Brownsea Island Ferry



This season 2021, the service has changed,  you are now required to book directly with National Trust using the link here, which will help you to understand the changes and make a booking.

Red Squirell, Brownsea Island cruise, Poole Quay cruises, Greenslade Pleasure Boats

Brownsea Island will be OPEN from Monday 19th April through to Sunday 31st October 2021 


Opening Times travelling with Greenslade Pleasure Boats Ltd


Monday 4th - Sunday 31st October inclusive


You are required to PRE-BOOK your tickets for getting onto the island which will include your ferry tickets by going onto the National Trust website.... Brownsea Island..... 


We are currently COVID secure on board and you will have sanitizing stations prior to boarding and be seated by the crew, we ask that you STAY in your seats for the duration of the crossing to Brownsea Island and please wear your masks while on board. Toilets will be available at this time. INSIDE seating will be available but MASKS must be worn (subject to change as per Government guidelines.

Sailings from Poole Quay take 20 minutes, crossing to Brownsea Island with a direct route out and back. PLEASE NOTE; We are not responsible for any other ferries operations on their outward or return journey to/from Brownsea Island.  


Our Brownsea Island Ferry trips are a must for every lover of camping, nature, walks, picnics and peace and quiet. Managed by the National Trust and with over 500 acres of woodland, Brownsea Island is dramatically located at the entrance to Poole Harbour.


It offers you spectacular views across the Purbeck Hills and - thanks to the Dorset WIldlife Trust Nature Reserve - sightings of important populations of sea birds, sika deer and the now rare red squirrel. In 1907 the island was the site of Robert Baden-Powell’s experimental camp, from which the Scouting and Guiding movements have evolved.


There are camping and picnic areas, nature trails, a cafe and gift shop for you to explore on Brownsea Island.


Below are some useful links. If you would like yours added, please get in touch!


• Quay Visitors - multi-storey,

   550 spaces, 6 for disabled use


• Prosperous Street - 10 spaces, 1 for disabled 

• New Orchard - 19 spaces, 1 for disabled 

• Harbourside Park 1 - 205 spaces, 4 for disabled

• Harbourside Park 2 - 199 spaces, 4 for disabled

  Quay Thistle Hotel 01202 666800

  (Suitable for Coaches & Mini Buses)


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