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ChesterBoat - Sightseeing River Cruises and Private Hire

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Boating Station
Souters Lane

Tel: 01244 325394

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Chester Boat - Lady Diana

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult - 2 Hour Cruise£15.00 adult
Adult - Half-hour Cruise£7.50 adult
Child (5-15) - 2 Hour Cruise£6.00 child
Child (5-15) - Half-hour Cruise£2.50 child
Concession - 2 Hour Cruise£13.00 concession
Concession - Half-hour Cruise£6.50 concession
Family Ticket - 2 Hour Cruise£35.00 family
Family Ticket - Half-hour Cruise£19.00 family
Under 5 - 2 Hour CruiseFree
Under 5 - Half-hour CruiseFree

The prices shown apply when you pay on the boat or the quayside. However, if you book your tickets online in advance, you can make great savings on the quoted prices.

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Sail along the idyllic River Dee on a ChesterBoat luxury showboat be that in the daytime or aboard an evening cruise on The Lady Diana, or the Jackie. 

Relax on a half hour cruise along the Dee from The Groves. The cruise will take you through the suspenions bridge, past Grosvenor Parl and the Earl's eye, following the long sweep of the 'Meadows.' You will pass the beautiful properties and gardens that line the riverside. The boat also has an onboard bar where you can enjoy a drink as you listen to the on-board commentary. 

Or explore the home of the Duke and Duchess of Westminster on the 2 hour leisurely cruise through 'Eaton Estate.' You will see some of the most attractive parts of rural Cheshire on this cruise before returning to Chester.

This is an ideal cruise providing an excellent outing for sightseers to enjoy the peace and tranquility of the river.

There may well be excellent opportunities to see and photograph wildlife, including, Swans, Wildfowl, Cormorants and even Kingfishers. the 2 Hour cruise operates daily between the 28th of May and 5th of June and between the 25th of June and 4th of September 2016, plus additional weekends in June and September.

Please note that the 2 hour cruise will not operate on the following dates and times:
Saturday 18th June 2016 - 2:30PM
Saturday 9th July 2016 - 2:30PM
Saturday 23rd July 2016 - 2:30PM
Friday 29th July 2016 - 2:30PM
Sunday 11th September 2016 - 12 Noon & 2:30PM
We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Also, please note that the following additional 2 hour cruise sailings have been added outside of our normal sailing schedule:
Wednesday 6th April 2016 - 12 Noon
Saturday 16th April 2016 - 12 Noon & 2:30PM
Saturday 30th April 2016 - 2:30PM

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.

ChesterBoat offer an alternative to the traditional group function by providing bespoke, private charter hire of their fleet which is available for all events from corporate hospitality to a small family celebration, wedding reception and plenty more.

Finally, ChesterBoat also run a number of themed cruises idea for hen parties, social groups and celebrations. These special themed cruises include Mamma Mia, 60s 70s and 80s or hits of the 90s. On the first Friday of the month hop on board the Fish and Chip cruise or on the last Friday of the month try our Payday Friday Curry and Quiz cruise.



  • Certificate of Excellence 2016

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Recent Reviews:

  • Jo W
    Trip Type:
    Enjoyable and interesting
    4 of 5 stars
    Took this short trip on a sunny Sunday morning and found it to be most enjoyable and interesting - half an hour well spent with a coffee also. It was an interesting commentary and all of the staff... Read full review
  • Stacey-Mostyn
    Trip Type:
    5 of 5 stars
    My husband booked this as a Suprise..It was fantastic. The views were fabulous from the boat. After our tour we were arriving back to see there was a Wedding taking place on another boat..Very... Read full review
  • 451annmarie
    Newton-Le-Willows, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Birthday treat
    5 of 5 stars
    My daughter had booked this half hour river cruise really enjoined it with a glass of wine hearing about the history of the buildings that you can see from the river lovely hot day to enjoy the... Read full review



  • 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

Special Offers

  • Valentines Weekend Online Offer

    If you book your tickets in advance online, you will receive the following:
    -Half hour city cruise for 2 people
    -A glass of Prosecco each
    -A bag of chocolates to share

    With an overall value of £25, you can book this special deal for just £15 for 2 adults, that's a saving of £10!

    Sailing every half an hour from 11am to 4pm Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th Feb 2017.

    Must be pre-booked
    01244 325394

    Offer link: Chester Attraction Deals

  • Mother's Day Special Offer

    On Mother’s Day 2017 we have a fabulous offer for all those Mums who are joining us for a Half Hour City Cruise on Sunday 26th March!!

    If you book your tickets online, Mum will receive a complimentary glass of house wine (or hot drink)!!

    The Half Hour City cruises are sailing every 30 minutes from 11AM to 4PM.

    Tickets are already cheaper if booked online and Mum will get even better value as well!

    For more info visit:

    Offer link: Chester Attraction Deals

  • Good Friday Fish & Chip Cruise

    An extra 10% off the online price using the promo code "easter"

    Offer link: Chester Attraction Deals

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.

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Opening Times

Combined Half Hour City Cruise and Open Top Bus Tour (1 Apr 2017 - 29 Oct 2017)
Half Hour City Cruise: High Season (1 Apr 2017 - 28 Oct 2017)
Bank Holiday11:0017:00
2 Hour Cruise (Please note: Weekends only in May, June and September) (6 May 2017 - 24 Sept 2017)
Half Hour City Cruise: October Half Term (29 Oct 2017 - 5 Nov 2017)
Half Hour City Cruise: Low Season Weekends Only 2017 (12 Nov 2017 - 27 Nov 2017)
Half Hour City Cruise: Low Season Weekends Only 2018 (4 Feb 2018 - 12 Mar 2018)
Half Hour City Cruise: Low Season (13 Mar 2018 - 31 Mar 2018)
Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change


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