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.

2022 Timetable

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

Cruises are now available to book here for cruises up to the end of July 2022. Please check back later for cruises from August onwards. Tickets are made available approximately 3 months before the cruise date.

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.

The 12 noon sailing on Wednesday 22nd June will have a live commentary from a Chester Green Badge Tour Guide, as part of Chester Heritage Festival. The 2.30pm sailing will have a recorded commentary as usual.

Ticket Prices

Adult – £16.20 online (£18.00 on the quayside)

Concession* – £15.30 online (£17.00 on the quayside)

Child (5-15) – £6.30 online (£7.00 on the quayside)

Under 5 – Free

Family* – £39.60 online (£44.00 on the quayside)

Disabled passenger – £6.30 online (£7.00 on the quayside)

Disabled passenger’s carer – £15.30 online (£17.00 on the quayside)

*Concession = student or age 60+

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

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

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. 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.

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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.

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