Poole Harbor and Islands Cruise

4.7 / 5

55 Reviews

Poole Harbor and Islands Cruise

From US$ 15.54 per person

See for yourself Europe's largest natural harbor. Take on stunning views and learn more about the area as you relax on board, passing interesting locations along the shores.

About this activity

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Duration: 70 minutes
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Experience

Highlights
  • See the historic castle built by Henry VIII on Brownsea Island
  • Admire luxurious houses of 'rich and famous' on Sandbanks Peninsular
  • Sail past Brownsea, Furzey, Green, Long and Round Islands
  • Listen to live commentary and find out interesting facts about the area
Full description
Take a cruise around Europe's largest natural harbor, home to the town of Poole, the golden beaches of Sandbanks and Brownsea 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 harbor and the remaining islands: Green, Furzey, Long and Round. Fronting onto beautiful scenery it helped inspire classics like Lord of the Rings and Gulliver's Travel. 
Includes
  • Cruise
  • Food
  • Drinks
COVID-19 Special information
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

Poole Quay; in front of the red kiosk

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 55 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.5 / 5
  • Organization
    4.6 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.7 / 5
  • Safety
    4.7 / 5
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My daughter and I took the Poole Harbour and Islands cruise, and thoroughly enjoyed it. It rained to begin with, and there were no seats left inside the cabin, but we put on our raincoats, mopped the seats, and sat at the front of the boat. Once the sun came out it was lovely, and very interesting too. Such an attractive harbour, we loved it. The commentary was helpful and amusing.

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September 1, 2019

Lovely trip around the bay . We booked tickets but we saw some people buying the tickets on the day. Not crowded self distancing good , wore a mask.

October 26, 2020

Very informative and enjoyable

October 12, 2020

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