Brownsea Bird Boats

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.

  • Booking essential

Brownsea bird boats are a rare opportunity to see one of the best winter bird spectacles in the UK and include a two hour landing on Brownsea Island . There will be experts on hand at various points around the lagoon to answer any of your wildlife questions. Please be aware that the boats may be cancelled due to bad weather conditions and we'll contact you in advance if this is likely to happen. Ticket price includes ferry cruise and island entry.

Prices

Event ticket prices
  • Adult £25.00
  • Child £12.50

The basics

Booking details
Call 0344 2491895
Please bring your booking confirmation with you
Suitability
Suitable for children
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Poole Quay
What to bring and wear
Warm and wet weather gear and sensible footwear
Accessibility
Wheelchair users should contact ferry companies for access information.
Other
Boats will depart from Poole Quay only. Brownsea Bird Boats include a guided tour of the birdlife in Poole Harbour and a two hour landing on Brownsea Island to explore this unique nature reserve and the lagoon. The island will be closed to the general public between November and January. The island reopens for weekend opening on 2nd February 2019.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
3 February 2019 09:00 - 13:00 Available

Contact Info

Name
Brownsea Island Property Office
Email
brownseaisland@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01202 707744

Upcoming events

Winter Weekends

Sat 02 Feb 2019
10:00-16:00
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
09:00-13:00
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
12:00-14:00
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
11:00-15:00
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
11:00-13:00
Come and explore Brownsea's coastlines on this free guided wildlife walk.

Mother's day on Brownsea

Sun 31 Mar 2019
10:00-15:00
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.