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From Poole: 2-Hour Jurassic Coastal Cruise

Activity provider: City Cruises Plc

From Poole: 2-Hour Jurassic Coastal Cruise

Activity provider: City Cruises Plc
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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
Full description
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)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
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
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 334 reviews

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Good value. We went on the Jurassic coast cruise to Swanage which was a round trip of about 2 hours. Other options available are to disembark at Swanage and take another ship back. The Captain's commentary was very informative and the crew were helpful and polite. On the day of our trip the weather was perfect so that of course added to a beautiful experience!

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22 June 2022

Despite threatening dark clouds, we headed off into the sunshine and an entertaining tour with our captain who was very informative and amusing. Two things would be helpful: for those not familiar with just how COLD it can be on the water, perhaps a reminder to wear trousers and bring a jacket. One chap was in shorts! And .... Probably most people are not local, so a more explicit location for the boat. Could drop a pin or just say exactly where. There are a lot of moorings in Poole. Lastly a moan at the booking company: tried to contact their customer services email....and it bounced! Email did not exist. Scared me that booking was a scam (says you've booked a 'guidebook') luckily it wasn't!

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4 June 2022

A great day out had by myself my wife and 2 children aged 8 and 11, the skipper was very informative with information on the surrounding areas ,a well stocked bar with a good selection of snacks,would highly recommend if on holiday there,also a very reasonable price for the day out.

31 May 2022

Product ID: 298260