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 2018.

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

Weekends throughout September


Tuesday 18 September

Wednesdays 12, 19 and 26 September and 3 October

Thursday 20 September

12:00pm and 2:30pm

Ticket Prices

Ticket Type Online Quayside
Adult 15.00 16.00
Concession / Student 13.00 14.00
Child (5 - 15 years) 5.00 6.00
Family Tickets (2 adults / concessions and up to 3 children) 34.00 38.00
Disabled person (proof required: blue badge, DWP PIP letter) 5.00 6.00
Disabled person's companion (one per person) 13.00 14.00

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