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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 and Brownsea Island. 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$17.07

Jurassic Coastal Cruise from Swanage or 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$21.33
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Charlie B wrote a review 8 May
Romsey, United Kingdom24 contributions6 helpful votes
What an incredibly helpful and customer-focused company. We had originally booked on the Jurassic Coast cruise which was cancelled due to low numbers. They offered a refund or a longer harbour cruise with a free meal deal. They were very apologetic and worried about making sure we were happy. The cruise was great, the commentary was interesting and witty, and the customer service onboard put many other businesses to shame. Well done - brilliant
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Date of experience: May 2021
Tam1846 wrote a review 7 May
Bournemouth, United Kingdom28 contributions3 helpful votes
We had a lovely afternoon Jurassic Coast Trip. Lovely views, great staff and a great way to relax. A point to make would be that if you want the top Deck Line up early. However the bottom deck was just as good with fantastic sights. Bring something warm to wear on board as well as it can get chilly. Overall a great trip with a lovely crew.
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Date of experience: May 2021
Arty26 wrote a review Oct 2020
Nottingham, United Kingdom139 contributions46 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
Brighton195 contributions128 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