• Bus in front of Poole Quay

  • View of Sandbankpenisula and Bournemouth



Sightseeing Bus and Boat Combination Ticket

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) 

Cruise Details

Operating between 23rd May 2020 - 27th September 2020

Departs Bournemouth Pier 

09:00, 10:00, 11:00 every hour

Departs Poole Quay 

10:00, 11:00, 12:00 every hour

Please Note: The last bus departs Poole Quay back to Bournemouth at 18:00

Ticket Prices

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


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.