Student Field Trips & Cruises

Pittsburgh, PA Sightseeing Field Trip


To book your student field trip please email us at [email protected] and provide us with the following information:

SCHOOL NAME
TEACHER NAME
GRADE
PREFERRED DATE(S)
NUMBER OF STUDENTS

Once we receive your inquiry, our Education Cruise Managers will contact you and help you plan a great day for your students!

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 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.

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1 Hour Sightseeing Cruise Rate: $11.00 per student

Sailing from HEINZ FIELD
BOARDING LOCATION: North Shore Quay on the Allegheny River near the Mr. Rogers Memorial Statue

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
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2 Hour Lock & Dam Cruise Rate: $13.00 per student

Sailing from HEINZ FIELD
BOARDING LOCATION: North Shore Quay on the Allegheny River near the Mr. Rogers Memorial Statue

Wednesdays: May 8, 15, 22, 29

  • One Cruise: Board: 9:30 am, Sail:  10:00 am – 12:15 pm

Fridays: May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 

  • One Cruise: Board: 9:30 am, Sail:  10:00 am – 12:15 pm
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2019 Student Dining Cruise Schedule Dinner Cruises Board 5:45 pm & Sail 6:30 – 9:30 pm

All Student Dining Cruises Board and Sail from Station Square Dock

Spanish Dinner Cruises

  • Monday: May 20
  • Tuesdays: May 7, 14, 21, 28
  • Thursdays: May 9, 16, 30

French Dinner Cruises

  • Wednesdays: May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

German Dinner Cruise

  • Thursday: May 2

All – American Dinner Cruise

  • Monday: May 6

All  – American Luncheon Cruise

  • Monday, May 13
  • Boards 10:45 am, Sail 11:30 am – 1:30 pm