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.
Bonkie the Picnic Boat
Our gorgeous little picnic boat is available now for private charter – complete with your own personal skipper. We can arrange drinks and in true ChesterBoat fashion, we can also take care of catering or any special requests to make your day truly memorable. Bonkie can carry up to seven people, so she’s ideal for small gatherings such as birthday or anniversary parties, family celebrations, special occasions, or just any time you fancy an indulgent – or romantic – chauffeur-driven treat. We think Bonkie is the perfect way to make a loved one feel special. You can charter Bonkie for two-and-a-half hours for £300, which includes your own private skipper.
We look forward to welcoming you aboard!
|Ticket Type||Ticket 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 Cruise||Free|
|Under 5 - Half-hour Cruise||Free|
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.
|Half Hour Cruises - Twice an hour (30 Mar 2024 - 3 Nov 2024)|
|Monday - Sunday||11:00||- 17:00|
|2 hour Iron Bridge Cruise (1 July 2024 - 8 Sept 2024)|
|Monday - Sunday||12:00|
|2 hour Iron Bridge Cruise - Weekend Sailings (14 Sept 2024 - 29 Sept 2024)|
|Monday - Friday||Closed|
|Saturday - Sunday||12:00|
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.
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