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Poole Harbour and Island Cruise from Poole provided by City Cruises Poole

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Poole Harbour and Island Cruise from Poole

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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.
  • Enjoy a Poole sightseeing cruise on a traditional fishing boat
  • Get great photo opportunities of the Blue Lagoon, and Corfe Castle
  • Put away the guidebook and let a guide teach you about Poole’s history
  • Pick from several daily start times to suit your schedule
Important Information
Departure Point
City Cruises Poole, The Quay, Poole BH15 1BQ, UK
1h 15m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Live commentary on board
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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lynncowley wrote a review Mar 2020
Brackley, United Kingdom8 contributions4 helpful votes
The overall trip was excellent, with very good- and extremely amusing in parts- commentary from the Captain. The trip was spoilt by a large family party with young children, who were poorly behaved - screaming and shouting a lot- and not kept under control by adults. The
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Date of experience: March 2020
Stuart J wrote a review Feb 2020
Poole, United Kingdom68 contributions10 helpful votes
we moved poole 2 years ago,and have had many cruises with city cruises.always safe,friendly,fun.small snacks and drinks and a bar.would def reccomend it for adults and kids.dogs allowed on leads too.great fun,many options of cruises.
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Date of experience: August 2019
Amanda wrote a review Nov 2019
1 contribution
A lovely trip. Staff so helpful and the commentary really interesting. Thank you for an enjoyable afternoon.
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Date of experience: November 2019
RICHARD M wrote a review Oct 2019
London, United Kingdom3 contributions2 helpful votes
Very interesting cruise around poole harbour and brownies island.Good commentary pleasant good service.
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Date of experience: September 2019
kp Knutt wrote a review Oct 2019
13 contributions3 helpful votes
We did a trip yesterday around Brownsea island on the boat "Island scene"The trip took over an hour and was well worth £11.50 each.Captain was very knowledgable and gave an interesting commentry.I last did this trip 25years ago and cannot remember it being as good as this.We
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Date of experience: October 2019
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By: City Cruises Poole
A nice day out
This package of the cruise and steam train was very good value for money.First l took a cruise from Poole to Swanag
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Francesca S
Lovely day out
All the staff are friendly, the captain commentary was interesting, the boat and the train were on time. Swanage is
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Waste of time
The journey to these different attractions are too long I expected to get rides to them or they would be near each
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roger s
History in comfort
The boat trip was in a flat calm both ways. Boat comfortable and commentary apt, informative and accurate about sur
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Angela E
cruise round the port
great time on board the boat cruising round the port and island - good commentary - we all enjoyed our day
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Swanage to Pool circularly cruise - pleasant trip
Selected the Swanage circular cruise. Weather was sunny but windy for the journey. Staff in kiosk in Swanage was
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Fred G
A lovely day out in Poole
We had a lovely trip across Poole Harbour, enjoyed the scenery and the maritime breeze.The Steam train ride was exc
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Vivian P
Great Birthday.
A great day for my Birthday. Interesting Boat trip. Arrived at Swanage, lovely place, for the Steam Train, had a ni
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First class
Took the 1300 Jurassic coast cruise Poole to Swanage. Excellent commentary including some celebrity gossip. All sit
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michael e
Brilliant anniversary day out in beautiful weather and surroundings.The views from Corfe Castle are brilliant but a
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Cruise and steam train
Great day out helped by the weather. Cruise was informative on time and they were happy to let the dog come as well
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Brilliant day
Me and my husband took our grand children and they loved it and so did we ! Excellent views on an old classic train
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Carven W
We had a great time.
We did the round trip for 2 hours. We packed some sandwiches and had them on the boat which was nice just chilling
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Amazing coast line
We couldn't have picked a better day for this trip, the sun was shining and the sea was clam. The views were specta
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Jurassic Coastal Cruise
Me and my wife really enjoyed it but we were very lucky with nice weather and calm sea. Sea was blue and crystal cl
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Key Details
  • Corfe Castle, Brownsea Island, and 1 more
  • Duration: 1h 15m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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