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ChesterBoat - Sightseeing River Cruises and Private Hire

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Boating Station
Souters Lane
Chester
Cheshire
CH1 1SD

Tel: 01244 325394

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ChesterBoat - Sightseeing River Cruises and Private Hire

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult - 2 Hour Cruise£16.00 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£14.00 concession
Concession - Half-hour Cruise£6.50 concession
Family Ticket - 2 Hour Cruise£38.00 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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About

Enjoy a different side of Chester - the riverside!  Sail with us along the beautiful River Dee. 

Choose from a Half-hour City Cruise taking in the city's rich Roman, Mediaeval and Industrial heritage, or sit back and relax on our Iron Bridge Cruise, a two-hour trip into the glorious Cheshire countryside, through the Duke of Westminster’s Estate. Our routes along the Dee are full of interesting things to see and amazing wildlife - have your camera ready!

You can really enjoy the freedom of the city by opting for a great value combined ChesterBoat and City Sightseeting open-bus tour ticket.  Put your feet up and let someone else do the driving, by road and by water!

We're a family business, welcoming guests aboard our boats for more than 30 years. As well as sightseeing cruises, we also offer party nights aboard, special occasion cruises (such as afternoon tea, or fish and chips trips) and we're available for private charter. Our cruises, occasions and special events are a relaxing, comfortable all-weather attraction, with options for covered seating, a fully licenced bar and toilets. 

We look forward to welcoming you aboard….

 

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  • Certificate of Excellence 2017

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Excellent
    70
  • Very Good
    65
  • Average
    28
  • Poor
    7
  • Terrible
    4

Recent Reviews:

  • Audrey S
    Sheffield, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Very enjoyable
    4 of 5 stars
    10/02/2018
    A group of us decided to have a trip on the river Dee as part of a school reunion. There was some apprehension as a storm was approaching but it held off long enough for a really enjoyable trip up... Read full review
  • travell221
    Runcorn, United Kingdom
    Great tour
    5 of 5 stars
    22/01/2018
    Great tour, many facts along the way! Only thing to add was it was relatively short. Great customer service Read full review
  • Linspark
    Manchester, UK
    Brilliant!
    5 of 5 stars
    18/01/2018
    My friend booked a party night with Chester Boat as part of a cheeky weekend away just before Christmas and we had SUCH a good time. A great girls' night out, with fun music: I don't think I've... Read full review

Facilities

Attraction Facilities

  • All Weather Attraction

Provider Features

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

Accessibility

  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Ramp / Level Access

Catering

  • 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 Amphitheatre). Go down the hill and you'll see the boats 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

Daily Half-hour City Cruise: February 2018 (sailing on the hour) (10 Feb 2018 - 23 Feb 2018)
DayTimes
Monday11:0016:00*
Tuesday11:0016:00*
Wednesday11:0016:00*
Thursday11:0016:00*
Friday11:0016:00*
Saturday11:0016:00*
Sunday11:0016:00*
Weekend Half-hour City Cruise: Spring 2018 (sailing on the hour) (24 Feb 2018 - 4 Mar 2018)
DayTimes
Saturday11:0016:00*
Sunday11:0016:00*
Daily Half-Hour City Cruise: Spring 2018 (sailing on the hour) (10 Mar 2018 - 23 Mar 2018)
DayTimes
Monday11:0016:00
Tuesday11:0016:00
Wednesday11:0016:00
Thursday11:0016:00
Friday11:0016:00
Saturday11:0016:00
Sunday11:0016:00
Daily Half-hour City Cruise 2018 (sailing every half-hour) (24 Mar 2018 - 4 Nov 2018)
DayTimes
Monday11:0017:00
Tuesday11:0017:00
Wednesday11:0017:00
Thursday11:0017:00
Friday11:0017:00
Saturday11:0017:00
Sunday11:0017:00
Combined Half Hour City Cruise and Open Top Bus Tour (1 Apr 2018 - 29 Oct 2018)
DayTimes
Combined Two-hour Iron Bridge Cruise and Open Top Bus Tour (1 Apr 2018 - 29 Oct 2018)
DayTimes
Weekend two-hour Iron Bridge Cruise: June 2018 (2 June 2018 - 24 June 2018)
DayTimes
Saturday12:0014:30
Sunday12:0014:30
Twice-daily two-hour Iron Bridge Cruise (1 July 2018 - 7 Sept 2018)
DayTimes
Monday12:0014:30
Tuesday12:0014:30
Wednesday12:0014:30
Thursday12:0014:30
Friday12:0014:30
Saturday12:0014:30
Sunday12:0014:30
Weekend two-hour Iron Bridge Cruise: September 2018 (8 Sept 2018 - 30 Sept 2018)
DayTimes
Saturday12:0014:30
Sunday12:0014:30

* Our early season sailings (10 February - 23 March) depart on the hour, between 11am and 4pm . In high season (24 March-4 November 2018) we sail every half-hour, 11am-5pm.
Our Two-hour Iron Bridge Cruises depart at 12noon and 2.30pm.

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

Awards

  • Regional and MiscellaneousChester Attractions Group Member Chester Attractions Group Member 2016

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