ChesterBoat - Two-Hour Iron Bridge Cruise

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

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Aldford Iron Bridge on the Duke of Westminster's Eaton Estate
  • Aldford Iron Bridge on the Duke of Westminster's Eaton Estate
  • Lady Diana sailing towards The Groves on the River Dee
  • Chester Weir and the Old Dee Bridge

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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! 

 

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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 (17 May 2022 - 30 June 2022)
DayTimes
Monday - TuesdayClosed
Wednesday12:00
14:30
Thursday - SaturdayClosed
Sunday12:00
14:30
2 Hour Iron Bridge Cruise (24 July 2022 - 5 Sept 2022)
DayTimes
Monday - Tuesday11:00
Wednesday12:00
14:30
Thursday - Saturday11:00
Sunday12:00
14:30
2 Hour Iron Bridge Cruise (6 Sept 2022 - 30 Sept 2022)
DayTimes
Wednesday - Sunday12:00
14:30

* All times subject to availability - advance booking recommended

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    Recent Reviews:

    • SallyK1005
      Chester, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Family
      Fabulous cruise!
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 27th March 2022
      We enjoyed a lovely half hour cruise on the Mark Twain last Friday. Interesting and not too intrusive commentary. The crew, especially Lisa were so welcoming and cheerful. Will definitely be booking... Read full review
    • Reighton33
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      Lovely Boat Trip
      5 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 29th March 2022
      We always have a boat trip while in Chester down the river Dee, lovely sunny day did the 1/2 hour boat trip mid week cosy £7.50 per adult worth every penny. Good compare/captain with automated... Read full review
    • John R
      London, United Kingdom
      A pleasant way to relax and learn at the same time.
      5 of 5 stars
      Monday, 18th April 2022
      We recently visited Chester for the first time and took a 2 hour trip on one of ChesterBoat's tour boats, The Lady Diana. The trip was very pleasant and relaxing and the boat was comfortable with... Read full review

    Facilities

    Accessibility

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

    Attraction Facilities

    • All Weather Attraction

    Catering

    • Picnic Site

    Payment Methods

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

    Provider Facilities

    • Civil Weddings
    • Dogs Accepted
    • Event Venue
    • 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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