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Gateway Clipper Fleet

350 W. Station Square Dr., Pittsburgh, PA 15219 (Downtown)
412-355-7980
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Ranked #7 of 34 activities in Pittsburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Boat Tours
Owner description: Gateway Clipper Fleet, located on the Southern Shore of the Monongahela River, in Station Square. We sail the Three Rivers all year long. Join us... more » Owner description: Gateway Clipper Fleet, located on the Southern Shore of the Monongahela River, in Station Square. We sail the Three Rivers all year long. Join us aboard a dinner dance, sightseeing, concert, event, or private charter cruise. « less
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Moon Township, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

What a wonderful Staff on the Gateway Clipper Empress. Our Server Tyler was wonderful. The Staff couldn't of been more helpful. Our experience was above and beyond our expectations. The food was terrific and the atmosphere was lovely. Thank you Tyler and the Staff for making the experience so fantastic.

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West Richland, Washington
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

I lived in Pittsburgh for the first 30 years of my life and now that I'm 65 finally took a 1 hour tour of the city from the river vantage point. We brought our granddaughter to visit a city she has always heard about and never experienced, and thought this was a way to show her a lot without a... More

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Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I've lived in this city during my college years, and come back almost every year to visit family... never have I learned about Pittsburgh, as I did on this tour. I would highly recommend going on the ride for some history. Our guide was very knowledgeable and witty as well. My kids enjoyed the ride as well!

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Oviedo, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

My husband and I took the one hour tour. Parking is very close to where the ships sail from ($2.00 an hour). Sitting on the top-open deck gave us great views. Guide pointed out the stadiums of the Pirates and Steelers, monument dedicated to Mr. Rodgers, the "Point" fountain and many buildings and the history of the buildings. Many years... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Went with family (ages 5-70). Everyone enjoyed the sightseeing cruise. It's about 50 min. All the guests had room to be on the roof deck. The tour guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. It's a nice intro into Pittsburgh and it's history. It went onto all three rivers, around the triangle and past PNC Park and Heinz Field. Great photo... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This is a great way to get to know Pittsburgh! Price was decent at about $20 per person and the tour wasn't overcrowded. We had a great tour guide who kept the momentum going and was really good about telling's historical facts as well as fun celebrity facts. I would definitely recommend going on this tour!

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Baltimore
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Our hotel shuttle van dropped us off at the lower level Duquesne Incline parking lot. We bought a round-trip ticket an took the incline up to Mount Washington. We then walked the scenic road to the Monongahela Incline. This incline took us to Station Square, just blocks from the Gateway Clipper dock. We purchased a one-way ticket for the PNC... More

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Midwest
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45 reviews 45 reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Wish the tour guides wouldn't have talked for EVERY second of the trip, but still fun. One of the nicer ways to see all of Downtown.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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142 reviews 142 reviews
11 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

My wife and I, tourists, took the "one hour" sightseeing cruise several days ago. It was actually about 45 to 50 minutes. Frankly, I was a little disappointed in the commentary. The delivery was excellent, but the script very, very light. I know that Pittsburgh has so much more interesting history and architecture that could have been included in talk,... More

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Westlake, OH
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The one hour sightseeing tour was a good way to learn some history of the city and many of it's landmarks. Exuberant tour guides (like Southwest Airlines flight attendants) keep you interested in the little-known details of what you are seeing. Found buy-one, get-one free coupons on-line that made the experience more affordable. Top deck has plenty of seats, lower... More

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