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Address: North Eastern Quay | Marina Dover, Dover CT17 9BX, England
Phone Number:
+44 7971 301379
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

Dover White Cliff Tours offers sight seeing tours in and around Dover.


Dover White Cliff Tours offers sight seeing tours in and around Dover.

Take a novelty 40 minute boat ride around Dover's bay, on a historical wooden boat built in 1935. On the trip you will receive a commentary from the captain and any children who want to will be invited up to steer the boat.

Or take a short bus ride up into Dover's Cliffs to see some amazing hidden history:

St Martin's gun battery (WWII defensive structure), the Drop Redoubt (one of the biggest Napoleonic fortifications in Europe), Dover's historic town and much more; all with a running commentary. Get the chance to stand on the white cliffs and walk off into the sun.

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Great on a warm, sunny day.

I read mixed reviews before doing this small bus tour. However, All went to plan. We were met by Richard as planned via email. The tour took in some of the military history of the... read more

Reviewed 5 January 2017
Jo G
Dardanup, Australia
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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This boat tour has been closed since last year 2016 for harbour development. Dover Harbour Board (who own and run the harbour) are building a new cargo ship berth in the western docks and have kicked all small businesses out of this area.

2 Thank LMP520
Dardanup, Australia
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Reviewed 5 January 2017

I read mixed reviews before doing this small bus tour. However, All went to plan. We were met by Richard as planned via email. The tour took in some of the military history of the town, views of the cliffs and local knowledge. Our party was happy as the tour was as expalained, before we paid. The cliff top views... More 

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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Disappointing is the word. They only take you around the harbour, so you only see what you can see from the promenade. The white Cliffs of Dover are around a couple of miles from Dover, so If you are expecting to see the white Cliffs of Dover, what you can only see in open sea, far from the harbour, don't... More 

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United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 22 September 2016

20 pounds pax for boat and bus ride. A decent trip for the price you pay. Richard the captain was a kind gentleman. He let me steer the boat for a while. Its just a ride within a cordoned off area within the harbour. Boat trip does not go out the the Straits of Dover though.Overall a pleasant trip.

Thank blackmoresvan
Des Moines, Iowa
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

As asked, we called the captain the day of our scheduled tour — 10 times, in fact. He never answered once, and several times it didn't even have a voicemail option. We understand that trips are weather dependent and would have understood if he had answered to say "no trips today," but we never even got that courtesy. It's been... More 

1 Thank H C
Canterbury, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 27 August 2016

Lovely fully loaded bacon roll before our boat trip which was a very good experience. Good views of the cliffs and Dover Castle and a very informative historical commentary from the Captain. Overall a great experience and worth the money.

Thank pcpcpc2016
Los Altos, California
1 review
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Great quick trip around the harbor so you can see the cliffs and Dover Castle. Stayed inside harbor so it was fairly calm. If you want a longer open ocean cruise this is not for you. Friendly people and a good price for what you get. Exactly what we were looking for. Would recommend.

Thank ShiPef
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Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

The cliffs are amazing but go for a walk in stead of this scam. The departure was late. They just saw you a bit that you can perfectly see from the ground. To be honest the tour operator and the girl who was with him were very nice but it wasn't worth it. The cafe on the entrance was dirty.

1 Thank silurica
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Reviewed 2 August 2016

The place is quiet, great sightings, the landscape was very fresh and natural, really beautiful to just sit, and eat food while your there.

Thank Jade C
Hobart, Australia
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17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016

This is the first negative review we have placed on TripAdvisor, but thought it important to inform fellow TA’s of the future. We were recently in England and whilst in London felt we would like to travel down to Dover to see the iconic White Cliffs. We had previously perused this “White Cliffs Boat Tours” on TA with amusement noting... More 

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