City Cruises Poole is the leading tour boat operator in Poole, Dorset.

City Cruises Poole is the Poole arm of City Cruises, the leading operator of sightseeing services on the River Thames.

City Cruises Poole operate daily from Poole Quay on Dorset's premier vessel - The Solent Scene.  Book online, come to the Red & White Kiosk or contact us for details of our Harbour Cruise, Old Harry Cruises, Swanage and Bournemouth Cruises & Private Charters.

A smart uniformed crew are on every cruise to welcome you and provide commentary on the glorious coastline and famous landmarks.  Refreshments are available on all sailings, including a fully stocked bar. Food can be provided if booked in advance.

Our cruises are particularly popular with coach and school parties of all ages. Educational field trips along the Jurassic Dorset coast, trips to the Victoria resort at Swanage and the Steam Railway. We are delighted to organise a bespoke charter for groups. We also offer special group rates and schedules so do contact us to find out more.


FAQs & Jobs


Read our answers to frequently asked questions.

Job Vacancies

City Cruises staff are constantly striving to provide a world-class service and we would like to hear from skilled and enthusiastic applicants.


Contact us

If you can't find the answer or would like to talk to an advisor about group bookings and charter services (private hire), please email or call our reservations department on +44 (0) 20 77 400 400.

The reservations office is open as follows.  
Monday to Friday: 09.00 am to 7.00pm
Saturdays: 09.00 am to 5.00 pm
Sundays and Bank Holidays: 10.00 am to 4.00 pm


Media, Filming


The Brighter Group is the PR agency for City Cruises. For more information please contact Sophie Kelk or Rebecca Peters at or 020 77 326 9880.


We often help companies wishing to film in Poole Harbour and along the Jurassic Coast. You will have to book onto a schedulded tour or hire a whole boat. For more information please call us.


Environment, Privacy, Terms & Conditions


We are highly conscious of our responsibilities towards the environment and work to maintain a balance between usage and environmental quality.

Privacy Policy

City Cruises Poole looks after data in a legal and conventional manner. We use cookies to help you with transactions, serve you with promotions and help us make the website more usable.

Terms and Conditions

If you have questions about your purchase or journey then we suggest your first port of call should be the FAQs box above, which links to our answers. For more click here.