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Poole Harbour and Island Cruise from Poole provided by City Cruises Poole

Poole Harbour and Island Cruise from Poole

Poole Harbour and Island Cruise from Poole
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Tour snapshot
Enjoy a Poole sightseeing cruise on a traditional boat
Duration:
1h 15m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
40
Service animals allowed
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    1h 15m
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    40
  • Service animals allowed
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Poole is one of Europe’s biggest natural harbors, and the ideal place to go on a sightseeing cruise. Get access to stunning harbor island views that you wouldn’t see from on land, and glide past Corfe Castle, the Sandbanks and Brownsea Island. As you travel, a guide provides fascinating commentary, including stories about how Poole Harbor was formed in the last ice-age.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 15m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Put away the guidebook and let your captain teach you about Poole’s history
  • Pick from several daily start times to suit your schedule
What to expect
  • After selecting a departure time to suit your schedule, climb aboard your awaiting boat at Poole’s quaint quayside and set sail on the calm waters of Europe’s largest natural harbor. Receive an interesting introduction to the history and geology of the region from your knowledgeable captain as you sail towards Brownstone Island, home to the impressive Corfe Castle. Capture panoramic views of the opulent houses of Sandbanks and the picturesque islands of Poole Harbour as you sail. Gaze at the glittering surface of the Blue Lagoon from a comfortable seat on the top deck, or relax with a cup of fragrant tea in the heated saloon area. When your cruise comes to an end, return to Poole Quay and continue exploring the town independently.  
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 15m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Put away the guidebook and let your captain teach you about Poole’s history
  • Pick from several daily start times to suit your schedule
What to expect
  • After selecting a departure time to suit your schedule, climb aboard your awaiting boat at Poole’s quaint quayside and set sail on the calm waters of Europe’s largest natural harbor. Receive an interesting introduction to the history and geology of the region from your knowledgeable captain as you sail towards Brownstone Island, home to the impressive Corfe Castle. Capture panoramic views of the opulent houses of Sandbanks and the picturesque islands of Poole Harbour as you sail. Gaze at the glittering surface of the Blue Lagoon from a comfortable seat on the top deck, or relax with a cup of fragrant tea in the heated saloon area. When your cruise comes to an end, return to Poole Quay and continue exploring the town independently.  
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 3542P35
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Live commentary on board
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
1h 15m
Departure details
  • City Cruises - Poole, The Quay, Poole BH15 1BQ, UK
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travellers
Inclusions
  • Live commentary on board
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • City Cruises - Poole, The Quay, Poole BH15 1BQ, UK
Duration
1h 15m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    City Cruises - Poole
    The Quay, Poole BH15 1BQ, UK
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Brownsea Island
    Sandbanks Beach
    Poole Harbour
  • 1
    City Cruises Poole
    Stop: 60 minutes
    Return to Poole Quay, where you can explore the other cruises we offer at City Cruises Poole.
    Read more
  • You'll return to the starting point
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4.5
112 reviews
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Gaynor91
Cardiff, UK570 contributions
Oct 2021
Had a lovely relaxing harbour cruise today. The weather was the only thing that wasn't enjoyable.Great informative commentary and a lovely,friendly crew.
Written 26 October 2021
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Carmel B
Hove, UK6 contributions
I thought it was a great value for money boat trip. Easy to move around the boat to get views from all angles. Interesting information about the sights. Staff were friendly and helpful. Would definitely recommend.
Written 26 October 2021
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Sukibabe
1 contribution
The cruise was reasonably priced and a great excursion. The tour guide was amazing and informative.

Good value for money too!
Written 22 October 2021
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KwH819
Northamptonshire, UK168 contributions
Fabulous trip around the harbourt, with informative commentary throughout.
Very helpful staff.
On a fine day, this is a must trip around Poole Harbour.
I would sit on the lower deck at the back, as there were less people and better panoramic views.
Written 9 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

AdrianH888
Swansea, UK78 contributions
Sep 2021
Really interesting tour around Poole Harbour including Brownsea Island, Sandbanks and an awful lot more. Lovely boat and an interesting and informative commentary about everything we saw. Great value for money and well worth doing.
Written 28 September 2021
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IAN C
Sheffield, UK2 contributions
Sep 2021
An excellent trip. We had a larger boat that was very clean, comfortable and well-equipped. The commentary was clear and audible, with lots of interesting information without being intrusive. Highly recommended.
Written 24 September 2021
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KatieR
London, UK28 contributions
We took our one year old on her first boat trip with City Cruises in Poole Harbour - I was nervous at first but she had a great time.

There was plenty of seats (assuming due to Covid) and they had a bar onboard so had a lovely cup of tea as we set sail.

They brought our pram onboard for us which was a great help.

The man doing the commentary was so funny and very informative at the same time. We had a good chuckle.

Would definitely recommend for a family trip out.
Written 12 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Maudie V
Herne Bay, UK1 contribution
Sep 2021 • Family
Wonderful views of the coastline and islands that can only be seen by boat; friendly crew; interesting commentary
Written 6 September 2021
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bevmills26
Welling, UK32 contributions
Sep 2021 • Friends
Don the captain gave an interesting talk about the history of Poole Harbour and lots of interesting facts. Being with 3 friends, 2 that can’t walk far, both Don and Lily made sure they got safely aboard and gave a safety talk so we felt safe. Such wonderful sights to see, including The Red Arrows that flew by!
Excellent value, will come back and do again with my husband.
Written 5 September 2021
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youliiike
Preston, UK38 contributions
Aug 2021
Brilliant cruise, very informative captain on the microphone, got to see the coast and islands from the water which was so much better than being on roads! We wanted to go on the Swanage tour as well but didn't have time!
Written 26 August 2021
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By: City Cruises Poole
peterdI2262IS
peterdI2262IS
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Excellent boat trip.
Very well organised trip with informative commentary. We were not aware however that we could leave the boat at Poo
johnwX4537RS
johnwX4537RS
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Do not miss this especially if it is a fine day
Lovely trip really enjoyed it. Did not realise you could come back on a later boat. But everything was excellent. G
302carlao
302carlao
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A Toast for the Jurassic Coast
It was a great experience. Got to see coastline, from Poole to Swanage. It was windy, so better bring puffer jacket
MrsGCJ
MrsGCJ
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Excellent Staff and a great afternoon cruise.
Lovely afternoon cruise, very informative and friendly staff. Would recommend to anyone including familys..
pixydust2010
pixydust2010
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Ship Ahoy.........
Parked the car out of town and hired scooter/bike (Beryl Bikes) from allocated green bays. Short cycle to the Quay
vetkazd
vetkazd
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Informative !
Really enjoyed this trip. Informative and got great views of Brownsea island and Swanage. Got close to the caves an
sunlover186378
sunlover186378
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Memorable cruise
Great experience, courteous crew and informative, very interesting coastline, highly recommended to do whilst in Po
happy56traveller
happy56traveller
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Superb trip
Great way to spend 3 hours learning about the area and seeing if all from the sea for a change. Obviously having re
Kazhew
Kazhew
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A worthwhile tour
An interesting tour of the Dorset coastline. Efficient timings, plenty of seating and facilities on board. Helpful
martinwZ5356HI
martinwZ5356HI
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Gorgeous trip
This was a lovely, informative and occasionally humorous trip from Poole harbour. It always helps when the weather
Hedgepigglet
Hedgepigglet
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STAY AWAY FROM CITY CRUISES
I booked this trip on the Friday to go on the Tuesday I got a text to say they were cancelling the trip due to hig
385martynp
385martynp
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Trip cancelled with no notification
Be careful with this company. Booked a trip, turned up at alloted time only to find a "all trips cancelled today"
ian27900
ian27900
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Fabulous Jurassic Coat Cruise!
Had a fabulous Jurassic Coast Cruise on a beautiful sunny day (26th August), from Poole to Swanage and return. Our
ruthalder
ruthalder
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Dolphin spotted!
Great 2hr ish trip, great commentary and staff all v friendly. Good spacing on the boat, lots of room. Saw a dolp
I1557GGclarer
I1557GGclarer
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City cruise tour Poole quay
We went on the city cruise tour in Poole today and went on the Jurassic coast tour which cost £15 each for 2 hour t
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