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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 - 838 reviews838 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 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
  • Certificate of Excellence 2017

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Excellent
    505
  • Very Good
    232
  • Average
    67
  • Poor
    20
  • Terrible
    14

Recent Reviews:

  • Adventurespirt
    Basingstoke, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Lovely boat ride
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 2nd January 2018
    As part of my husband’s birthday celebrations in Windsor, we took the 40 minute river cruise. Emma the manager in the kiosk was very lovely and they sell bird food, if you care to feed the birds and... Read full review
  • Ed D
    Maidenhead, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Good short boat trip
    4 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 28th October 2017
    Very pleasant 40 minute boat trip along the Thames. It has an audio commentary with lots of facts about Windsor and is a great way to learn a bit about the town and surrounding area whilst cruising... Read full review
  • Dan R
    Hays, Kansas
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    30th Birthday Celebrations
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 17th October 2017
    Had a Riverboat Shuffle for my fiancées 30th birthday on the 14th of October, it was excellent fun and the crew were amazing! Food was great and the bar was reasonably priced. The queen of the Thames... 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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