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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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, welcoming guests aboard our boats for more than 30 years. 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….

Read ChesterBoat's 'A day in the life...' here

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.

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Directions

Road Directions

From the city centre turn into Souters Lane (near 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.

TripAdvisor

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  • Certificate of Excellence 2018

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Excellent
    81
  • Very Good
    79
  • Average
    32
  • Poor
    11
  • Terrible
    5

Recent Reviews:

  • Sunseekers186377
    Stafford, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Half hour boat trip
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 22nd July 2018
    Was well worth the cost, and we both found the commentary very informative and at just the right level, taking into account the varied audience. All the better for a beautiful sunny afternoon. Crew... Read full review
  • Abi R
    Devon UK
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Enjoyable cruise
    4 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 19th July 2018
    We did the 30 minute river cruise which I really enjoyed. The commentary was good but could have been a little more detailed. The staff were professional and friendly. Would recommend Read full review
  • BexC91
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Relaxing, and great way to escape the rain for a 1/2 an hour
    3 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 27th June 2018
    We bought the tickets in conjunction with the tour bus, which proved good value. The commentary was a bit muffled and a little boring, but the views were lovely. The staff were also very friendly. Read full review

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Ramp / Level Access

Attraction Facilities

  • All Weather Attraction

Catering

  • On-Site café/restaurant

Payment Methods

  • MasterCard accepted
  • TIC Staff Admitted Free
  • Visa accepted

Provider Facilities

  • Event Venue
  • Toilets

Provider Features

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

Target Markets

  • Family Fun

Awards

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

Opening Times

Daily Half-hour City Cruise 2018 (sailing every half-hour) (24 Mar 2018 - 4 Nov 2018)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday11:00 - 17:00
Combined Half Hour City Cruise and Open Top Bus Tour (1 Apr 2018 - 29 Oct 2018)
DayTimes
Combined Two-hour Iron Bridge Cruise and Open Top Bus Tour (1 Apr 2018 - 29 Oct 2018)
DayTimes
Twice-daily two-hour Iron Bridge Cruise (1 July 2018 - 7 Sept 2018)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday12:00 - 14:30
Weekend two-hour Iron Bridge Cruise: September 2018 (8 Sept 2018 - 30 Sept 2018)
DayTimes
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.

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