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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£10.50 per ticket
Family ticket (1 adult + 3 children)£17.50 per ticket
Family ticket (2 adults + 3 children)£28.00 per ticket
Under 17's tickets£7.00 per ticket

Prices listed are online prices for Harbour and Islands Cruise in 2018.

Children under 5 years old travel free.

Charge for dogs and bikes.

Special group rates available.

Book online and save 10% on all sightseeing tickets: Tickets can also be purchased at City Cruises Poole ticket office at Poole Quay/Swanage Pier or call +44 (0)20 77 400 400.


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Recent Reviews:

  • Philippa80
    Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Island Cruise Fantastic
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 23rd October 2018
    Wonderful experience and most informative crew, found it really beautiful and interesting. Absolutely excellent customer service from this company Read full review
  • Hessie J
    Trip Type:
    Best birthday for my 3 year old
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 3rd November 2018
    I booked the harbour cruise after my toddler said she wanted to be a pirate and go on a boat for her 3rd birthday. The staff couldn’t have been more accomodatimg They said we could come in early... Read full review
  • Kelvin155
    Coventry, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    65th Birthday presents
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 6th November 2018
    Had 2 fantastic cruises one round Poole harbour,Brownsea Island and Sandbanks, and the other to Swanage and a ride on the Swanage steam railway,excellent value and the crew on both trips were very... 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 - 28 October 2019)

* Check our website for Winter sailings.


Swanage Railway - photo taken by Andrew P.M. WrightSwanage Railway, SwanageEnjoy a nostalgic steam-train ride on the Purbeck line. Trains run for most of the year - daily from April to October and most weekends throughout the year. Park at Norden then catch a train to travel 6 miles south to Swanage, passing through Corfe Castle village.

Saturday, 8th December 2018 - Sunday, 9th December 2018

Saturday, 15th December 2018 - Monday, 24th December 2018

Sail with Santa in PooleA cruise around Poole Harbour with entertainment, music and Father Christmas.
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