Chester Boat Trips on the River Dee

Chester Boat Trips on the River Dee

Cheshire’s ancient capital not only has a spectacularly unique city centre, but also a picture-postcard riverside along the River Dee. Just a few minutes’ walk from the town centre sees you down on the pretty waterfront where you can board one of the Chester Boat's large showboats for a river cruise. Alternatively hire motor boats, pedal boats or rowing boats and head off on your own water-based excursion.

Board Chester Boat Trips at The Groves

Board Chester Boat Trips at The Groves

Chester Boat Cruises, Private Hire & Bus/Boat Combi Tickets

Chester Boat offer a wide range of river cruise options on their large character showboats including daily half hour city cruises and longer two hour leisurely cruises from Chester through the beautiful 'Eaton Estate', home of the Duke and Duchess of Westminster. Why not combine your boat tour with a City Sightseeing open top bus tour of Chester – special money saving combi Bus and Boat packages are available – perfect for getting familiar with Chester’s city centre attractions and riverside! The Groves is one of the stop off points along the Chester City Sightseeing Bus Tour! Discounts are also available for group bookings of 20 people or more if booked at least 7 days before your planned boat trip.

There are some fantastic themed cruises available including 60s, 70s and 80s disco night evening cruises, Fish & Chip Cruises and Hen Party Cruises! If you're looking for that unique party venue, why not hire one the showboats for parties and events - they're ideal for special birthday celebrations, weddings and corporate gatherings!

Boat trip, Pedal Boat hire ... or both!

Boat trip, Pedal Boat hire ... or both!

Daily Half Hour City Cruise

Popular Half Hour City Cruises run every half hour, 11am to 5pm daily from the end of March to the beginning of November, and at weekends only from 11am to 4pm November to February. Extra sailings are also offered during busy February half term. The River Cruise departure point is The Groves at the heart of Chester’s riverside, situated just a short downhill walk from Eastgate Clock in the city centre, passing the Amphitheatre en-route.

The cruise goes underneath the Queens Park suspension bridge, onward past Grosvenor Park and the Earl’s Eye and around the great sweep of the ‘Meadows’. Whilst on-board you can enjoy a drink in the onsite bar and relax, admiring the many fine properties and gardens flanking the waterfront.

Boat and Pedal Boat Hire

If you prefer exploring the water by yourself, why not hire a pedal boat, rowing boat or motor boat available just next to the Chester Boat departure point on The Groves. Chester Boat Hire are open daily from 10.30am until 6pm across the summer season, and on weekends and sunny days at other times in the year.

Chester Boat Trips & Hire

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