Picnic Boat Hire

Private skippered cruises for up to 6 passengers

Our picnic boat is Bonkie is the perfect way to enjoy the River Dee away from the crowds during the summer months. Prices start from £140 for private cruises for up to 6 people. Complete a Private Charter Enquiry or give us a call on 01244 325394, and one of our team will get back to you with prices and availability.

Sail in style and comfort

A private picnic boat cruise is the perfect way to take in the sights of the river as a small group. Carrying up to 6 passengers and one of our friendly skippers, Bonkie is ideal for special days such as anniversaries, birthdays, proposals – or simply a way for you and your family to enjoy the river away from the hustle and bustle.

We work with quality local suppliers to deliver delicious catering options, from a few nibbles to a proper picnic spread – or you can bring your own picnic. Enjoy a bottle of fizz as you take in the stunning homes and gardens along the river.

Sit back and relax as we head upstream from The Groves in Chester, out into the tranquil Cheshire countryside. We’ll take care of the food, the drinks and the driving.

Please note that the boat is unheated with limited shelter – we reccommend hire in the warmer months only (May to September).

Take a look at our photo gallery for some picnic inspiration!