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From Poole to Swanage: 2-Hour Jurassic Coastal Cruise

From Poole to Swanage: 2-Hour Jurassic Coastal Cruise

From £15.75 per person

Cruise from Poole Harbour to Swanage on a 2-hour round-trip cruise and see some of Dorset's greatest landmarks. Pass Brownsea Island, Sandbanks, and the Old Harry Rocks, as you head towards the historical British seaside resort of Swanage.

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Duration 2 hours
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  • Cruise past the picturesque Jurassic Coastaline
  • Admire luxurious houses on Sandbanks Peninsula
  • Listen to live commentary and find out interesting facts about the area
  • Sail past Brownsea, Furzey, Green, Long, and Round Islands
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Begin your trip at Poole Harbour and board an open deck boat fitted with seating and comfortable saloons. From here, you will be taken on a journey through 185 million years of history along the Jurassic Coastline. On your cruise pass a number of Dorset's most famous landmarks like the golden beaches of Sandbanks, Brownsea Island, and the Old Harry Rocks, named after a notorious pirate. Enjoy expert commentary from your captains as you glide by. Once reaching Swanage, head back towards Poole and capture the perfect picture of the famous chalk formations from the boat's outer deck.
  • 2-hour round-trip cruise from Poole to Swanage
  • Live commentary
  • Drinks and snacks (available for purchase at the fully licensed cash bar)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

Vouchers to be redeemed at the red boat booking kiosk on Poole Quay. Boarding starts 15 minutes prior departure. Poole Quay is a 15 minute walk from Poole Train Station and Poole Main Bus Station. Nearest Car Park: Quay visitors multi–storey car park is only around the corner. Address: Old Orchard, Poole BH15 1SB

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Please note that cruises are subject to weather, tide, and sea conditions
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users
  • You will spend 20 minute at Swanage before returning back to Poole
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based on 247 reviews

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This was a fantastic trip to see the Jurassic coast. Along the way the captain kept us informed of the history of the bay and islands, and current affairs such as who owns the famous millionaires mansions as we cruised passed their mansions. The staff were very helpful and polite. Will definitely recommend doing this boat trip.

23 August 2021

The description says that we will be staying in Swanage for 20 minutes, but this has not happened during my trip. Besides, it's hard to find the exact collection point, or which one should be a kiosk. The boat trip itself is pleasant, although you need to prepare, it can be very windy. Plus, there are two upper decks, as well as an observation deck, and a lower deck, sheltered from wind and rain. There is a toilet and a small shop on board. Another plus is a lot of interesting information about the route and what we are watching at the moment, as well as various curiosities.

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30 July 2021

We went on the Solent Cat at 1pm on the 10/6/21. The coastal cruise was fabulous, it was nice to cruise along the Jurassic coast seeing Brownsea Island, Sand Banks, Old Harry’s Rocks and Swanage from the sea. Infact Harry’s Rocks we’re better viewed from the sea. The boat was spotlessly clean and the Captain who was also the tour guide was very informative with a great sense of humour, just what we like. The young girl worked very hard serving drinks and snacks and was so pleasant to everyone. We highly recommend this coastal cruise and the Solent Cat with its great crew.

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11 June 2021

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