ChesterBoat - Two-Hour Iron Bridge Cruise

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

Tel: 01244 325394

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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! 

Dogs on leads are welcome on all daytime sightseeing cruises, but not evening party cruises.

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Guide Prices

Online: Adult £17.10, Child (5 to 15 years) £7.20, Concession/Student £16.65, Family Ticket (2 adults/ concessions and up to 3 children) £44.10, Under 5s Free

Quayside: Adult £19, Child (5 to 15 years) £8, Concession/Student £18.50, Family Ticket (2 adults/ concessions and up to 3 children) £49, Under 5s Free

Opening Times

2 Hour Iron Bridge Cruise (1 May 2024 - 30 Sept 2024)

* All times subject to availability - advance booking recommended

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4 of 5 stars
    • Excellent
      225
    • Very Good
      129
    • Average
      53
    • Poor
      22
    • Terrible
      13

    Recent Reviews:

    • Michael M
      Beautiful mini cruise
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 31st March 2024
      we had an hour or so to kill, so we took the 1/2 hour boat trip on the Mark Twain . What a pleasant wat to spend it on the delightful River Dee, Very informative and a really good value for money... Read full review
    • Tony G
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Not happy.
      2 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 6th April 2024
      We received a £100 Virgin Experience voucher as a wedding gift and chose to use it on this experience. I attempted to book the two hour trip with wine included. The tickets that cost £17.10 each when... Read full review
    • Amy R
      Lady Diana Boat trip with 90 children on a very blustery day!
      5 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 16th April 2024
      We went on the Lady Diana Boat with 90 children just yesterday, 15th April 2024. It was a cold and windy day with random showers and even hail! The children were super excited and it exceeded our... 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

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