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Dorset Cruises

The Quay | Opposite Poole Arms Pub, Poole BH14 8EW, England
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Terrific and classy boat tour

We joined the boat tour as part of the Jazz by the Sea Festival and we enjoyed every moment it. We... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Saxon70
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Poole, UK
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Best night EVER!! Gin Cruise around Poole harbour

Highly recommended. We treated ourselves to a table for 6 on the gin cruise. Everyone on board was... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Julie W
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Dorset Cruises is a vintage boat charter company for Wedding Receptions, Birthday Parties, Corporate Events, Firework Trips, Dorset Cream Tea Cruises, Coffee & Cake Cruises, Gin Tasting Cruises and Sunset Party Cruises.
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  • Very good12%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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The Quay | Opposite Poole Arms Pub, Poole BH14 8EW, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We joined the boat tour as part of the Jazz by the Sea Festival and we enjoyed every moment it. We had live music on board together with some drinks. We mostly ordered from their very special Gin selection. It was classy. The very nice...More

Thank Saxon70
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Jon M, Owner at Dorset Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for your lovely review and for joining us on a fantastic afternoon of jazz, gin & sunshine. We look forward to welcoming you back aboard soon.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Highly recommended. We treated ourselves to a table for 6 on the gin cruise. Everyone on board was absolutely lovely. They really looked after us and made sure we had a great time. The guest Gin maker was great and their gin went down a...More

Thank Julie W
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Jon M, Owner at Dorset Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thanks so much for your kind words and we hope to be welcoming you back aboard soon.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took part in the Artisan Gin cruise this weekend and I can honestly say it exceeded all our expectations. We were very lucky with the weather but I will say dress warmly but they do have some blankets on board for when it gets...More

Thank Lulabelle215
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Jon M, Owner at Dorset Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you so much for this fantastic review. We really do enjoy hosting this event and it makes it all worth while to read reviews like this. We look forward to seeing you next year on a VIP Table :)

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'd highly recommend this boat party for any group booking in Bournemouth or Poole. John managed to cater for our group very last minute after we'd been let down by a third party organiser. He was courteous and supportive both before and during the boat...More

Thank Daniel S
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Jon M, Owner at Dorset Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thanks for your review Dan. It was great to meet you all and you help create a fun, party atmosphere on board. I hope your friend is still promoting my craft ale ;)

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Friends bought for my Hubby 60th birthday We had a great afternoon on board this wonderful vintage yacht Jon and the crew made us so welcome Revolution club were fantastic and an amazing gin bar too!!! Definitely recommend and have talked about it non stop

Thank lisanewman2018
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Jon M, Owner at Dorset Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your lovely review. It was a great afternoon and made even better by the perfect weather. We rally hope to see you both back on board soon.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We booked a cruise around Poole Harbour on the Dorset Queen, a beautiful little boat . There were 14 of us on a Hen weekend. We had Pimms sitting on the top deck with the sun beating down and the harbour full of sailing boats...More

Thank CambridgeSimon
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Jon M, Owner at Dorset Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review Elaine. It was a great afternoon and I'm glad you all had a good time. I hope the rest of your weekend in Sunny Dorset continued to impress and we'll see you back again soon.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely fantastic evening, great hosts and hospitality. The weather was spot on which made for a great time, well worth doing!!!

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Jon M, Owner at Dorset Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. It really was a great night... I do them twice a month and still enjoy every one. We still have limited availability later in the summer so hopefully we'll see you back aboard soon.

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Reviewed 16 April 2018

My husband wanted to have his ashes scattered outside Poole Harbour. Dorset Cruises and the 2 Jon's who organised this trip for me were so thoughtful and courteous. It was a stressful day for me and they made it flow smoothly which helped me to...More

Thank Pat R
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Jon M, Owner at Dorset Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

Thank you for choosing us for such an important day Pat. I'm glad we were able to help things go to plan and I'm sure it was a fitting tribute to your late husband. Please do feel free to come aboard Dorset Queen in the...More

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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

I thought it would be good to do something different for my birthday and what a great choice this was. Booked in for 9 of us and we had such a good time. Friendly staff and great choice of gins. Very well organised event and...More

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Jon M, Owner at Dorset Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2018

Thanks so much Linda. It was great meeting you all and proved that the recent English weather won't dampen our spirits. (pun intended) ;) We hope to see you all back aboard Dorset Queen soon.

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Reviewed 29 September 2017

We chartered The Dorset Queen as part of our wedding day celebrations and it was a truly unique and magical experience (even the weather behaved for us on the day!) The team were fantastic from start to finish - they helped us with the planning...More

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Jon M, Owner at Dorset Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

Thank you so much for this glowing review and apologies for the late reply. We're so glad your big day went well and look forward to welcoming you back aboard this year. We would be happy to offer you a loyalty discount on any future...More

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Micky R
2 July 2016|
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Response from Dorset_Cruises | Property representative |
Sorry for the late reply Micky. We do a Party Cruise from Poole Quay every Saturday night, 7pm-10pm. It is £30 a ticket which includes an onboard BBQ as well as a Welcome Cocktail and guest list entry to various clubs in... More
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