Poole Harbour and Island Cruise from Poole

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
Destination: United Kingdom, England, Poole

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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Poole
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


Enjoy a spectacular and relaxing 75-minute cruise around the largest natural harbour in Europe, and get some great views of the beautiful harbour islands and world famous Sandbanks! With four daily departures, this popular cruise commences from Poole Quay, situated in the traditional harbour town of Poole on the picturesque Dorset coast, and starts with a trip through the harbour, formed in the last ice-age, and continues around Brownsea Island, before returning to Poole Quay.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Brownsea Island, Poole BH13 7EE England

Sail past historic Brownsea Island and it's Castle. Home to the Red Squirrel and incredible wildlife, you will get a taste for nature.

Pass By: Sandbanks Beach, Banks Road, Poole BH13 7QQ England

Set sail past the golden beaches of Sandbanks and its famous Millionaire's Row. Get an up close view of the stunning homes belonging to the Sandbanks area, and the picturesque surrounding views.

Pass By: Poole Harbour, Poole England

Sail through Europe's largest natural harbour on this cruise, where you will learn all about it's history and see the surrounding islands that call Poole Harbour home.

Stop At: City Cruises Poole, The Quay Poole, Poole BH15 England

Return to Poole Quay, where you can explore the other cruises we offer at City Cruises Poole.

Duration: 1 hour

  • Live commentary on board

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
Departure Point

City Cruises - Poole, The Quay, Poole BH15 1BQ, UK

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


1 hour 15 minutes

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews


15 Nov, 2022

Funny and informative guide, good value for money. Fantastic way to get an idea of the area and its history.


09 Nov, 2022

Splendid views of the harbour and islands. Informative and amusing commentary. Lovely hot chocolate in the cabin below


30 Oct, 2022

Went on the Poole Harbour tour today (Sunday 30th October) with family and friends and our 9 year old daughter. The staff were excellent, kind and friendly. Tom who worked behind the bar/tea area was great to talk to and very knowledgeable and clearly loved his job. The other two guys who steered and managed the boat were also equally as great. My daughter was asked if she would like to join them to steer the boat, which she did and loved. Thoroughly enjoyed this and would highly recommend.


28 Oct, 2022

Really informative boat trip! Read previous positive reviews and they all were great and were very accurately. My only tip would be to remember to bring some change with you ; as we develop into a non cash world it makes it hard to leave a little tip for the crew … I did manage to find some in the bottom of a bag thank goodness. It was a lovely , 😀⛴


23 Oct, 2022

We had a great trip on the Island Boat, the guide was very funny and informative, made the trip and we would go again

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