About Us

About Us

Cruise along the beautiful River Dee with ChesterBoat; specialising in Sightseeing Cruises, Themed Cruises and Private Charters for all occasions.

We are a family-owned cruise operator with over 30 years of experience in delivering first-class experiences to our passengers and guests. Our cruises range from Half Hour City cruises, Afternoon Tea cruises through the Duke of Westminster’s Estate and Party Nights Afloat which are ideal for hen parties, birthday parties or social get-togethers to private charters celebrating weddings, birthdays, anniversaries or entertaining corporate delegates and guests.

In fact we can put together a cruise package for any occasion. Explore our website and start planning your cruise on the tranquil River Dee. We look forward to welcoming you aboard.

Company Philosophy

At the core of our company philosophy is the desire to deliver outstanding customer experiences for everyone who steps aboard one of our boats. Whether they are sightseeing tourists, families enjoying a day out together, a hen party wanting to dance the night away or a loving couple wanting to spend the most important day of their lives with their nearest and dearest, we want you to have a memorable and enjoyable time with us on the River Dee.

We are proud of our excellent safety record and we are proud of our helpful and friendly team. Most importantly, we do not want to stand still so if you feel that we do not live up to our own high expectations, then we want you tell us so that we can continue to grow and improve as the company has done for over 35 years.


Paul - Passenger Boat Manager

Team Member since: 2014

Favourite place on the river: The weir when the sun is setting

Best aspect of my job: Meeting new people from all over the world

Favourite song: “Behind Blue Eyes” by The Who

Alison - Sales Coordinator

Team Member since: 1985

Favourite place on the river: Iron Bridge at Eaton Estate

Best aspect of my job: Dealing with the public out on our passenger boats and working as a team in the office

Favourite song: “Think Twice” by Celine Dion

Mike - Skipper

Team Member since: 1996

Favourite place on the river: The Groves

Best aspect of my job: Social interaction with the team and the public

Favourite song: “Unchained Melody” by Queen

Barbara - Crewmember

Team Member since: 2014

Favourite place on the river: The Boathouse Inn

Best aspect of my job: Making people smile

Favourite song: “Feeling Good” by Nina Simone

Jenny - Skipper

Team Member since: 2017

Favourite place on the river: The deer park on the Eaton Estate

Best aspect of my job: Working outdoors with the rest of the team

Favourite song: “The River” by Bruce Springsteen

Lisa - Skipper

Team Member since: 2017

Favourite place on the river: Aldford Iron Bridge

Best aspect of my job: Working outdoors

Favourite song: “Proud Mary” by Tina Turner

Dizzi - Ship's dog

Team Member since: 2017

Favourite place on the river: Any place where there’s food

Best aspect of my job: Meeting new people

Favourite song: “Who Let the Dogs Out”