French Brothers Ltd - Maidenhead to Windsor

Type:Boat Trip

Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 8DW

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French Brothers boat, Windsor Promenade

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French Brothers continue to closely monitor developments with respect to Covid-19 (Coronavirus). They are taking additional measures to safeguard the health of their employees, customers and preserve their ability to operate.

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The Maidenhead to Windsor return trip with French Brothers Boat Trips offers you a tranquil river journey as well as time spent exploring historic Windsor. 

Departing Maidenhead at 11:00 your journey will take you past “millionaires' row” where you will see the riverside homes of the stars.  The boat passes through Bray and Boveney locks, past Oakley Court and Monkey Island Estate then continues past Windsor Racecourse where you are afforded magnificent views of Windsor Castle, arriving Windsor Promenade 12:30.

This enables you to enjoy some free time exploring Windsor before the return trip to Maidenhead leaves Windsor Promenade at 15:45 and arrives back in Maidenhead at 17:15.

The boat serves light refreshments on board and there are bar and toilet facilities available.  Why not pre book online a luxury afternoon tea to enjoy on the journey home?

French Brothers Ltd won the 'Best Inland Canal/Riverboat Operator' in the 2008 and 2012 Group Travel Awards, have been awarded a Tripadvisor's Certificate of Excellence and were a 'Get your guide' top partner in 2018.

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Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
2020 Adult Return Journey£23.75 per ticket
2020 Adult Single Journey£18.10 per ticket
2020 Child Return Journey£15.85 per ticket
2020 Child Single Journey£12.10 per ticket
2020 Family (2+2) Return Journey£63.35 per ticket
2020 Family (2+2) Single Journey£48.30 per ticket
2020 Family (2+3) Return Journey£71.30 per ticket
2020 Family (2+3) Single Journey£54.35 per ticket
2020 Senior Return Journey£21.85 per ticket
2020 Senior Single Journey£16.65 per ticket

Above are 'on the day' prices. Discounted tickets available online.



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Recent Reviews:

  • Stev1ep
    Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Exceptional River Trip
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 22nd September 2020
    We had the pleasure of meeting Mr French at his boatyard in Runnymede where he kindly called back one of his river boats the “Windsor Regent” when we had expressed an interest in visiting Windsor by... Read full review
  • Lyn1Surrey
    Surrey, United Kingdom
    A lovely river trip ...
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 4th October 2020
    Even though we were the only two on the huge boat, we had a lovely informative trip up to Windsor, where we spent a lovely afternoon before taking the boat home again, excellent and all topped off... Read full review
  • Tim S
    Wetherby, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    South Holiday
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 29th October 2020
    Here for a coupleof days. Decided to take the 2 hour river trip upto Bray Lovely peaceful journey up. Down pour and Thunder on the return journey. We throughly enjoyed our trip would recommend if... Read full review

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  • Regional and Miscellaneous -TripAdvisor - Certificate of Excellence TripAdvisor - Certificate of Excellence 2018
  • Visit BritainWe're Good to Go We're Good to Go 2021

Opening Times

Open (19 May 2020 - 12 Sept 2020)
Tuesday - SaturdayOpen

* Trips run Tuesday to Saturday, 19 May to 12 September 2020, apart from Saturday 27 June 2020, Friday 3 & Saturday 4 July 2020 or Saturday 29 August 2020. Each leg of the journey takes 1.5 hours. Standard Sailing Times: Depart Maidenhead Promenade 11.00. Arrive Windsor Promenade 12.30. Depart Windsor Promenade 15.45. Arrive Maidenhead Promenade 17.15.

Please note, other trips may be added to the schedule subject to availability. For a full listing of running trips please refer to French Brothers' website (

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