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City Cruises Poole

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£10.00 per ticket
Family ticket (1 adult + 3 children)£15.00 per ticket
Family ticket (2 adults + 3 children)£25.00 per ticket
Under 17's tickets£5.00 per ticket

Prices listed are for Harbour and Islands Cruise in 2017. Children under 5 years old travel free.
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:

  • rachaelann2016
    Hornchurch, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Great experience!
    4 of 5 stars
    Monday, 16th October 2017
    Used CityCruisesPoole boat to Swanage. There is seating upstairs and downstairs. Beautiful scenery during the trip. Guide was funny and friendly. There is a bar on board. An amazing experience. Read full review
  • Catherine A
    Farnborough, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Birthday Cruise
    4 of 5 stars
    Monday, 2nd October 2017
    I spent a lovely day with my family on a trip to Swanage. A very informative trip thanks to the crew. Really lovely scenery.They also serve refreshments.We spent a couple of hours at Swanage before... Read full review
  • Tigerwards
    Trip Type:
    Jurassic Journey
    4 of 5 stars
    Friday, 29th September 2017
    We had a lovely sunny late September day for our return trip from Poole to Swanage and back. We booked online and were pleased with the simplicity of this. The crew were pleasant and efficient with... Read full review


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Map & Directions

Public Transport Directions


In Poole the boats moor at the Quay, very close to Poole Pottery. For SatNav the post code is BH15 1HJ.

Look for the Red City Cruises kiosk at Poole Quay.

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

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.


Key Features

  • Coastal

Children & Infants

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

Parking & Transport

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


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

Payment Methods

  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Special group rates - 10% discount for groups of 20+ people
  • Visa accepted

Establishment Features

  • Accept coach parties
  • 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

Opening Times

Summer 2018 (1 April 2018 - 29 October 2018)

* Check our website for Winter sailings


Monday, 18th December 2017 - Monday, 18th December 2017

Tuesday, 19th December 2017 - Tuesday, 19th December 2017

Wednesday, 20th December 2017 - Wednesday, 20th December 2017

Thursday, 21st December 2017 - Thursday, 21st December 2017

Friday, 22nd December 2017 - Friday, 22nd December 2017

Saturday, 23rd December 2017 - Saturday, 23rd December 2017

Sunday, 24th December 2017 - Sunday, 24th December 2017

Sail with Santa in PooleA cruise around Poole Harbour with entertainment, music and Father Christmas.
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Saturday, 30th December 2017 - Friday, 30th March 2018

Wading birdsWinter Birdwatching CruisesNature does not hibernate on Brownsea Island! Put on your hat, scarf and gloves and take this incredible two hour birdwatching cruise. We sail from Poole Quay up through the harbour towards the lagoon on Brownsea Island where there is up to 1.500 Avocet and 20 Spoonbill. Out on the water we can...
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