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ChesterBoat - Sightseeing River Cruises and Private Hire

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Boating Station
Souters Lane
Chester
Cheshire
CH1 1SD

Tel: 01244 325394

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Chester Boat - Lady Diana

Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult - 2 Hour Cruise£15.00 adult
Adult - Half-hour Cruise£7.50 adult
Child (5-15) - 2 Hour Cruise£6.00 child
Child (5-15) - Half-hour Cruise£2.50 child
Concession - 2 Hour Cruise£13.00 concession
Concession - Half-hour Cruise£6.50 concession
Family Ticket - 2 Hour Cruise£35.00 family
Family Ticket - Half-hour Cruise£19.00 family
Under 5 - 2 Hour CruiseFree
Under 5 - Half-hour CruiseFree

The prices shown apply when you pay on the boat or the quayside. However, if you book your tickets online in advance, you can make great savings on the quoted prices.

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About

Sail along the idyllic and tranquil River Dee on a ChesterBoat luxury showboat with cruises running daily and early evening on board The Lady Diana, or the Jackie.

Departing The Groves, take time to relax on a half hour cruise along the Dee. The cruise will take you through the suspenion bridge, past Grosvenor Park and the Earl's eye, following the long sweep of the 'Meadows.'  You will immerse in the beauty of the flora and fauna, the outstanding properties and gardens that adorn the riverside. Step on board, take time to relax and enjoy a drink from our fully licensed bar.

TripAdvisor

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  • Certificate of Excellence 2017

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Excellent
    67
  • Very Good
    64
  • Average
    28
  • Poor
    8
  • Terrible
    3

Recent Reviews:

  • Jilyp27
    Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Fab trip
    5 of 5 stars
    03/10/2017
    What a fabulous little trip up the river. Bit slow on the way but very informative on the way back. Very very friendly staff. Then followed by the bus tour which was great for saving the legs. Read full review
  • bikerider599
    Macclesfield, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    DEE-lightful!!
    5 of 5 stars
    24/09/2017
    Our half hour trip was well worth the money and we plan to do the longer trip next time we are in Chester ( and take advantage of the open top bus discount.) The boat was clean and comfortable and... Read full review
  • MMooNorthWales
    North Wales
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    70s/80s Party Night with "BBQ"
    2 of 5 stars
    15/09/2017
    Nice boat & staff. I think that £30 per person is too much. The complimentary glass of wine was ok, however, the food was not BBQ, it may have been bbq 'type' food but it was not a bbq & The salad... Read full review

Facilities

Other

  • Out of Hours Visits

Attraction Facilities

  • All Weather Attraction

Provider Features

  • In town/city centre
  • Marketing Cheshire Member
  • No Smoking Attraction
  • Outdoor Attraction

Accessibility

  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Ramp / Level Access

Catering

  • On-Site café/restaurant

Payment Methods

  • MasterCard accepted
  • TIC Staff Admitted Free
  • Visa accepted

Provider Facilities

  • Event Venue
  • Toilets

Target Markets

  • Family Fun

Special Offers

Map & Directions

Road Directions

From the city centre turn into Souters Lane (Near the Roman Amphitheater. Go down the hill and the boats are moored on the river.)

Public Transport Directions

Only 10 minutes walk from Chester Town Hall; 20 minutes walk from Chester Railway Station.

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Awards

  • Regional and MiscellaneousChester Attractions Group Member Chester Attractions Group Member 2016

Opening Times

Combined Half Hour City Cruise and Open Top Bus Tour (1 Apr 2017 - 29 Oct 2017)
DayTimes
Monday11:0016:00
Tuesday11:0016:00
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Thursday11:0016:00
Friday11:0016:00
Saturday11:0016:00
Sunday11:0016:00
Half Hour City Cruise: High Season (1 Apr 2017 - 28 Oct 2017)
DayTimes
Monday11:0017:00
Tuesday11:0017:00
Wednesday11:0017:00
Thursday11:0017:00
Friday11:0017:00
Saturday11:0017:00
Sunday11:0017:00
Bank Holiday11:0017:00
Half Hour City Cruise: October Half Term (29 Oct 2017 - 5 Nov 2017)
DayTimes
Monday11:0016:00
Tuesday11:0016:00
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Friday11:0016:00
Saturday11:0016:00
Sunday11:0016:00
Half Hour City Cruise: Low Season Weekends Only 2017 (12 Nov 2017 - 27 Nov 2017)
DayTimes
MondayClosed*
TuesdayClosed*
WednesdayClosed*
ThursdayClosed*
FridayClosed*
Saturday11:0016:00
Sunday11:0016:00
Half Hour City Cruise: Low Season Weekends Only 2018 (4 Feb 2018 - 12 Mar 2018)
DayTimes
MondayClosed*
TuesdayClosed*
WednesdayClosed*
ThursdayClosed*
FridayClosed*
Saturday11:0016:00*
Sunday11:0016:00*
Half Hour City Cruise: Low Season (13 Mar 2018 - 31 Mar 2018)
DayTimes
Monday11:0016:00*
Tuesday11:0016:00*
Wednesday11:0016:00*
Thursday11:0016:00*
Friday11:0016:00*
Saturday11:0016:00*
Sunday11:0016:00*
2 Hour Cruise (Please note: Weekends only in May, June and September) (6 May 2018 - 24 Sept 2018)
DayTimes
Monday12:0014:30
Tuesday12:0014:30
Wednesday12:0014:30
Thursday12:0014:30
Friday12:0014:30
Saturday12:0014:30
Sunday12:0014:30
Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

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