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 Sold out
4 May 2019 07:30 - 10:00 Sold out
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

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.

Island life through the ages

Fri 05 Apr 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.

Easter holiday adventure

Sat 06 Apr 2019
Tempt your children away from their tablets these Easter holidays with an adventure on Brownsea Island.

Outdoor adventure activities

Sat 06 Apr 2019
Spring into action this Easter holiday and test your skills at archery or low ropes.

Spring ranger days

Wed 10 Apr 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.