Boat Trips & Paddle Steamer

Boat Trips from Swanage

Waverley at Swanage

A special programme of summer boat cruises from Swanage Pier
will be announced shortly

The boats have wide open decks, comfortable lounges and washrooms aboard. A fully licensed bar serving hot and cold beverages, beers, wines, snack and soft drinks.

The cruises are operated thanks to the generosity of City Cruises Ltd, under whos conditions of carriage passengers are conveyed.


Passenger Boat Trips
A full programme of passenger trips to and from Swanage Pier is available throughout the summer months.

These range from full day cruises along the Jurassic Coast to shorter trips to view spectacular Old Harrys Rock and into Poole Harbour.

Please book direct with the boat operator or via the Tourist Information Centre 

Full details of these special Swanage Pier Summer Boat Cruises can be found on our Events calendar


Waverley Paddle Steamer Trips
Summer sailings from Swanage Pier aboard the last sea going paddle steamer in the world. Magnificently restored with towering tunnels, timber decks and gleaming varnish and brass.Built in 1947, this wonderful vessel offers regular trips calling at various ports around the UK.

To book visit


Passenger Access
Access to ships for sailings from Swanage Pier is from the lower pier deck, via a small flight of eight open steps.  Passengers should please consider this when making their arrangements for sailings to or from Swanage Pier.