Sightseeing Cruises

Half-hour City Cruise

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Sit back, relax, and see a different side of Chester

A Half-hour City Cruise is the perfect the way to see River Dee. Enjoy stunnning scenery and hear all about Chester’s storied past from onboard our boats the Lady Diana, the Mark Twain, and the Jackie.

Our Covid-19 cancellation promise: If this cruise is unable to take place due to Covid-19 restrictions (for example a national lockdown) we will offer a choice of a full refund, a transfer to a later date, or vouchers to re-book when convenient. If the cruise is able to go ahead but you can’t join us (for example a local lockdown where you live) we are happy to offer a transfer to a later date or vouchers to re-book when convenient. Please take a look at our full Terms & Conditions.

Tickets are cheaper when booked online

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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.

From our moorings we head upstream, under Queen’s Park Suspenion 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.

2021 Autumn/Winter Timetable

Half-hour City Cruises sail every day (weather permitting) until 18th December.

We sail once an hour, on the hour, from 11am to 3pm. Please see below for any exceptions.

Thursday 2nd December – Please note that on this date we will be sailing at 11am, 12 noon, and 3.30pm only, with a two-hour cruise at 1pm.

Sunday 5th December – We will be sailing at 2.30pm and 3.30pm only.

Wednesday 15th December – Please note that there will be no sailings on this date.

Your ticket is valid for any cruise on your chosen day – you don’t need to specify a time when booking your ticket.

Tickets are cheapest when booked online. Click here to book your tickets online.

Ticket Prices

Adult – £7.00 online (£8.00 on the quayside)

Concession* – £6.50 online (£7.50 on the quayside)

Child (5-15) – £2.50 online (£3.00 on the quayside)

Under 5 – Free

Family* – £18.00 online (£21.00 on the quayside)

Disabled passenger – £2.50 online (£3.00 on the quayside)

Disabled passenger’s carer – £6.50 online (£7.50 on the quayside)

*Concession = student or age 60+

*Family ticket = 2 adults and up to 3 children (5-15)

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