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Address: North Eastern Quay | Marina Dover, Dover CT17 9BX, England
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+44 7971 301379
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Dover White Cliff Tours offers sight seeing tours in and around Dover.


Dover White Cliff Tours offers sight seeing tours in and around Dover.

Take a novelty 40 minute boat ride around Dover's bay, on a historical wooden boat built in 1935. On the trip you will receive a commentary from the captain and any children who want to will be invited up to steer the boat.

Or take a short bus ride up into Dover's Cliffs to see some amazing hidden history:

St Martin's gun battery (WWII defensive structure), the Drop Redoubt (one of the biggest Napoleonic fortifications in Europe), Dover's historic town and much more; all with a running commentary. Get the chance to stand on the white cliffs and walk off into the sun.

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Safe and Sedate.

We really wanted to see the Dover Cliffs from sea and this Harbour Cruise was cheap and under an hour in time. Staying within the harbour makes this cruise very safe and sedate... read more

Reviewed August 15, 2015
Whakatane, New Zealand
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed July 4, 2016

We have enjoyed the people of England and have done many tours during our 10 days here. We had heard about Dover Castle and the white cliffs of Dover and thought it would be a good way to wrap up our trip. The castle and cliffs are amazing, not to be missed but AVOID this tour operator. Like the other... More 

3 Thank Susanna7
Mobile, Alabama
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

On our last day in England we wanted a local to show us around Dover. The name is miss leading because he said we could only spend 15 minutes to look around the white cliffs. These are one of the great parts of Dover and we only spend 15 minutes there. Then at the castle he wanted us to spend... More 

3 Thank dimon6
Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed April 24, 2016

This 40 minute tour out into the Dover harbor was interesting and exciting. Great to see the cliffs and the harbor from the sea, and to glimpse the swimmers practicing for the Channel Crossing. The cafe on the pier leading to the boat was charming.

Thank londonvisitor142
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed August 29, 2015

Had a day out with family walking along the cliff edge, what a nice site it was very interesting the walk, got all different ways to go, if you like to see a good view n walking then this is a must. I used to go to Dover when I was small gone bk 30years later. Very interesting from when... More 

Thank Michelle1r
Whakatane, New Zealand
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212 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed August 15, 2015

We really wanted to see the Dover Cliffs from sea and this Harbour Cruise was cheap and under an hour in time. Staying within the harbour makes this cruise very safe and sedate, great for children or elderly. You do get to see Dover Castle and Cliffs from the sea, but it is essentially a harbour cruise.

2 Thank litigate
Ramat Gan, Israel
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed July 13, 2015

It starts as boat tour around the bay. There were very few people (working day in summer at 12:00). You can see Dover from the sea, including famous white cliffs and the castle. We couldn't really hear what the guide/driver was telling us because of the noise of the engine, but the view was very nice. Then you can continue... More 

1 Thank ilyao198
Cape Town, South Africa
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

The captain and owner of the company was very accommodating. We had a trip of the harbour with very interesting historical facts woven into the trip. Had a good view of the cliffs. The boat trip was followed by a bus ride and a short walk on the cliffs. Excellent value for money.

1 Thank dcalitz
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

Dover is not a busy tourist center. We wanted to see the white cliffs, and Richard (owner) was very accommodating and pleasant. We called during the week before we traveled from London and found out that they only took bookings on weekends. So call ahead to be sure they are taking bookings for the day you want to visit. Richard... More 

2 Thank Foodie-mama7
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed June 27, 2015 via mobile

Relaxing when are not too many people and the weather is nice. The castle is very close but they charge to visit it. Recommended

Thank Bartoloeldelaflauta
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed June 22, 2015

Despite the other, more popular White Cliffs boat tour being sold out, we were overjoyed to get a spot on this one. Sure, it doesn't leave the bay, but you still get an excellent view of the cliffs at a fraction of the cost. Not to mention, the captain even lets you have a go at driving the boat! At... More 

1 Thank Tiffany O

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