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Dorset, BH151HJ
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Hop aboard an award-winning cruise from Poole and see the world-famous Jurassic Coastline as you’ve never seen it before!

Explore Europe’s largest natural harbour, pass the amazing chalk rock formations that comprise OId Harry Rocks and discover the charming seaside resort of Swanage, a trip by boat is one of the most relaxing parts of a holiday.

For a special day out, step back in time with a steam train ride from Swanage and enjoy fairy-tale Corfe Castle, dating back to the 11th century.

On board, the open-air deck makes the most of the panoramic sea views, relax with a coffee or glass of wine from the fully-stocked bar and enjoy the Captain’s commentary on the fascinating Dorset landmarks and sights. Spot puffins, seabirds and even pods of dolphins at Old Harry Rocks Handfast Point, an evening bird-watching cruise is magical!

Celebrating a birthday, getting married or looking for a work party venue? Charter a cruise for a private event, packages include on-board catering, entertainment and drinks, allowing you to dance the night away while sailing past Brownsea Island, Studland and the millionaire’s row that is Sandbanks.


Valentine’s Day Afternoon Tea Cruise Saturday 18th February 

£25.00 per adult  £20.00 per child 

Overview: Join us on Valentines Day for a delicious afternoon tea with a view. Sit back and relax as you enjoy all of the picturesque views that Poole Harbour has to offer and enjoy your time on the water with your significant other, in style.  

Includes: 1 Hour 30 Minute Cruise, Afternoon Tea, Welcome glass of Prosecco 

Schedule: Boarding - 1:15pm. Departure - 1:30pm 


Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea Cruise Sunday 19th March 

£25.00 per adult  £20.00 per child 

Overview:  Overview Show your mum just how much you care this Mother's Day with a special afternoon tea cruise, whilst sailing around Poole Harbour. Enjoy the sights of Brownsea Island, Sandbanks Peninsula and more, as you indulge in a three tier afternoon tea stand, filled with freshly baked scones, hand crafted cakes & specially made sandwiches brimming with local produce! All will be served by our friendly waiters, as you fill up on unlimited tea and coffee, and of course a free glass of Prosecco for your mother.  

Includes: 1 Hour & 30 Minute Cruise, Three Tier Afternoon Tea, 1 Free Glass of Prosecco for Your Mum, Unlimited Tea and Coffee, Live Commentary 

Schedule: Boarding - 1:15pm. Departure - 1:30pm 


Birdwatching Cruise May: 12th, 19th, 26th. June: 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th 

£20.00 adult  £15.00 child 

Overview:  Departing during the puffin nesting season from Poole Quay and Swanage Pier. Join us for a spectacular evening cruise along the eastern tip of the Jurassic Coast to Dancing Ledge and back. Whether you're a bird enthusiast or not, this cruise is breathtaking and informative to all ages. Enjoy panoramic views of sky, sea and sand from our open air decks, giving you the best picture opportunities. Take advantage of our lounge area in the lower saloon to sit back and relax as you catch up with friends and family with a locally brewed cider. Also as you sail past the spectacular chalk formations and popular nesting locations for Puffins you will be given a full commentary from Durlston Country Park Rangers.  

Includes: 4 hour cruise (Poole), 2 hour cruise (Swanage), Live commentary from Durlston Country Park Rangers, Fully licensed bar. Please note that all of our cruises are subject to weather, tide and sea conditions.  

Schedule: Departs Poole Quay at 18:00. Departs Swanage Pier at 19:00. Boards 15 minutes before departure. Duration is 4 hours from Poole and 2 hours from Swanage 


Tribute Elvis Cruise Friday 21st July, Friday 11th August, Friday 8th September

£35.00 per person

Overview: Come and see the king on a three hour evening cruise around Poole harbour and the start of the Jurassic Coast. Admire the beautiful scenery of Brownsea Island, Sandbanks peninsula, Studland bay and more as the award winning Elvis tribute act, Garry takes you back to the rock’n’roll days. With a dance floor available in the top saloon and a fully stocked licensed bar downstairs you’re guaranteed a top evening of music, drink, meal and scenic views.

*Please note Infant tickets do not include food.

Includes: 3 hour cruise, Garry Foley as Elvis, Fully licensed bar, A Big Hunk of Meat - Steak Burger with Bacon & Cheese (Vegetarian option - Viva Las Veggie - Mushroom and Halloumi with Garlic Mayo). Served in Soft Sourdough rolls with baby leaves, tomatoes, coleslaw, relishes and sauce

Schedule: Departs at 19:30, boards 15 minutes prior to departure . Return to Harbour: 10.30pm


Firework Cruise Thursday 27th July, Thursday 3rd August, Thursday 10th August, Thursday 17th August, Thursday 24th August, Thursday 31st August, Sunday 5th November

£15.00 per adult £9.50 per child

Overview: Join us for the best seats in the house as you sail through Europe's largest natural harbour past Brownsea Island, Sandbanks Peninsula, Studland Bay and more. Enjoy panoramic views of sky, sea and sand from our open deck seating before positioning yourself to watch the magnificent firework display with the glowing night lights of Poole Quay in the background. A great way to spend an evening with your family and friends. We also offer an express service that leaves slightly later than our normal sailing to give more of you the chance to watch the magnificent display on the water. On this cruise you will also see part of Poole harbour before finding a comfortable position to sit and watch the display before returning back alongside the Quay.

For Fireworks on 5th November 2023 departure will be at 7:00pm for a return of 8:15pm after the fireworks

Includes: Cruise, Fully licensed bar, Fireworks viewing position in Poole Harbour

Schedule: Departs at 20:15, boards 15 minutes prior to departure . Return to Harbour: 10.15pm


Fish and Chips Cruise April – 4th, 5th, 8th, 11th, 12th, 15th. May – 30th, 31st. June – 3rd, 17th, 24th. July – 1st, 4th, 5th, 8th, 11th, 12th, 15th, 18th, 19th, 22nd, 25th, 26th, 29th. August – 1st, 2nd, 5th, 8th, 9th, 12th, 15th, 16th, 19th, 22nd, 23rd, 26th, 29th, 30th. September – 2nd

£18.00 per adult £12.00 per child

Overview: Join us for the great British tradition of fish & chip with City Cruises Poole. With delightful bites and stunning scenery of the Poole Harbour, your time on the water is a welcome retreat from land. While you feast, listen to our local skipper share their favorite sights and historical anecdotes while relaxing background music plays. *Children's option is Fishcake & Chip's rather than cod and chip's.

Includes: 1 hour and 30 minute cruise through Poole Harbour, Traditional fish & chip dinner, Coastal ocean views, Live commentary

Schedule: Board: 18:45 | Cruise: 19:00 - 20:30


Casino Cruise Saturday 22nd April

£35.00 per person

Overview: Join us for an exciting evening of music, dancing and gambling but without the risk as all pretend money! Each person will be given some ‘money’ to spend on the casino tables and then dance the night away whilst sailing around Poole Harbour and along the Jurassic Coast (weather permitting).

Includes: 3 hour Cruise, Fun money for Casino Table's, Live DJ, Fully Licenced Bar

Schedule: 7:15pm - Boarding . 7:30pm - Departure . 10:30pm - Return to Quay


BBQ Evening Cruise Tuesday 8th August

£35.00 per person

Overview: Join us for a sizzling summer BBQ cruise. Cruise around Poole Harbour and The Jurassic Coast on this 3 hour trip taking in the sights of Brownsea Island, Studland Bay, Old Harry’s Rock, Sandbanks Peninsula and much more whilst dancing the night away to our resident DJ and feasting on a sumptuous BBQ. Dramatic scenery, the hottest tunes and delicious food and drinks – what better way is there to spend a summer’s evening!

Includes: BBQ On-board, Live DJ, 3 hour cruise, Fully Licenced Bar

Schedule: Boarding - 7:15pm. Departure - 7:30pm. Finish - 10:30pm

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