Gather your family or quarantine pod of up to 18 people to enjoy a private riverboat cruise together, where you can enjoy each other’s company while taking in the sights of downtown’s shores and skylines.
Perks & Recreation—
the Explorer Riverboat
Private PGH 101 Sightseeing Cruise
Offer: Private Sightseeing Tour on a 94-foot Riverboat
Perks: $75 Discount, plus a Behind-the-Scenes Captain’s Tour
Availability: Fall 2020
Ever wish you had a friend with a boat so you could enjoy Pittsburgh’s three rivers in all of their glory? Rivers of Steel is that friend, and the Explorer is that boat! Gather your family or quarantine pod of up to 18 people to enjoy a private riverboat cruise together, where you can enjoy each other’s company while taking in the sights of downtown’s shores and skylines.
About the Tour
Your 90-minute private charter will include live narration of Rivers of Steel’s signature sightseeing cruise, PGH 101: An Intro to Innovation. You and your guests will be immersed in the region’s rich history while being surrounded by its natural beauty. On this tour, you’ll discover how Pittsburgh’s landscape, its wealth of natural resources, and the character of its residents have helped to shape the dynamic city it is today, with a legacy of innovation.
Being onboard the Explorer riverboat is an experience within itself! This 94-foot riverboat is Pittsburgh’s premiere sustainable vessel, and was the world’s first passenger boat designed and built to LEED standards. As a special perk, your pod will also take a behind-the-scenes Captain’s Tour of the Engine Room to learn about its hybrid diesel-electric engine, along with some of the other green features that make Explorer so unique.
About the Explorer Riverboat
Rivers of Steel’s Explorer riverboat docks on Pittsburgh’s North Shore, behind the Carnegie Science Center at the headwaters of the Ohio River. The dock and vessel are wheelchair-accessible, with an elevator onboard and an ADA-compliant restroom. Passengers can take in the sights from two decks, both with indoor and outdoor seating and spaces.
In addition to a tour guide, your charter will also be staffed with two site coordinators who will be focused on sanitizing surfaces. Safety is always the top priority for Explorer’s staff and crew, and Rivers of Steel’s COVID-19 Policy is an additional commitment to protect you and your guests. All employees and guests will be required to wear a facemask for the duration of the charter, including boarding and disembarking.
Schedule Your Private Tour
These private, 90-minute tours for up to 18 people are available through December 2020, and can be scheduled at a time that is convenient for your group. The upcoming season should bring beautiful fall foliage, and a twilight cruise dazzles with city lights. Tours must be scheduled in advance, and are subject to availability. Private tours must be scheduled in advance – CLICK HERE to complete a booking request form, and a Rivers of Steel team member will be in touch with more information. Please note, your tour is not confirmed until you receive a booking confirmation from Rivers of Steel.
By mentioning the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership’s Perks & Recreation program in your inquiry, you’ll receive a discounted rate of $525.00 for this special experience – a savings of $75.00 off of our 2020 pricing – that includes a behind-the-scenes Captain’s Tour.
We look forward to welcoming you aboard Explorer soon!
Groups on the Explorer riverboat.