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About City Cruises Poole
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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Poole Harbour and Island Cruise from Poole

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, Brownsea Island, and the Blue Lagoon. As you travel, a guide provides fascinating commentary, including stories about how Poole Harbor was formed in the last ice-age.
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1 hour 15 minutes
from US$16.62

Steam Train and Sea Cruise Adventure Including the Jurassic Coast from Poole

Get two different perspectives of Dorset's UNESCO-listed Jurassic Coast with a package that includes a ride on a heritage steam train. The hop-on hop-off steam train allows you to customize your itinerary, while a sightseeing cruise lets you get the best views of the coastline from the water.
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5 hours
from US$37.40

Jurassic Coastal Cruise to Swanage from Poole

Escape the crowds on land and enjoy unobstructed views of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Jurassic Coast during a round-trip cruise to Swanage from Poole. Onboard commentary reveals points of interest and offers information on the history and culture of Dorset, while free time at the pier of Swanage Bay lets you explore at your own pace.
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2 hours
from US$20.78

Poole Harbour Afternoon Tea Cruise

Why not see the best views of Poole Harbour while you tuck into tea, scones and all the trimmings of a traditional afternoon tea?

Our homemade scones are made freshly every morning in our café situated on Poole Quay. Along with a selection of sandwiches filled with some of our best local produce and traditional cakes to showcase our wonderful county. All of which will be served by our friendly waiters whilst you enjoy the amazing scenery as you pass Brownsea Island, Sandbanks Peninsula and more.

On board you will also have access to unlimited tea and coffee as well as other beverages from our fully licensed bar on board to purchase.
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1 hour 30 minutes
from US$34.63
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Arty26 wrote a review Oct 2020
Nottingham, United Kingdom140 contributions45 helpful votes
Pleasant boat trip from Poole harbour to Swanage and back. Good views of Old Harry Rocks. ( Without a boat trip like this one, you'd have to walk to them if you visit from the car park; a tough ask for some.) Decent value. Remember to factor in parking charges at the Quay. There was good availability in September. Think about taking a stroll along the quay to check out the other operators, since prices and itineraries vary, rather than booking ahead. On this particular trip the audio couldn't be heard from our outside seating.
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Date of experience: September 2020
Jerry P wrote a review Oct 2020
Brighton198 contributions108 helpful votes
We booked the harbour tour which clearly shows the route going around Brownsea Island on the outside of their kiosk, but instead were taken to the sandbanks ferry and back, which we had already done when we visited Brownsea Island. It does say the itinerary is subject to the tide, but it was high tide!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Srijit C wrote a review Oct 2020
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Best value for money I spent in Dorset. For just 15 quid, this opened up majestic photography angles of the old Harry Rocks for me
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Date of experience: October 2020
Voyager524942 wrote a review Oct 2020
London, United Kingdom46 contributions9 helpful votes
A leisurely cruise around the harbour made enjoyable thanks to Jamie who kept us all laughing whilst still giving us an informed tour of the local area. Better than your standard sightseeing cruise!
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Toya007 wrote a review Oct 2020
Auckland Central, New Zealand26 contributions29 helpful votes
We took the round trip from Poole to Swanage. The crew were very helpful and the captain's commentary was interesting and informative. Well worth the money.
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Date of experience: October 2020
1 Helpful vote