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City Cruises Poole

Type:Boat Trip

The Quay
BH15 1HJ

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Telephone:+44 020 77 400 400 / 07483 005956

Solent Scene boat cruise

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult tickets£11.50 per ticket
Family ticket (1 adult + 3 children)£18.50 per ticket
Family ticket (2 adults + 3 children)£30.00 per ticket
Under 17's tickets£7.00 per ticket

Prices listed are prices for our Harbour and Islands Cruise in 2019.

Children under 5 years old travel free.

£2 charge for dogs and bikes.

Special group rates of 10% discount for a group of 15+ available.

Tickets can be purchased at City Cruises Poole ticket office at Poole Quay/Swanage Pier or call +44 (0)20 77 400 400 or visit our website



TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

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Recent Reviews:

  • Tom l
    Bolton, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Poole harbour 1 hour 10 minute cruise
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 6th July 2019
    What a fantastic way to spend one hour ten minutes going around Poole harbour wild life fantastic views of all the islands and you also go passed Millionaire row at Sandbanks give it a try see web... Read full review
  • Seaside261421
    Poole, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Poole to Swanage and back
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 7th July 2019
    I cannot recommend this trip enough it was fantastic from beginning to end 2hr stop over in swanage just enough time for fish and chips and a swim off the beach. Great value for money and a great... Read full review
  • Geoff W
    Southampton, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Lovely day out
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 15th July 2019
    We went on the "Sea / Train Adventure". Not really much of an adventure, but a lovely day in glorious weather. The "cruise" from Poole to Swanage was great. We knew the area very well by land, but... Read full review


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Map & Directions

Public Transport Directions


In Poole the boats moor at the Quay - look for the red City Cruises kiosk. For SatNav the post code is BH15 1HJ.

If you are parking a car, then you will find Quay Visitors Car Park most popular -  Sat Nav BH15 1SB


Boats depart from Swanage Pier - Pier Approach, Swanage, Dorset BH19 2AW

JOURNEY PLANNING: To plan your journey by public transport contact Traveline on 0871 200 2233 or visit their website: to look up bus timetables. Calls cost 12p per minute plus your phone company's access charge.



  • Bar - fully stocked bars serving a range of hot and cold refreshments and light snacks
  • Packed lunch available - Picnic box available for extra charge.

Children & Infants

  • Accept children (Minimum age) - no minimum age applies

Establishment Features

  • Accept coach parties - pre-booking required.
  • Dogs Accepted - on lead. Charge applies.
  • Event venue - The Solent Scene and Island Scene, Dorset's premier vessels are available for private hire
  • Toilets
  • Welcome single sex groups, eg stag/hen parties

Key Features

  • Families
  • Groups
  • Weddings

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking - Swanage: near Swanage Pier Poole: Quay Visitors Car Park - Sat Nav BH15 1SB
  • On Bus Route

Payment Methods

  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Visa accepted

Travel & Trade

  • Group discounts available - 10% discount for groups of 20+ people.
  • Packed lunches available

Opening Times

Summer 2019 (1 April 2019 - 31 October 2019)

* Check our website for Winter sailings.


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