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Sunset Dinner Cruise from St Thomas
"Be sure to come hungry for this sunset sail and harbor lights dinner cruise around Charlotte Amalie! This catamaran's BBQ buffet-style dinner has offerings for all palettes in front of an award-winning backdrop. The 54-feet long US Coast Guard Ce ample deck space a stand-up bar and two marine-style bathrooms. The Cat's crew will raise the sails as we head towards ""Turtle Cove"" Buck Island and into the Caribbean sunset. With the harbor lights of Charlotte Amalie in the distance the BBQ buffet dinner will be served. The cruise continues to sail through Charlotte Amalie Harbor filled with yachts of varies sizes and descriptions. Relax with a drink from the open bar available throughout the cruise. This cruise is suitable for everyone and anyone! Singles couples groups
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St Thomas Catamaran Sail: Buck Island National Wildlife Refuge
"Board 'The Cat' a spacious 54-foot catamaran for an exhilarating sail to the uninhabited Buck Island National Wildlife Refuge's Turtle Cove where you'll experience an unforgettable fun-filled marine life adventure. And free pirate tattoos to show off your experience!Your friendly crew will provide snorkeling equipment (mask snorkel fins snorkel vest)
From $75.00
National Quilt Museum Admission Pass
"Choose the best day to discover an amazing form of art. Then go to the National Quilt Museum located at 215 Jefferson Street. Present your voucher and then begin exploring the unique and interesting galleries displayed. With quilts chosen from regional and national contests admire the very best in quilt and fiber art. Several quilts on display have also been chosen for their uniqueness or historic relevance. See galleries with Art Quilts of the Midwest pieces from the international competition conducted by the Japan Handicraft Instructors Association quilts inspired by Mary Kerr and more. Find pieces that are traditional
From $11.00

Boat Rides on the Mississippi Tips (13)

Good riverboat cruise on the Mississippi

We took a short sightseeing cruise on the Mississippi River after visiting the Gateway Arch. Overall it was a good experience. The narration of the history provided was wonderful, although in my opinion there wasn't much too exciting to see along this portion of the Mississippi besides the Gateway Arch area. We, however, did pause and took in the history of the area and reflected on the days of Mark Twain and life on the Mississippi.

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Jan 03, 2015

Get on the Mighty Mississippi

We took the Tom Sawyer paddlewheel boat ride as part of our visit to the Gateway Arch. It was great for taking photos of the city and Arch from the river Plus we gained a lot of insight about the River, the city, the flood challenges, and transportation down the river. if you have time it is well done and also relaxing - a time to rest the feet.

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May 30, 2014

Historic Big River, The Mississippi ...

Downtown is the place to catch a river boat ride, on a boat like the ones they had here before trains & cars. The Mississippi River carried freight and people, including slaves, in great quantities back then. Photos of the river shore with about 50 paddlewheels lined up, as they were called, are impressive. I don't have the details of how to take one of these rides here because I'm attaching a website, that will do it better than me. These cruises go on all day and into the evning. Evening rides can include dinner and live blues or jazz music.

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Apr 04, 2011

River Boat Rides

The riverfront is a main attraction to the downtown along with the arch being right there. The river does/has overflowed many times and sometimes got all the way up to the first main street before possible flowing into the downtown streets. Little exaggerating, but the area around the arch has flooded before. I have been down there when that river flows and it is scary.

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Aug 20, 2010
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Gateway Arch Riverboat Cruises

A definite highlight of my trip was the 1-hour sightseeing tour of the Mississippi River and St. Louis waterfront aboard the Tom Sawyer riverboat. It was a beautiful day, sunny and warm, and I thoroughly enjoyed listening to the captain tell the history of St. Louis while pointing out historic buildings and bridges along the way. Being on the upper deck of the ship provides a unique vantage point for photos.

Cost for 1-hour cruise was $14 for adults - totally worth it, but be sure to pick up the tourist map at a visitors center prior to arriving to get a 2-for-1 deal. Other cruises are available (dinner cruise, sunset cruise, etc). Also, consider purchasing a combination cruise/Gateway Arch ticket here - the cost is the same as at the Arch, but the lines are MUCH shorter.

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Jun 14, 2009

Sightseeing Cruise--Fun for all!!

The cruise was about 2 hours long, and took you down tot he more Industrialized section of St. Louis. It offered a great view of the skyline and the arch. The tour guide was knowledgable and very helpful. Would advice taking your own drinks or snacks on the boat as they are a bit on the expensive side in the boat restaurant. The price was only about $13 per person and on the site there is a buy one get one free coupon! In my opinion this is a must if you go to St. Louis

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Sep 19, 2007

Boat Ride

There are boat rides right in front of where the Gateway Arch is located at the river that leave throughout the day. The one we went on took about an hour or so.
The Mississippe is very wide here, and very dirty! We saw all kinds of trash and debris floating by. The entire downtown area around the arch, next to the river looks very run down. There are mostly a bunch of abandoned brick buildings that must have been some kind of industrial complexes, or warehouses at one time, but are just empty now.
I enjoyed looking at all of this, from the safe distance of the boat! I wouldn't wonder around in the river area at night!! (if this was Orlando, they would be tearing them down and building condos....)
The bridges are cool, some are very old railroad bridges.

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Oct 20, 2006

Boat ride on Tom Sawyer's Mississippi

This is quite a tourist thing but we enjoyed it, after a long walk in the city. All along the ride, you get explanations about the history of the city and all the bridges on the Mississippi, but the landscape all around is quite industrial. We had a nice sunset on the Arch and enjoyed the illuminated buildings on the way back.

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May 01, 2005

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Gateway Arch Riverboats

No trip to Saint Louis is complete without cruising the Mississippi River. It was nice even though I have always thought that river was muddy looking. Very scenic it starts at the Arch and continues down the river. Admission is $10.00 for adults and $4.00 for children.

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Nov 12, 2004

At the Boat!

During your visit to St. Louis,don't miss a nice trip in one of numerous Mississipi's Boats.It is really a very nice 60 minutes trip along the river,you can see some of best places of the city,including a lot of casinos-restaurants boats.They are located just next to the Arch.

On this picture,my "tour guide" Steve and our friend Ann.

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Aug 14, 2003

Mississippi River Cruise

On the day I was on St. Louis, it was 98 degrees. Thus, a boat ride was not in order. On a cooler day, I would have loved to take a boat cruise on the mighty Mississippi.

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Mar 14, 2011

Boat rides on the Mississippi

The best way to see St. Louis' skyline and learn about its past is to take one of the narrated boat tours on the Mississippi River.

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Oct 02, 2005

Things to Do Near Boat Rides on the Mississippi

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Gateway Arch

The Arch is more impressive than I had expected . To go up in the Arch is currently 13 for adults. The view from up in the Arch is impressive but go when the day is lovely .. not grey and rainy. The...
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Jefferson National Expansion Memorial

This is the park and museum complex along the Mississippi River downtown that includes the Gateway Arch (see tip on that). It has a large park along the waterfront and one can go into the museum...
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Old Courthouse

Lots to do free in town .. stop in the old courthouse ... loved the doom and the painted ceiling ... loved the stairways. The outside is also a work of art architecturally and of course theres the...
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Laclede's Landing

The old historical port was invaded by restaurants and bars, becoming the meeting point downtown. It’s a good preserving work, in a small area, which makes it easy to have a general look, and shortens...
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Christ Church Cathedral

Saw this lovely cathedral while walking around town .. didn't get the opportunity to see inside. Towards dusk homeless descended and we didn't feel so safe so we hastened our steps and got past. But...
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Union Station

A well done job transformed an old and useless train station in a commercial complex. The old style was preserved, and all the area was embellished. The big lake is refreshing, and, when I went there,...
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Getting to Boat Rides on the Mississippi


Mississippi River, Saint Louis, Missouri


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