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Brownsea Island Ferries

Poole Quay | Yellow Kiosk, Poole BH15 1HE, England
+44 1929 462383
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Shorter trip than expected, but very smooth

We hadn't decided on whether we would visit Brownsea Island or just enjoy the boat trip, until we... read more

Reviewed yesterday
IceGemzB
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Great to view Poole harbour

Poole harbour is the second largest natural harbour in the world! we love to take a boat to... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
TheLoftysPoole
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Poole, United Kingdom
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  • Average7%
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“return trip” (42 reviews)
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Poole Quay | Yellow Kiosk, Poole BH15 1HE, England
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+44 1929 462383
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We hadn't decided on whether we would visit Brownsea Island or just enjoy the boat trip, until we were on the boat and realised that the trip across to the island was shorter than 10 minutes each way. Not wanting to have spent almost £20...More

Thank IceGemzB
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Poole harbour is the second largest natural harbour in the world! we love to take a boat to Brownsea and enjoy the harbour. You don’t have to get off at Brownsea, although it’s worth a visit. Stay on and sail around the island and return...More

Thank TheLoftysPoole
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well organised, regular trips with commentary. £28 family ticket. The island offers cafe and nice walks and views. Worth doing.

Thank Treats999
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Used the ferry to get across to Brownsea island, and come back later on. Great boat to use and price very reasonable. Plenty of seating. And boat was clean and seemed in good condition. Kids enjoyed being out at sea. Comfortable crossing and would use...More

Thank Andrew S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited the island with my wife using our National Trust membership,we had a great day visiting many of the various sites,unfortunately we didn't see any wildlife,we think they where all in hiding because of the noise and actions of some of the 600 scouts...More

Thank walter221
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice crew and not a bad little boat either, much shorter and cheaper trip from sandbanks. The queues both ways are also much shorter.

Thank nobbyclark
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Did this trip as a spur of the moment. £11.50 (adult) for just over 1hr including a drop off at Brownsea Island if you pay an extra £8 to land on the National Trust Island. A lovely and informative slow cruise around the harbour and...More

Thank Steve H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The only way to get to Brownsea Island - fairly expensive but if you are NT members the Island entrance fee is of course free. Crew very helpful when boarding and disembarking especially if you have pushchairs, rucksacks and 2 small children.

Thank John M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Traveled to Brownsea island and the boat trip is pleasant with a good comentary which tells you about the various islands in Poole harbour and its history, on board there is a small bar where you can buy soft and alcohol drinks and snacks, the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely sunny day, what could be better than an informative and refreshing cruise around the harbour, via a stopoff at Brownsea Island. Really nice and also very informative

Thank Windymiller186
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157bjayb
25 July 2018|
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Response from CarrotCakeBaker | Reviewed this property |
I did see several bikes locked on the rails just before the dock to the ferry.
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hailsjane28
25 September 2017|
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Response from Andyhw27 | Reviewed this property |
Cheaper ferry is from Sandbanks as it is a shorter crossing (£6.50 as I recall) Free access to island if you are a NT member.
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carlsolle
29 May 2017|
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Response from ragmantoo | Reviewed this property |
As a NT member I would strongly recommend that you go from Sandbanks. Drive to South Haven Point (OS Map OL15 Ref:036867) via Wareham and Corfe then take the B3351. There is a NT car park at South Haven Point where you can... More
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