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.

There are two sailings a day during spring and summer,  so you can plan your lunch around sailing times – or even bring your packed lunch aboard! We also provide catering for group bookings: take a look at our tasty menus.

We also offer a wonderful Vintage Afternoon Tea for pre-booked groups of 20 or more.

Our great value two-hour tour ticket which can be combined with the City Sightseeing open-top bus will be back for 2019.

Disabled Passengers and Carers

To read our policy relating to fares for disabled passengers and carers, please click here.

Young children

Please note that children under 5 sail for free, but there is a maximum of two free children for each paying Adult or Concession. Additional under-5s would then need to be paid for at the Child rate.

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

2019 – Daily sailings (weather permitting)

12 noon and 2.30pm

27th of May 2019 - 31st of May 2019
25th of June 2019 - 25th of June 2019
1st of July 2019 - 8th of September 2019

1st – 30th June 2019 – Saturdays and Sundays only
14th – 29th September 2019 – Saturdays and Sundays only

12 noon and 2.30pm

Please note that we have two sailings almost every day, but cruises can be 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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