Sail with Santa Experience

City Cruises Poole’s Sail with Santa Experience is back!

With the festive season rolling around just as quickly as the last time, why not start to get into the holiday spirit? Join City Cruises on their largest vessel, Solent Scene this Christmas season, for a fun filled and festive trip!

Santa is taking a short break from all of his hard work in the North Pole, to hop on board their harbour cruise around Poole. He must have heard that there were free mince pies up for grabs!


Settle into our saloon seating on the upper deck where it will be decked with Christmas decorations, there you will enjoy entertainment from Dr. Balloon Man as soon as you come aboard, the kids will be thoroughly entertained throughout! With an array of party tricks and balloon sculptures, to an entertainment show, along with a free drink and Christmas snack, they will be beside themselves, whilst waiting for Santa. And the parent’s won’t be left out, there is a free glass of mulled wine and a mince pie for you too, but only if you’ve been good.

You will need to listen out for Santa’s sleigh bells ringing! After all of this excitement, Santa will be making his visit along with one of his special helpers. The children will get the opportunity to speak to Santa themselves, to let him know if they’ve been good so far, and what presents they would like for Christmas this year. But they don’t leave empty handed! When having that special one on one time with Santa, he will give them a gift, just to ensure they stay on the good list.

Santa will wave the children and parents goodbye as you disembark the vessel, but not before the children receive a certificate to say they have been on the Sail with Santa Experience.

With sailings on 31st Nov, 1st, 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd and 24th of December at 11.00am, 13.00pm, 15.00pm and 17.00pm*, you won’t want to miss out. (*only on selected dates)

Duration: 75 minutes

*All sailings subject to weather. If we cannot sail, we will continue the experience alongside Poole Quay and you will be offered an alternative harbour cruise at a later date.

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