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Address: The Quay | Opposite Poole Arms Pub, Poole BH14 8EW, England
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Dorset Cruises is a vintage boat charter company for Wedding Receptions,...

Dorset Cruises is a vintage boat charter company for Wedding Receptions, Birthday Parties, Corporate Events, Firework Trips, Dorset Cream Tea Cruises, Coffee & Cake Cruises, Gin Tasting Cruises and Sunset Party Cruises.

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Lovely way to see Poole Harbour

We did the Poole Harbour and beyond tour, it took just over an hour and was worth every penny. We went on the beautifully restored Dorset Queen which offered a selection of... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2012
Dereham, United Kingdom
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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful old boat in great condition. Incredibly friendly crew and bar staff on board giving lots of advice and banter. A 3 hour cruise with 3 gin mixes of your choice and canapés. It was a fun trip and we ended up enjoying chatting to all sorts of people on board as well as having a fun trip out with... More 

1 Thank Ros C
Ferndown, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Today on my visit to Poole Quay Jon Morgan invited me aboard the Dorset Queen boat from Dorset Cruises Poole to sample all aspects of the Luxury Charter Experience on the Dorset Queen. Dorset Cruises are through to the finals on the Bournemouth Tourism Awards. They offer an Amazing Gin Cruises with Conker Spirit, Dorset Dry Gin and dinner. Whether... More 

2 Thank Tom S
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

We've held our End of Summer Sports and Leisure Party's on the boats of Dorset Cruises for the past 4 years. The service, the boats and the organisation is superb. Thank you so much. Highly recommended.

1 Thank Patrick M
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24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2015

I was very disappointed with this trip. It is way over-priced for what you actually get. £27 for a boat ride which went to Old Harry Rocks then straight back into the harbour where the boat just went up and down until it was time to go in (yup, it turned 180 degrees at least twice) it felt like the... More 

3 Thank fimonkey
Rettendon, null, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2014

Had a lovely evening cruise in Poole Harbour and just out to sea. Then returned for the Poole Firework Display. The crew were lovely, made the trip very enjoyable. You could book for food if you wanted it, but we didn't. There is a bar that also served hot drinks as well. The boat we went on was a smaller... More 

Thank Jo C
London, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2014 via mobile

Went to Bournemouth in July 2014. Decided to look up things to do, I found a boat tour around the Poole Harbour. The pictures of Poole Harbour looked amazing!! When we got there it was a different story. Looked nothing like the pictures. Wouldn't recommend the Poole harbour tour at all to be honest. It was boring!! I nearly fell... More 

5 Thank Hooliethetraveller
Hampshire, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 19 May 2014

The boat was perfect, it was clean, comfortable and the staff were welcoming. Not only were they on hand for refreshments at a comfortable pace and without being prompted, the three staff on board were warm, smiley and friendly. They were on hand to take endless photos of our party as well! The cream tea was served at a perfect... More 

Thank ElDaise
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 29 August 2013

We thought the cruise was good value for the money nice welcome and info was interesting to find out how the other half live.

Thank Beverley S
Dereham, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2012

We did the Poole Harbour and beyond tour, it took just over an hour and was worth every penny. We went on the beautifully restored Dorset Queen which offered a selection of different seating. Up top with unrestricted views, if you wanted to brave the cold wind. Out at the back where the views were still great but it was... More 

3 Thank KimSned
Cheshire, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2012

Booked the return cruise from Swanage-Poole.Lovely little old boat with lots of character-sit at the back where you get fantastic views but are sheltered from the wind.Great commentary from crew-sometimes informative,sometimes comical but all adds to the journey.It takes just over 1 hour with a short stop at Brownsea Island where you can also disembark.The cruise gives you fantastic views... More 

5 Thank letsgomurphy

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