Half Hour City Cruise

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Take time out, relax and see a different side of Chester

This tranquil half-hour cruise long the River Dee departs from The Groves. From there, we’ll take you upstream, under the suspension bridge, past Grosvenor Park and the Earl’s Eye, then we’ll follow the long sweep of the Meadows to the city limits before we return you to The Groves. The river tour of Chester offers a new view of the city and takes in some beautiful and interesting riverside properties. Look out for the local wildlife too, including swans, cormorants and kingfishers.

Lady Diana ChesterBoat


On the outward leg of the cruise, we offer a commentary which answers some of the more common questions asked about the river. On the return leg, we have a more complete commentary, detailing interesting facts about Chester’s rich history and pointing out some of the more prominent buildings in the city skyline and along the river banks.

Enjoy a well-earned brew, soft drink, cold beer or glass of wine from our on-board bar.

Disabled Passengers and Carers

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Online Ticket Booking

When booking tickets online, the booking system will only give you the option of sailing at 11am. However your ticket is valid for any sailing on the date that you select. For sailing times, please see below.

(Please note: Under 5s sail for free but there is a maximum of 2 per paying Adult or Concession. Additional Under 5s would then need to be paid for at the Child rate).

Terms and Conditions of Carriage

Before taking a cruise with us, please ensure that you read our Terms and Conditions of Carriage; we want all our passengers to enjoy their cruise in a safe environment. Thank You.


Sailing Dates and Times

Every Day, sailings every half-hour

11am until 5pm

24th of March 2018 - 4th of November 2018

Weekends only, sailing on the hour

10th of November 2018 - 31st of December 2018

Ticket Prices

Ticket Type Online Quayside
Adult 7.00 £7.50
Concession / Student £6.00 £6.50
Child (5 - 15 years) £2.25 £2.50
Family Tickets (2 adults / concessions and up to 3 children) £17.10 £19.00
Disabled person (proof required: blue badge, DWP PIP letter) £2.25 £2.50
Disabled person's companion (one per person) £6.00 £6.50

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