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 (6 Sept 2022 - 30 Sept 2022)
DayTimes
Wednesday - Sunday12:00
14:30
2 Hour Iron Bridge Cruise (17 May 2023 - 30 June 2023)
DayTimes
Monday - TuesdayClosed
Wednesday12:00
14:30
Thursday - SaturdayClosed
Sunday12:00
14:30
2 Hour Iron Bridge Cruise (24 July 2023 - 5 Sept 2023)
DayTimes
Monday - Tuesday11:00
Wednesday12:00
14:30
Thursday - Saturday11:00
Sunday12:00
14:30

* All times subject to availability - advance booking recommended

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    Recent Reviews:

    • Jim W
      Schonaich, Germany
      Trip Type:
      Family
      What A Perfect Day For A Cruise With Our Granddaughter!
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 11th September 2022
      My wife and I recently visited the charming city of Chester so I could meet my granddaughter. She had been there for her birth and several times after, but I was unable to due to work. We took her on... Read full review
    • sunflowerl195
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Lovely relaxing boat trip
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 18th September 2022
      Went on the 30minute boat trip very relaxing commentary informative without being boring enjoyed the atmosphere would recommend it Read full review
    • 567suzieg
      Holmes Chapel, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      Fun night (mamma mia party) but don't expect high standards
      3 of 5 stars
      Friday, 23rd September 2022
      Had a great night on the mamma mia party but some things could be better. We were offered a small glass of either rose or white wine on arrival, which was nice. Food was not good, "bbq buffet" was a... 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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