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City Cruises Poole

The Quay
BH15 1HJ

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  • City Cruises Poole
  • Solent Scene boat cruise
  • Boat Cruise in Swanage Bay
  • Solent Scene boat cruise
  • City Cruises Poole at Old Harry Rocks
  • Solent Scene boat cruise
  • City Cruises Poole - dolphins
  • City Cruises at Old Harry Rocks
  • City Cruises Poole
  • City Cruises in Swanage Bay
  • Boat Cruise in Swanage Bay

Telephone: +44 020 77 400 400 / 07483 005956

Opening Times

Summer 2019 (1 April 2019 - 31 October 2019)

* Check our website for Winter sailings.

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

Telephone: +44 020 77 400 400 / 07483 005956



TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
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Recent Reviews:

  • waffler_2
    Telford, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    First class
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 21st September 2019
    Took the 1300 Jurassic coast cruise Poole to Swanage. Excellent commentary including some celebrity gossip. All sites on the journey were clear and the geological history was explained. Drinks and... Read full review
  • wtpsg121
    Swanage to Pool circularly cruise - pleasant trip
    4 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 12th October 2019
    Selected the Swanage circular cruise. Weather was sunny but windy for the journey. Staff in kiosk in Swanage was very friendly and helpful. Joined cruise and first chose to sit outside at back... Read full review
  • Angela E
    Romsey, United Kingdom
    cruise round the port
    4 of 5 stars
    Monday, 14th October 2019
    great time on board the boat cruising round the port and island - good commentary - we all enjoyed our day Read full review


  • Regional and MiscellaneousJurassic Coast Trust Business Partner Jurassic Coast Trust Business Partner 2018



  • 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

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.

Telephone: +44 020 77 400 400 / 07483 005956


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Harbour Station Café, PooleWhether you are shopping and fancy a bite to eat or on a boat trip enjoying the views of Europe's largest natural harbour, then come on in - we have something for everyone. Harbour Station Cafe is situated on Poole Quay, a short walk from the bustling town centre and High Street.

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