Water activity

From Poole: Round-trip Jurassic Coastal Cruise to Swanage

Activity provider: City Cruises Plc
Water activity

From Poole: Round-trip Jurassic Coastal Cruise to Swanage

Activity provider: City Cruises Plc

From US$ 20.16 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

Discover the impressive Jurassic Coast on a cruise through Dorset. See Round Island, marvel at the iconic chalk formations on the coast, and learn fascinating facts about the area from live commentary onboard.

Begin your trip at Poole Harbour and board an open deck boat with seating and comfortable saloons. From here, start your journey through 185 million years of history along the Jurassic Coastline. As you cruise, pass some of Dorset's most famous landmarks. See 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.

Sail by Dorset's small islands, including Furzey, Long, Green, and Round Islands, as you make your way to Swanage. Once reaching Swanage, head back towards Poole and capture the perfect picture of the famous chalk formations from the boat's outer deck.

  • Roundtrip cruise from Poole to Swanage
  • Live commentary
  • Drinks and snacks (available for purchase at the fully licensed cash bar)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Redeem your voucher at the blue "City Cruises Poole" kiosk in Poole Quay. Boarding starts 15 minutes prior departure. Poole Quay is a 15-minute walk from Poole Train Station and Poole Main Bus Station. A multi-story car park is just around the corner at 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 573 reviews

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It was a really well organised trip. Great commentary on board about the area. Unfortunately i felt somewhat sea sick nearly half way into the journey so i can't tell you much sbout the bar/snacks facilities apart from saying it looked like a great place to get a tea/coffee/other beverage/snack area. If i hadn't felt so yuk i would have enjoyed it much more. I would highly recommend it.

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March 22, 2023

I really liked this boat trip we went from Poole keys where there are lots of pubs so you can have a drink and maybe a bite to eat before or after the trip...the boat captain is very informative telling you about different landmarks etc along the way...we were also able to take the dog Would go again next time we stay in Bournemouth

March 22, 2023

I enjoyed the activity it was as described. we had brought tickets online but I was surprised by the queue as it was longer and still quite early i.e. 40mins until the trip began. Consequently we did not have many options to sit on the outside deck (there was 5 of us) as people had bagged their seats with jumpers/bags etc of the deck on the motor cruiser.

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March 22, 2023

Product ID: 298260