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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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Chester Boat - Lady Diana

About

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.

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

    • Excellent
      37
    • Very Good
      29
    • Average
      18
    • Poor
      5
    • Terrible
      3

    Recent Reviews:

    • Kevin D
      Ilkeston, England, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Boat Trip👌
      3 of 5 stars
      26/04/2016
      We went on the boat trip as a combined package with the Hop on Hop Off Bus tour of Chester at £13.50. The bus conveniently drops you off at the boat, so it's a short walk and once the boats finished... Read full review
    • Garry M
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Pleasant
      5 of 5 stars
      25/04/2016
      Very relaxing and lots of space, a nice slow trip down the river and back, you get a commentary on the way back, lots of information about the houses and history of the area, some good picture sights... Read full review
    • angela24134
      Ayr, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Family
      Nice short cruise
      4 of 5 stars
      12/04/2016
      Went on the Lady Diana with our children and all enjoyed it. £7 for adults and £2.50 for kids. Good historical facts on board. Wound recommend. Read full review

    Facilities

    Other

    • Out of Hours Visits

    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 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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    Awards

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

    Opening Times

    Open All Year
    Combined Half Hour City Cruise and Open Top Bus Tour (19 Mar 2016 - 30 Oct 2016)
    DayTimes
    Monday11:0016:00*
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    Sunday11:0016:00*
    Half Hour City Cruise: High Season (27 Mar 2016 - 28 Oct 2016)
    DayTimes
    Monday11:0017:00
    Tuesday11:0017:00
    Wednesday11:0017:00
    Thursday11:0017:00
    Friday11:0017:00
    Saturday11:0017:00
    Sunday11:0017:00
    Bank Holiday11:0017:00
    2 Hour Cruise (Please note: Weekends only in June and September) (28 May 2016 - 27 Sept 2016)
    DayTimes
    Monday12:0014:30*
    Tuesday12:0014:30*
    Wednesday12:0014:30*
    Thursday12:0014:30*
    Friday12:0014:30*
    Saturday12:0014:30*
    Sunday12:0014:30*
    Half Hour City Cruise: October Half Term (29 Oct 2016 - 6 Nov 2016)
    DayTimes
    Monday11:0016:00*
    Tuesday11:0016:00*
    Wednesday11:0016:00*
    Thursday11:0016:00*
    Friday11:0016:00*
    Saturday11:0016:00*
    Sunday11:0016:00*
    Half Hour City Cruise: Low Season Weekends Only 2016 (12 Nov 2016 - 27 Nov 2016)
    DayTimes
    MondayClosed*
    TuesdayClosed*
    WednesdayClosed*
    ThursdayClosed*
    FridayClosed*
    Saturday11:0016:00*
    Sunday11:0016:00*
    Half Hour City Cruise: Low Season (12 Mar 2017 - 26 Mar 2017)
    DayTimes
    Monday11:0016:00*
    Tuesday11:0016:00*
    Wednesday11:0016:00*
    Thursday11:0016:00*
    Friday11:0016:00*
    Saturday11:0016:00*
    Sunday11:0016:00*
    Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

    Prices

    Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
    Adult - 2 Hour Cruise£15.00 adult
    Adult - Half-hour Cruise£7.00 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£18.00 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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