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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


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

ChesterBoat offer a variety of daytime and evening cruises on the River Dee. You could 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.

Alternatively, why not consider our leisurely 2 Hour cruise through 'Eaton Estate', home of the Duke and Duchess of Westminster. This cruise is quite superb, an extension of our city cruise up the beautiful River Dee, cruising through some of the most attractive parts of rural Cheshire, past Heron Bridge and Eccleston Ferry, meandering around the crook of Dee and through 'Eaton Estate' with its most beautiful and peaceful scenery. Aldford is next, then the wonderful sight of the Iron Bridge, 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 be excellent opportunities to see and photograph wildlife, including, Swans, Wildfowl, Cormorants and even Kingfishers. Enjoy a drink from the well stocked bar as you listen to the informative commentary. If you are booking as a group, why not pre-order lunch on board from our excellent range of menus. Our 2 Hour cruise operates daily between the 23rd of May and 27th of September, 2015 except in June and September when it only operates on weekends.

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.

We also offer an alternative to the traditional group function. ChesterBoat provides 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. 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.

Finally we have a number of Themed cruises for you to enjoy throughout the year. For hen parties, social groups and celebrations such as birthdays we have our Summer Nights Afloat cruises, with themes including Mamma Mia, 60s 70s and 80s or Hits of the 90's. We also operate a Fish and Chip cruise on the First Friday of the month between April and September and 2015 will see our first ever Vintage Afternoon Tea cruises on Mothering Sunday and Easter Sunday.

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

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Opening Times

Open All Year
Half Hour City Cruise: High Season (21 Mar 2015 - 24 Oct 2015)
Bank Holiday11:0017:00
Combined Half Hour City Cruise and Open Top Bus Tour (28 Mar 2015 - 1 Nov 2015)
2 Hour Cruise (Please note: Weekends only in June and September) (23 May 2015 - 27 Sept 2015)
Bank Holiday12:0014:30
Half Hour City Cruise: Low Season (25 Oct 2015 - 1 Nov 2015)
Bank Holiday11:0016:00


Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
2 Hour Cruise£13.00 concession
2 Hour CruiseFree
2 Hour Cruise£15.00 adult
2 Hour Cruise (2 Adults/Concessions and up to 3 children)£35.00 family
2 Hour Cruise (5-15 years old)£6.00 child
Half-hour Cruise£6.50 concession
Half-hour Cruise£7.00 adult
Half-hour Cruise - Under 5Free
Half-hour Cruise (2 Adults/Concessions and up to 3 children)£18.00 family
Half-hour Cruise (5-15 years old)£2.50 child

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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