Steel Tahn Tiki Cruise

Get your tiki on! Set sail with us for the second annual Steel Tahn Tiki Cruise—a fundraiser for Rivers of Steel’s STEM-based education programs!

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Enjoy an exotic tiki getaway river cruise on Pittsburgh’s three rivers, benefiting Rivers of Steel’s STEM-based education programs. On August 23, board the Explorer riverboat to experience a night in paradise!

Guests will enjoy exotic tiki drinks from the U.S. Bartenders Guild’s tiki bartenders and island-inspired cuisine catered by Soju Bar & Restaurant. Entertainment will include traditional Polynesian music and dance as well as exotica and surf rock sounds provided by DJ Zombo. Fabulous gift baskets will be available for raffle with all proceeds going to Rivers of Steel. The night will end with a bang—it’s a fireworks night at PNC Park.

Join us for a fun-filled evening while drinking cocktails for a cause!

This event is presented by Pittsburgh United States Bartenders Guild Charity Committee, who have been working hard to put together a unique fundraiser in support of Rivers of Steel.

Space is extremely limited and this event will sell out, so grab your tickets now and help the Pittsburgh Chapter of the USBG raise money for Rivers of Steel while getting your tiki on!

The second annual Steel Tahn Tiki Cruise on the Explorer Riverboat

Hours & Admission*

The cruise is from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m.

Adults (21+)


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Location & Directions

The Explorer riverboat docks on Pittsburgh’s North Shore near the headwaters of the Ohio River and adjacent to the Carnegie Science Center.

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What to Know Before You Go

Please be advised of these tips and guidelines to ensure your best possible experience.

Food & Beverages: Other than what is provided, no additional food or beverages are permitted onboard Explorer.  Last call for the bar will be approximately one-half hour before the event concludes. Water coolers are available on each deck.  Smoking / vaping is prohibited at all times.

Accessibility: The Explorer riverboat and its home dock are ADA accessible, which includes an ADA restroom onboard, as well an elevator to navigate between the boat’s decks. Handicapped parking is available nearby at the Carnegie Science Center.

Photography: Photography is encouraged!  However, for safety reasons videography and drones are prohibited.

Admission: Unless otherwise noted, all admissions are ticketed. By purchasing admission tickets, all visitors consent to be photographed.

Duration & Arrival:  Guests may board Explorer one-half hour before the program is scheduled to depart. The Steel Tahn Tiki Cruise is scheduled to be four hours.

Weather Policy: Tours are rain or shine. Rivers of Steel will cancel a tour if inclement weather poses a threat to our guests or our vessel. In the event of unsafe river conditions, severe weather conditions, or mechanical failure or as required by U.S. Coast Guard, other regulatory or governmental agency, our captain reserves the right to stay at dock or if the vessel is underway to return to dock. In such instances, refunds or exchanges can be issued for tickets purchased in advance.

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