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We use the ferries, to relax and see all the other sights in the harbour. You can see the million... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Dorset, United Kingdom
Fantastic views.

I never tire of going to Brownsea Island. Wonderful nature, red squirrels, woodland walks... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We use the ferries, to relax and see all the other sights in the harbour. You can see the million pound properties alone Sandbank, all the islands, branksea castle or take the ferry along the Jurassic coast.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank louisedR6463BN
Reviewed 1 week ago

I never tire of going to Brownsea Island. Wonderful nature, red squirrels, woodland walks. Peaceful, bird life and wildlife in abundance.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Angela S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took the trip on a windy day. Could not do the Swanage trip owing to the weather. Nice helpful crew. Boat very clean. Plenty of safety equipment.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank dtinuk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fabuloso for a fun windy bouncy ride around the islands with running commentary. The crew is highly skilled sea-farers so you'll feel and be very safe out on the water. Dogs allowed and enjoy the wind blowing up their snouts. Youngsters are bemused but it's...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Richard P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What's not to like about this ferry ride across to gorgeous Brownsea Island. It's pleasant, short, great views from all seats and staff keep you safe. Always runs on time & boats seem in good repair.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank elizabethlV6977MN
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very friendly staff and very interesting trip. Lots of information and history too. We had the best weather. What a lovely place. Just feel sorry for the staff having to sail around Poole Harbour day in day out, Very envious !!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Laura W
Reviewed 5 November 2018

Cute little boat for the crossing from Poole Harbour or Sandbanks to Brownsea Island. These have been running for over 100 years!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ashsaw
Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

Great trip to Brownsea Island. Ferry punctual and the staff helpful and friendly. Great views of the habour.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jollypop14
Reviewed 28 October 2018

The ferry service is well run and punctual (every half hour till 5pm). The staff were friendly and helpful. There is a charge for this service which also does harbour tours.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Al-Shumba
Reviewed 28 October 2018

spent about an hour touring the harbour, did not get off at Brownsea but stayed on for the trip. If you get off at Brownsea it is additional £8 unless you are a member of National Trust, skipper very knowledgeable of local islands etc.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank smstanfieldss
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24 July 2018|
Response from CarrotCakeBaker | Reviewed this property |
I did see several bikes locked on the rails just before the dock to the ferry.
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