ChesterBoat - Sightseeing River Cruises and Private Hire

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Boating Station, Souters Lane, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 1SZ

Tel: 01244 325394

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The Lady Diana returning to The Groves, Chester
  • The Lady Diana returning to The Groves, Chester
  • A warm welcome awaits at ChesterBoat!
  • An arial view of The Groves, Chester
  • Chester Weir and Old Dee Bridge

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About Us

Enjoy a different side of Chester - the riverside!  Sail with us along the beautiful River Dee. 

Choose from a Half-hour City Cruise taking in the city's rich Roman, Mediaeval and Industrial heritage, or sit back and relax on our Iron Bridge Cruise, a two-hour trip into the glorious Cheshire countryside, through the Duke of Westminster’s Estate. Our routes along the Dee are full of interesting things to see and amazing wildlife - have your camera ready!

You can really enjoy the freedom of the city by opting for a great value combined ChesterBoat and City Sightseeting open-bus tour ticket. Put your feet up and let someone else do the driving, by road and by water!

We're a family business, with 40 years experience of providing first-class experiences. As well as sightseeing cruises, we also offer party nights aboard, special occasion cruises (such as afternoon tea, or fish and chips trips) and we're available for private charter. Our cruises, occasions and special events are a relaxing, comfortable all-weather attraction, with options for covered seating, a fully licenced bar and toilets. 

We look forward to welcoming you aboard!

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult - 2 Hour Cruise£16.00 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£14.00 concession
Concession - Half-hour Cruise£6.50 concession
Family Ticket - 2 Hour Cruise£38.00 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.

Opening Times

Daily Half-hour City Cruise: February 2018 (sailing on the hour) (10 Feb 2018 - 23 Feb 2018)
Monday - Sunday11:00 - 16:00*
Weekend Half-hour City Cruise: Spring 2018 (sailing on the hour) (24 Feb 2018 - 4 Mar 2018)
Saturday - Sunday11:00 - 16:00*
Daily Half-Hour City Cruise: Spring 2018 (sailing on the hour) (10 Mar 2018 - 23 Mar 2018)
Monday - Sunday11:00 - 16:00
Daily Half-hour City Cruise 2018 (sailing every half-hour) (24 Mar 2018 - 4 Nov 2018)
Monday - Sunday11:00 - 17:00
Combined Half Hour City Cruise and Open Top Bus Tour (1 Apr 2018 - 29 Oct 2018)
Combined Two-hour Iron Bridge Cruise and Open Top Bus Tour (1 Apr 2018 - 29 Oct 2018)
Weekend two-hour Iron Bridge Cruise: June 2018 (2 June 2018 - 24 June 2018)
Saturday - Sunday12:00 - 14:30
Twice-daily two-hour Iron Bridge Cruise (1 July 2018 - 7 Sept 2018)
Monday - Sunday12:00 - 14:30
Weekend two-hour Iron Bridge Cruise: September 2018 (8 Sept 2018 - 30 Sept 2018)
Saturday - Sunday12:00 - 14:30

* Our early season sailings (10 February - 23 March) depart on the hour, between 11am and 4pm . In high season (24 March-4 November 2018) we sail every half-hour, 11am-5pm.
Our Two-hour Iron Bridge Cruises depart at 12noon and 2.30pm.

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change


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

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Road Directions

From the city centre turn into Souters Lane (by the Roman Amphitheatre). Go down the hill and you'll see the boats on the river.

Public Transport Directions

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




  • Facility for service dogs
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Ramp / Level Access

Attraction Facilities

  • All Weather Attraction


  • On-Site café/restaurant

Payment Methods

  • MasterCard accepted
  • TIC Staff Admitted Free
  • Visa accepted

Provider Facilities

  • Civil Weddings
  • Event Venue
  • Toilets

Provider Features

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

Target Markets

  • Family Fun

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted

Contact Us

Tel: 01244 325394

Tel: 01244 325394

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