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We're a family business, running half-hour and two-hour sightseeing cruises along Chester's beautiful River Dee. We also host special events, such as afternoon teas, fish & chip cruises and curry & quiz nights for an outing with a difference. And...more
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The Groves, Chester CH1 1SD, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Booked online the combi bus tour ticket, allows you travel anytime on the day. Enjoyed the cruise and it was a nice experience, I believe worth doing. We seen some canooers,boats, was good seeing gardens of hotels/houses that backed on to the river, Its quite...More

Thank Jayt983
Reviewed 1 week ago

Decided to go on the 2 hour trip after looking what attractions were available in Chester on TripAdvisor. Fortunately, the weather was good to us and we sailed on the Lady Dianna on a lovely sunny afternoon. We chose the 2.30 sailing and boarded the...More

Thank Alan H
Reviewed 1 week ago

was really looking forward to this but unfortunately was a bit of a let down, not a lot to see apart from hedgerows and fields, on our trip there was also a gang of ladies who done nothing but talk the whole 2hrs it was...More

Thank jamie r
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Whiled away a good half hour pootling along the River Dee. Not really much to see, but it was very relaxing and the commentary was very informative. A reasonably priced activity. Would definitely recommend.

Thank Julia R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a very nice boat trip BUT if you want to see more than just a river and lots of trees take the 30 minute cruise. After the first twenty minutes, which is lovely, it is mostly river and trees. We thought we would...More

1  Thank Beth D
ChesterboatCruises, Manager at ChesterBoat, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your positive comments about the helpful staff. The 2 hour cruise is a very pleasant relaxing trip and once you leave the residential area if is very green and peaceful.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely trip on the River Dee, great value for money. Lots of information about the riverside properties, both young and old. A few interesting historical facts about the area too. Very pleasant friendly helpful staff and easy to understand website also.

Thank lindosbay
ChesterboatCruises, Manager at ChesterBoat, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your positive comments. I do think we have a good team of staff this year. The commentary has recently been updated. Many thanks.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Did the 2 hour river cruise with fish & chips. The captain and the female host were very polite and helpful Was a different way to spend a Friday night but was thoroughly enjoyable. Considering your having fish and chips on a boat the food...More

Thank 91DY
ChesterboatCruises, Manager at ChesterBoat, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your positive comments. We were a person down due to a staff illness so the crew member had to do the bar and look after the passengers. It is at times like this when you know you have a good...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a very pleasant 30 min boat ride up the River Dee with a commentary given useful information. It's only £7.50 per adult and well worth the money. There is a little bar on board for cool drinks if required.

Thank Tracey F
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a lovely 30 minutes on the river Dee, beautiful property all along the river with very interesting commentary on the history. We were on the Mark Twain and sat in the bar area on the lower deck, very comfortable, beautifully decorated with large...More

1  Thank Katrina B
ChesterboatCruises, Manager at ChesterBoat, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review and I delighted to hear you had a great time.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I just got off the Mark Twain after a 2 hour cruise that had us looking at our watches after 30 minutes. Staff were nice and friendly, but there really isn’t much to see after the first 15 minutes. The narration is...More

Thank robandanne
ChesterboatCruises, Manager at ChesterBoat, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking time to write your review. I am sorry it did not meet your expectations. The issue with the PA system has now been rectified.

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Apologies for only just coming back to you - we have had a technical hitch! We do not allow smoking on any of our boats, so you should be able to breath in the lovely fresh around you and enjoy a smoke-free cruise.
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