Sightseeing Cruises

Two-hour Iron Bridge Cruise

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Sit back, relax, and leave the city behind…

Step aboard the Lady Diana, Mark Twain or The Jackie 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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Sail away with us

From our moorings on The Groves in Chester we head south, passing some spectacular homes and gardens as we make our way out of the city and into leafy Cheshire countryside. Upstream of Chester, 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 and then sail back downstream to the city.

This is a very tranquil stretch of the Dee with opportunities to spot wildlife, including swans, herons, cormorants, moorhens and kingfishers, 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, but please note that alcohol must be purchased from the onboard bar.

Cruises can sell out and we cannot guarantee a spot for you without a ticket or reservation, so don’t forget to book in advance. Please note that tickets are not refundable, although we would be happy to move your booking to another date if you can’t make it.

2024 Timetable

The two-hour cruise is a seasonal service with regular sailings from April to September, and occasional out of season sailings.

Please note that cruises are made available to book approximately 2-3 months in advance – if you are looking at a date more than 3 months in advance and cannot see any availability, please check again closer to the time.

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Ticket Prices

Tickets are 10% cheaper when booked online (compared to quayside/over the phone)

Quayside prices are subject to availability as tickets sometimes sell out in advance – please book online to guarantee a place

Adult – £17.10 online / £19.00 on the quayside

Concession (student / 60+ / disabled passenger) – £16.65 online / £18.50 on the quayside

Child (5-15) – £7.20 online / £8.00 on the quayside

Family (2 adults/concessions and up to 3 children) – £44.10 online / £49.00 on the quayside

Carer accompanying disabled passenger – £7.20 online / £8.00 on the quayside


Great for Groups

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 on weekdays and selected weekends. Read more about why ChesterBoat is great for groups.

Great for Groups

Got a Virgin, Buyagift, or Red Letter Days voucher to redeem?

Lucky you! Simply book online here and enter your voucher details at checkout. We’ll issue your e-tickets by email within 2 working days, as soon as we’ve checked your voucher details. If you wish to book and pay for any additional tickets, please make a separate booking. To make a booking using more than one voucher, please enter them together with a slash, eg. “VOUCHERCODE1 / VOUCHERCODE 2”.

Got a Virgin, Buyagift, or Red Letter Days voucher to redeem?

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