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.

Please note that tickets are not refundable. If you can’t make your cruise please let us know, and we’d be happy to transfer your booking to another date. 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, but please note that alcohol must be purchased from the onboard bar.

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.

2023 Timetable

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

Please note that cruises are made available to book approximately 2 months in advance – if you are looking at a date more than 2 months in advance and cannot see any availability, you are too early to book.

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    Ticket Prices

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

    Adult – £16.65 online (£18.50 on the quayside)

    Concession (student / 60+ / disabled passenger) – £15.75 online (£17.50 on the quayside)

    Child (5-15) – £6.75 online (£7.50 on the quayside)

    Family (2 adults/concessions and up to 3 children) – £40.50 online (£45.00 on the quayside)

    Carer accompanying disabled passenger – £6.75 online (£7.50 on the quayside)

    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.

    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.

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