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Dorset Cruises

The Quay | Opposite Poole Arms Pub, Poole BH14 8EW, England
+44 1202 724910
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Without doubt, the best day of our lives....

We chartered The Dorset Queen as part of our wedding day celebrations and it was a truly unique and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
bikerchisp
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Poole, United Kingdom
Wonderful way to celebrate my Dad's 80th Birthday

We had a wonderful afternoon as part of my Dad's 80th Birthday celebrations. Forty of us, aged... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
JaneH764
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London
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Dorset Cruises is a vintage boat charter company for Wedding Receptions, Birthday Parties, Corporate Events, Firework Trips, Dorset Cream Tea Cruises, Coffee & Cake Cruises, Gin Tasting Cruises and Sunset Party Cruises.
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  • Very good16%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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The Quay | Opposite Poole Arms Pub, Poole BH14 8EW, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chartered The Dorset Queen as part of our wedding day celebrations and it was a truly unique and magical experience (even the weather behaved for us on the day!) The team were fantastic from start to finish - they helped us with the planning...More

Thank bikerchisp
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a wonderful afternoon as part of my Dad's 80th Birthday celebrations. Forty of us, aged 13-85 years, fitted comfortably on board - despite the weather not being the best. The tea, scones and open bar were much enjoyed and we made a lovely...More

Thank JaneH764
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had an incredible time on the Gin Cruise. We went with the VIP package which meant we had a some nibbles, a bottle of gin as well as cocktails of our choice! The staff were lovely, they even gave us blankets when the sun...More

Thank Rebecca K
Management response:Responded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for this lovely review Rebecca. It was a beautiful Autumn evening in Poole Harbour and it's even more enjoyable with a blanket and a nice glass of gin. It was great to meet you all and I hope you'll be back again next...More

Reviewed 2 September 2017

An brilliant experience from the moment we got on board.All the staff were excellent, we were treated to some wonderful scenery around Brownsea Island, along Millionaires Row at Sandbanks and made a detour to enjoy the Bournemouth Night Air Festival. Wonderful local Gins paired with...More

Thank Kev M
Management response:Responded 6 September 2017

Thank you so much for your lovely review Kev. It was a fantastic evening, I enjoyed being part of it and meeting lots of great people throughout the night. The fleece blankets have turned out to be 'nearly' as popular as our gins this year,...More

Reviewed 23 August 2017

We had an absolutely awesome time on Dorset Queen last week! My friends and I booked The Jazz Cruise, not expecting too much to be honest but it exceeded all our expectations! As we were welcomed on board by a tall dark and handsome man...More

Thank Jade A
Management response:Responded 6 September 2017

Thank you for this glowing review Jade. As I was the person handing out the prosecco on that cruise this is probably my favourite review to date ;) We will be continuing The Jazz Cruise in 2018 and really hope you'll come visit us again......More

Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Loved our gin cruise around poole harboir. The weather was rubbish but the crew made sure we had the best time. The gins were amazing and were paired really well. We also tried a couple of cocktails and they were mixed expertly. Wouldn't hesitate to...More

Thank suzi32
Dorset_Cruises, Owner at Dorset Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

Thank you so much Suzi, The weather did its best to dampen our spirits, but when the spirit in question is Gin there is no chance of that happening. It was a pleasure having you aboard and we hope to see you back again soon...More

Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Just returned from a fab "gin cruise" with Jon and the crew ! Crappy weather but, for some unknown reason!, as the cruise went on i.e. and the gin flowed!, everyone got into the party mood! Wouldn't hesitate to do it again sometime....!More

Thank ChristopherK125T
Dorset_Cruises, Owner at Dorset Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

Thank you so much Chris, It was a pleasure meeting you both on Friday night and I'm glad you had a great time. I'm looking forward to visiting your neck of the woods next time and you know you are always welcome back aboard Dorset...More

Reviewed 9 August 2017

My husband and I achieved milestone birthdays this year and as opposed to having 2 separate big bashes, we combined the two occasions for one outrageous and fun-filled event! So we opted for a joint celebration of age, years and friendship! We hired the Dorset...More

Thank ZinC369
Dorset_Cruises, Owner at Dorset Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

Thank you so much Zin & David, The crew on board had a fantastic night too and it makes make good customer service easy when everyone is having a good time and enjoying such a wonderful occasion. We hope your Pirate Party will live long...More

Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

On a very rainy night we had a great night from start to finished. Nothing was to much trouble for Jon and his staff. Highly recommend and cant wait to try one of the other cruises.More

Thank cookhouse91
Dorset_Cruises, Owner at Dorset Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

Thank you so much for your kind review. The weather is the one thing we can't control, but we do our best to work around it and ensure people experiences don't get spoiled by the 'summer' rain. Hopefully we can welcome you aboard again next...More

Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Beautiful old boat in great condition. Incredibly friendly crew and bar staff on board giving lots of advice and banter. A 3 hour cruise with 3 gin mixes of your choice and canapés. It was a fun trip and we ended up enjoying chatting to...More

2  Thank Ros C
Dorset_Cruises, Owner at Dorset Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

Thank you so much Ros, We love The Artisan Gin Tasting Cruise so its easy to be passionate and enjoy 'working'. Having said that, it wouldn't work so well if it was't for fun, happy guests on board, so thank you for making our 'job'...More

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Micky R
2 July 2016|
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Response from Dorset_Cruises | Property representative |
Sorry for the late reply Micky. We do a Party Cruise from Poole Quay every Saturday night, 7pm-10pm. It is £30 a ticket which includes an onboard BBQ as well as a Welcome Cocktail and guest list entry to various clubs in... More
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