Twilight Soiree
Riverboat Cruise

Step on board the Explorer riverboat for an unforgettable evening!

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Pittsburgh’s illustrious skylines will set the stage for an elevated experience on the water when you step aboard Rivers of Steel’s green riverboat, the Explorer.

You’ll nosh on fare by Kate Romane’s Black Radish Kitchen and delight in a choice of specially-crafted cocktails by the city’s acclaimed new distillery, Kingfly Spirits. All the while, you’ll enjoy a special evening version of Rivers of Steel’s sightseeing cruise, PGH 101: An Intro to Innovation, discovering how the Burgh’s landscape, its wealth of natural resources, and the character of its residents have helped to shape the dynamic city it is today.

Don’t miss out on this limited series from Rivers of Steel. The Twilight Soiree is available on Friday, June 21 and Friday, July 5.

$65 per person. 21+ only. Ticket price includes an array of small plates, one cocktail, and the tour experience. Additional spirit-based drinks are available for purchase.

Gate opens at 7:00 p.m. Event begins promptly at 7:30 p.m.

Couple takes a selfie from the riverboat with the skyline of Pittsburgh in the background.

On the Explorer Riverboat

Hours & Admission*

The cruise is from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Guests may begin boarding at 7:00 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 Twilight Soiree cruise is scheduled to be two 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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