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

This final walk of the season 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 0344 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. The price includes a return boat ride to the island, a guided walk followed by breakfast in the café.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
5 October 2019 07:30 - 10:00 Available

Contact Info

Brownsea Island Property Office
Call 01202 707744

Upcoming events

Summer fun on Brownsea

Mon 22 Jul 2019
Explore nature and adventure this summer holiday and keep your little ones occupied all day.

Minibeasts and more

Tue 23 Jul 2019
There's a whole other world that lives beneath the leaves and in the undergrowth on Brownsea.

Brownsea Open Air Theatre presents Richard lll

Wed 24 Jul 2019
One of the biggest theatrical projects in the south, Brownsea open air theatre brings you Richard lll. These beautiful surroundings make for a wonderful show, and a fantastic evening of traditional Shakespeare.

Seashore ramble

Fri 26 Jul 2019
Come and explore Brownsea's coastlines on this free guided wildlife walk.

The history of Scouting on Brownsea Island

Thu 01 Aug 2019
Over a hundred years ago a seed was sown when a group of boys took part in an outdoor camping experience and from that moment, one of the largest voluntary organisations grew.

Island life through the ages

Fri 02 Aug 2019
Brownsea has a fascinating past featuring celebrities such as Marconi and Baden Powell both of whom were good friends to families that once called the island home.