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Brownsea Island Ferries

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Poole Quay | Yellow Kiosk, Poole BH15 1HE, England
+44 1929 462383
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Poor commentary on return boat trip

My first visit to Brownsea Island via ferry was very enjoyable but the return journey was a... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Christine B
Plymouth, United Kingdom
Regular ferry service

Found these ferries excellent. Ferry leaves regularly so you don't have to wait very long for the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kathy A
Higham Ferrers, United Kingdom
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Poole Quay | Yellow Kiosk, Poole BH15 1HE, England
+44 1929 462383
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Reviewed yesterday

My first visit to Brownsea Island via ferry was very enjoyable but the return journey was a disappointment. Our party decided to catch the ferry that included a tour around the islands, with a running commentary of interesting facts. Unfortunately, the pilot of the ferry...More

Thank Christine B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Found these ferries excellent. Ferry leaves regularly so you don't have to wait very long for the next one. Only takes 20 minutes to get to Brownsea Island. Ferries run every half an hour. On the journey back we were taken around the islands and...More

Thank Kathy A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very short trip and quite expensive, but was fun and the chap helping everyone on and off the boat was very friendly.

Thank Ange1571017
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great way to get to Brownsea Island for a visit. But the boat trip in itself is extremely interesting with the return taking in the whole of the harbour with a very good commentary.

Thank Clare B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice crossing had a tour of sandbanks on the way back with comentry, enjoyable and comfortable,even with 90 children on board,

Thank Derek M
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the only ways to get to Brownsea Island, the ferries offer an instructive and informative trip around the harbour where the crew give a running commentary on all things Poole. Well worth the cost of the ticket.

Thank Trevor G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

had a super trip around the harbour and islands of Poole harbour. the ferry captain was informative , and had a very pleasant attitude. the price was very acceptable for a trip, abd the four of us were very pleased we choose to do the...More

Thank Howard S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a boat from Poole that went accross the harbour and then tohr river to Wareham. Very worthwhile and there was a Market there when we landed.

Thank reh135uk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is not the cheapest ferry but it was quite an interesting one. Originally we took it to go to Brownsea Island but then it travels around other island in Poole Harbour and you get an interesting commentary from the skipper about the landmarks and...More

Thank peetajohn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the ferry to Brownsea Island. This is an efficient service, operating every half hour, with a commentary provided of points of interest on the way to the island and on the return journey.

Thank Shc84dsk
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Questions & Answers
24 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.
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
27 May 2017|
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Response from Jane C | Reviewed this property |
Quay Visitors Car Park Strand Street, Poole BH15 1SB Roughly £1 per hour so for £2 for a few hours should do it. Poole has many car parks but that is the safest and nearest.