Half Hour City Cruise

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

This tranquil half-hour cruise along 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.

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.

Booking Online

There are always plenty of seats on our Half-Hour City Cruises, but you can pre-book online here for a discount. Please note your ticket will say 11am, but it is valid for any sailing on your chosen day.

Combined Boat & Bus Tickets

We’ve teamed up with City Sightseeing to offer a great value combined ticket so you can see the city by river and by road. Click here to find out more about the open-top bus. Add the bus upgrade to your basket at checkout to enjoy the freedom of the city.

Disabled Passengers and Carers

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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 of our passengers to enjoy their cruise in a safe environment. Thank You.


Sailing Dates and Times

2019-2020 Winter Timetable

Hourly from 11am until 4pm

4th of January 2020 - 5th of January 2020
11th of January 2020 - 12th of January 2020
8th of February 2020 - 9th of February 2020
15th of February 2020 - 29th of March 2020

2020 Summer Timetable

Every 30 minutes from 11am until 5pm

30th of March 2020 - 25th of October 2020

2020-2021 Winter Timetable

Hourly from 11am until 4pm

26th of October 2020 - 3rd of November 2020
4th of November 2020 - 20th of December 2020

Ticket Prices

Ticket Type Online Quayside
Adult 7.00 7.50
Concession / Student 6.50 7.00
Child (5 - 15 years) 2.50 3.00
Family Tickets (2 adults / concessions and up to 3 children) 18.00 20.00
Disabled person (proof required: blue badge, DWP PIP letter) 2.50 3.00
Disabled person's companion (one per person) 6.50 7.00

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