Sightseeing Cruises

Two-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.

Tickets are cheaper when booked online

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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.

Sailing Dates and Times

We’ve had to make some timetable changes following the coronavirus situation. The Two-hour Iron Bridge Cruise will now sail only on Wednesdays and Saturdays in August and September. You will need to book your tickets online – we can’t guarantee your place if you haven’t book before the day. -

1st of August 2020 - 30th of September 2020

Ticket Prices

Ticket TypeOnlineQuayside
Concession / Student14.0015.00
Child (5 - 15 years)5.006.00
Family Ticket (2 adults / concessions & up to 3 children)36.0040.00
Disabled person (proof required: blue badge, DWP PIP letter)5.006.00
Disabled person's companion (one per person)14.0015.00

Combined Boat & Bus Tickets

We’ve teamed up with City Sightseeing to offer a great value combined ticket so you can see the city by river and by road. Click here to find out more about the open-top bus. Add the bus upgrade to your basket at checkout to enjoy the freedom of the city.


A leisurely two-hour cruise is the perfect activity for your group. We can provide delicious catering options including Vintage Afternoon Tea for pre-booked groups of 20 or more. Read more about here about why ChesterBoat is great for groups.

Disabled Passengers and Carers

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

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