Brownsea Island Ferries
Poole’s famous yellow boats…
Lord Baden Powell went by yellow boat to found the Scout Movement 100 years ago. Why don't you do the same?
Friendly family business est.1887. Poole's Oldest Boat Company with full bar and buffet facilities leaving from the Yellow Kiosks on Poole Quay.
Ferries to Brownsea Island. Visit the website for the most up to date information.
Get the most of this wonderful stretch of coast by taking a relaxing and fun trip. The cruises include the Old Harry, Swanage Bay & World Heritage Jurassic Coast cruise and lovely jaunt up the River Frome to historic Wareham, on a Wareham River Cruise.
Special Event Cruises
See spectacular events from a different perspective this summer! Visit the website for information on Firework cruises and Bournemouth Air Festival cruises.
Special RSPB Bird Watching trips available.
Brownsea Island Ferries welcome disabled customers on board their vessels, but for safe access a small degree of mobility is needed by everyone. Due to the jetty and vessel design, adults who use wheelchairs must be able to walk (assisted if necessary) just a few steps for access at boarding gates, as crews are not permitted to lift occupied wheelchairs. Each wheelchair must be accompanied by an attendant to assist a disabled person in the event of an emergency on board. They regret that electrically propelled wheelchairs will not be carried due to the difficulties that might arise in the event of an emergency requiring evacuation from the vessel. In all cases, the number of wheelchairs that may be carried is at the absolute discretion of the vessel's Master. Please see the website for further details.
Want to know more?
For all enquiries, including day trips, coach and group parties, weddings and private charters, please get in touch. Brownsea Island Ferries welcome college, youth and school groups and will be delighted to discuss Itineraries and rates with you.
HEAD OFFICE: Hethfleton Offices, Hethfelton, East Stoke, Wareham, Dorset BH20 6HJ.
Please visit the website for details on cruise prices.
Under 6's go free (not applicable in group bookings).
|Opening (17 Apr 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)
* Dates and times will vary. Please check website for more details.
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
- Very Good226
- LeeScott-BlakePoole, United KingdomTrip Type:FamilySquirrels 🐿️ Day OutSaturday, 2nd September 2023We haven’t been to Brownsea island in years. It’s just on our doorstep and it doesn’t go a day or two without seeing it just across the water. I find the the cost to get there by boat and the... Read full review
- 564drTrip Type:FamilyProcedures and costs changedSunday, 1st October 2023I reported some time ago that the ferries had changed and no longer did a tour of Poole Harbour when returning from a visit to Brownsea Island which was disappointing as added value to the day. When... Read full review
- Rob121618West Malling, United KingdomTrip Type:CouplesPricey (and no alternative)Tuesday, 24th October 2023This is the only way to get to Brownsea Island from Poole. Ferries seem limited to one per hour and a very disorganised system for waiting for the ferry. Fortunately, we had arrived in plenty of time... Read full review