Poole Harbour & Islands Circular Cruise

Poole Harbour & Islands Circular Cruise

An incredible historical journey around Europe's largest natural harbour taking in thousands of years of history.

From £14

Enjoy a fantastic cruise around the historic Poole Harbour with commentary provided by an expert captain.

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  • 1 hour 15 minutes (approx)
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Get acquainted with the seaside splendor of Poole during a cruise around Europe’s largest natural harbor from Poole. Climb aboard the boat and enjoy spectacular views of the famous Sandbanks. Listen to illuminating commentary from your knowledgeable captain as you sail from the picturesque town of Poole. 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 Brownsea Island
  • Listen to interesting commentary about the history of Poole from your knowledgeable captain
  • Revitalize with snacks and hot drinks at an onboard bar

What’s included?

  • Live commentary on board
  • Full-bar available
  • Scenic Poole ocean views

Meeting and Pickup

Find us on Poole Quay!

Meeting Point

The Quay, Poole BH15 1BQ, UK

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

After selecting a departure time to suit your schedule, climb aboard your awaiting boat at Poole’s historic quayside and set sail on the calm waters of Europe’s largest natural harbour. Receive a fascinating introduction to the history and geology of the region from your knowledgeable captain as you sail towards Brownsea Island, home to the impressive Corfe Castle, commissioned by King Henry VIII.

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.

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.

Sandbanks Beach (Pass By)

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.

Poole Harbour (Pass By)

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.

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
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers

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