Poole Harbour Bird Boats

The National Trust, Dorset Wildlife Trust and the RSPB have partnered up to showcase Poole Harbour, its islands and the spectacular wildlife that depends on it at this special time of year.

  • Booking essential

These boats are a rare opportunity to see one of the best winter spectacles in the UK and offers exclusive access to Brownsea Island out of the main season.

Please note that not all of the cruises land on Brownsea, see notes below for dates.

Bird boat cruise only £17 adult, £7.50 child

Bird boat cruise with Brownsea landing £22 adult, £10 child


Event ticket prices
  • Adult £22.00
  • Child £10.00

The basics

Booking details
Call 01202707744
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Poole Quay
What to bring and wear
Warm and wet weather gear and sensible footwear
Harbour only cruises Sat 13 Jan 18, Fri 16 Feb 18, Harbour cruises with Brownsea landing Sat 25 Nov 17, Sat 9 Dec, Sat 6 Jan, Sun 21 Jan, Sun 4 Feb 18


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
25 November 2017 10:00 - 14:00 Available
9 December 2017 10:00 - 14:00 Available
6 January 2018 10:00 - 14:00 Available
13 January 2018 09:00 - 11:30 Available
21 January 2018 09:00 - 13:00 Available
4 February 2018 09:00 - 13:00 Available
16 February 2018 09:00 - 11:30 Available

Contact Info

Brownsea Island Property Office
Call 01202 707744

Upcoming events

The Great Brownsea Storybook Adventure trail

Wed 18 Oct 2017
Once upon a time on an island in Poole Harbour, legends were being challenged.

Red squirrel walks 2017

Wed 18 Oct 2017
Join our guided walks and see how many rare red squirrels you can spot.

October half term

Sat 21 Oct 2017
Did you ever think about helping out the bad guys for a change?

Family red squirrel walks

Sat 21 Oct 2017
If you're curious about our rare red squirrels then join one of these free guided walks and find out all about them.

Get toasty

Mon 23 Oct 2017
An opportunity to warm your cockles on an autumnal day.

Low ropes or archery activity days

Tue 24 Oct 2017
Join the Outdoor Centre Team for a session of either archery, low ropes or both.