Early bird wildlife walks

An early morning wildlife experience. Come and enjoy the island at its most peaceful. This is your opportunity to take a boat over to the island long before the public arrive and soak up the sights and sounds of nature.

  • Booking essential

The first two walks will have a focus on the spring birdsong that rides the airwaves at this time of year. The second two walks will focus more around the lagoon with it's internationally important populations of both wading and sea birds. After your walk, enjoy a hearty breakfast roll and a warming cuppa. Price includes walk, boat fare and breakfast.


Event ticket prices
  • Adult £25.00
    Guided walk, boat fare and breakfast
  • Child £12.50
    Guided walk, boat fare and breakfast

The basics

Booking details
Call 0334 2491895
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
The boat leaves Sandbanks at 7-30am
What to bring and wear
Wear sensible footwear
Boat departs from Sandbanks promptly at 07:30am and departs Brownsea at approx. 10:15am. Visitors may remain on the island but will need to pay a single boat fare back to Sandbanks on the public ferries.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
27 April 2019 07:30 - 10:00 Available
4 May 2019 07:30 - 10:00 Available
1 June 2019 07:30 - 10:00 Available
5 October 2019 07:30 - 10:00 Available

Contact Info

Brownsea Island Property Office
Call 01202 707744

Upcoming events

Winter Weekends

Sat 02 Feb 2019
An opportunity to take in the winter wildlife on Brownsea and to enjoy a satisfying winter's day walk.

Brownsea Bird Boats

Sun 03 Feb 2019
The National Trust, Dorset Wildlife Trust and the RSPB have partnered up offer the public the opportunity to witness the wonderful wildlife of Poole Harbour that abounds at this time of year.

Get toasty around the campfire

Sat 16 Feb 2019
Walk to the Outdoor Centre where you will find tasty treats to be toasted on an open campfire. What could be better on a crisp winters day?

Spring ranger days

Wed 20 Feb 2019
Bring your budding young rangers to the island to join our team and to discover how to conserve nature and to learn some bush craft skills.

Seashore ramble

Fri 22 Mar 2019
Come and explore Brownsea's coastlines on this free guided wildlife walk.

Mother's day on Brownsea

Sun 31 Mar 2019
Treat your mum to a wonderful walk on Brownsea at this special time of year. Nature is awakening from its winter sleep and is bustling around preparing for the season ahead.