• From sea train adventures to harbour lights cruises - experience the coastal attractions of Poole.

  • Enjoy our cruise options through Poole Harbour, Swanage, River Frome, and more.

Recommended Experiences

What People are Saying

Great cruise on a lovely day. Commentary was good by Smiler the captain. We got lovely views of The Jurassic cliffs and caves and Old Harry Rocks,Sandbanks and Brownsea Island,stopped in Swanage where some people disembarked to sightsee and others joined after being there. Fantastic value for money being a 2 hour cruise. - Elaine Pluckrose
What an amazing time we had! Such good value for money! Fantastic service from the staff and a lovely cruise around Poole Harbour with beautiful scenery around Brownsea Island and Sandbanks. Definitely recommended. The presents were awesome too. Thank you City Cruises Poole for giving us a great experience! - Angelique Tienkamp
City Cruises from Poole to Swanage - really enjoyable experience. Great scenery of Old Harry rocks and proximity a one hour cruises from a to b. You can choose either on roof deck or cabin or swab as your please. Toilets on board. Staff polite and professional. Nice not have to drive or find parking spaces so this cruise made a enjoyable hassle free day. - Anthony Maione
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Harry Paye’s Day – Poole Quay, Dorset, UK – Saturday 17th June 2023

Harry Paye was a notorious smuggler in Poole, Dorset in the late 14th and early 15th Century. He intercepted hundreds of French ships for gold, wine, exotic fruits and brought

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Poole, Dorset, UK, Christmas Maritime Light Festival

I am delighted to announce that with last year’s Maritime Light Festival in Poole’s success, we will continue with this in 2023. Due to open on Saturday, 25th November through

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Things To Do in and around Poole, UK – Easter holidays – 3rd – 14th April 2023

Not long now until the Easter holidays start, and parents everywhere are planning how to keep their children occupied for two weeks. A visit to Poole and surrounding areas really

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Best Things to Do in Poole

There’s something to enjoy for the whole family, from the storied Old Town and the famous Poole Quay to beaches, cruises, and more. In our humble opinion, no trip to

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5 Essential Tips for Cruising With Kids

Have you been thinking about the perfect vacation that you and your kids can enjoy? Cruising can be a blast for everyone. Cruises are more than just fancy dining experiences

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City Cruises Welcomes Santa Back to Poole, UK

Santa has taken a break from all of his hard work in the North Pole this winter to join us on our Sail with Santa cruises around Poole Harbour again

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Dolphins of Poole

It is always very special to see a dolphin for the first time and to see one in British Waters is even more magical! In Poole we are proud to

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Christmas Maritime Light Festival – Poole, UK

25th July 2022 – New in 2022, The Poole Christmas Maritime Light Festival will be taking place from Saturday 19th November 2022 through to Monday 2nd January 2023. This new

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Bournemouth Air Festival, Dorset, UK

This year Bournemouth is celebrating The Platinum Jubilee Bournemouth Air Festival. The Air Festival is an annual event but this year will be extra special as celebrating her Majesty’s 70

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UK Tours

Tours of the UK allow you to explore the United Kingdom in the most convenient and exciting way possible. Britain is a beautiful macédoine of medieval castles, modern skyscrapers, sophisticated

Frequently Asked Questions

Best things to do in Poole

There are plenty of things to do in Poole, UK! From land to water, the adventure awaits. Visit the Poole Harbour for a day of sailing or take a walk along the Sandbanks Peninsula. For those looking for some retail therapy, head to the high street where you’ll find all your favourite stores. And of course, don’t forget to enjoy some traditional fish and chips by the seaside! Whatever you’re looking for, you’re sure to find it in Poole.

What do I need to know before visiting Poole?

When visiting Poole, UK be sure to pack your sunscreen! The town is located on the coast which means that it gets plenty of sun. If you’re looking to hit the beach, be sure to bring your swimsuit as there are several beaches in and around Poole. If you plan to go on a boat tour or do any other water activities, be sure to pack any little things you might want to bring.