Sightseeing Cruises

Half-hour City Cruise

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See a different side of Chester

A Half-hour City Cruise is the perfect the way to take in the River Dee and historic Chester. Step aboard the Lady Diana, the Mark Twain, or The Jackie and listen to stories from Chester’s fascinating past as you take in the fabulous views.

Tickets are cheaper when booked online

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All aboard!

Find us at The Groves in Chester, just a short walk from the city centre and close to the historic city walls and Roman amphitheatre.

We are close to car parks, public toilet facilities, and plenty of places to buy an ice cream in the summer!

From our moorings we head upstream, under Queen’s Park Suspension Bridge, past the Boathouse Inn and Grosvenor Park, and through the picturesque suburb of Boughton.

As we follow the sweeping bend of the Meadows, you’ll see stunning riverside homes and gardens, and hear about the fascinating history of the River Dee and its surroundings.

We make our turn at the city limits and head back downstream towards Chester. Look out for local wildlife such as swans, moorhens, and kingfishers if you’re lucky.

All of our cruises have a fully stocked bar onboard, so you can enjoy a hot or cold drink as you take in the scenery.

2023 Timetable

Half-hour cruises sail every day (weather permitting).

There is at least one sailing per hour from 11AM to 4PM, up to every 30 minutes at busier times.

Your ticket is valid for any cruise on your chosen day – you don’t need to specify a time when booking your ticket, and we don’t take reservations for particular seats or sailing times.

Tickets are 10% cheaper when booked online. Click here to book your tickets online.

Ticket Prices

Adult – £7.65 online (£8.50 on the quayside)

Concession (student, 60+, or disabled passenger) – £7.20 online (£8.00 on the quayside)

Child (5-15) – £3.15 online (£3.50 on the quayside)

Under 5 – Free

Family (2 adults/concessions and up to 3 children) – £19.80 online (£22.00 on the quayside)

Carer accompanying disabled passenger – £3.15 online (£3.50 on the quayside)

Combined Boat & Bus Ticket

Make the most out of your visit to Chester by combining your half-hour cruise with a City Sightseeing open top bus tour of the city. Add the bus upgrade to your basket at checkout, and save up to £4.50 per person compared to buying the cruise and bus tickets separately. Buses resume service from 1st April 2023.

Combined Boat & Bus Ticket

Great for Groups

If you’re making an advance booking for a group of 20 or more, we offer group discounts on weekdays (excluding bank holidays). Make an enquiry to see what we can do for your group.

Great for Groups

Terms & conditions of carriage

Before taking a cruise with us, please ensure that you read our Terms & Conditions of Carriage. We want all of our passengers to enjoy their cruise in a safe environment. Thank you.

Terms & conditions of carriage

How to get here

Use our interactive Google Map for directions to our Sales Office, Moorings and the closest car parks. For comprehensive details on how to get to our moorings and regarding wheelchair accessibility click here.

How to get here