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 journey through 185 million years of history, dating back as far as the times of the dinosaurs.
It’s a round trip to Swanage and back, on which you stay on board but instead enjoy huge panoramas of sky, sea, sand – and the vast, layered cliffs of the eastern tip of the Jurassic coast.
Your trip will begin on Poole Quay in Poole Harbour, and take an atmospheric route out of the great harbour past prosperous Sandbanks and picturesque Brownsea.
On your right after the harbour you will see the Isle of Purbeck and on its shores the sandy beaches of Studland Bay; followed by Old Harry’s Rock, broken off from nearby cliffs of sedimentary rock and named after Poole’s most notorious pirate.
To the west and south you’ll see the stirring sight of the English Channel, enjoying the views from open-deck seating or a comfortable saloon and with a informative commentary.

Your ticket includes:
2 hour 15 minutes round cruise along Poole Harbour & start of Jurassic Coast

Dates of Operation:
20/03/21 – 31/10/21 – Daily

Departs from:
Poole Quay at 10.30 hrs, 13.00 hrs & 15.45 hrs

2 hours & 15 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.

Last Updated: 12.01.2021


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.