ChesterBoat - 2 Hour Iron Bridge Cruise

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ChesterBoat, Souters Lane, The Groves, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 1SD

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Tel: 01244 325394

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Step aboard the Mark Twain or the Lady Diana for a two-hour cruise that’s a real treat. Get comfortable and enjoy a drink from the bar as you glide through rural Cheshire, along the beautiful River Dee.

From the boat house at The Groves, in Chester, head southwards, out of the city. Pass by Heronbridge and Eccleston Ferry, with its Grade II listed ferry house. The river meanders through some spectacular scenery around the Crook of Dee and through the Eaton Estate, home to the Duke and Duchess of Westminster. Then pass under the ornate Iron Bridge at Aldford, before returning to Chester.

This is a very tranquil stretch of the Dee with opportunities to spot wildlife, including swans, herons, cormorants, moorhens and – if your eyes are sharp – a kingfisher or two, so keep your camera ready!

An informative sightseeing commentary will keep you informed about the river and its surroundings.

There are two sailings a day during spring and summer, so you can plan your lunch around sailing times – or even bring your packed lunch aboard! 

2019 – Daily sailings (weather permitting)

12 noon and 2.30pm
27th of May 2019 - 31st of May 2019
25th of June 2019 - 25th of June 2019
1st of July 2019 - 8th of September 2019

Guide Prices

Online: Adult £15, Child (5 to 15 years) £5, Concession/Student £14, Family Ticket (2 adults/ concessions and up to 3 children) £36, Under 5s Free

Quayside: Adult £16, Child (5 to 15 years) £6, Concession/Student £15, Family Ticket (2 adults/ concessions and up to 3 children) £40, Under 5s Free

Opening Times

2 Hour Iron Bridge Cruise (27 May 2019 - 31 May 2019)
Monday - Friday12:00
2 Hour Iron Bridge Cruise (1 June 2019 - 30 June 2019)
Saturday - Sunday12:00
2 Hour Iron Bridge Cruise (1 July 2019 - 8 Sept 2019)
Monday - Sunday12:00
2 Hour Iron Bridge Cruise (14 Sept 2019 - 29 Sept 2019)
Saturday - Sunday12:00

* All times subject to availability - advance booking recommended



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Recent Reviews:

  • norhtern-lass
    Essex, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Party cruise
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 20th January 2019
    Cruised on the Lady Diana for a 21st birthday party. Lovely evening and a smooth trip. Bar reasonable prices and friendly staff . Read full review
  • Sarah G
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Last Sail Before the Veil
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 10th February 2019
    We did the 3 hour party boat trip for a cousin's Hen Do and returned for the 30 minute cruise the following morning. The crew were extremely professional, accommodating, good fun and very... Read full review
  • C9815APandyb
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Like being back at school
    1 of 5 stars
    Friday, 5th April 2019
    After arriving in Chester we decided to take a nice boat tour on the river. Big mistake using Chesterboat. Couldn’t wait to get off! The women collecting tickets was very rude and condescending and... Read full review



  • Ramp / Level Access

Payment Methods

  • Groups Accepted
  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Open by appointment outside normal opening times
  • Special group rates
  • Visa accepted

Provider Facilities

  • Toilets

Provider Features

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

Target Markets

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed Towards Families
  • Marketed Towards Senior Citizens

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted

Travel & Trade

  • Group discounts available
  • Packed lunches available

Contact Us

Tel: 01244 325394

Tel: 01244 325394

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