Swanage

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  • From Poole to Swanage: 2-Hour Jurassic Coastal Cruise

    1. From Poole to Swanage: 2-Hour Jurassic Coastal Cruise

    Begin your trip at Poole Harbour and board an open deck boat fitted with seating and comfortable saloons. From here, you will be taken on a journey through 185 million years of history along the Jurassic Coastline. On your cruise pass a number of Dorset's most famous landmarks like the golden beaches of Sandbanks, Brownsea Island, and the Old Harry Rocks, named after a notorious pirate. Enjoy expert commentary from your captains as you glide by. Once reaching Swanage, head back towards Poole and capture the perfect picture of the famous chalk formations from the boat's outer deck.

    Extremely good value for money with beautiful scenery and interesting facts given by the Skipper. Definitely go again!!!

  • From Bournemouth: Jurassic Coast & Isle of Purbeck Day Tour

    2. From Bournemouth: Jurassic Coast & Isle of Purbeck Day Tour

    Catch the early morning ferry across to the Isle of Purbeck. View Old Harry Rocks, the starting point of the Jurassic Coast, England’s only natural UNESCO World Heritage Site. Take in breath-taking views across Poole Harbour and towards Brownsea Island. By mid morning you will arrive at Durlston Country Park. Visit the brand new Jurassic Coast visitor center housed in the recently refurbished Durlston Castle. There’s time for a morning coffee stop overlooking the famous Great Globe and a chance to take the cliff top walk along to Tilly Whim Caves and the Anvil Point Lighthouse. For every visitor brought to Durlston Country Park, a contribution towards a bursary that helps to support their volunteer programme is made. Heading west drive through some of the tiny lanes and villages that give Purbeck its unique character. Take lunch in the village of Corfe Castle, dominated by the ruins ...

    Gerry was excellent !!! We loved every minute of it ! I would highly recommend it , Many thanks for the experience Silvia & Lolita

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Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 248 reviews

A lovely trip, even thou the sea was a bit rough! Enjoyed seeing the coast line, and the information was very good. We even got to see a couple of dolphins definitely would recommend this trip, a good way to spend a couple of hours.

Great boat trip, the weather was a big plus. The captain was very knowledgeable, clear with the information. Would definitely recommend.

Really relaxed trip with excellent well presented commentary and just the right length of time at 2 hours so glad we decided to go

If you’ve ordered the boat trip on line you don’t need to go to the hut, just go straight to the Boat, we know now .

Make sure to wear your comfort shoes to enjoy the view, as it needs long walks.