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Dorset Cruises

Address: Parkstone Bay Marina | Turks Lane, Bournemouth BH14 8EW, England
Phone Number: 0845 4684640
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Ranked #29 of 53 Activities in Bournemouth
Type: Tours, Adventure
Owner description: It would be an attraction of Bournemouth pier
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Type: Tours, Adventure
Owner description: It would be an attraction of Bournemouth pier

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Rettendon, null, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Had a lovely evening cruise in Poole Harbour and just out to sea. Then returned for the Poole Firework Display. The crew were lovely, made the trip very enjoyable. You could book for food if you wanted it, but we didn't. There is a bar that also served hot drinks as well. The boat we went on was a smaller... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
15 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Went to Bournemouth in July 2014. Decided to look up things to do, I found a boat tour around the Poole Harbour. The pictures of Poole Harbour looked amazing!! When we got there it was a different story. Looked nothing like the pictures. Wouldn't recommend the Poole harbour tour at all to be honest. It was boring!! I nearly fell... More 

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014 via mobile

The boat was perfect, it was clean, comfortable and the staff were welcoming. Not only were they on hand for refreshments at a comfortable pace and without being prompted, the three staff on board were warm, smiley and friendly. They were on hand to take endless photos of our party as well! The cream tea was served at a perfect... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

We thought the cruise was good value for the money nice welcome and info was interesting to find out how the other half live.

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Dereham, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

We did the Poole Harbour and beyond tour, it took just over an hour and was worth every penny. We went on the beautifully restored Dorset Queen which offered a selection of different seating. Up top with unrestricted views, if you wanted to brave the cold wind. Out at the back where the views were still great but it was... More 

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Crewe, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

Booked the return cruise from Swanage-Poole.Lovely little old boat with lots of character-sit at the back where you get fantastic views but are sheltered from the wind.Great commentary from crew-sometimes informative,sometimes comical but all adds to the journey.It takes just over 1 hour with a short stop at Brownsea Island where you can also disembark.The cruise gives you fantastic views... More 

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UK
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134 reviews 134 reviews
70 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2011

We took the Dorset Cruise boat from Poole to Swanage and then the Swanage Railway up to Corfe Castle then back again. It was a great day out. Our twins aged 5 enjoyed their first boat trip and the Castle was the right size for them to enjoy without getting bored! They always love train trips. The boat trip included... More 

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Durham
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227 reviews 227 reviews
55 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2011

We did the Swanage to Pool (and return) cruise with a couple of hours in Poole inbetween. Pick a nice day and stay outside (wrap up if chilly, sun cream if sunny), the views of the jurassic coast, old harry and brownsea island are to die for. We also sailed in alongside one of the Channel Island fast cats, which... More 

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UK
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35 reviews 35 reviews
3 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2011

I went on a fireworks boat cruise for my birthday with 8 friends. We ordered the fish and chip dinner which was served up as soon as we got on the boat which was great because we were all really hungry. The chips were good but the fish wasn't great and there were no sauces offered aside from salt and... More 

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Hertfordshire
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2011

Wrap up, sit outside. Staff very polite, very informative commentary, very enjoyable.

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