$15 for Two Tickets to a Sightseeing Cruise or for $31 Toward Specialty Cruise from Gateway Arch Riverboats (Up to $31 Value)

Gateway Arch Riverboats

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What You'll Get

A boat cruise can be one of the best ways to tour a city, and one of the worst ways to tour a desert. Put the venerable vessel to its natural use with today's Groupon: for $15, you get two tickets for a one-hour sightseeing cruise from Gateway Arch Riverboats (a $31 value, including the $3 ticket-processing fee). You may also put this Groupon’s $31 value toward a specialty cruise. Tickets for children under three are always free.

Gateway Arch Riverboats, which won Riverfront Times' Best View of Downtown award in 2009, offers intellect-tickling and eyeball-exhilarating excursions down the Mississippi. One-hour sightseeing cruises commence at the levee below the Gateway Arch aboard one of two 19th-century replica steamboats: the Tom Sawyer or the Becky Thatcher. Like a real-life third person, the captain of the craft will omnisciently narrate the adventure along the St. Louis riverfront with historical factoids and geographical trivia. If you crave a more distinct cruise, opt to apply the $31 value of your Groupon to a specialty trip, such as a voyage to the charming riverside town of Kimmswick, Missouri, or a rollicking live blues jaunt.

Because exercising vision and hearing can excite other senses, boxed lunches may be ordered in advance ($8 for a box lunch, $4 for a hot-dog lunch). You can also sniff, peruse, and purchase concessions while aboard—or enjoy a bite to eat at Gateway's Arch View Café before or after your tour. Sightseeing cruises depart at varying times in September and October; check the website for a complete monthly schedule, and call ahead to reserve your cruise.

This Groupon expires on October 31, 2010.


Five Yahoo! Travelers and four Insider Pagers give Gateway Arch Riverboats four stars:

  • St Louis is a River town, always has been. you are not going to see the paddle boats stacked up four deep along the levee like it was a 100 yrs ago,but [sic] you will safely see a part of the Midwest that is not interstate or cornfields. – looks at boats, Yahoo! Travel
  • We took an one hour cruise on the riverboat when visiting St. Louis recently and it was so fun. It was very reasonable for a family fun outing...It is air conditioned inside and also has a nice little snack bar and they even have restrooms on the boat. They provide a nice little talking guide of what is going on as you down the river so you also get a little history lesson which turned out to be very interesting. – L C., Insider Pages

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Oct 31, 2010. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Reservation required; subject to availability. Cancellation forfeits Groupon. If used toward purchase of specialty cruise, limit 1 per table, 2 per table of 5 or more. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Gateway Arch Riverboats

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