Santa has taken a break from all of his hard work in the North Pole this winter to join us on our Sail with Santa cruises around Poole Harbour again this year. Passing Brownsea Island, Sandbanks Peninsula, Studland Bay, Millionaire’s Row and more.

Hugely successful last year, Santa is looking forward to meeting old friends who visited him last year and make new friends this year!

Adults can enjoy a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie while you listen to Christmas carols playing in the background. Soft drink and biscuit for the children.

Santa and his elves will be walking around the boat, meeting all the children, the small ones and those ‘just a little bit older’ too. Each child will receive a Christmas present directly from Santa and a certificate to say they have met the man himself, Santa!

After disembarking why not take a wander around the Quay to admire the new Poole Christmas Maritime Light Festival ( that will be going from The Quay, through the old town and all along the High Street to The Dolphin Centre. Great opportunity to buy those Christmas presents from the local shops and boutiques and Festive market stalls.

Santa will be joining us every Saturday and Sunday throughout December and then from the 19th to 24th December before he has to head back to The North Pole and start his rounds on Christmas Eve!

Choice of sailings are at 11am, 1pm or 3pm (Christmas Eve will be at 11am or 1pm) and to book please visit

£15.00 per adult or child to include the 75 minute boat trip, glass of mulled wine and mince pie (or soft drink and biscuit), present for the children and a certificate as well.

£5.00 for infants between 0 and 4 years old to include the above.

Also to celebrate the new Maritime Lights Festival, City Cruises have introduced a new 30 minutes cruise each night from the 19th November through to the 31st December. Sailing from 5.00pm, every half hour, until last sailing at 8pm, you will get the opportunity of seeing the Poole lights from the water.

£6.00 per adult and £4.00 per child, to include a 30 minute cruise and a hot chocolate.

To book please see

Festival lights will be launched on Saturday 19th November between 4pm and 7pm so come down to The Quay and meet our elves that have come from The North Pole early.

Wishing you a very magical Christmas from Santa, his elves and all at City Cruises!

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