Gateway Clipper Fleet

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During one-hour sightseeing tour, guests learn about landmarks and history, or sail with Pirate Black and Goldbeard for views of city

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Promotional value expires Oct 20, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 5 additional as gifts. Operates in all weather. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Valid only for One Hour Sightseeing Tour or Goodship Lollipop Cruise. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Gateway Clipper Fleet - South Shore: $10 for a One-Hour Sightseeing Tour or Good Ship Lollipop Family Cruise with Gateway Clipper Fleet (Up to a $20 Value)

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 gives passengers an unfiltered look at the city of Pittsburgh's past, present, and future as a world-class river city. The one-hour tours traverse the city's famed three rivers, beginning with the Monongahela, and continuing onto the Allegheny and Ohio. Along the way, the ship's captain and narrator tell tales of Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania lore and point out significant landmarks.

  • During the Good Ship Lollipop Cruise's all-new pirate adventure show, the roguish-but-lovable pirate Black and Goldbeard commandeers the ship for a kid-friendly nautical romp. As kids learn the ins and outs of life as a scalawag, adults enjoy the expert interactive narration of both the captain and on-deck narrator.

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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. During the holidays, Santa Claus comes to town aboard a holiday Pittsburgh riverboat tour. The whole family can enjoy a special meet and greet with Santa Claus, a DJ dance party, and a special treat from Santa.


97% of 1,690 customers recommend

  • “In general it was a good groupon deal. Nice one hour tour of the city. But I would not buy it for regular price”

  • “I like the entertainment and sunset cruises”

  • “My kids loved it!”

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