Bus & Boat

  • City Cruises Poole
    Old Harry Rocks

The City Sightseeing Bournemouth open top bus tour takes you along a stunning coastal route from Bournemouth Pier to Poole Quay and back again. Poole is a bustling port with coastal freighters, luxury Sunseeker super yachts and a number of pleasure boats offering short and longer trips.

Our great value discounted Bus & Boat combination ticket, allows you to hop on and hop off a number of boat services as much as you like in 24 hours. Tickets can be bought on the bus, from one of our pavement representatives in Bournemouth or from the City Cruises kiosk on Poole Quay.

Choose from:

  • Poole Harbour Cruise
  • Swanage, via Old Harry Rocks, the start of the Jurassic Coast.

Why not jump on the steam train in Swanage and take a trip up the valley to the historic village of Corfe Castle. Please note to do this comfortably with plenty of time you need to be on the 9am bus from Bournemouth. Buy your train ticket from the railway station in Swanage, check here for the latest timetable information.

City Cruises Map

Please see the timetables below to help plan your adventure on the high seas.


Poole to Swanage

Poole Quay
Swanage Pier
10:30 13:00 15:45
11:30 14:00 16:45

Swanage to Poole

Swanage Pier
Poole Quay
11:45 14:30 16:45
12:45 15:30 17:45

Poole Harbour Cruise

Poole Quay – Depart
Poole Quay – Return
11:00 12:45 14:30 16:15*
12:10 13:55 15:40 17:25*

* Only in school holidays, 25th march – 10th April, 28th may – 5th June, 23rd July – 4th September.

 

Please note your ticket is valid on all services available on the day, though due to weather conditions no services are guaranteed. If no sailings are available then a full refund will given, or you can choose to extend your ticket Free of Charge for another 24hours.


Dates when the boat services are restricted:

 

TBC