Jurassic Coastal Cruise

Jurassic Coastal Cruise

Sit back and relax as you watch years of history unfold before your eyes. The best way to see the dramatic Jurassic Coastline.

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Settle in for a round-trip cruise from Poole to Swanage, and see the renowned Jurassic Coast from the water.

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Settle in for a round-trip cruise from Poole to Swanage, and see the renowned Jurassic Coast from the water. As you listen to the captain’s commentary, gaze out at the sights of Poole Harbour, Sandbanks, and Brownsea Island. Travel along the UNESCO-listed Jurassic Coast, learn about its geology, and look out for key landmarks such as Old Harry Rocks and Studland Bay.

  • 2-hour round-trip Jurassic Coast cruise from Poole
  • Cruise through Poole Harbour and past Sandbanks
  • Look out at Brownsea Island and its striking castle
  • See the UNESCO-listed Jurassic Coast from the water
  • Learn about Old Harry Rocks from the captain’s commentary

What’s included?

  • Live commentary

Meeting and Pickup

Meeting Point

The Quay, Poole BH15 1BQ, UK

Meeting Point

Swanage Pier Trust, Swanage BH19 2AP, UK

If travelling on a Swanage Jurassic Coastal Cruise, please go to Swanage Pier and look for the white kiosk, for City Cruises Poole.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Head to Poole Quay at 10:30am, 1pm, or 3:45pm, and then step aboard your boat for your cruise.

Make yourself comfortable, and listen to your captain’s commentary as you cruise through Poole Harbour, admiring views of Brownsea Island with its 16th-century castle. Look out over the manmade Blue Lagoon, and gaze at the plush houses of Sandbanks — a sought-after neighborhood that lines the coast.

Now out on the open sea, you’ll cruise onward along the Jurassic Coast, England’s first natural UNESCO World Heritage Site. Renowned for its prehistoric remains, the coastal area boasts fascinating geological sites such as Old Harry Rocks, Swanage Bay, and Studland Bay.

After a quick stop at the Victorian pier of Swanage Bay, you’ll cruise back to the start point in Pool where your experience ends.

Jurassic Coast (Pass By)

Set sail past the eastern tip of the Jurassic Coast. Filled to the brim with history, you will learn all about the stunning rock formations as you breeze past.

Brownsea Island (Pass By)

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

Poole Harbour (Pass By)

Sail through Europe's largest natural harbour on this cruise, where you will learn all about it's fascinating history.

Old Harry Rocks (Pass By)

Sail past Old Harry Rocks named after the famous pirate Harry Paye. view the rock formation up close as you cruise past this historic landmark.

City Cruises Poole

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

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
  • Service animals allowed

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