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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About Us

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 (24 July 2021 - 5 Sept 2021)
DayTimes
Monday - Tuesday11:00
Wednesday12:00
14:30
Thursday - Saturday11:00
Sunday12:00
14:30
2 Hour Iron Bridge Cruise (6 Sept 2021 - 30 Sept 2021)
DayTimes
Wednesday - Sunday12:00
14:30
2 Hour Iron Bridge Cruise (17 May 2022 - 30 June 2022)
DayTimes
Monday - TuesdayClosed
Wednesday12:00
14:30
Thursday - SaturdayClosed
Sunday12:00
14:30

* All times subject to availability - advance booking recommended

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    Recent Reviews:

    • 662janines
      Stockport, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Do not do 2 hr cruise!!
      2 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 21st July 2021
      I am sat on this boat right now wishing my life away!! If you are under 70do yourself a favour and book the 30 mins trip and miss out on the 2 hour one. The first 30 mins I nice you see lots of... Read full review
    • tara49
      wales
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Mark Twain experience.
      4 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 24th July 2021
      Cruising down the river on an exceptionally hot day drinking an ice cold lemonade( cost a mere £1.00) sheer bliss. The boat was called the Mark Twain.Had just missed the Jackie( my namesake) Amazing... Read full review
    • suemarb
      Leicester, United Kingdom
      Relaxing short cruise on the River Dee
      5 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 31st July 2021
      Enjoyed the thirty minute sailing on the Mark Twain, which cost £7.50. We sat on the top deck and got some lovely views of the houses and gardens on the river banks. A commentary told us the history... 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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