Mid Summer Morning Meander Wareham Channel Cruise

To compliment our popular winter and spring bird boat trips, we thought we’d offer a slightly warmer option and create a new summer tour for you to relax and enjoy. It’s not just the birds we’ll be focusing on, but also the wonderfully rich and scenic setting of the Wareham Channel and Frome Valley which at dawn lights up and plays host to numerous bird species through the summer. As we meander our way up the channel and into the river valley we’ll be listening out for songsters such as Cetti’s Warbler and Reed Warbler as well as looking out for summer migrants over Swineham Gravel Pits such as Swallows, House Martins and Swifts. Hunting Hobby favour the Arne Moors area and both Common and Sandwich Terns should be fishing out in the harbour. There should also be the first passage Osprey passing through the harbour and we could get lucky and one fishing in the Wareham Channel. The Lower Frome Valley and Wareham Channel are not easily accessible by foot, so why not join us on a summer dawn discovery tour to gain views of floodplains and reedbeds not viewable from the mainland.

The founders of the charity will be on board talking through their work around Poole Harbour and passing on birding tips for you to use elsewhere around the harbour.

Here at Birds of Poole Harbour we pride ourselves on monitoring the harbour’s bird life right the way through the year, gathering important and exciting information that we can then pass onto the public through our people engagement projects.

With only 50 spaces available per trip book your places early to avoid disappointment.


Only 50 spaces available

Event Type 
Boat Tour
28 July, 2019 - 08:00
8am - 11:30am
£16 per adult & £10 per child
Additional Information 

The trip will leave promptly from the Yellow Brownsea Island Ferries kiosk on Poole Quay at the times detailed above.

Nearest public car park is the Quay Visitors multi-storey located at Old Orchard, Poole BH15 1SB.

Hot and cold drinks and a limited range of snacks are available on board.

All boats have toilet facilities on board, a heated, covered lower deck and an open top deck.

Although every effort will be made to sail, the final decision will remain with the owners and skipper of the boat.

For general enquiries

Tel – 01202 641003 Mon to Fri 9am – 5pm
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