Gateway Arch Riverboats reopening weekend-long event kicks off Friday

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ST. LOUS - With water levels back to normal you could be rolling down the river this weekend, on a St. Louis Riverfront cruise.

The grand re-opening of the Riverboats at the Gateway Arch is this weekend and one-hour riverboat tours will cruise all day.  There will be live music on the dock ahead of the skyline dinner cruise.

Cruise reservations can be made by calling 1-877-982-1410 or by visiting Visit the website for cruise schedule and more details. The Riverboats at the Gateway Arch are located below the south leg of the Gateway Arch at 50 S. Leonor K. Sullivan Blvd.

Weekend event schedule:


  • 11 a.m.-3 p.m. — Paddlewheel Café open
  • 2:30-3 p.m. — Appearance by Fredbird, who will mix and mingle with passengers on the riverboats’ dock
  • 7:30-8:30 p.m. — Special sunset edition of the St. Louis Riverfront Cruise
  • All day — St. Louis Riverfront Cruises


  • 11 a.m.-3 p.m. — Appearance by Tom Sawyer and Becky Thatcher (aka Preston Danner and Lanie Privett), Mark Twain’s infamous characters and the riverboats’ namesakes, who will welcome passengers aboard the St. Louis Riverfront cruises
  • 11 a.m.-3 p.m. — Paddlewheel Café open
    • Saturday, Aug. 3 only — Free ice cream sandwich with the purchase of a combo meal
  • 4-7 p.m. — Live music by Blues duo Nick Pence and Colin Blair on the riverboats’ dock
  • 7:30-9:30 p.m. — Skyline Dinner Cruise
  • All day — St. Louis Riverfront Cruises




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