Gateway Clipper Fleet

South Shore

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Riverboat hosts a holiday tour where kids can meet Santa Claus

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Promotional value expires Dec 13, 2015. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Valid only for option purchased.Valid 11/27/2015-11/29/2015, 12/06/2015-12/08/2015, and 12/13/2015. Phone reservation required. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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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

2108 Ratings

It was a beautiful day and trip was perfect. It left on time and the narrator was very knowledgable and easy to understand.
Peggy H. · November 17, 2016
Lovely sight seeing cruise!!!!
Lisa R. · November 13, 2016
Very fun! Worth every penny!
Margie K. · November 11, 2016
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    South Shore

    350 W Station Square Dr

    Pittsburgh, PA 15219

    +14123557980

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