ChesterBoat delighted with “slick, user-friendly” new website

ChesterBoat delighted with “slick, user-friendly” new website

ChesterBoat, a company that have operated pleasure cruises on the beautiful River Dee for over 100 years required a new website to help convey their successful business in a vibrant and exciting manner. The company were keen to encourage visitor interaction on the website and it was important to them that the website could be easily navigated across all devices.


The solution

We designed and built a new and fully responsive website that is visually exciting, easy to navigate and buy tickets from, works perfectly across all devices including mobile and tablet and features a full content management system, enabling the company to update all areas of the site themselves.

The website showcases all of the various cruise types that ChesterBoat offer, including sightseeing, themed and private charter cruises. Ticket buying is an intuitive, smooth and simple process, ensuring that the visitor experience is positive, encouraging return visits and referrals.


“ChesterBoat tasked six Cheshire-based web design companies with compiling a proposal to meet their design brief for our new website.

The brief asked for our new website to be slick, stylish, fully responsive across all platforms and to have our own user-friendly content management system. We also were keen to add some quirky features such as a Meet the Team page, a live weather feed, a ‘Captain’s Blog’ for the latest news from the river Dee and also booking forms and feedback forms for our customers to complete online instead of printing out PDFs and having to post them back to us.

We can do nothing but praise Bella Design for their personal and attentive manner. After Paul and Tessa visited us on the river for an initial meeting, Paul was always on hand to answer questions, provide insight and offer suggestions. At times we may have asked for more than we should have but that is testament to how much they are willing to do for their customers. Their production team are clearly very talented and they all sing from the same page.

We would definitely recommend using Bella Design to other Leisure and Tourism companies; despite us being one of their first ventures into this market they certainly ‘got it’ straight away. We will now be continuing our relationship with them as they take over our SEO work as well.

We are delighted with our new site and are very confident that you will see why if you take a look.”


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