ChesterBoat - Two-Hour Iron Bridge Cruise

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

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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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About Us

BUSINESS RESUMING FROM JULY 4TH 2020.

#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! 

Daily sailings:

1st July - 8th September 2019 (12 noon and 2.30pm)

Weekend only sailings:

1st June - 30th June (12 noon and 2.30pm)

14th June - 29th June (12 noon and 2.30pm)

Please not that while two sailings a day are scheduled, cruises are occasionally subject to change. All cruises are subject to weather and availability, and we recommend booking to avoid disappointment.

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 (14 Sept 2020 - 29 Sept 2020)
DayTimes
Saturday - Sunday12:00
14:30
2 Hour Iron Bridge Cruise (1 July 2021 - 8 Sept 2021)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday12:00
14:30

* All times subject to availability - advance booking recommended

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Recent Reviews:

  • StefanOverton1
    Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
    Don’t waste your time
    2 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 8th September 2020
    I had high hopes for this boat ride as I have been on many boat rides around cities before, this was BY A LONG MARGIN the most pointless and boring boat trip I’ve ever taken. Me and my partner did a... Read full review
  • danielhD8828NP
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    A slow SLOW trip to nowhere
    1 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 9th September 2020
    highly recommend you avoid this activity! We booked the 2hr iron bridge tour as it was cheep and having done other boat tours in other places I was hopeful for this one. But it was genuinely so so... Read full review
  • 697loiss
    30 minute trip- lovely!
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 19th September 2020
    We did the 30 minute trip on midday on a Saturday and although you have to queue half an hour before departure if you want top deck, you’re in a perfectly good position on the bottom deck. Lovely... 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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