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Brownsea Island Ferries

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Address: Poole Quay, Poole BH15 1HE, England
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Great day out on the water

This makes a lovely day out on the water on a fair-weather day. Interesting guide points out the highlights of Poole Harbour, the property that John Lennon bought for his auntie... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This makes a lovely day out on the water on a fair-weather day. Interesting guide points out the highlights of Poole Harbour, the property that John Lennon bought for his auntie at Sandbanks and goes around Brownsea Island. If you belong to the National Trust there is a drop-off point to walk around this unique place full of red squirrels... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Used them to visit the Island and enjoyed the trip. The boat was very clean and tidy and the staff very helpful. The trips are better in high season as on the return from the Island you get a tour of the harbour

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Wells, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2017

If you want to go to the National Trust property of Brownsea Island you have to get one of these yellow ferries. On this occasion I went from Poole Harbour £10.50 return which I thought was expensive for the short trip. Staff/crew friendly and helpful but no tour with commentary of Poole Harbour which you get on some crossings -... More 

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97 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2017 via mobile

I enjoyed my trip over to brownsea island with this company and especially the return journey when they pointed out things of interest around Poole harbour.

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Thank Joanne S
Weymouth, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

Scenic route. Friendly staff. Hold on to your hats on the top deck! Frequent service to Poole quay...

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Sevenoaks
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017 via mobile

We found the website very difficult to navigate and not very informative, particularly on a smartphone so may have missed some of the info but we found the information for parking at Sandbanks poor. There was no chance of parking nearby and the other car park was two miles away. The lady at the ticket office was very helpful though... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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227 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

A great way to get over to brownsea island. All ferries to the island are the same sort of price. So just choose the time that is best for you.

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Market Rasen, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016

Wondered why we were paying £21 between us for what was a 20 minute trip to the island. Found out on the way back after a nice long cruise and commentary around the bay. Excellent trip

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Andover, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016

Visited Brownsea Island, these ferries are the only way to get there. This time we opted to park at Sandbanks instead of Poole. It's a shorter ferry journey and cheaper, also you don't have the extended sightseeing cruise when getting back on at Brownsea. Crew friendly and helpful with getting on and off.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

we caught the yellow ferry from Sandbanks and got the return ticket to Poole t was £10.75 each. we took the ferry to Brownsea Island first and had 2 hours there before catching the conncting ferry to Poole. The captain gave us a great talk all about Polle harbour and brownsea and ther other ilands it was very interesting.we had... More 

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