Water activity

Poole Harbor and Islands Cruise

Activity provider: City Cruises Plc

Poole Harbor and Islands Cruise

Activity provider: City Cruises Plc
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Likely to sell out

From £12.50 per person

See for yourself Europe's largest natural harbor. Take on stunning views and learn more about the area as you relax on board, passing interesting locations along the shores.

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Duration 70 minutes
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Live tour guide


  • See the historic castle built by Henry VIII on Brownsea Island
  • Admire luxurious houses of 'rich and famous' on Sandbanks Peninsular
  • Sail past Brownsea, Furzey, Green, Long and Round Islands
  • Listen to live commentary and find out interesting facts about the area
Full description
Take a cruise around Europe's largest natural harbor, home to the town of Poole, the golden beaches of Sandbanks and Brownsea Island. From either open deck seating or comfortable saloon you will see stunning views of the exceptional landscape that surrounds it. Your 70 minute trip will start on charming Poole Quay with its old buildings and buzzing atmosphere.  Next you will go past Brownsea Island, home to wildlife and picturesque Brownsea Castle, built to protect against French invasions. After that comes the Sandbanks Peninsula and the luxurious houses of the ‘Golden Mile’. Then you will tour the great natural expanse of the harbor and the remaining islands: Green, Furzey, Long and Round. Fronting onto beautiful scenery it helped inspire classics like Lord of the Rings and Gulliver's Travel. 
  • Cruise
  • Food
  • Drinks
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

Poole Quay; in front of the red kiosk

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 229 reviews

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The main thing is there is no RED ticket collection box. It’s the blue one. The cruise itself was good. The information was interesting. The water isn’t very deep so it didn’t feel much like a boat trip but at least you won’t get sea sick! It’s very good value for money. Snacks are available to buy on board and there is a toilet. You can sit up on deck or undercover if the weather isn’t good.

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19 May 2022

Excellent boat trip around POOLE harbour . Very interesting & informative. My only negative would be at times I could not hear what the Captain was saying due to the wind & the fact I was sat at the rear of the boat. It would help if the speakers were a little louder.

16 May 2022

What a fab little trip & such a good price. We were 5 adults & 2 children aged 8 & 11 and we all thoroughly enjoyed it all. Fab commentary, amazed to see & hear so much on this little trip. It won’t disappoint & after there’s plenty of choices for restaurants or a spot of retail therapy .

16 February 2022

Product ID: 146166