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Dorset Cruises

Parkstone Bay Marina | Turks Lane, Bournemouth BH14 8EW, England
0845 4684640
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Ranked #18 of 27 activities in Bournemouth
Type: Tours
Description: It would be an attraction of Bournemouth pier
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English first
London, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
1 review
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
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
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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Top Contributor
126 reviews 126 reviews
67 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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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Top Contributor
199 reviews 199 reviews
43 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 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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Senior Contributor
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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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Gorleston, England
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
24 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2010

Dorset cruises run a cruise from Bournemouth pier at 11.00a.m. and 4.00p.m. for a cruise past Old Harry Rocks to Swanage which takes around 1 ½ hours for a round-trip and costs £12.50 each which is very good value and you can purchase tickets from a booth at the pier entrance. The Captain on the return journey from Swanage provides... More

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