We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
WINNER WONDERLAND
Win Big When You Book on TripAdvisor
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: The Quay | Opposite Poole Arms Pub, Bournemouth BH15 1HJ, England
Phone Number: +44 1202 724910
Website
Description:

Dorset Cruises is a Private Charter company catering for Wedding...

Dorset Cruises is a Private Charter company catering for Wedding Receptions, Birthday Parties, Corporate Events, Firework Trips, Airshow Charters & a Public Saturday Night Party Boat.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 13 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 6
    Excellent
  • 4
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Lovely way to see Poole Harbour

We did the Poole Harbour and beyond tour, it took just over an hour and was worth every penny. We went on the beautifully restored Dorset Queen which offered a selection of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 September 2012
KimSned
,
Dereham, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

13 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 13: English reviews
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

We've held our End of Summer Sports and Leisure Party's on the boats of Dorset Cruises for the past 4 years. The service, the boats and the organisation is superb. Thank you so much. Highly recommended.

Helpful?
Thank Patrick M
uk
Level Contributor
20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2015

I was very disappointed with this trip. It is way over-priced for what you actually get. £27 for a boat ride which went to Old Harry Rocks then straight back into the harbour where the boat just went up and down until it was time to go in (yup, it turned 180 degrees at least twice) it felt like the... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank fimonkey
Rettendon, null, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2014

Had a lovely evening cruise in Poole Harbour and just out to sea. Then returned for the Poole Firework Display. The crew were lovely, made the trip very enjoyable. You could book for food if you wanted it, but we didn't. There is a bar that also served hot drinks as well. The boat we went on was a smaller... More 

Helpful?
Thank Jo C
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
87 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2014 via mobile

Went to Bournemouth in July 2014. Decided to look up things to do, I found a boat tour around the Poole Harbour. The pictures of Poole Harbour looked amazing!! When we got there it was a different story. Looked nothing like the pictures. Wouldn't recommend the Poole harbour tour at all to be honest. It was boring!! I nearly fell... More 

Helpful?
5 Thank Hooliethetraveller
Hampshire, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2014

The boat was perfect, it was clean, comfortable and the staff were welcoming. Not only were they on hand for refreshments at a comfortable pace and without being prompted, the three staff on board were warm, smiley and friendly. They were on hand to take endless photos of our party as well! The cream tea was served at a perfect... More 

Helpful?
Thank ElDaise
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2013

We thought the cruise was good value for the money nice welcome and info was interesting to find out how the other half live.

Helpful?
Thank Beverley S
Dereham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
87 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2012

We did the Poole Harbour and beyond tour, it took just over an hour and was worth every penny. We went on the beautifully restored Dorset Queen which offered a selection of different seating. Up top with unrestricted views, if you wanted to brave the cold wind. Out at the back where the views were still great but it was... More 

Helpful?
3 Thank KimSned
Cheshire, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
59 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2012

Booked the return cruise from Swanage-Poole.Lovely little old boat with lots of character-sit at the back where you get fantastic views but are sheltered from the wind.Great commentary from crew-sometimes informative,sometimes comical but all adds to the journey.It takes just over 1 hour with a short stop at Brownsea Island where you can also disembark.The cruise gives you fantastic views... More 

Helpful?
5 Thank letsgomurphy
UK
Level Contributor
202 reviews
104 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2011

We took the Dorset Cruise boat from Poole to Swanage and then the Swanage Railway up to Corfe Castle then back again. It was a great day out. Our twins aged 5 enjoyed their first boat trip and the Castle was the right size for them to enjoy without getting bored! They always love train trips. The boat trip included... More 

Helpful?
9 Thank mc2010uk
Durham
Level Contributor
352 reviews
97 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2011

We did the Swanage to Pool (and return) cruise with a couple of hours in Poole inbetween. Pick a nice day and stay outside (wrap up if chilly, sun cream if sunny), the views of the jurassic coast, old harry and brownsea island are to die for. We also sailed in alongside one of the Channel Island fast cats, which... More 

Helpful?
8 Thank DevonHare

Travellers who viewed Dorset Cruises also viewed

 
Bournemouth, Dorset
 

Been to Dorset Cruises? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Dorset Cruises and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
5 months ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Dorset Cruises staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?