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

Call us on 01244 325394

From our moorings on The Groves in Chester, we head southwards, out of the city. We’ll pass some spectacular riverside homes and gardens, and make our way out of the city limits. 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 keep you informed 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.

Sailing Dates and Times

Wednesdays and Saturdays - 12 noon and 2.30pm

1st of August 2020 - 14th of October 2020

Ticket Prices

Ticket TypeOnlineQuayside
Adult15.0016.00
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.

Combined Boat & Bus Tickets

Groups

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.

Groups

Covid-19 Safety

We’re taking precautions to keep our crew and passengers safe during the pandemic. This includes running at a reduced capacity, cleaning all touch points in between sailings, and providing hand sanitiser.

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