Boat Tours in Dorset

There’s so much fabulous scenery to take in and there really is no better viewpoint than from the water!

Hit the waves and experience Dorset’s picturesque waterways and dramatic coast by boat.

All aboard!

Greenslade Pleasure Boats offer daily pleasure cruises from Poole Quay giving you an unforgettable sightseeing experience. You can cruise along the Jurassic Coast, take a trip to Brownsea Island or enjoy a scenic tour of Poole Harbour.

Kick back and relax on a sundowner cruise

This popular evening cruise from City Cruises Poole will take you around the islands and past the beautiful beaches and bays of Poole Harbour and then out to the Jurassic Coast where you can catch the sunset at Old Harry Rocks.

Depending on your interests, you can also enjoy a birdwatching cruise, a sea-train adventure or a fireworks cruise, not forgetting the unmissable seasonal events where you can watch the Bournemouth Air Show from the sea or Sail with Santa.

Exclusive hire

If you’re after something a little more tailored and luxurious, Sail Tortuga give you the opportunity to charter a 12m sailing catamaran for a unique day out around Weymouth Bay. It caters for up to 12 guests and is suitable for adults and children.

Being the sole clients, the boat is yours for the duration of the trip! If the mood takes you, Tortuga can anchor in one of the coasts picturesque bays to use the eFoils, inflatable slide, sofa and swim platforms, stand up paddleboards or just to take a swim.

You’ll never want to return home!

Take a day trip to Guernsey

A day trip to the Channel Islands is just 3 hours away from Poole with Condor Ferries. As well as enjoying the onboard duty-free shopping and restaurants, you might even see dolphins on your journey. 

The ship docks in St. Peter Port on Guernsey where you'll have a few hours to explore before returning to Poole.

Book your accommodation

If after reading this you can’t wait to come down to Dorset to experience it all, then you’ll want to know where you can stay.

Rest your head on a plush pillow or camp under the stars, it’s up to you – we’re here waiting to welcome you to delightful Dorset!



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