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French Brothers Ltd

Type:Boat Trip

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

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Windsor Majesty on the Thames at Windsor

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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

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.


Provider Preferences

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


  • 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


  • 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

Special Offers

  • Board the boat at the Runnymede Boathouse for a 3-hour Easter Sunday Lunch Cruise through Old Windsor Lock, past the village of Datchet and through the grounds of Windsor Castle.

    The boat turns at Romney Lock for the journey back to Runnymede.

    This relaxing cruise along the River Thames with ever-changing scenery provides a unique alternative to a land based lunch venue.

    More information

    More offers like this - Easter Offers


  • Certificate of Excellence 2017

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Recent Reviews:

  • NAW_Newbury
    Newbury, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Relaxing cruise up the river
    4 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 6th March 2018
    Very friendly crew. It was an interesting little trip up the river with a commentary describing the various points of interest. Read full review
  • Squirrelleeds7
    Leeds, United Kingdom
    Short trip
    2 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 24th February 2018
    40 minute trip along the river but unfortunately in the wrong direction. We thought we would see Windsor from the river view but all we saw was the race course and scrub land attached to Eton... Read full review
  • DavePChelt
    Trip Type:
    40 Min Boat Trip
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 13th February 2018
    Really enjoyed this boat trip. Didn't have high expectations as it was a cold winter day. From the minute you set off the on board commentary tell you everything about the adjacent buildings, history... 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).


  • 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)
Saturday - Sunday10:00 - 15:00
Daily (11 Feb 2017 - 29 Oct 2017)
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00
Bank Holiday10:00 - 17:00
Weekends (30 Oct 2017 - 3 Dec 2017)
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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