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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Return + time ashore


Spend an amazing day on the Dorset coast, exploring two historical towns and the unforgettable Jurassic Coast Heritage Site.
You will start your day on charming Poole Quay, then get on board our boat and take a trip to Swanage.
On your way there and back you’ll go past Brownsea Island, the beaches of Studland Bay and the opening cliffs of the Jurassic coast.
Swanage was transformed during the Victorian era into a seaside resort and has now settled down into an atmospheric town with a long beach, interestings hops, fresh air and delicious food.
On this trip you can enjoy two and a half or five hours ashore.
Back on board you will return to Poole, seeing, for another time, spectacular rock formations and open blue seas.

Your ticket includes:
1 hour cruise to Swanage (2-5 hours ashore in Swanage)
1 hour return cruise to Poole

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

Departs from:
Poole Quay at 10.30 hrs & 13.00 hrs*
Returns from Swanage at 14.30 & 16.45 hrs

1 hour cruise each way + time ashore

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: 13.01.2021


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.