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French Brothers Ltd

Type:Boat Trip

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

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 967 reviews967 reviews

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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 Tripadvisor's 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 (on the day)£42.70 per ticket
2 adults/2 child 40-min (on the day)£24.00 per ticket
2 adults/3 child 2-hour (on the day)£48.00 per ticket
2 adults/3 child 40-min (on the day)£27.00 per ticket
Adult 2-hour return (on the day)£16.00 per ticket
Adult 40-minute return (on the day)£9.00 per ticket
Child (3-13) 40-minute return (on the day)£6.00 per ticket
Child 2-hour return (on the day)£10.70 per ticket
Senior 2-hour return (on the day)£14.75 per ticket
Senior 40-minute return (on the day)£8.30 per ticket

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

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Ramp/Level Access

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

Children & Infants

  • Family Friendly, Children Welcome

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

Leisure Facilities

  • Themed Nights

Parking & Transport

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

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

Provider Preferences

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

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
  • Certificate of Excellence 2018

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Excellent
    579
  • Very Good
    265
  • Average
    77
  • Poor
    28
  • Terrible
    18

Recent Reviews:

  • Altwood2010
    Greater London, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Thank You To Your Staff on the Runnymede - Hampton Court Cruise - Monday 13th August 2018
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 1st November 2018
    I would like to pass on our sincere thanks and appreciation to the staff on our boat trip today, Monday 13th August 2018, from Runnymede to Hampton Court. Your staff were amazing and were very... Read full review
  • danish_raja
    London, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Across the pond
    3 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 11th November 2018
    Nice little boat trip, a bit pricey for the duration of whole trip. Overall ok, like the local information about some spots. Read full review
  • Barbara M
    Springfield, Missouri
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Wonderful little trip on the Thames. Windsor to Boveney
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 11th November 2018
    We would have gone on the longer trip from Windsor, but only had time for the 40 minute one. Still, it was lovely, and I appreciated the commentary, and was able to see a bit of Eaton this way... 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

40-minute trip: 29 October to 2 December (29 Oct 2018 - 2 Dec 2018)
DayTimes
Saturday - Sunday10:00 - 16:00

* Daily public sailings run 30 March 2018 to 28 October 2018. Trips run regularly, at least every 30 minutes. Group visits and private charters all year. Out of peak season (29 October to 2 December 2018) trips run weekends only and are subject to river conditions. Christmas shut down 23 to 31 December 2018.
2-hour trips run 12 May to 2 September, departing daily 13:30 and 14:30; 3 September to 28 October daily 14:00 with 13:30 and 14:30 departures on weekends.

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