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30-minute City Cruise on River Dee in Chester

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  • An excellent choice for travelers wanting to relax in Chester
  • Access beautiful views while traveling along the River Dee
  • Look out for local wildlife, such as kingfishers and swans
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30-minute City Cruise on River Dee in Chester
From US$ 9.61
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30-minute City Cruise on River Dee in Chester
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Overview
This scenic City Cruise on River Dee in Chester is a peaceful way to go sightseeing. Avoid city center crowds, and instead, see top landmarks from a boat. You’ll pass by Earl’s Eye, Grosvenor Park, the Meadows, and much more. Your tour will be enhanced with commentary along the way, and fascinating insights about Chester’s history. You won’t have to worry about bringing drinks with you as there’s a fully serviced bar area with alcoholic drinks, soft drinks, tea, and coffee available to buy.
What to Expect
Complete your visit to Chester with a relaxing half an hour cruise along the tranquil River Dee. From the Groves you will sail upstream, past Grosvenor Park and the Earl’s Eye, following the long sweep of the ‘Meadows’ to the city limits before returning again.
The cruise 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.
As you enjoy the informative, sightseeing commentary on-board you will learn interesting facts about the fascinating history of Chester. You can even enjoy a tea or coffee, cold beer or glass of wine from the bar (own expense) as you enjoy your cruise. A river tour of Chester is perfect for a quiet outing.
Reviews (23)
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Reviewed 26 October 2018
A short break from walking the walls

The 30 minute trip is well worth doing and gives a good opportunity to sit down if you are walking around the Chester walls. We sat upstairs and enjoyed good views from our seats.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jane P
ChesterboatCruises, Manager at ChesterBoat, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review your cruise.

Reviewed 9 October 2018
I’d give more stars except for . . .

Good value 30 minute cruise, our ticket was combined with the hop on - hop off tourist bus. Plenty of seating, sheltered in case of rain but with opening windows, good for us because the weather was lovely and for photos. It wasn’t crowded, but...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank 173JB
ChesterboatCruises, Manager at ChesterBoat, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2018

Glad to hear you enjoyed the commentary on your cruise.

Reviewed 2 October 2018
City cruise

An interesting and informative cruise on the River Dee in Chester. Good place to get an overview of Chester and also it is quite picturesque.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank WelfordKent
ChesterboatCruises, Manager at ChesterBoat, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2018

Chester is a beautiful city. Thank you for taking the time to review your cruise.

Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile
A fun little cruise

A short but fun cruise up the river Dee. A lovely boat, which offers refreshments on board, with very friendly staff. The commentary was very informative and fun. Beautiful views up and down the river. I would recommend it to anybody

Thank jollywalkers
ChesterboatCruises, Manager at ChesterBoat, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2018

Thank you for your lovely comments regarding your river cruise. We do have a great team this year.

Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile
Loved this!!

After a morning walking during our weekend in Chester, we decided on a short boat trip. We boarded the “Jackie” Lots of space to sit comfortably, and staff very helpful and friendly. The cruise itself is lovely, beautiful scenery and a great commentary too! We...More

1  Thank amandalindley
ChesterboatCruises, Manager at ChesterBoat, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2018

I am really pleased you enjoyed the 1/2 hour cruise and that the staff were helpful and friendly.

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poulton57
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Response from 691paulineg | Reviewed this property |
It goes from the landing stage opposite hickory smokehouse. You can pay on boat. It goes 15 mins down river and back The 2 hour cruise is a better value trip
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