Cruise Agencies

As Poole Harbour Commissioners, we open our beautiful and natural harbour to cruise agencies around the world. If your vessel is looking to dock in one of the South Coast’s most picturesque locations, then guests will not be disappointed. To find out more information about our cruise berth, give us a call on 01202 440200.

Take Advantage of Our Fantastic Cruise Facilities

South Quay is our cruise berth that has welcomed many vessels and cruise holidays over the years. Our port is located centrally on the South Coast, and we allow vessels up to 220m in length to dock on our shores. As Poole Harbour Commissioners, we make sure that the port is operating at optimum level throughout the year.

For cruise agencies, our team ensure that every aspect runs smoothly when you dock at our glorious harbour, which is one of the world’s largest natural harbours. In fact, it’s been said that ours is only just behind Sydney’s harbour in size. Due to this, our dedicated professionals work hard around the clock to keep everything ticking.

Our cruise facilities are second to none, and due to our location, we can be accessed with ease. So, for individuals jumping on board a vessel at Poole, they can travel to our port with ease from London, the Midlands and the West Country. The roads and railways all pass through our coastal town, so you won’t struggle to reach our harbour on time.

While our harbour is a perfect location for cruise holidays to dock, we also boast a range of activities and things to see and do. For example, recreational sailing is popular on our sheltered shores, as are water sports. 

Why Stop at Our Poole Harbour?

Cruise FacilitiesCruise agencies may not instantly select Poole as a highlight on their itinerary, but if not, they are underestimating the beauty of our coastal town. During the summer months, not much can beat our glorious beaches, particularly as we boast some of the best in England. However, there is plenty more to see when you arrive on our shores, including the following:

  • The Jurassic Coast
  • Stonehenge
  • City of Bath
  • And More!

Due to the fantastic quality of our cruise facilities, your passengers will not have to wait long to explore the beautiful Dorset countryside. We aim to accommodate your vessel as much as possible so that everyone that docks in our harbour has an enjoyable stay.

Why Cruise Agencies Should Dock at Poole Harbour

As mentioned above, there are a wealth of activities and things to do in our coastal town. So, for cruise holidays, docking at our shores will be hugely beneficial. In addition to this, you can put your full trust in every member of staff that you come across at our harbour. 

As Poole Harbour Commissioners, we have a range of responsibilities as an independent statutory body. We are a trust that looks after the port and ensures that everything runs smoothly and in harmony. So, whether we are catering to cruise agencies, ferries or cargo, every element is carried out meticulously.

The long-term sustainability of the harbour is our main priority, so measures are taken on a day-to-day basis to make sure that we’re on the right path. Welcoming cruise agencies is just one facet of what our harbour does; we also host recreational, environmental and military operations. Nature conservation is also a high priority for us as locations close to our harbour are areas of outstanding natural beauty.

Get in Touch Today

If you would like to learn more information about our harbour, as well as how we cater to cruise agencies, then don’t hesitate to get in touch. You can reach us by calling 01202 440220 or by sending an email to