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. 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
13:00 15:45
14:00 16:45

Swanage to Poole

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

Poole Harbour Cruise

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

* Only in school holidays

Bus & Boat ticket conditions:  Please note your Bus & Boat ticket is valid on all City Cruises Poole boat services available on the day, subject to available capacity. Most of the time there is plenty of space on all sailings, however on peak days in July & August, some sailings may be full, also due to weather and tide conditions, no services are guaranteed. If no sailings at all are available on the day then a full refund of your boat element will be offered, or you can choose to extend your combo ticket Free of Charge for another 24 hours.