Sightseeing Field Trips

2019 Field Trip Schedule

1 Hour Three Rivers Sightseeing Cruise sailing from HEINZ FIELD

Tuesdays: May 7, 14, 21 and 28
• Cruise One: Board: 10 am, Sail: 10:30 – 11:30 am
• Cruise Two: Board: 11:30 am, Sail: 12 Noon – 1:00 pm

Fridays: May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 
• One Cruise: Board: 10 am, Sail:  10:30 – 11:30 am

Rate: $11.00 per student*

2 Hour Lock & Dam Sightseeing Cruise sailing from HEINZ FIELD

Wednesdays: May 8, 15, 22, 29
Fridays: May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 
• One Cruise: Board: 9:30 am, Sail:  10:00 am – 12:15 pm

Rate: $13.00 per student*


Frequently Asked Questions

  • Chevron down Is there a minimum group size?
  • No, there is not a minimum group size for any student cruise.  The student rate is set and is not dependent on group size.

  • Chevron down How do I make a reservation?
  • Reservations cannot be made online, however, we ask that you complete our “Start Reservation” form and we will contact you to complete your reservation and verify information. Please note that completing this form DOES NOT CONFIRM a reservation, you must speak with a Education Sales Specialist to complete the reservation process.

  • Chevron down How do I know that my reservation is confirmed?
  • You will receive a contract; once the contract is signed and returned to us with deposit your trip is confirmed.

  • Chevron down Do I need to place a deposit?
  • Yes, a 50% deposit is due ONE MONTH after finalizing booking of a Sightseeing Field Trip.  A 25% deposit is due TWO WEEKS after finalizing booking of a Student Dining Cruise.

  • Chevron down How do I pay for my visit?
  • Total payment is due 2 WEEKS PRIOR to sailing date for a Sightseeing Field Trip.  Total payment is due ONE MONTH PRIOR to the sailing date for a Student Dining Cruise.  We will not allow a group to sail if total payment is not received.

  • Chevron down What happens if my attendance decreases after I have guaranteed and paid for a total guest count?
  • Due to the high demand for these trips, we are unable to refund any tickets that might not be used.

  • Chevron down What forms of payment do you accept?
  • We will accept American Express, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, Money Orders, Cash and Checks made out to the Gateway Clipper Fleet.

Bring your students aboard a Three Rivers Sightseeing Cruise enjoy a day out on the water!  Sailing from Heinz Field dock take a narrated educational cruise and still have time to visit other great Pittsburgh attractions!  A field trip aboard a Gateway Clipper riverboat is an adventure they will long remember!

*Prices shown include applicable taxes. Schedule and price are subject to change.

Our goal at the Gateway Clipper Fleet is to ensure that everyone has an enjoyable time aboard a school cruise. Misbehavior by any student or school group can affect everyone else on the cruise. With that in mind, the Gateway Clipper Fleet reserves the right to deny future booking to any school group that does not adhere to this Code of Conduct.

Thank you for celebrating aboard the Gateway Clipper Fleet, where great cruises make great memories!

Office Hours

Monday-Friday 9am – 5pm
9am – 7pm

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Contact Info
Phone (412) 355-7980
Map Marker

350 West Station Square Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15219