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Poole to the Jurrasic Coast Tour with Steam Train, Sea Cruise

An amazing experience and one of the best day trips in Dorset. Start your day with a cruise from Poole to Swanage through the largest natural harbour in Europe and along the magnificent start of the Jurassic Coast. The boat brings you to the Victorian Pier of Swanage where you have a short walk along the beach before continuing on one of the Swanage Railway heritage steam trains.Whether you decide to visit Corfe Castle or just enjoy the unique and picturesque train ride through the Purbeck countryside, this is an activity all age groups will enjoy! The train brings you back to Swanage where you still have some time to explore this popular resort before your cruise back to Poole.A whole day trip which includes an amazing cruise along the Jurassic Coast to Swanage and a trip on the award winning steam train through the picturesque Purbecks to the village of Corfe Castle. Begin your adventure on a boat from Poole Quay, through Poole Harbour with its Brownsea Island, Blue Lagoon, Sandbanks and out to the open sea where you can admire the magnificent rock formations of the Jurassic Coast. The boat brings you to the Victorian Pier in Swanage where you have a short walk to the Swanage Railway station and hop on one of the heritage steam trains.You can hop-off and hop-on on any of the railways 5 stops, or stay on and enjoy the beautiful surroundings to the end station Norden and then return to Swanage. You have plenty of time to spend in this old Victorian Resort before your boat returns from Swanage Pier at 4.45pm, bringing you back to Poole Quay at 5.45pm. Commentary is provided on the boat and the crew is there to assist you.

$12.87 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Poole Harbour and Island Cruise from Poole

Poole Harbour with its many islands, famous landmarks and interesting stories offers a great day out for everyone. It is the place where Jonathan Swift found his inspiration for Gulliver’s Travels and sits under the Purbecks which inspired Thomas Hardy in his brilliant writing.The cruise takes you from Poole Quay all around the harbour and sails close to Brownsea Island and its castle, the expensive properties on Sandbanks and close to the islands which all have something unique. You can relax on the top deck on a warm summer day or sit in a heated saloon with a nice cup of tea while listening to the commentary in which the captain points out all the landmarks and speaks of the interesting history of the area.The Blue Lagoon, Lilliput, Corfe Castle and the Sandbanks Chain Ferry are just a few of the views to mention. The cruise takes approximately 75 minutes and returns to Poole Quay. All boats have toilets and a bar with a variety of drinks and snacks, including ice creams.

$16.08 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Jurassic Coastal Cruise to Swanage from Poole

Enjoy a fantastic 2¼ hour round cruise between Poole and Swanage, and experience over 2 million years of geological history. This popular cruise takes you through Poole Harbour, close to Brownsea Island (affording great views on its magnificent castle), continues past the exclusive houses of Sandbanks and out into the open sea! From there you sail through time and observe 2 million years of geological history in the breath-taking Jurassic Coast. Old Harry Rocks, Studland Bay and Swanage bay are just a few of the landmarks you pass before arriving to Swanage Pier. Your trip begins on Poole Quay with a cruise through Poole Harbour and views of its world renowned Brownsea Island, Brownsea Castle, Blue Lagoon, the exclusive houses on Sandbanks and past the Sandbanks Chain Ferry out into the open sea.You continue your journey along the sandy beaches of Studland Bay, past the breath-taking Old Harry Rocks and into Swanage Bay where the boat makes a quick stop along the old Victorian Pier. The crew is there to assist you and the captain provides an informative commentary (in English).