City Cruises Poole

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Things To Do Category: Attractions, Boat Trips, and Wildlife and Nature

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    City Cruises Poole offer daytime and evening cruises which operate daily from Poole Quay on Dorset’s premier vessel The Solent Scene

    Enjoy a two hour non landing coastal cruise or a day cruise from Poole Quay and sail along the magnificent coastline with the mighty cliffs of Ballard Down and Old Harry Rocks to bustling Swanage Pier. If you have a bit longer time, why not explore the charming Victorian resort and take a picnic to Durlston Country Park or the award-winning Steam Railway to Corfe Castle.

    Alternatively enjoy a boat trip through Poole Harbour, Europe’s largest natural Harbour. You will pass the beautiful beaches and bays of the Harbour and around the islands, cruising close to Brownsea Island and its castle and viewing the famous houses at Sandbanks.

    During School holidays there are fireworks displays along the coastline. Join City Cruises Poole for a fantastic cruise through Poole’s magnificent harbour, enjoy a drink or two from their bar and relax under the stars before enjoying the best view of the stunning fireworks display from the sea!

    City Cruises Poole also offer trips from Bournemouth. You will take a sightseeing bus from Bournemouth to Poole, with a detailed commentary on route showing points of interest including the lovely Lilliput and famous houses at Sandbanks. On arrival at Poole Quay you will join one of their vessels to enjoy a cruise through beautiful Poole Harbour and along the start of the Jurassic Heritage Coast over to Swanage.

    New for 2018:

    Wareham River Evening Cruise – 12th June 2018, 12th July 2018, 10th August 2018
    Departing Poole Quay at 7pm – By the red City Cruises Poole kiosk
    Join City Cruises Poole to see the historic town of Wareham, located in the western part of Poole Harbour. Admire the outstanding natural beauty surrounding River Frome and Piddle.

    80’s Music Cruise – 10th August 2018, 31st August 2018
    Departing Poole Quay at 19:30 – By the red City Cruises Poole kiosk
    Do you remember the sounds of the Pet Shop Boys or Duran Duran coming out of your boombox? Relive it again on board the 80’s Cruise. Join City Cruises Poole for a three hour trip for a fantastic night with the unforgettable music.

    Elvis Tribute Cruise – 6th July 2018, 7th September 2018
    Departing Poole Quay at 19:30 – By the red City Cruises Poole kiosk
    A three hour evening cruise and watch Elvis ‘perform live’. All from jailhouse rock to Las Vegas years. Admire beautiful scenery of Poole Harbour and Jurassic Coast and enjoy a tasty barbeque while on board with rock’n’roll sounds in the background!

    Jazz Cruise – 27th July 2018
    Departing Poole Quay at 19:30 – By the red City Cruises Poole kiosk
    A three hour Jazz Cruise and relax to the classic sounds played live by the famous ‘Prohibition 4’ band. Treat yourself to a Hog Roast meal and enjoy the amazing scenery in the evening sun.

    Sea Food Cruise – 17th August 2018
    Departing Poole Quay at 19:30 – By the red City Cruises Poole kiosk
    A three hour seafood cruise and enjoy a variety of tastes from the sea. Try freshly prepared dishes of scallops wrapped in bacon and mussels with crusty bread.

    Wine and Cheese Cruise – 21st June 2018, 19th July 2018, 20th September 2018
    Departing Poole Quay at 19:30 – By the red City Cruises Poole kiosk
    Join City Cruises on their Wine Cruise, learn about the methods of their production and enjoy a degustation of best local produce varying from red, white to sparkling wines. Enjoy a cheese platter while listening to relaxing music in the background

    Shipwreck Cruise – Every Wednesday June and July
    Departing in front of the City Cruises Poole red kiosk at 15:00 for a 1 hour tour of Poole Museum. Followed by a Cruise around Poole Harbour, departing from Poole quay at 16:15 (duration 90 minutes)
    Start your trip with a visit to Poole Museum and see for yourself remarkable artefacts recovered from the seabed and more. Following a guided tour join City Cruises Poole for a 90 minute cruise which will take you past Old Harry’s Rocks and around Poole Harbour. While on board watch a presentation given by a maritime archaeologist about the Iron Age Poole Log boat, medieval Studland Bay Wreck, 17th century Swash Channel Wreck and the WWII Valentine DD Tanks which sunk in the area.

    Full details, sailing times and prices can be found on the City Cruises Poole website.

    Their fleet of boats are designed to give you the best vantage point of sea life. Sit back, relax and enjoy the views either from the open air upper deck or comfortable saloon. On all boats you’ll find fully stocked bars serving a range of hot and cold refreshments and light snacks.

    Tickets can be purchased at City Cruises Poole ticket office at Poole Quay – look for the Red & White kiosk, at Swanage pier, online at or by calling +44 (0)20 77 400 400.

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