Brownsea Island Ferries
Please visit the website for opening information and most up to date information regarding Covid-19.
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 & Sandbanks.
Ferries to Brownsea Island
Take a trip over to this peaceful island in Poole Harbour. It’s an idyllic spot – a haven for wildlife, including a thriving population for the scarce and threatened red squirrel, wading birds and Sika deer. Explore woodlands and heath and stroll the cliffs and beaches with glorious views across the harbour to the Purbeck Hills.
Half hourly daily service in the main season from Sandbanks (next to chain ferry) and Poole Quay starting at 10am.
Get the most of this wonderful stretch of coast by taking a relaxing and fun trip. Our 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 our website for information on Firework cruises and Bournemouth Air Festival cruises.
Special RSPB Bird Watching trips available.
We welcome disabled customers on board our 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. We 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 our 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. We 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 (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)|
* **Brownsea Island is now open** Tickets for Ferry must be booked through the National Trust website.
Dates and times will vary. Please check website for more details.
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
- Travelers Choice 2020
- Very Good218
- LoveTravel585516Greater London, United KingdomShort hop to Brownsea IslandThursday, 24th September 2020A short trip from Poole to Brownsea Island. Staff professional and friendly. Hand sanitizer stations on board. Read full review
- D WAberdeenshire, United KingdomHidden costsMonday, 19th October 2020The ferry itself is ok but if you are going there for bird watching as we did there are several hides but you have to pay separately to use each one. There is somebody with their hand out on every... Read full review
- Roger HHenley-on-Thames, United KingdomPick your timeMonday, 19th October 2020Before 10am in the morning, out of season leave Sandbanks behind and travel to the long stretches of sand and unrelenting beauty of the Studland Bay. Eat or graze at the restaurants and cafes. All... Read full review