Water activity

Chester: Half-Hour City Cruise

4.6 / 5

96 reviews

Activity provider: ChesterBoat

Chester: Half-Hour City Cruise

Activity provider: ChesterBoat
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From US$ 10.16 per person

Set sail on the River Dee to see a different side of the city of Chester. These half-hour city cruises leave The Groves up to every 30 minutes, taking in marvelous views of city and countryside from the water.

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Duration 30 minutes
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Audio guide included
English
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Take in the stunning city views from the water
  • Hear a detailed commentary highlighting history and wildlife
  • Enjoy a hot or cold drink from the fully-stocked bar
Full description
From the moorings at The Groves, Chester, you will head upstream under the Queen's Park Suspension Bridge and past the city's rowing clubs. You will then follow the sweeping bend of the Earl's Eye, passing some stunning riverside properties, and turn around at the city limits. On the return journey, the commentary details the history behind some of the more interesting riverside buildings, and the city's rich Roman, Medieval, and industrial heritage. The cruises will then finish with a great view of Chester Weir and the Old Dee Bridge, before disembarking back at The Groves.
Includes
  • Sightseeing cruise tickets
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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    Meeting point

    The Groves in Chester, just a short walk from the city center

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    Important information

    Know before you go

    •  2 out of the 3 boats are wheelchair accessible
    • Wheelchair accessible public toilets are located close to the moorings at The Groves
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.6 /5

    based on 96 reviews

    Review summary

    • Transportation
      4.8/5
    • Value for money
      4.6/5
    • Safety
      4.8/5
    • Service
      4.6/5

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    I’m not too familiar with Chester, so I booked the boat trip to help with this. It was easy to find and we had a tape narration about the river and it’s surroundings. I would have preferred to have booked a time slot as opposed to just ‘turning up’ and also maybe it would have been better to have one of the crew talking instead of a tape narration as it would have been more personal and friendly and it also opens up to questions. Aside from that, it was a pleasant enough trip and the boats were clean and the crew friendly.

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    May 1, 2022

    My daughter and I took the half hour river ride on the lady Diana. It was a very relaxing boat ride with great knowledgeable commentary and plenty of space. I would highly recommend this activity. We learnt lots of historical information about the area. The luxurious houses on the River are all so beautiful.

    April 17, 2022

    It is a friendly cruise and probably has a very informative commentary - the bits we were able to hear were great. Unfortunately we had a family with two lovely but lively boys in front and a couple behind who started planning their holiday in Devon as soon as they got on the boat! ( That was once they had discounted Cornwall as being too far away - seriously!) Obviously none of this is the fault of the Captain or his crew. The sound system just couldn’t cope with the level of chatter!

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    April 11, 2022

    Product ID: 216423