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ChesterBoat - River Cruises: 30 Minute City Cruise

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Boating Station
Souters Lane

Tel: 01244 325394

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Chester Boat - Mark Twain


Cruise Along the Beautiful River Dee Aboard Our Luxury Showboats, the Lady Diana, Mark Twain & The Jackie.

Enjoy a relaxing half hour cruise along the peaceful River Dee. Sailing from The Groves in the centre of Chester, your 30 minute cruise takes you beneath the suspension bridge, past Grosvenor Park and the Earl's Eye, following the long sweep of the 'Meadows'. Past some of the most beautiful and interesting riverside properties and gardens in the country. Enjoy a drink from the bar as you listen to the informative commentary. A river tour of Chester is perfect for a quiet outing.

For a great value double tour of Chester, see our Combined Bus and Boat ticket option for a 30 Minute City Cruise and bus tour with City sightseeing. For a longer cruise, see our 2 Hour Iron Bridge Cruise.

From the moment you and your guests are welcomed aboard by our friendly staff to the moment you leave we guarantee a smoothly organised event to remember.Cruises are available all year round from half hour daily cruises to special evening functions.

We also offer an alternative to the traditional group function. ChesterBoat provide bespoke, private charter hire of their fleet. Whether you are organising a large corporate hospitality event, a small family celebration, a hen party or even a romantic Wedding reception afloat, we cater to your specific requirements.

For full details of all of our sailings, Half Hour cruises, Two Hour Cruises, Private Charters and our wonderful themed cruises, visit our website.



  • Out of Hours Visits

Attraction Facilities

  • All Weather Attraction

Provider Features

  • In town/city centre
  • Marketing Cheshire Member
  • No Smoking Attraction
  • Outdoor Attraction


  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Ramp / Level Access


  • On-Site café/restaurant

Payment Methods

  • MasterCard accepted
  • TIC Staff Admitted Free
  • Visa accepted

Provider Facilities

  • Event Venue
  • Toilets

Target Markets

  • Family Fun

Map & Directions

Road Directions

From the city centre turn into Souters Lane (near the Roman Amphitheater, go down the hill and the boats are moored on the river.

Public Transport Directions

Only 10 minutes walk from Chester Town Hall; 20 minutes walk from Chester Railway Station.

What's nearby

  1. Grove Villa

    Small, friendly Victorian guesthouse, quietly situated on the picturesque banks of the...

    0.13 miles away
  2. Edgar House

    **Winner of the Bed & Breakfast/Guest Accommodation of the Year Award 2013** Edgar House...

    0.14 miles away
  3. Tentry Heys

    A warm welcome is extended to this Victorian guesthouse in own grounds.

    0.16 miles away
  1. Travelodge Chester Central

    Great central location for visiting historic Chester.

    0.16 miles away
  2. Manderley

    Manderley is in an enviable location, close to the River Dee and the Meadows, yet just a...

    0.16 miles away
  3. Oddfellows

    **Winner of the Small Hotel of the Year Award 2013** This contemporary and unique...

    0.18 miles away
  4. The River House Chester

    A beautiful period house on the banks of the River Dee, in the heart of Chester city. 3...

    0.18 miles away
  5. Ye Olde Kings Head

    The Kings Head is a traditional Inn built in 1622 on the west side of Lower Bridge Street...

    0.18 miles away
  6. Sycamore House Bed & Breakfast

    Sycamore House is a Victorian villa and offers high-quality accommodation for adults....

    0.2 miles away
  7. Grosvenor Place Guest House

    Grosvenor Place is a Georgian town house set within the City Walls right in the heart of...

    0.22 miles away
  8. The Chester Grosvenor

    The Chester Grosvenor has been described as one of the best hotels in the world and is...

    0.22 miles away
  9. Macdonald New Blossoms Hotel

    Traditional Victorian hotel ideally located in the heart of the city centre within the...

    0.23 miles away
  10. Commonhall 4* Gold Apartments

    Grade II Listed building, in the heart of the city, above the Rows, overlooking Bridge...

    0.28 miles away
  11. Bishop Lloyds Palace

    Historic property built in 1603, full of charm and character with a wealth of original...

    0.32 miles away
  12. The Commercial Hotel Chester

    The Commercial is a quintessential English hotel, bar and restaurant situated right in...

    0.32 miles away
  13. ABode Chester

    ABode Chester is a luxury 4* hotel located in the heart of Chester, home to the Michael...

    0.34 miles away
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Opening Times

Open All Year
Weekends Only (25/01/2014 - 15/03/2015)
River Cruises (21/03/2015 - 24/10/2015)
Bank Holiday11:0017:00
River Cruises (25/10/2015 - 01/11/2015)
Bank Holiday11:0016:00


Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult - Half-hour Cruise£7.00 per ticket
Child Ticket (5-15 years old)£2.50 per ticket
Concession - Half-hour Cruise£6.50 per ticket
Family Ticket (2 Adults/Conc and up to 3 children)£18.00 family
Under 5Free

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

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