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Poole Harbour and Island Cruise from Poole

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Poole Harbour and Island Cruise from Poole

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icon1 hour 15 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Get acquainted with the seaside splendor of Poole during a cruise around Europe’s largest natural harbor from Poole. Climb aboard the boat and enjoy spectacular views of the famous Sandbanks. Listen to illuminating commentary from your knowledgeable captain as you sail from the picturesque town of Poole. Hear of how Poole Harbour was formed in the last ice-age and absorb the tranquility of the ocean before returning to Poole Quay.  
  • Sightseeing cruise around Poole Harbour from Poole Quay
  • See impressive maritime sights like the Brownsea Island
  • Listen to interesting commentary about the history of Poole from your knowledgeable captain
  • Revitalize with snacks and hot drinks at an onboard bar
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Hotel pickup and drop-off
City Cruises - Poole , The Quay, Poole BH15 1BQ, UK
This activity will end right where it started.
After selecting a departure time to suit your schedule, climb aboard your awaiting boat at Poole’s quaint quayside and set sail on the calm waters of Europe’s largest natural harbor. Receive an interesting introduction to the history and geology of the region from your knowledgeable captain as you sail towards Brownstone Island, home to the impressive Corfe Castle.

Capture panoramic views of the opulent houses of Sandbanks and the picturesque islands of Poole Harbour as you sail. Gaze at the glittering surface of the Blue Lagoon from a comfortable seat on the top deck, or relax with a cup of fragrant tea in the heated saloon area.

When your cruise comes to an end, return to Poole Quay and continue exploring the town independently.  
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Brownsea Island
Sail past historic Brownsea Island and it's Castle. Home to the Red Squirrel and incredible wildlife, you will get a taste for nature.
Pass By:  
Sandbanks Beach
Set sail past the golden beaches of Sandbanks and its famous Millionaire's Row. Get an up close view of the stunning homes belonging to the Sandbanks area, and the picturesque surrounding views.
Pass By:  
Poole Harbour
Sail through Europe's largest natural harbour on this cruise, where you will learn all about it's history and see the surrounding islands that call Poole Harbour home.
Stop At:  
City Cruises Poole
Return to Poole Quay, where you can explore the other cruises we offer at City Cruises Poole.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travellers
  • OPERATED BY City Cruises
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitisation during Poole Harbour and Island Cruise from Poole?
A:The policies on sanitisation are:

  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
See all safety measures taken by Poole Harbour and Island Cruise from Poole.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Poole Harbour and Island Cruise from Poole?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Poole Harbour and Island Cruise from Poole.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Poole Harbour and Island Cruise from Poole?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Poole Harbour and Island Cruise from Poole.

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Reviews

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star-5
Great boat tour
Lisa_H
, May 2022
Great trip lots of interesting commentary. Easy to find on the quay. Easy access to board. Very clean boat. Great views and a very pleasant way to see the area from the water. Would highly recommend.
star-4
Island and harbour trip
Michael_D
, May 2022
Great trip learnt so much about t he e harbour and islands. More for adults than young children but great value for money. I would definitely go again
star-5
Lovely experience
Kerry_D
, Apr. 2022
Great way to see Poole and the islands. Good value and friendly staff. Spacious boat. Arrive early as there will be a queue.
star-5
I recommended
Oliver_S
, Apr. 2022
Very nice boat trip and very reasonably priced. Took my fiancée for her birthday. Made good use of the bar.
star-5
Pleasant Afternoon Boat Trip
Christine_T
, Mar. 2022
We had a lovely time going round Poole harbour the Skipper was very knowledgable. We would thoroughly recommend it.
star-5
Excellent trip seeing the...
Alison_R
, Feb. 2022
Excellent trip seeing the other small islands as well as brownsea. Commentary great and fabulous trip
star-4
Great day activity
Jake_F
, Feb. 2022
Cruise was great, very informative and had some great sights to see, staff were very friendly and commentary was really interesting! If not for the weather it would be a 5 star review!
star-5
Great fun
Lucas_M
, Jan. 2022
We jumped on this cruise bit last minute on a sunny Sunday and I can’t imagine 12.5£ spent the better way! Crew was lovely! Nice round trip around Brownsea Island with all information! Would definitely go again!
star-5
Funny and surprisingly accessible.
Pauline_A
, Dec. 2021
Lovely trip. We had a traveller with limited mobility and she was able to use the gangway to the upper seating without difficulty and stay there for the entire trip. The toilets, cabin area and bar were down some steep stairs and not really accessible if you had mobility issues. The staff were very helpful and stored the wheelchair for us. The commentary was excellent with Lovely humour.
star-5
Happy trip
Richard_F
, Oct. 2021
Two very excited kids who had been longing for the trip. Very good narrative from a well informed skipper.
star-5
The trip was really good...
Angela_C
, Oct. 2021
The trip was really good and the best part was hearing the guide. There is so much history in this area and the guide was so knowledgeable we learnt so much!
star-4
Great stuff
Lee_H
, Oct. 2021
Great price for what you get. Great running commentary - needs to be a bit louder on the speakers though. But amazing experience.
1 traveller found this review helpful
star-5
A truly enjoyable cruise...
Peter_S
, Oct. 2021
A truly enjoyable cruise and great value for money. The crew were very cheerful and helpful to older people. The commentary by the "Captain" was excellent, full of enthusiasm and sense of humour, even though he must have done it dozens of times before! A great cruise.
star-5
Brilliant
Luisa_B
, Sep. 2021
A super trip that was incredibly informative. We went round 5 of the islands within the harbour and the hour and a half went by too quickly. I’d book this again to enjoy all the sites and their history. Loved every moment and highly recommended this as the crew were brilliant! Thank you
star-4
Poole cruise
Paul_K
, Sep. 2021
Friendly staff. Good commentry on the way round. Beautiful scenery. Good facilities on board. The out look was nice and clear. We enjoyed the view of the Island from a different angle.
star-5
A trip to remember
Vivien_O
, Sep. 2021
Stunning views and the best, most informative commentary, by Jamie, ever! Every consideration for safety and passenger comfort and I shall definitely return for more.
star-5
Loved it
Emma_P
, Sep. 2021
Loved it, informative and really interesting. Sea wasn't to choppy, sun was out, booked later ticket but the crew let us both on early. Would highly recommend.
star-4
Pleasant enjoyable boat ride
Darrell_C
, Sep. 2021
Nice relaxing and enjoyable boat ride. Running commentary by the skipper was also funny, entertaining and knowledgeable.
star-5
Crew made the trip enjoyable
James_b
, Sep. 2021
Skipper took.us for an extra few miles as we had time Amazing crew really decent very friendly captain really knew his stuff
star-5
A memorable cruise ride
Neha_S
, Aug. 2021
The view was breathtaking and spectacular. The commentary was memorable. We were lucky enough to see dolphins (a very rare sight).

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