50 years ago, the Becky Thatcher and the Tom Sawyer were brought to the St. Louis riverfront to accommodate visitors and spectators wanting a closer look at the construction of the Gateway Arch. Today, the Gateway Arch Riverboats are the only riverboats on the St. Louis Riverfront. We are proud to continue the legacy and support St. Louis’ heritage of riverboats on the Mississippi. As we celebrate our milestone anniversary, we invite you to come aboard to enjoy a relaxing ride and experience the best view of St. Louis.
Advance ticket purchase recommended.
Daily One-hour Sightseeing Cruises – Step aboard the Tom Sawyer or Becky Thatcher for a delightful narrated journey, which transports you back to a time when steamboats ruled the Mississippi River. Save $2 on your sightseeing cruise when you purchase the Captain’s Combo! (One-Hour Sightseeing Cruise and “Journey to the Top” of the Gateway Arch).Cruises run March through November.
Skyline Dinner Cruises – Experience the St. Louis skyline at night while enjoying a delicious buffet dinner and live music. Cruises run April through October. Call for dates and availability.
Sunday Brunch Cruises – Relax and take in the sights along the mighty Mississippi while savoring a delectable brunch buffet accompanied by the upbeat sounds of a live Dixieland band.
Lock-N-Dam Cruises – Journey to the mouth of the Missouri river and experience the passage through the massive Mississippi lock system, while enjoying a buffet and live banjo band.
Blues Cruises – Enjoy the area’s most popular blues bands on Thursday evenings in the summer.
Kimmswick Cruises – Cruise to the quaint river town of Kimmswick, Missouri, and enjoy historic homes, shops and lunch at the famous Blue Owl Restaurant & Bakery.
Oktoberfest Cruises – Experience the excitement of this annual German celebration featuring a live German band and authentic German buffet.
Halloween Costume Party Cruise – Show off your best costume in our costume contest all while enjoying a DJ, light hors d’oeuvres, cash bar and of course Halloween decorations and candy!
New Year’s Eve Cruises – Ring in the New Year with a view of the magnificent St. Louis skyline, while enjoying a delicious sit-down dinner, open bar, DJ entertainment and champagne at midnight.
Click on the links above for cruise times.
To reserve the Tom Sawyer or Becky Thatcher for your special event, please click here or call 877-982-1410.
*Cruises may be opened for groups – call 877-982-1410
The Gateway Arch Riverboats are located below the south leg of the Gateway Arch at 50 S. Leonor K. Sullivan Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63102. Parking is available on the levee in front of the boats. Parking on Leonor K. Sullivan is illegal and cars will be ticketed.