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.
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
|2 Hour Iron Bridge Cruise (17 May 2024 - 30 June 2024)|
|Monday - Tuesday||Closed|
|Thursday - Saturday||Closed|
|2 Hour Iron Bridge Cruise (24 July 2024 - 5 Sept 2024)|
|Monday - Tuesday||11:00|
|Thursday - Saturday||11:00|
|2 Hour Iron Bridge Cruise (6 Sept 2024 - 30 Sept 2024)|
|Wednesday - Sunday||12:00|
* All times subject to availability - advance booking recommended
This tranquil half-hour cruise long the River Dee departs from The Groves. From there,…
Enjoy a different side of Chester - the riverside! Sail with us along the beautiful…
Open daily to the public, the architecture is priceless.
The river is 70 miles long and stretches through Wales and Chester. On the bank of the…
The city walls are the oldest, longest and most complete in Britain, parts of which are…
Chester Cycle Tours provide the bikes, you provide the pedal-power!
Breakout is a real-life escape room game based in the centre of Chester. Locked inside a…
Chester History and Heritage is the first place to contact to discover your local…
Chester Boat Hire is located on the banks of the River Dee at Chester, only a five minute…
For anyone dreaming of long summer days what could be better than a cone of your…
Chester City Sightseeing Bus Tours – hop on, hop off all day!
The Grosvenor Museum is full of surprises which tell the stories of Cheshire from…
Grosvenor Park Miniature Railway Website is a 7¼” gauge railway located only a few…
Grosvenor Park is a grade II* registered, green flag award winning park dating back to…
The Spa at The Chester Grosvenor invites you to experience a luxurious and tranquil haven…
Whitewall brings the finest artwork from around the world to a discerning audience of art…