resumed operations and are now welcoming visitors back to the historic riverfront after being closed due to the global pandemic.
The Riverboats are a part of the oldest Mississippi excursion boat company that has called St. Louis its home port since 1917. They were originally brought to St. Louis in 1964 to accommodate the spectators who wanted a closer look at the construction of the Arch. Today, they transport riders back in time to when steamboats ruled the mighty Mississippi and fueled the nation’s westward expansion, making St. Louis truly the Gateway to the West.
The safety of visitors and employees is the Riverboats’ highest priority, and the attraction has implemented a new health and safety plan as outlined in this video below by Robert Hopkins, the Riverboats’ director of operations.
To learn more about this plan, buy tickets and for frequently asked questions, visit gatewayarch.com/riverboats.
We can’t wait to see you back on the St. Louis Riverfront, where you can enjoy some the best views of St. Louis and the Gateway Arch from the Mississippi.