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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£10.50 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:

  • Patricia D
    Weymouth, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Great Harbour tour
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 8th June 2018
    Great boat tour of Poole Harbour taking in the history of brown sea island and sand banks. Interesting snippets about who once lived in millionaires row and who lives there now. Very informative... Read full review
  • Eveningstar19
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Great tour
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 4th June 2018
    We booked City cruise to Swanage and I strongly recommend it. We had a fantastic day! The staff welcomed us on board with a smile, we had beautiful sunshine and soaked in the most amazing view. We... Read full review
  • YantoReddish2013
    Stockport, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    A really nice cruise around Poole Harbour !
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 1st June 2018
    This was a nice cruise that took just over an hour around Poole Harbour and took in Sandbanks and went right round Brownsea Island. The captain did an excellent commentary that was both informative... 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

  • Families
  • Groups
  • Weddings

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 available for extra charge.

Payment Methods

  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Visa accepted

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

Travel & Trade

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

Opening Times

Summer 2018 (1 April 2018 - 28 October 2018)

* Check our website for Winter sailings.


Friday, 22nd June 2018 - Friday, 22nd June 2018

Friday, 29th June 2018 - Friday, 29th June 2018

Birdwatching CruiseRelax and enjoy an evening boat cruise from Poole Quay and Swanage Pier along Purbeck’s beautiful World Heritage Coast, guided by the Durlston Country Park Rangers. Geology, puffins, guillemots, kittiwakes and more.
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