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Brownsea Island Ferries

Brownsea Island Ferry sailing past Brownsea Island

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COVID-19 Update

From Sat 18th & Sun 19th July – Coastal Cruises available.  Leaving at 2.30pm.  For bookings and more information on cruises running please call tel: 01929 462383

Brownsea Island will re-open on Thursday 23 July and you'll need to book your tickets by 3pm the day before you visit. Members will be able to book for free, while non-members will need to pay when booking. All visitors, (including members) will need to pay for the ferry.  Please book the ferry online for Brownsea Island here. Boats currenty from POOLE QUAY ONLY.

Poole’s famous yellow boats…

Lord Baden Powell went by yellow boat to found the Scout Movement 100 years ago. Why don't you do the same?

Friendly family business est.1887.  Poole's Oldest Boat Company with full bar and buffet facilities leaving from the Yellow Kiosks on Poole Quay & Sandbanks. 

Ferries to Brownsea Island

 

Take a trip over to this peaceful island in Poole Harbour. It’s an idyllic spot – a haven for wildlife, including a thriving population for the scarce and threatened red squirrel, wading birds and Sika deer. Explore woodlands and heath and stroll the cliffs and beaches with glorious views across the harbour to the Purbeck Hills.

Half hourly daily service in the main season from Sandbanks (next to chain ferry) and Poole Quay starting at 10.00am.

Sightseeing Cruises

 

Get the most of this wonderful stretch of coast by taking a relaxing and fun trip. The cruises include the Old Harry, Swanage Bay & World Heritage Jurassic Coast cruise and lovely jaunt up the River Frome to historic Wareham, on a Wareham River Cruise.

Special Event Cruises

 

See spectacular events from a different perspective this summer!  Visit the website for information on Firework cruises and Bournemouth Air Festival cruises.

Special RSPB Bird Watching trips available.

Disabled Access

 

Brownsea Island Ferries welcome disabled customers on board their vessels, but for safe access a small degree of mobility is needed by everyone. Due to the jetty and vessel design, adults who use wheelchairs must be able to walk (assisted if necessary) just a few steps for access at boarding gates, as crews are not permitted to lift occupied wheelchairs.  Each wheelchair must be accompanied by an attendant to assist a disabled person in the event of an emergency on board.  They regret that electrically propelled wheelchairs will not be carried due to the difficulties that might arise in the event of an emergency requiring evacuation from the vessel.  In all cases, the number of wheelchairs that may be carried is at the absolute discretion of the vessel's Master.  Please see the website for further details.

Want to know more?

 

For all enquiries, including day trips, coach and group parties, weddings and private charters, please get in touch. Brownsea Island Ferries welcome college, youth and school groups and will be delighted to discuss Itineraries and rates with you.

 

HEAD OFFICE: Hethfleton Offices, Hethfelton, East Stoke, Wareham, Dorset BH20 6HJ.

 

Guide Prices

Please visit the website for details on cruise prices.
Under 6's go free (not applicable in group bookings).

Opening Times

Opening (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)

* **Brownsea Island is now open** Tickets for Ferry must be booked through the National Trust website.
Dates and times will vary. Please check website for more details.

The Quay
Poole
Dorset
BH15 1HF
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    Map & Directions

    Road Directions

    Find Brownsea Island Ferries at Sandbanks and on the Quay at Poole Old Town – look for the Yellow Kiosk!

    Using a Sat Nav? Here’s the postcodes you will need to find them: Poole Quay Yellow Kiosk – BH15 1HJ Sandbanks Yellow Kiosk – BH13 7QN Sandbanks Beach Car park – BH13 7QB

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