On the water behind 375 North Shore Drive (Docked on the Allegheny River on the North Shore Trail, in front of the Vietnam Veterans’ Monument)
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Restrooms Available: Yes
Rivers of Steel’s Explorer Riverboat is Pittsburgh’s premiere sustainable vessel, and was the world’s first passenger boat designed as a floating classroom. Explorer is known for its award-winning STEM education programs. Explorer’s signature sightseeing cruise, “PGH 101: An Intro to Innovation,” immerses passengers in the region’s rich history while being surrounded by its natural beauty. Also available for private events and corporate charters, an excursion on Explorer offers unparalleled opportunities to experience the charm of Pittsburgh from its majestic rivers.
Guided tours every 10 – 15 minutes.
Welcome aboard Rivers of Steel’s Explorer Riverboat! Tour the 94-foot vessel to see its numerous green features at work from bow to stern, learning what makes Explorer a one-of-a-kind vessel.
An educator will show a magnified view of live plankton from the river and explains what it tells us about water quality.
Test your knowledge of local history via the “PGH 101” quiz, inspired by Explorer’s popular sightseeing cruise.
The Explorer will remain at the dock.