ChesterBoat offer a range of cruises for you and the family to enjoy on the beautiful River Dee.

Northern Rail passengers are also entitled to an exclusive 2 for 1 offer for our Half Hour City Cruise. There are regular sailings from 11am until at least 4pm. This river tour of Chester takes in some beautiful and interesting riverside properties, whilst providing an opportunity to admire the city skyline and look out for wildlife including swans, cormorants and kingfishers.
During the first half of the cruise there is short section of commentary, answering some of the more common questions asked about the river; what is it called, where does it come from, where does it flow to, what wildlife live in and around it and what activities take place on it?

On the return leg of the cruise, there is a continuous commentary, detailing interesting facts about the fascinating history of Chester. Some of the more prominent buildings in the city skyline are pointed out and Chester’s rich history is outlined for you against the ever changing views and landscapes.

You can even enjoy a tea or coffee, cold beer or glass of wine from the bar as you enjoy your cruise. A river tour of Chester is perfect for a quiet outing and an excellent addition to a family day out.

How to get here

Nearest train station: Chester

Distance from train station: 0.7 miles, 13 min walk


The Boating Station, Souters Lanes, The Groves, Chester, CH1 1SD/CH1 1SZ.

Tel: 01244 325394

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Opening times 

Cruises sail at least once an hour from 11 a.m. to at least 4 p.m. (cruises may operate as late as 5 p.m.)

The boat is available to board from approximately 20 minutes before sailing time.

Disabled access

Limited access, possible with assistance. Telephone on the day for details.

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