Get ready to continue your extremely fun Gateway Arch experience with your next stop down below at the Riverfront, where you will find the access point to the Gateway Arch Riverboat Tours. With this popular cruise line and tour company you will get to choose between the Tom Sawyer or Becky Thatcher, each boat an authentic replica of 19th century paddle-wheel riverboats. Take any number of various relaxing cruises that help locals and visitors alike discover the St. Louis skyline in a touring opportunity unlike any other! Take in the history, culture, and exquisite vistas seasonally on these entertaining cruises from March to November, the tours going strong since 1964. Your group will get up close and personal views of the arch as you pass along the Mississippi River, the original purpose of this cruise line to show guests a closer view of the ongoing construction of the arch in the mid '60s.
Not only will you get some of the greatest vistas of the famous St. Louis Arch, but you will also learn the history of the Mighty Mississippi in regards to the city and economics of the Midwest as well as learn a few facts about Lewis and Clark that you may not have known. As mentioned before, there are several different cruises available, including the Skyline Sightseeing Tour, Specialty Tour, or one hour Sightseeing Tour. Each tour is narrated by a national park ranger or by the captain himself, allowing some of the best stories of city history and of the river’s role today. This safe, educational, and really fun boating tour will also show your group some of the most inspiring riverfront architecture points of St. Louis, but prepare yourselves for a loud whistle every now and then! Be sure to bring a jacket just in case and plan plenty of time for parking if you booked a dinner cruise!