• Bus in front of Poole Quay

  • View of Sandbankpenisula and Bournemouth



From Bournemouth Boat & Sightseeing Bus Combination Ticket

Take a bus ride around the city of Bournemouth & Poole and sail around the coast, all in one day!

Your bus will depart from either Poole, Bournemouth, Sandbanks or any location along the 21 stops route. The main bus stop is just by Bournemouth Pier (behind the Hot Rocks restaurant), but with other convenient stops on the East Cliff, West Cliff and in Bournemouth Square.

The sightseeing route to Poole takes about 45 minutes and includes a fun and informative commentary. Following the coast west along the edge of Poole Bay, take in the historic wooded chines, before dropping down to the shoreline of Poole Harbour.

Heading out onto the Sandbanks peninsular you will have views of the sea on one side of the bus and the harbour on the other side, before driving past the glamorous houses of the rich and famous on Sandbanks.

Driving through Lilliput and past Poole Park, the bus will take you right onto Poole Quay and stops just across from the City Cruises berth.

Embark on-board on the Poole Quay for a relaxing cruise of your choice. Our  1 hour and 15 minutes Harbour Cruise will take you around Brownsea island, the biggest of five islands in the harbour.

Should you wish to venture outside the harbour our Swanage Cruise will take you past the Jurassic Coast.You can spend some time in Swanage or remain on-board and come back to Poole straight away.

Your ticket includes

  • 24 or 48 hours hop-on hop-off bus ticket with english commentary
  • ticket for a Harbour Cruise or a Jurassic Coastal Cruise from Poole Quay (next available boat departure or spend some exploring Poole Quay) 

Sightseeing Bus & Boat Ticket Combination

Enjoy a sightseeing bus from Bournemouth and a cruise from Poole Quay with one of our hop on/hop off tickets that can be used for all of our sea cruises.

Cruise Details

Departure Point Bournemouth

Bournemouth Pier - Bus Stop 1 – the dedicated bus stop is behind the Hot Rocks restaurant.

Departure times of the Bus
9.00, 10.00, 11.00, 12.00, 13.00

30th March - 30th September 2018

Please note that the last bus leaves Poole Quay at 6pm.

Arrival Point in Poole

Poole Quay - Bus Stop 13 - right next to the City Cruises berth

Cruises Departure

Jurassic Coastal Cruise - 10.30, 13.00, 15.45

Harbour Cruise - 11.00, 12.30, 14.30, 16.15*

*School holidays 

Ticket Prices Bus & Boat

24 Hour ticket
48 Hour ticket
Adult (17+)
Child (5-16)
Family (2A+3C)
Infant (0-4)
Student (16+)


11:45 14:30 16:45
10:30 13:00 15:45
09:00 10:00 11:00 12:00 13:00


Actual times may vary depending upon the state of the tide and other sea traffic. Always check with City Cruises staff for any changes to advertised services.