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Our most recommended Bournemouth Activities

  • Poole Harbor and Islands Cruise

    1. Poole Harbor and Islands Cruise

    Take a cruise around Europe's largest natural harbor, home to the town of Poole, the golden beaches of Sandbanks and Brownsea Island. From either open deck seating or comfortable saloon you will see stunning views of the exceptional landscape that surrounds it. Your 70 minute trip will start on charming Poole Quay with its old buildings and buzzing atmosphere.  Next you will go past Brownsea Island, home to wildlife and picturesque Brownsea Castle, built to protect against French invasions. After that comes the Sandbanks Peninsula and the luxurious houses of the ‘Golden Mile’. Then you will tour the great natural expanse of the harbor and the remaining islands: Green, Furzey, Long and Round. Fronting onto beautiful scenery it helped inspire classics like Lord of the Rings and Gulliver's Travel. 

    Beautiful sunny day The captain and commentator was excellent Whitby and full of valuable knowledge

  • Jurassic Coast: Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door Coach Trip

    2. Jurassic Coast: Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door Coach Trip

    Discover some of the most scenic coastline in southern England on a coach trip from Bournemouth. Travel along the famous Jurassic Coast, via Poole Harbour and Sandbanks, to experience the nation's only natural UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit both Lulworth Cove and the natural limestone arch of Durdle Door and get plenty of information and maps to help you along the way. Use the time to go for a light nature walk from Durdle Door over the hill to Lulworth Cove and get magnificent views from Hambury Tout. Spend the time at Lulworth Cove if you prefer to give your legs a rest and get a beautiful view of the arch on an optional boat ride from the beach, at your own expense. Benefit from a map highlighting the main features, or feel free to follow your own nose and explore independently. Find a nice cafe or restaurant in the village of West Lulworth or avail of the small shop in the holid...

    Our Driver/Guide is brilliant. The trip to get to where I wanted to be is perfect for the price I paid.

  • Bournemouth: Hop-on Hop-off Open-Top Bus Tour

    3. Bournemouth: Hop-on Hop-off Open-Top Bus Tour

    Your Bournemouth hop-on, hop-off bus ticket will ensure you get to explore the area with comfort and ease. Sit back and let your driver do the hard work as you are taken on a journey around the must-see sights of Bournemouth, Poole and the famous peninsular Sandbanks. Hop off at any one of the 24 stops on route to take a closer look at the sights around you. Check out Poole harbour, the largest natural harbour in Europe, with rich maritime history, award winning beaches and lush green gardens. Or take some time to explore the coastline of Bournemouth, and try some English delicacies in between stops. While you tour the areas, we provide on-board commentary for your entertainment and to help you discover the unique and intriguing stories behind the sights.

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What people are saying about Bournemouth

It was on-time and a very pleasant boat ride. Our "skipper" did an excellent commentary with some lighthearted humour. The only negative comment is that the kiosk is now blue and not red (been this way for a year or so they say) and that we did not need to exchange our vouchers. All they did was view the QR codes visually on my phone. Overall - very happy.

One of the best experiences. The tour guy Jerry was amazing, he told us so many interesting stories, the nicest and polite person! The weather was absolutely amazing. Just loved every second. It was our second wedding anniversary and even thought we came back all covered in dust and dirt we were so happy. Highly recommend! Kamila & Ryan

Enjoyable drive with Gerry. Really relaxed atmosphere. Lots of knowledgeable facts. Some uphill walking involved so wear comfy shoes. A very enjoyable day

A lovely way to see around Poole harbour with the added bonus of a flyby from the red arrows. A throughly enjoyable experience!

Beautiful sunny day The captain and commentator was excellent Whitby and full of valuable knowledge