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Poole Harbour and Island Cruise from Poole

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Dorset, United Kingdom

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icon1 hour 15 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
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
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Overview

Get acquainted with the seaside splendor of Poole during a cruise around Europe’s largest natural harbor from Poole. Climb aboard a traditional fishing boat and enjoy spectacular views of the famous Sandbanks, the Blue Lagoon, and Corfe Castle. Listen to illuminating commentary from your expert guide as you sail from the picturesque town of Poole to Brownsea Island. Hear of how Poole Harbour was formed in the last ice-age and absorb the tranquility of the ocean before returning to Poole Quay.  
  • Sightseeing cruise around Poole Harbour from Poole Quay
  • See impressive maritime sights like the Blue Lagoon, Brownsea Island and Corfe Castle
  • Listen to interesting commentary about the history of Poole from your expert guide
  • Revitalize with snacks and hot drinks at an onboard bar
Live commentary on board
Food and drinks
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

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

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
After selecting a departure time to suit your schedule, climb aboard your awaiting boat at Poole’s quaint quayside and set sail on the calm waters of Europe’s largest natural harbor. Receive an interesting introduction to the history and geology of the region from your knowledgeable captain as you sail towards Brownstone Island, home to the impressive Corfe Castle.

Capture panoramic views of the opulent houses of Sandbanks and the picturesque islands of Poole Harbour as you sail. Gaze at the glittering surface of the Blue Lagoon from a comfortable seat on the top deck, or relax with a cup of fragrant tea in the heated saloon area.

When your cruise comes to an end, return to Poole Quay and continue exploring the town independently.  
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Corfe Castle
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Brownsea Island
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Sandbanks Beach
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Poole Harbour
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
City Cruises Poole
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
  • OPERATED BY City Cruises

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Poole Harbour and Island Cruise from Poole?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Poole Harbour and Island Cruise from Poole.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Poole Harbour and Island Cruise from Poole?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Poole Harbour and Island Cruise from Poole.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Poole Harbour and Island Cruise from Poole?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Poole Harbour and Island Cruise from Poole.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Poole Harbour and Island Cruise from Poole?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Poole Harbour and Island Cruise from Poole.

Traveler Tips


  • "It was a very rainy day, but still an excellent trip." See review

Reviews

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star-5
What a great harbour and Brownsea Island trip - even the weather was perfect!
Marjorie_H
, Sep 2020
Only in Poole for a few hours and we were so pleased that we chose to go on a 1.1/2 hour trip around the harbour and Brownsea Island. The weather was perfect and our Captain, Jamie kept us really informed and very entertained with his humorous commentary. The weather was perfect and we were happy with the Covid 19 precautions on board.
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Not pram friendly
Sean
, Sep 2020
Not pram friendly, even though arriving 20 mins before departure, they were already letting people on board...and with the boat almost full, our family had to take our pram (after asked to take our sleeping baby out because of regulations) down two set of steps (with no assistance offered from staff) to the saloon. Maybe leave top deck as priority for young families, therefore not 5 stars, otherwise it's a pleasant cruise.
star-5
Good trip
Ashton_P
, Sep 2020
Good trip exam people good Skipper excellent knowledge about Poole excellent trip for the price and really friendly people
star-5
Fab fun trip
Maggie_R
, Sep 2020
We had a great trip. Very helpful, friendly and informative skipper and crew. Skipper had excellent knowledge of the local area and told us a lot about the history and present times in Poole harbour and the many islands. Also, interesting info about local wildlife as well as past and present inhabitants. Picturesque tour. Weather was warm when we set off from Poole harbour and the sea was calm but quickly became chilly, so another layer needed. Excellent safety and covid provisions on this above average trip. Thank you.
star-5
Poole harbour island tour.
Bridget_H
, Sep 2020
Great trip. Very well looked after and excellent commentary. Delicious hot chocolate too! Thank you to all the crew.
star-5
Lovely trip
Steven_C
, Aug 2020
A wonderful way to while away an hour or so, seeing Poole harbour. Great commentary and some beautiful sights. Well worth doing, especially on a lovely day
star-3
Poole Harbour mini cruise trip
Kellie_R
, Aug 2020
Social distancing was not monitored and I saw the cleaning done once. I was unable to hear the commentary as sat at the back of the boat. Perhaps the speakers could be a little louder.
star-5
Poole Harbour and Islands
Tracy_G
, Aug 2020
A lovely way to see the Dorset Islands with the family. The commentary was really informative and quite amusing. Highlights of the trip were Brownsea Castle and Sandbanks. Would highly recommend !
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Great trip
Susan_D
, Jul 2020
It was a very rainy day, but still an excellent trip. Informative. Could see all the handrails were being wiped down. Seats had been cordoned off. Gel on board. Kids ages 6 and 10 enjoyed going on the deck to see the sights.
star-2
Wrong trip
Susan_K
, Jul 2020
The trip was lovely and the commentary was hilarious. The reason for the low rating is this was not what I booked. When I went to speak to the lady in the booking kiosk after trip the kiosk was empty.

Product code: 3542P35

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