2 Hour Iron Bridge Cruise

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Sit back, relax, and leave the city behind…

Step aboard the Mark Twain or the Lady Diana for a two-hour cruise that’s a real treat. Get comfortable and enjoy a drink from the bar as you glide through rural Cheshire, along the beautiful River Dee.

From our boat house at The Groves, in Chester, we head southwards, out of the city. We’ll pass by Heronbridge and Eccleston Ferry, with its Grade II listed ferry house. The river meanders through some spectacular scenery around the Crook of Dee and through the Eaton Estate, home to the Duke and Duchess of Westminster. We’ll pass under the ornate Iron Bridge at Aldford, before returning to Chester.

This is a very tranquil stretch of the Dee with opportunities to spot wildlife, including swans, herons, cormorants, moorhens and – if your eyes are sharp – a kingfisher or two, so keep your camera ready!

An informative sightseeing commentary will keep you informed about the river and its surroundings.


A leisurely two-hour cruise is the perfect activity for your group. We can provide delicious catering options including Vintage Afternoon Tea for pre-booked groups of 20 or more. Read more about here about why ChesterBoat is great for groups.

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

Daily sailings (subject to availability – click here to view and book available times)

12 noon and 2.30pm

27th of May 2019 - 31st of May 2019
1st of July 2019 - 8th of September 2019

Saturday and Sunday sailings only (subject to availability – click here to view and book available times)

12 noon and 2.30pm

1st of June 2019 - 30th of June 2019
14th of September 2019 - 29th of September 2019

Additional sailings on selected dates throughout April, May, and June – click ‘Book Tickets’ to view the calendar and browse dates.

Please note that we have two sailings almost every day, but cruises can occasionally be subject to change, so please use the ‘Book Tickets’ link above to check times and availability for your chosen date.

Ticket Prices

Ticket Type Online Quayside
Adult 15.00 16.00
Concession / Student 14.00 15.00
Child (5 - 15 years) 5.00 6.00
Family Tickets (2 adults / concessions and up to 3 children) 36.00 40.00
Disabled person (proof required: blue badge, DWP PIP letter) 5.00 6.00
Disabled person's companion (one per person) 14.00 15.00

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