2022 Armstrong County Gateway Clipper Cruise

Experience early autumn in Armstrong County aboard “The Princess!”

Join Experience Armstrong, Inc. for the 2022 Armstrong County Gateway Clipper Cruise! This event will highlight Armstrong County’s natural beauty, the importance of the Allegheny River to the area, and the revival of our tight-knit communities. We’ll be launching the Princess from Freeport’s Riverside Park and touring along the Allegheny River for three different cruises throughout the day — a breakfast cruise, an afternoon sightseeing cruise, and a sunset dinner cruise.

Trip details

  • The breakfast cruise and dinner cruise will be two and a half hours long, and the afternoon sightseeing cruise will be two hours long.
  • A snack bar and cash bar will be available on the afternoon sightseeing cruise. Meals, one complimentary beverage per attendee, and a cash bar are included on the breakfast and dinner cruises.
  • The menu for the breakfast cruise will be a breakfast buffet.
  • The menu for the dinner cruise includes roasted chicken with lemon pistachio pesto and mozzarella, braised beef tips in a rich demi-glace with mushrooms and caramelized sliced onions, ranched whipped potatoes, pasta arrabbiata, string beans and a baby carrot medley, tossed salad, and chocolate cream pie for dessert.
  • The afternoon sightseeing cruise will have family-friendly entertainment on board.
  • The dinner cruise will have entertainment on board.
  • Guests must be 21 years of age to purchase and consume alcoholic beverages.
  • Free parking is available off-site, and shuttle service will be provided from the parking area to the loading site at Riverside Park to minimize traffic congestion and allow attendees to spend time exploring Freeport before or after their cruise. Handicap parking is available near the boarding location. Please note if someone in your party requires handicap parking.

Price and Time

  • 9:30 AM-12 PM | Breakfast Cruise | $55
  • 1:30-3:30 PM | Afternoon Sightseeing Cruise | $35 for adults, $25 for children
  • 6-8:30 PM | Sunset Dinner Cruise | $75

Ticket sales start on Monday, August 8 at 10 AM and end on Friday, September 23 or once all tickets have sold out. This event will be held rain or shine. No refunds will be given. Ticket transfers are permitted but are the responsibility of the ticket holder.

About The Princess

The Gateway Princess is a 120-feet long, 35-feet wide all-steel traditional paddle wheel-style riverboat. With floor-to-ceiling windows, the Princess allows passengers to have incredible views of the foliage along the Allegheny riverbanks. The Princess joined the Gateway Clipper fleet in 1999.