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.

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

December 2018 – Saturdays (weather permitting), sailing on the hour.

11am until 4pm

1st of December 2018 - 22nd of December 2018

January-February – weekends (weather permitting), sailing on the hour.

11am until 4pm

12th of January 2019 - 10th of February 2019

February-March 2019 – every day (weather permitting), sailing on the hour.

11am until 4pm

16th of February 2019 - 29th of March 2019

March-November 2019 – every day (weather permitting), sailings twice-hourly.

11am until 5pm

30th of March 2019 - 3rd of November 2019

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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