River Dee & The Groves Chester

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The River Dee in Chester offers fantastic days out

Take your pick from our choice of all the top things to do on the River Dee in and around Chester below or discover your absolute favourite River Dee experiences by clicking ‘Find My Perfect Day on The River’ to filter by your additional personal preferences. 

Chester’s River Dee is teaming with phenomenal wildlife and all sorts of activities from river cruises, kayaking, canoeing, nature spotting tours, stand up paddleboarding, white water rafting and boat hire giving you so many ways to enjoy the perfectly picturesque river banked by glorious nature and magnificently grand properties.

Along the River Dee you can even charter your own boat for special occasions and dance the night away cruising along the river with ChesterBoat’s Party Nights Afloat, enjoy the highly popular annual charity Chester Duck Race or watch the highly talented rowers race in the oldest Regatta in the world!

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What’s On along the River Dee & The Groves

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Boat hire on the River Dee

Hire boats, kayaks, canoes, paddlebards and even pedalos on the historic River Dee and charter your very own boat for special occasions

River cruises on the River Dee

Cruise along the river your way, if you’re looking to experience the peace and bliss of being out of the water, discover it’s fascinating history or be entertained with the many themed cruises provided by ChesterBoat there are just so many inspiring ways to experience a river cruise on the River Dee! 

Chester Regatta on the River Dee

Chester Regatta on the River Dee is a free event for spectators and was established in 1733 making it the oldest Regatta in the entire world!

Party Nights Afloat on the River Dee

ChesterBoat’s themed party nights are tremendously fun, themed cruises with a live DJ along the River Dee where you can dress up and let loose to your favourite tunes as you gently cruise down the river 

Chester Duck Race

This super fun annual charity event brings in the spring season with rubber ducks dressed and sponsored by local businesses racing each other down the River Dee 

White water rafting on The River Dee

Go for the ride of your life and immerse yourself in the exhilaration of white water rafting and kayaking on the River Dee

Self launch watersports on the River Dee

You can self launch your paddleboard, boats, kayaks, canoes etc… from Sandy Lane, CH3 5UL (free parking for up to 4 hours), Eccleston, CH4 9JE (free parking) or Farndon (free parking)

Fishing on the River Dee



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