Christmas Sail with Santa Cruise with City Cruises Poole

Christmas Sail with Santa Cruise with City Cruises Poole

The Christmas Sail with Santa Cruise from City Cruises Poole has become a bit of a family tradition for us, as we have been enjoying them for the last 3 years.

We love where we live and the Santa Cruise is fantastic way to see beautiful Poole Harbour, the second largest natural harbour in the world and home to millionaires row which houses some very famous residents.

City Cruises Poole

We were welcomed onboard by the crew and the fantastic Dr Balloonman, who the kids look forward to seeing every year for his mix of balloon making, party games and general madcap zaniness and they were all soon sat mesmerised!!

Santa Cruise

On the cruise you are offered complimentary drinks, including tea, coffee or mulled wine and fruit shoot for the kids, plus mince pies to enjoy whilst the kids are being entertained.

Dr Balloonman

The show format followed a similar format to previous years, with Dr Balloonman making a very special magic wand that we would use to summon Santa onto the boat, however, in a change from previous years the boat sailed the opposite way around Poole harbour and Brownsea Island, allowing us to see if from a different perspective.

Poole Harbour

We played some party games, guessed what animal Dr Balloonman was making and enjoyed some dancing before we got the chance to try out the magic wand to summon Santa on board.

Santa Cruise

And then it was time for a spot of magic to make someone appear……..

Sail with Santa

Santa arrived with his assistants carrying a couple of sacks full of age related goodies for the kids, plus a certificate for each child onboard.

Sail with Santa

Santa chatted to each child whilst Dr Balloonman made sure they all good a balloon creation each too.

Sail with Santa

The presents they received have always been good on the Santa Cruise, but these were the best yet.

Santa Cruise

The Santa cruise lasts around 75 minutes and takes you from Poole Quay, around Poole Harbour and Brownsea Island and then back again.

Santa Cruise

Tickets for the Sail with Santa Cruise cost £14.40 per person, which children under the age of 2 sailing free of charge.

Sail with Santa

Thank you City Cruises Poole and Dr Balloonman for a fab festive day out, we cannot wait for next year!!

Sail with Santa

Sail with Santa cruises are running until Sunday 24th December.

City Cruises Poole

Disclaimer: We were guests of City Cruises Poole for the purpose of a review, all opinions are our own.


15 thoughts on “Christmas Sail with Santa Cruise with City Cruises Poole

  1. stephanie says:

    What a fab Christmas tradition, it looks like you all had a great time! x

  2. Rachel says:

    It looks as though you all had so much fun and I am so impressed with how much there is to do x

  3. Helen says:

    Aw the Santa cruise sounds lovely the kids must have loved it. It’s A really different treat to queuing up in the shopping centres!

  4. Nina says:

    This sounds so fun for the kiddies! What a great idea for a festive trip!

  5. Jen says:

    What a wonderful Christmas adventure. Such a lovely idea. Can’t beat a trip on a boat, but with the added excitement of Christmas, it all looks perfect.

  6. What a fun way to spend an afternoon and it looked like a blast!

  7. This is such a nice tradition to have, I bet the kids loved sailing with santa x

  8. Rebecca says:

    What a lovely thing to do! Beautiful area too, I love Brownsea Island, I haven’t been there for years! I must take my little ones when they’re a bit older. Happy Christmas!

  9. Emily Leary says:

    What a lovely way to get in the festive spirit and a great tradition for each year. It looks like the kids had an amazing time!

  10. Kira says:

    It looks like you had so much fun ! The girls would love to go on something like this x

  11. I love the idea of going on a boat to see Father Christmas. This looks like a great experience!

  12. scots2travel says:

    Love the balloons. Never seen a Santa look quite so mysterious before. 🙂

  13. Tracy says:

    Ah, what a great way to see Santa – everyone loves a boat trip! Looks like the kids all enjoyed themselves!

  14. Cleo says:

    This looks brilliant for the little ones! Love it!

  15. Marni says:

    It looks like so much fun! I would have loved something like this when I was a kid. It looks like yours really enjoyed it.

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