About this Cruise

The biggest tour boat operator on the River Thames, City Cruises plc provides tourism and leisure passenger services on the River Thames with more than four million passenger journeys taking place every year on its route through the heart of London between Westminster and the Tower of London, then under Tower Bridge and down river to Greenwich – a journey through 2,000 years of liquid history. Now also operating in Poole & York.

Based at Cherry Garden Pier, a historic location in south-east London that was once a part of London’s huge commercial docks dating back to the 1880’s and part of the setting for many of Whistler’s paintings, City Cruises operate a fleet of 17 passenger boats, along with a small fleet of support vessels and barges.

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Take a cruise with us around in Europe’s largest natural harbour, home to the town of Poole, the golden beaches of Sandbanks and Brown sea Island.
From either open deck seating or comfortable saloon you will see stunning views of the exceptional landscape that surrounds it.
Your 70 minute trip will start on charming Poole Quay with its old buildings and buzzing atmosphere.
Next you will go past Brownsea Island, home to wildlife and picturesque Brownsea Castle, built to protect against French invasions.
After that comes the Sandbanks Peninsula and the luxurious houses of the ‘Golden Mile’.
Then you will tour the great natural expanse of the harbour. Fronting onto beautiful scenery ithelped inspireclassics like Lord of the Rings.

Your ticket includes:
70 minutes cruise around Poole Harbour

Dates of Operation:
Daily * (excl. 25/12 & 26/12)
* Reduced time departures (01/11/20-31/03/21)

Departs from:
Poole Quay at various times

70 mins

Complimentary policy: 1 Tour Leader travel free of charge with 20 paying pax (up to a maximum of 05 free tour leaders per group.)

Pre-booking is required for groups of 20 pax or more.

All vouchers MUST be exchanged for tickets at the ticket offices before boarding the boats.

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Last Updated: 14.02.2020


CHILD POLICY: Child rates apply for children 5-15 years old. Children under 5 years old travel FREE.

​CANCELLATION POLICY: Cancellations can be made free of charge up to the day prior to departure. Thereafter full (100%) charges will apply.