Poole
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Poole Harbor and Islands Cruise

1. Poole Harbor and Islands Cruise

Take a cruise around Europe's largest natural harbor, home to the town of Poole, the golden beaches of Sandbanks and Brownsea Island. From either open deck seating or comfortable saloon you will see stunning views of the exceptional landscape that surrounds it. Your 70 minute trip will start on charming Poole Quay with its old buildings and buzzing atmosphere.  Next you will go past Brownsea Island, home to wildlife and picturesque Brownsea Castle, built to protect against French invasions. After that comes the Sandbanks Peninsula and the luxurious houses of the ‘Golden Mile’. Then you will tour the great natural expanse of the harbor and the remaining islands: Green, Furzey, Long and Round. Fronting onto beautiful scenery it helped inspire classics like Lord of the Rings and Gulliver's Travel. 

Poole Harbour Lights Cruise

2. Poole Harbour Lights Cruise

Experience a relaxing evening cruise around Poole Harbour. Sail from the Poole Quay around the harbor, close to Brownsea Island and its castle, and the luxurious properties on Sandbanks. Relax, unwind and watch the sun go down while you learn about the surrounding islands and more from your captain through their live commentary. While onboard, enjoy a drink from the fully licensed bar and take in the beautiful scenery of Europe’s largest natural Harbour before returning to Poole Quay where you can enjoy the rest of your evening in one of many great restaurants or bars.

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What people are saying about Poole

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 10 reviews

The staff are really interactive and friendly. The boat was immaculately clean. The whole experience was so relaxing and beautiful. Even the ticket sales man in the booth was cheeky, funny and re-assuring making the whole experience fantastic. The area was lovely and this trip really was the icing on our cake for our holiday. Thank you everyone. After 2 years of not being able to see the sea this was a real healing. Thank you. Keep doing what you are doing. Loved it.

Excellent value for money at £12.50ph. 1.25 hours on the Fortuna was like being on the Mediterranean such was the glorious weather on the day. The skipper Jamie's commentary was a laugh a minute interlaced with lots of interesting factual information.

Very experienced crew, especially the skipper who made the trip with his knowledgeable commentary. Lots of interesting facts about Poole Harbour that we had no idea about. Snacks and drinks available on the boat. Very enjoyable cruise.

The whole experience was very easy and smooth. A pleasant way to spend an hour or so.

Lovely relaxing cruise around the harbour and islands with good commentary.