Riverboats at the Gateway Arch Kick Off 60th Season

Get ready for the 2024 season’s kickoff at the Riverboats at the Gateway Arch, starting Thursday, March 7, featuring daily St. Louis Riverfront Cruises. Dive into the rich tapestry of downtown St. Louis’s history through a captivating one-hour narration by either the boat captain or a National Park Service (NPS) ranger. Explore the architectural marvels and the pivotal role of the river then and now.

The Gateway Arch Riverboats

Mary Lamie, Executive Vice President of Multi-Modal Enterprises for Bi-State Development, expresses excitement for welcoming both locals and global visitors for the 60th season. The Riverboats have evolved from giving guests a glimpse of the Gateway Arch’s construction to now offering an array of unforgettable cruising experiences along the St. Louis Riverfront.

Mark your calendars for the return of the cherished Skyline Dinner Cruise on March 21, 2024.

The Paddlewheel Café, the sole waterfront dining spot in St. Louis, opens its doors on Friday, April 5, 2024. Available on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the café serves up delicious dishes like pulled pork nachos and chicken Caesar wraps.

Available Cruises

St. Louis Riverfront Cruise Step back in time on this one-hour journey along St. Louis’ vibrant riverfront. Led by the captain, these cruises showcase the Mississippi River’s historical significance and its continued importance as a working river today.

When: Available daily. For exact cruise times, call 877-982-1410 or visit gatewayarch.com/riverboats. Cost: Adults $24; Kids 3-15 $14; Seniors (60+) $22; Under 3s free

Looking for unique insights? Opt for a special narration from a National Park Service Ranger or delve into the nitty-gritty of Mississippi’s freight transportation on our Special Narration St. Louis Riverfront Cruise Offerings.

Special Narration St. Louis Riverfront Cruises NPS Ranger-Led Cruise Experience the riverfront through the eyes of an NPS Ranger on select cruises. This is also your chance to engage in the Riverboat Explorer Junior Ranger Program, where young adventurers can earn a Junior Ranger badge.


  • March 9 to May 24, 2024 | Weekends at 1:30 p.m.
  • May 25 to Labor Day (Sep 2, 2024) | Daily at 1:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.
  • September 3 to November 3, 2024 | Weekends at 1:30 p.m. Cost: Same as St. Louis Riverfront Cruise

Ag Coast of America Cruise: Discover why St. Louis is pivotal to America’s Inland Marine Highway System, with a focus on the river’s role in freight transportation.

When: First Wednesday of every month. For details, visit gatewayarch.com/riverboats or call. Cost: Same as St. Louis Riverfront Cruise

MO History Riverboat Takeover Cruise Join Amanda Clark from the Missouri History Museum for a captivating tour on select Thursdays, starting March 14, 2024.

When: Select Thursdays. For details, visit the website or call. Cost: Same as St. Louis Riverfront Cruise

Skyline Dinner Cruise Elevate any evening with this two-hour cruise featuring live entertainment, a chef-curated menu, and stunning views of the St. Louis skyline.

When: Dates vary, check gatewayarch.com/riverboats or call for details. Cost: Adults $59; Kids 3-12 $25; Under 3s free

Visitor Reminders

Reservations: Book your cruise today online or by phone.

Location and Parking: Find the Riverboats at 50 S. Leonor K. Sullivan Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63102. Car access via Chouteau Avenue. Parking available on the levee for a fee. For more details, visit the website.

For more information and updates, visit gatewayarch.com/riverboats or follow on social media (@riverboatsSTL).

Discover the mesmerizing views and unique experiences offered by the Riverboats at the Gateway Arch, just a stone’s throw from the Laclede’s Landing MetroLink Station.

Disclaimer: This above news story is based on a press release from the National Park Service, which was issued on March 1, 2024. You can read the original release here.

National Parks List, Map, and Complete Guide (All 63 Parks + Downloadable List & Map)

Want a FREE complete list and recap of all our US National Parks as well as downloadable maps and other great resources? Check out our US National Parks List and Map guide!

Feature image: nps.gov