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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.

TripAdvisor

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  • Certificate of Excellence 2016

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Excellent
    50
  • Very Good
    46
  • Average
    23
  • Poor
    6
  • Terrible
    3

Recent Reviews:

  • Liverian
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Enjoyable Trip Especially on a Rainy Day
    4 of 5 stars
    23/09/2016
    A trip with "ChesterBoat" gives you the option of a half hour or two hour cruise down the river Dee, through the Duke of Westminster's Eaton estate as far as Aldford Iron bridge designed by Thomas... Read full review
  • jflloydy
    derbyshire
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Great boat and open top bus trip
    4 of 5 stars
    16/09/2016
    Went for half hour boat trip. Did not have time for 2 hour trip. For £5 more got joint ticket with open top bus. The boat trip was great down the river. The bus trip was even better. Both had great... Read full review
  • polkadot-frills88
    South Wales
    Trip Type:
    Family
    A calming half hour after a busy say
    5 of 5 stars
    07/09/2016
    We happened across this tour in our walk of the city. It's the first time we've ventured into Chester city. It was a fab early evening and all the rowing teams were out training. Was lovely just to... 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

Special Offers

  • If you book your tickets online for our December Half Hour City Cruises (sailing Saturdays only), Adults and Concessions will receive a complimentary hot drink (tea, coffee or hot chocolate) and mince pie!

    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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Awards

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

Opening Times

Combined Half Hour City Cruise and Open Top Bus Tour (19 Mar 2016 - 30 Oct 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: 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
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*
2 Hour Cruise (Please note: Weekends only in June and September) (28 May 2017 - 27 Sept 2017)
DayTimes
Monday12:0014:30*
Tuesday12:0014:30*
Wednesday12:0014:30*
Thursday12:0014:30*
Friday12:0014:30*
Saturday12:0014:30*
Sunday12:0014:30*
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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