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French Brothers Ltd

Type:Boat Trip

The Clewer Boathouse, Clewer Court Road, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 5JH

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About

French Brothers run boat trips on the River Thames from Windsor, Runnymede and Maidenhead. Choose from a short return trip or a full-day cruise.

French Brothers won 'Best Inland Canal/Riverboat Operator' in the 2016 Group Travel Awards.  French Brothers have Tripadvisors' certificate of excellence.

Day visitors to Windsor can choose either a short 40 minute return trip or a longer 2 hour return – both offer amazing views of the Castle. Discounted tickets can be booked online, with further discounts available for groups of 20 or more. Groups of 20+ should contact the bookings office.

There are 2 scheduled services offering visitors to Windsor the opportunity to arrive in style – by boat with regular sailings from Maidenhead and from Runnymede. An additional service is available from Runnymede that travels to Hampton Court.

All of the French Brothers fleet are available for private charter. They are perfect for all milestone events such as birthday parties, anniversaries, wedding receptions and social functions.

Corporate customers can charter a boat for an off site dinner as part of a conference. The River Thames is easily accessible from all of the Town Centre and riverside hotels.

There is an extensive programme of special events such as Sunday lunch cruises and trips on a fantastic Victorian steam boat. These can all be booked online at www.frenchbrothers.co.uk

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
2 adults/2 child 2-hour£38.65 per ticket
2 adults/2 child 40-min£22.65 per ticket
2 adults/3 child 2-hour£43.50 per ticket
2 adults/3 child 40-min£25.45 per ticket
Adult 2-hour return£14.50 per ticket
Adult 40-minute return£8.50 per ticket
Child 2-hour return£9.65 per ticket
Child 40-minute return£5.65 per ticket
Senior 2-hour return£13.35 per ticket
Senior 40-minute return£7.80 per ticket

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

Facilities

Provider Preferences

  • In countryside
  • In town/city centre
  • No Smoking Attraction
  • Outdoor Attraction

Accessibility

  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Ramp/Level Access

Children & Infants

  • Family Friendly, Children Welcome

Parking & Transport

  • Coach parking
  • Parking (charge)
  • Railway station within walking distance

Leisure Facilities

  • Themed Nights

Catering

  • BBQ Food Served
  • Catering for groups
  • Catering Provided
  • Full liquor licence
  • On-Site cafe/restaurant - Bars and light snacks.
  • Packed lunches by arrangement
  • Picnic Site
  • Refreshments Available
  • Vegetarians catered for

Payment Methods

  • American Express accepted
  • Approx length of visit - 40 minutes and 2 hour trips
  • Blue Badge Guides admitted free
  • Can be packages by 3rd parties
  • Delta accepted
  • Groups Accepted - Essential to prebook.
  • JCB accepted
  • Maestro
  • Maestro Accepted
  • MasterCard
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Max group size - 999
  • Min group size - 20
  • Open by appointment outside normal opening times
  • Solo accepted
  • Sterling Travellers Cheques accepted
  • TIC Staff Admitted Free
  • Visa accepted

Establishment Features

  • All weather attraction
  • Audio Tours
  • Dogs Accepted
  • Event Venue
  • Gift shop
  • Groups welcome
  • Guided tours
  • Licensed for alcohol
  • Live Music
  • Open all year round
  • Open on bank holidays
  • Prior Booking Recommended
  • Special Opening for Groups by Arrangement
  • Stag and hen parties welcome
  • Team / Corporate Activities
  • Toilets

Specialist Features

  • Educational Groups
  • Family Fun
  • Information Point
  • Marketed Towards Children
  • Marketed Towards Families
  • Marketed Towards Senior Citizens
  • Marketed towards student/youth

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups
  • Guided Tours Available for Individuals

Travel & Trade

  • Commission/net rates apply
  • Group discounts available
  • Packed lunches available

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

    • Excellent
      486
    • Very Good
      221
    • Average
      64
    • Poor
      21
    • Terrible
      13

    Recent Reviews:

    • nora c
      Horsham, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      Relaxing
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 20th May 2018
      What a lovely way to spend a couple of hours cruising along the Thames with good food a great selection of drinks and such welcoming friendly staff, if you want to chill out for a couple of hours... Read full review
    • Footstepstours
      Northampton, UK
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      Coach Party
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 20th May 2018
      Took a coach tour last week on a French brow cruise from Runnymeade for 2 hour cruise with cream tea. Great service, great staff, great food and decent bar!! What more can you say. We will be back... Read full review
    • Mara028
      NJ
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      Pleasant boat ride
      4 of 5 stars
      Friday, 18th May 2018
      My friend and fellow tourist talked me into taking a boat ride on the Thames with French brothers. The price was right and we had just caught a break from the rain. Normally I would’ve thought a boat... Read full review

    Map & Directions

    Road Directions

    Nearest major road is M4.

    Public Transport Directions

    Nearest stations are Windsor & Eton Riverside (South West Trains) and Windsor & Eton Central (First trains).

    Awards

    • Regional and Miscellaneous -The Group Travel awards - Best Canal or Riverboat Operators for Groups Winner 2016 The Group Travel awards - Best Canal or Riverboat Operators for Groups Winner 2016 2016

    Opening Times

    Weekends (9 Jan 2017 - 5 Feb 2017)
    DayTimes
    Saturday - Sunday10:00 - 15:00
    Daily (11 Feb 2017 - 29 Oct 2017)
    DayTimes
    Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00
    Bank Holiday10:00 - 17:00
    Weekends (30 Oct 2017 - 3 Dec 2017)
    DayTimes
    Saturday - Sunday10:00 - 16:00

    * Daily public sailings run 11 February 2017 to 29 October 2017. Group visits and private charters all year. Out of peak season (Jan 1st to March 31st and October 30th to Dec 3rd 2017) trips will run subject to river conditions.

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