Poole to Swanage Return Cruise


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Duration: 2h
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Once a quarrying port, and later a Victorian seaside resort for Britain's wealthy sun-seekers, Swanage has long been the UK's top beach destination. See the cliffside landscape from the best possible vantage point: on a return cruise from Poole to Swanage. * Sail past the National Trust's Brownsea Island, Studland Bay, and the Jurassic Coast. Feel history come to life courtesy of your captain while witnessing staggering rock formations from the open seas, and spend some time in Swanage, too!


What's included

Return boat tour (1-hour each way) from Poole past Brownsea Island, the beaches of Studland Bay and the Jurassic Coast, and to Swanage and back

2.5 or 5 hours of free time in Swanage

Live commentary from the captain in English

What's not included

Food & drinks (available for purchase at the onboard bar)

Kids under five can join for free, please select a free ticket for them

The following tickets are available directly at the supplier: family tickets (1+2/1+3), dog tickets, and bicycle tickets


Show your smartphone ticket at the red and white 'City Cruises' kiosk at the Poole Quay, opposite The Quay pub

Make sure to board at least 15 minutes before departure

Additional info

Well behaved dogs on a leash allowed (at an additional cost of £2)

Toilets available on board


There is a fully licensed bar available on board serving snacks and drinks

Parking available at Quay Visitors Car Park

All cruises are subject to weather, tide, and sea conditions


How to get there

City Cruises Poole

The Quay, BH15 1BQ