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Boat Trips

With one of the largest natural harbours in the world and the beautiful Jurassic coastline on our doorstep, boat trips and boat cruises have become a popular way to explore this stunning bit of Dorset, plus it’s a great activity for all ages to enjoy.

Whether you fancy a leisurely pleasure cruise or a high speed boat trip, there are a number of operators offering boat trips from both Bournemouth and Poole to a number of beautiful locations, including Brownsea Island, Wareham, Old Harry Rocks and Swanage, to name but a few!


And many operators also run trips for special events such as the Bournemouth Air Festival or the Poole Fireworks.

So make your way to the waters edge, it’s time to step aboard!…

City Cruises Poole

City Cruises Poole
City Cruises Poole operate daily from Poole Quay on Dorset’s premier vessel – The Solent Scene. They offer a selection of boat trips including a Poole Harbour Cruise, Old Harry Cruises, Swanage and Bournemouth Cruises and refreshments are available on all sailings including a fully stocked bar.
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Greenslade Pleasure Boats

Greenslade Pleasure Boats
Greenslade Pleasure Boats are based on Poole Quay and offer boat trips and pleasure cruises to Brownsea Island, around Poole harbour, up the river Frome to the historic town of Wareham and along the beautiful coast. Departing daily every half hour, their boats offer both outside and inside seating for enjoyment in all weathers.
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