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City Cruises Poole

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Dorset's No.1 cruise operator with a wide range of cruises departing from Poole Quay, Swanage Pier, there's something for every taste. For more information please visit our website or our ticket office at Poole Quay pier.
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The Quay Poole, Poole BH15, England
+44 20 7740 0400
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All reviews jurassic coast friendly crew top deck lovely trip old harry rocks interesting commentary steam train boat cruise recommend this trip enjoyable trip excellent value few hours millionaires row day trip couple of hours corfe castle isle of wight
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The weather wasn't great for our cruise around Poole Harbour but that didn't spoil our trip. The commentary was very informative, the staff very friendly and at £10 a ticket very good value indeed.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank joshi15
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Had a lovely trip with city cruises,very good commentary & nice staff,£10.00 was worth the trip,although he did mention you could get the ferry to France for the day £12,learnt alot of interesting facts! Well done City Cruises

Thank Yogibear5
Reviewed 1 week ago

I know Poole Harbour quite well as I learned to sail there some years ago, however my wife and daughter had never been round it. The 2 hour cruise was exactly as advertised visiting a large area of the harbour and its islands. Staff were...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank TGG84
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a gorgeous, sunny cruise through Poole harbour with City Cruises this morning. Very nice 70 minute cruise with live commentary, really enjoyed it even if the seas were a bit rough today.

Thank Shinylifeforme
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I think our cruise was a little longer than the advertised cruise, we got a little stuck on the bottom heading round the harbour and took a few goes to get off. The weekend we were there must have been one of the first of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Richsawsedges
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

Had 2 fantastic cruises one round Poole harbour,Brownsea Island and Sandbanks, and the other to Swanage and a ride on the Swanage steam railway,excellent value and the crew on both trips were very attentive and helpful,my wife has mobility problems and I was concerned about...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Kelvin155
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

I booked the harbour cruise after my toddler said she wanted to be a pirate and go on a boat for her 3rd birthday. The staff couldn’t have been more accomodatimg They said we could come in early and set up and the captain did...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Hessie J
Reviewed 23 October 2018

Wonderful experience and most informative crew, found it really beautiful and interesting. Absolutely excellent customer service from this company

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Philippa80
Reviewed 23 October 2018

The cruise around the islands off Poole is a fantastic trip. The commentary was informative without being annoying. Well worth the money. Would go again if I was around the area.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 21 October 2018

The Sea cruise adventure is a fantastic experience. The onboard commentary is insightful, interesting, and even at times, witty. There are many wonderful sights on the cruise including Brownsea Island, the Jurassic Coast, Old Harry Rocks and Sandbanks. I was also impressed that the commentary...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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23 June 2018|
Response from Julie T |
Hi just sea gulls you would need to get another boat from Swanage to see other birds
Carlyanne S
26 September 2017|
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Response from Bertiestravels | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I saw a couple of spaniels😊
Brian C
19 July 2017|
Response from srilathaa2014 | Reviewed this property |
No.. cruise ticket is not included with parking. We parked in the town centre parking place, which isn't too far.