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Jurassic Coastal Cruise from Swanage or Poole

Dorset, United Kingdom
Jurassic Coastal Cruise from Swanage or Poole

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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
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Departure Point

The Quay, Poole BH15 1HJ, UK

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

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Departure Point

Swanage Pier, 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.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
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.
Pass By:  
Jurassic Coast
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.
Pass By:  
Brownsea Island
Sail past historic Brownsea Island and it's Castle. Home to the Red Squirrel and incredible wildlife, you will get a taste for nature.
Pass By:  
Poole Harbour
Sail through Europe's largest natural harbour on this cruise, where you will learn all about it's fascinating history.
Pass By:  
Old Harry Rocks
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.
Stop At:  
City Cruises Poole
Return to Poole Quay, where you can explore the other cruises we offer at City Cruises Poole.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Service animals allowed
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
  • OPERATED BY City Cruises
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on sanitization during Jurassic Coastal Cruise from Swanage or Poole?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Jurassic Coastal Cruise from Swanage or Poole.
What is the social distancing policy during Jurassic Coastal Cruise from Swanage or Poole?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Jurassic Coastal Cruise from Swanage or Poole.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Jurassic Coastal Cruise from Swanage or Poole?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Jurassic Coastal Cruise from Swanage or Poole.

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159 Reviews

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Amazing Trip
, Sep 2021
Very good customer service and very beautiful place. The crew was very happy to help. Really good experience.
Wonderful Jurassic coastline
, Sep 2021
As above seeing it from the sea different perspective. Will stop off in Poole next time. Calm and sunny day. Good commentary on board things I did not know.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Very comfortable, informative, value for money.
, Sep 2021
A very professional, friendly team, our 2 hour cruise was on a perfect day, calm warm sunny weather, we were welcomed, had everything explained and set off for a fabulous cruise taking in fantastic views, our pilot was superb, very knowledgeable, good presentation throughout, and perfectly clear to hear every word.
Lovely trip
, Sep 2021
The sun came out for our return journey from Swanage to Poole. Commentary was just right and offered some bits and bobs of interesting facts. Top deck afforded great views. Loved the whole experience. Thanks
Fun afternoon
, Sep 2021
Boat trip was very good only one moan thought it was from poole to swanage which it was not so a bit disappointed
We will do it agdin
, Sep 2021
Worth every penny. Educational Fun, and wonderful scenery. Our grandsons loved it and had their binoculars out looking at everything
Worthwhile tour
, Sep 2021
Fantastic afternoon with excellent and humorous commentary, would definitely recommend. Whole family enjoyed the experience.
Zero communication when weather conditions affect cruise times
, Sep 2021
Booked a couple of days beforehand, but all sailings were cancelled for the day (31st August), only found out when arriving at Swanage Pier to see a "cancelled" note stuck to their board. Can understand cancellations due to poor weather conditions, but didn't get any communication by email, text or phone. And they must have had plenty of time to do so as it was an afternoon sailing. Plus no refund. Will try again in the future?? No....
Excellent trip
, Aug 2021
The trip was fantastic. Boat was spotlessly clean, crew were friendly and polite and the information throughout the trip was superb! Would definitely recommend and go again. Thank you
Lovely boat trip
, Aug 2021
First time I did that boat trip. It was lovely. Lovely view, weather wasn't that bad. Will do it next year

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