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.

Cancellation Policy: Please note that tickets are not refundable if you aren’t able to join us for any reason. If you can’t make it (due to Covid or any other reason) please let us know and we will be happy to change the date or offer a voucher to re-book later. Please take a look at our full Terms & Conditions.

Tickets are cheaper when booked online

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Sail away with us

From our moorings on The Groves in Chester, we head southwards. We’ll pass some spectacular riverside homes and gardens, and make our way out of the city limits and into leafy countryside. Upstream of the city, the River Dee meanders through the Eaton Estate, the ancestral home of the Duke of Westminster. We make our turn at the picturesque Aldford Iron Bridge.

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 share interesting facts and stories about the river and its surroundings.

There is a fully stocked bar onboard, in case you would like to enjoy a hot or cold drink as we make our way upstream. You are more than welcome to bring a picnic with you to eat onboard.

To avoid disappointment, please book ahead online or by phone for the Two-hour Iron Bridge Cruise. Cruises can sell out, and unfortunately we cannot guarantee a spot for you without a ticket or reservation.

Travelling with kids? Why not try the the Half-Hour City Cruise – it’s just right to keep younger kids entertained.

2021 Timetable

The Two-hour Iron Bridge Cruise is a seasonal service with regular sailings from May to September, and occasional sailings out of season.

Sailing dates for summer 2022 will be available to book in the spring – check back soon!

Remember to book online or over the phone for two-hour cruises. Tickets are occasionally available on the quayside, but cruises do often sell out before the day, and we cannot guarantee a place for you without a booking.

Ticket Prices

Adult – £16.00 online (£17.00 on the quayside)

Concession* – £15.00 online (£16.00 on the quayside)

Child (5-15) – £5.00 online (£6.00 on the quayside)

Under 5 – Free

Family* – £38.00 online (£42.00 on the quayside)

Disabled passenger – £5.00 online (£6.00 on the quayside)

Disabled passenger’s carer – £15.00 online (£16.00 on the quayside)

*Concession = student or age 60+

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

Quayside prices subject to availability – please book online to guarantee a place

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. Buses run late May to late October.

Combined Boat & Bus Tickets


A leisurely two-hour cruise is the perfect activity for your coach party, work outing, or hen party. We can provide delicious catering options including afternoon tea for pre-booked groups of 10 or more. Read more about why ChesterBoat is great for groups.


Covid-19 Safety

We’re taking precautions to keep our crew and passengers safe during the pandemic, including a reduced capacity, additional cleaning routinues, and adapting the vessels to increase the number of outdoor seats.

Covid-19 Safety

Disabled Passengers and Carers

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

Disabled Passengers and Carers

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