City Cruises Poole | Day Out With The Kids

City Cruises Poole

Poole, Dorset, England

  • Boat at Poole Harbour Cruises
  • Solent Scene boat passes Old Harry Rocks at Poole Harbour Cruises

Attraction Information

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Ages: all ages

Venue type: Outdoor

Referred to by some as the jewel of England’s south coast, by others as simply a brilliant day out; City Cruises Poole will take you on a journey across the waves to discover the beautiful Jurassic coastline.

There’s nothing quite like being out at sea - the wind in your hair and smell of seaweed are a welcome escape from landlubber life. Poole Harbour is a particularly lovely spot to catch some waves as it’s Europe’s largest natural harbour studded with beautiful bays and classic British beaches. A Cruise will give you plenty of time to marvel at the castle on Brownsea Island and view the famous houses at the Sandbanks.

In 70 minutes, travel along the Jurassic Coast and ask your guide to explain the historic significance of the area. The view is made up of dramatic drops, chalky white cliff faces and if you’re lucky, the odd puffin! Jump aboard the Sea Train Adventure to explore the area by rail and water or hop off at one of the water shows for a coastal education.

  • 70 minute round coastal cruise
  • Explore the Jurassic Coast and the islands of Poole harbour
  • Hop on at Poole, Swanage and Bournemouth


  • Snacks Snacks Available
  • Picnics Picnics Allowed
  • Toilets Toilets Available
  • Parking Parking Available Nearby
  • Pushchair Pushchair Friendly

Getting There and Contact Information


The Quay, Poole, Dorset, BH15 1HJ, England


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02077 400400

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Open daily 1st April to 29th October and selected winter weekends. The opening times for this attraction can vary. Please contact the attraction directly for more information.


Adults from £10.00

Kids from  £5.00

Last Entry

There are set sailing times throughout the day.

More Information

Weather policy

All sailings are subject to tide and weather permitting.

Pets allowed

Pets are allowed

Parking facilities

Poole Quay Visitors car park BH15 1SB Swanage Pier Approach car park BH19 2AW

Eating information

Refreshments are available on every cruise. Licensed bars onboard, café bars, ice cream and snacks.