Bournemouth Air Festival 2019 - Day 2 - Sailing from Poole - Only a few tickets remaining.....

Saturday 31st August 2019, 10:00 - 19:30

Cruise to see the Bournemouth Air Festival – the Shieldhall has the best view of all, anchored offshore between the piers at Bournemouth and Boscombe. We also have an expert aviation commentator on board, offering insights into the planes and activities being staged as part of this spectacular event.

As part of your cruise, see the impressive engine room with its original steam engines at work and the bridge, with its traditional instruments and gleaming brasswork; admire the ship’s steam assisted steering gear (similar to that used on Titanic); talk to the Captain and our volunteer crew; listen to the informed commentary on the sights and sounds of Poole Harbour (including Brownsea Island and Sandbanks) and The Old Harry Rocks; walk the teak decks; relax in the Saloon with our wide range of refreshments including tea / coffee; real ale; a range of Titanic bottled beers; wine and hot and cold food, available on all trips.

Click here to view the joining instructions for this trip...

Joining Instructions 

Dear Shieldhall Ticket Holder,

We are looking forward to welcoming you aboard SS Shieldhall on Saturday 31st August 2019 for our trip to view the Bournemouth Air Festival, from Poole Quay, between 10am - approx. 7pm. Boarding for the cruise may take place one hour before departure, ie. from 9am. We request passengers be on board by 9.45am. Please allow yourself plenty of time to reach Poole. Please note our return to port time is indicative only and whilst we are unlikely to vary much from the times shown, circumstances may mean we have to return slightly earlier or later at the request of the Harbour Master / Poole Pilot.

Recommended parking is in the Quay Visitors Car Park – please see following link for a map and location instructions  Post code for Quay Visitors Car Park is BH15 1BQ.

Maps and other helpful information relating to Poole can be found at 

For those travelling by train, Poole Station is an approx. 10 / 15 min flat walk.

Please bring your ticket for check-in at the gangway with the Purser (you will have received this immediately following your booking).

Once on board, tea, coffee, soft drinks, wine and a range of bottled beers / real ale (including Flack Manor Double-Drop) may be purchased. Hot food, including bacon rolls and quiche, homemade vegetable soup, plus cakes (including delicious Caymana Rum Cakes!), New Forest Ice Cream and a range of crisps and confectionery will also be available. You are welcome to bring picnics on board (no alcohol) but please note that use of the Saloon for dining is only for guests who purchase food from the Galley.

The Shieldhall Gift Shop will be open with a new line of souvenirs. The Engine Room, Boiler Room and Bridge will all be open for inspection once underway. 

Tickets also remain available for the Saturday and Sunday Air Festival sailings, together with Shieldhall's return cruise to Southampton on Monday 2 September, departing Poole Quay at 10am, and arriving in Southampton at approx 4pm. Tickets for the Southampton cruise are £42 adults and £15 for children. Details on this cruise and up-to-date news on our Bournemouth Air Festival sailings can be found online at

If for any reason you need to contact Shieldhall on the day of the cruise, please contact 07566770415. Please note this phone will be manned from 8am only and should only be used for emergency calls relating to that day’s cruise. Wishing you a very enjoyable excursion!




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