Poole Sightseeing Cruise – Overview
Book a Poole Sightseeing Cruise and explore the lovely coast around the area with City Cruises. See the unique Jurassic Coast or take a trip to endearing Swanage.
Harbour & Islands Cruise
Get the ultimate tour of Europe’s largest natural harbour and its banks, steeped in history, on this 70-minute cruise. Embarking from the bustling Poole Quay, fascinating facts and stories told by the Captain will bring history to life. You will also sail past Brownsea Island and castle, built by King Henry VIII. Learn how the very harbour you are sailing upon dates back thousands of years to the end of the last Ice when it was formed. Also, admire the beautiful scenery that helped inspire classics like The Lord of the Rings.
Jurassic Coastal Cruise
Enjoy this fantastic 2 hour 15 minute round trip cruise between Poole and Swanage. You will be transported through over 2 million years of geological history. As you head towards the open sea, you will voyage through Poole’s picturesque harbour. You’ll be close to Brownsea Island, affording great views on its magnificent castle, and continue past the exclusive houses of Sandbanks. From there you will sail onwards to observe the breath-taking, UNESCO-listed Jurassic Coast as your captain will provide you with amazing facts through the live commentary. Old Harry Rocks, Studland Bay and Swanage Bay are just a few of the landmarks you pass, before arriving to Swanage Pier and returning back to Poole Quay.
Available May – October only
Return Cruise to Swanage
Explore both land and sea on this excursion to Swanage! On this trip you can choose to enjoy either two and a half or five hours ashore the picturesque coastal town of Swanage. After you sail through Europe’s largest natural harbour, seeing Brownsea Island, the beaches of Studland Bay and the beckoning opening cliffs of the UNESCO World Heritage Jurassic Coast you will arrive at Swanage. Here, from glorious sandy beaches backed by bustling promenades, to the fascinating history and wildlife in the museums and parks. There’s definitely something for everyone! Back on board on your voyage back to Poole, take in, once again, the magnificent sights from the open-air deck or comfortable saloon.
Available May – October only
Harbour lights evening cruise
An evening cruise around Poole Harbour with views of Old Harry Rocks. The cruise takes you from Poole Quay around the harbour sailing close to Brownsea Island and its castle, the expensive properties on Sandbanks and close to the islands & beautiful beaches which all have something unique to view.
Available May – September only
You may also be interested in taking a Sightseeing Cruise through York.
All our Poole Sightseeing Cruises depart Poole Quay.
Students must have a valid ID on the day of their visit. All children aged 15 years and below must be accompanied by an adult 18+.
Please pre-book online here for your discount and enter promo code Smart20. Note that the Smartsave discount only applies to City Cruises Poole products listed above.
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|Jurassic Coastal Cruise||Regular Price||With Voucher|
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Harbour & Islands Cruise:
Tues, Weds, Thurs, Sat and Sunday. 11.30, 13.00, 14.30.
Boarding starts 30 minutes before departure