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Island Tours

Our most recommended Poole Island Tours

Poole Harbor and Islands Cruise

1. Poole Harbor and Islands Cruise

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. 

Poole Harbour Lights Cruise

2. Poole Harbour Lights Cruise

Experience a relaxing evening cruise around Poole Harbour. Sail from the Poole Quay around the harbor, close to Brownsea Island and its castle, and the luxurious properties on Sandbanks. Relax, unwind and watch the sun go down while you learn about the surrounding islands and more from your captain through their live commentary. While onboard, enjoy a drink from the fully licensed bar and take in the beautiful scenery of Europe’s largest natural Harbour before returning to Poole Quay where you can enjoy the rest of your evening in one of many great restaurants or bars.

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What people are saying about Poole

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 10 reviews

A lovely trip around the bay on a summers bay. Nice & friendly staff. No better way to spend my the ticket said we met at the red kiosk, but it was the blue kiosk. They are close, so no biggie. We sat outside at the very back of the boat, and with the wind blowing around our ears, struggled to hear the commentary at times. Would sit nearer next time. Overall really good value

This was a very pleasant trip around the bay with interesting commentary, friendly crew and we also enjoyed our wine and nibbles and it was a bargain price! Would definitely recommend.

The tour was lovely. The Crewe were polite and talked through the sites with good local knowledge.

Lovely trip. Informative and lovely sights. Just the right length.

Very interesting and enjoyable trip. Highly recommend.