City Cruises Poole


Type:Boat Trip

Blue Kiosk, The Quay, POOLE, Dorset, BH15 1HJ

Tel: 07483005956

City Cruises Logo Poole


We live for being on the water, setting sail regularly every day from Poole Quay to Swanage Pier. Explore Dorset’s sights like you’ve never seen them before.

You won’t just be watching the sights unfold, you can enjoy a tasty snack or an alcoholic beverage as you sail through Poole Harbour and the start of the Jurassic Coast. You could also take a step back in time and enjoy a steam train ride from Swanage to see the ruins of Corfe Castle. 

We know how to make your trip extraordinary. Our boats offer panoramic views, an open air deck even a bar where you can relax. With live commentary on the sights, landmarks and history from our Captain, you’ll get a new perspective on our amazing city’s story. 

Choose from one of our spectacular boat cruises:

Harbour & Islands Cruise

Poole / Swanage Sightseeing Cruise

Poole / Swanage Jurassic Cruise

Seatrain Adventure

Harbour Lights Cruise

Bus and Boat

Fish and Chip Cruise

Wareham Evening Cruise

Showboat Cruise with our resident DJ or Live Entertainment

Christmas Party Cruises

Set Sail with Santa

Old Harry Rock’s Cruise

For more information, prices and to book, please see our website

For a memorable celebration or corporate event why not book one of our boats privately!

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  • Facility for service dogs
  • Guide Dogs Permitted

Establishment Features

  • Dogs Accepted
  • Event Venue
  • Open Christmas - Period leading up to Christmas but not Christmas day
  • Toilets

Parking & Transport

  • Parking (charge) -  Nearby Parking Multi-story

Payment Methods

  • Can be packages by 3rd parties
  • Groups Accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Min group size - 20
  • Special group rates
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • No Smoking Attraction
  • Outdoor Attraction

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun


Map & Directions

Public Transport Directions

Our vessels are moored in front of our blue and white kiosk on Poole Quay, opposite the Harbour Station Cafe. Address: City Cruises Poole, The Quay, BH15 1HJ, Poole Sat Nav: BH15 1HJ

We also have a kiosk located on Swanage Pier.


  • Tourism South East Award -Tourism South East Member 23/24 - Silver Tourism South East Member 23/24 - Silver 2023

Opening Times

City Cruises Poole (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)

* Open all year round 9am - 5pm

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