We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Short ride with frequent service”

Brownsea Island Ferries
Ranked #8 of 67 things to do in Poole
Certificate of Excellence
Attraction details
Reviewed October 8, 2013

To travel to Brownsea Island is to visit a World long gone from other parts of the U.K. Facilities on the Island are excellant and the walks have beautiful views.

1  Thank Michael R
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (512)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"brownsea island"
in 240 reviews
"return trip"
in 40 reviews
"poole harbour"
in 95 reviews
"great trip"
in 27 reviews
"helpful crew"
in 9 reviews
"interesting commentary"
in 12 reviews
"running commentary"
in 12 reviews
"boat trip"
in 33 reviews
"informative trip"
in 8 reviews
"ferry service"
in 14 reviews
"ticket office"
in 8 reviews
"every half hour"
in 10 reviews
"quick trip"
in 8 reviews
"short trip"
in 12 reviews
"efficient service"
in 6 reviews
"top deck"
in 11 reviews
"round trip"
in 7 reviews
Filter

385 - 389 of 512 reviews

Reviewed October 6, 2013

It's hard to write anything really gripping about such a basic utility service that runs between Brownsea Island and the mainland at Sandbanks. The ferry boat was functional and fit for purpose with a seated indoor area and an open deck at the back. The ferry staff smoke on the back deck which is rather unpleasant especially when the wind blows the smoke straight at you. Tickets are purchased from a kiosk on the quay.

At £5.75 each it was a costly journey especially considering the relatively short distance from Sandbanks to Brownsea Island, but there is no other way. More details about times and tariff here
http://www.brownseaislandferries.com/

1  Thank Simon T
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed October 1, 2013

Recently enjoyed a trip on the ferry service . In fact the trip from Poole Quay was firstly to Brownsea Island to pick up passengers then a journey around the islands in the harbour. The round trip took around an hour.

The skipper was interesting and informative.

Like all these type of trips it's a good idea to have something warm to put on as it can get a bit windy when you are out on the water.

My only issue is the touting for tips at the end of the trip. The tickets are not cheap at around £10 each so I studiously ignored the tip can when getting off.

There are lots of trips from Poole Quay so it's a good idea to shop around as there is competition for passengers.

Thank Roger W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed October 1, 2013

Went on a boat trip to Brownsea Island, the trip only lasted about 15mins going there and a little longer on the return journey as they went around the Island which was very nice and the Captain told us all about the surrounding area as we passed it. Would recommend this in good weather :)

Thank Carol R
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
See more reviews
Reviewed September 17, 2013

Used them to get to Brownsea Island, had a wonderful trip, would def recommend. The journey back takes you around the islands in which you get to see where over half live (Sandbanks).

Thank Eroger
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Brownsea Island Ferries also viewed

 

Been to Brownsea Island Ferries? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing