Gateway Clipper Fleet

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Guests relax during one-hour sightseeing tour, learning about landmarks & history, or sail with Lolli the Clown for views of city

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Even though water covers most of the earth’s surface, humans spend most of their lives on land and a small portion in the air while they’re sleeping. Float on with this Groupon.

$10 for a One-Hour River Sightseeing Tour or Good Ship Lollipop Family Cruise (Up to a $20 Value)

  • The Sightseeing Cruise ferries passengers onto the three rivers for a relaxing tour as the captain tells tales of local lore and points out important landmarks.
  • The Good Ship Lollipop Cruise entertains adults and kids with a visit from Lolli the Clown and views of the city seen from the grand riverboat.<p>

Each site lists the available dates and times for each voyage.<p>

Gateway Clipper Fleet

More than 50 years ago, Mr. John E. Connelly set his sights on cleaning up Pittsburgh's polluted three rivers and returning them to their former glory as the Steel City's heart and soul. As then-treasurer of the Allegheny County Sanitary Authority, John was in a prime position to complete his ambition. With the belief that he could get the public engaged and committed to a cleanup, he decided to give the local people access to the rivers via boat tours, knowing the city's characteristic architecture as viewed from the rivers would engender a genuine appreciation for the region's waterways and environment.

After getting his nephew, Captain Jack Goessling, on board, John purchased a 100-passenger fishing boat they would christen the Gateway Clipper, which would later launch from Monongahela Wharf for the first of its many pleasure cruises. Today, with Gateway Clipper Fleet, his dream of engaging locals and visitors in the city's history and waterways thrives with a fleet that has grown to five boats capable of accommodating 2,500 guests. Through the years, the fleet has ferried more than 25 million passengers, treating them to dinner cruises, sightseeing tours, and entertainment jaunts along the clean, blue waters of Pittsburgh's three rivers.

Customer Reviews

We had a great time with family! Nice river cruise-- Pittsburgh is a beautiful city!
Michele P. · December 26, 2013
It was a nice family outing for the kids and I.
Trudy J. · October 4, 2012
We really enjoyed the history cruise
Julie D. · September 23, 2012
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    South Shore

    350 W Station Square Dr.

    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15219


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