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:

    • Roger G
      Glasgow, United Kingdom
      Delightful and Informative Cruise with Great Ambience
      5 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 7th October 2021
      A fine looking boat and a good price for a cruise up the river. You can combine it with a trip on the open top buses and get a reduction. The cruise was very relaxing and the narration over the... Read full review
    • 73melk
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Half Hour Boat Tour
      5 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 7th October 2021
      We prebooked as a birthday treat and it was delightful! Very informative, fun, and Paul was fab! Thankyou for a great time! Read full review
    • Karen M
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Excellent in every way
      5 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 13th October 2021
      We came to Chester to celebrate my birthday and as a huge fan of boat trips could not resist. It was excellent and I can't wait to return for the two hour trip. 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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