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Scenic Thames Riverboat Return Journey from Windsor

From US$ 11.64
  • 40-minute riverboat cruise from Windsor
  • Cruise along the Thames River from Windsor Promenade
  • Take in famous landmarks such as Eton College Chapel, Brunel’s Bow String Bridge and Royal Windsor Racecourse
Scenic Thames Riverboat Return Journey from Windsor
From US$ 11.64
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Scenic Thames Riverboat Return Journey from Windsor
US$ 11.64
Enjoy a relaxing cruise on the famous Thames River on this scenic 40-minute return riverboat journey from Windsor. Hop aboard your sightseeing vessel on Windsor Promenade and take to the water in comfort. During your return journey from Windsor to Boveney Lock, watch as the English countryside ticks slowly past and take in top landmarks including Eton College Chapel, Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s Bow String Bridge, Royal Windsor Racecourse, White Lilies Island and Windsor Castle. Along the way, hear interesting on-board commentary and watch the banks for kingfishers and heron.
What to Expect
Sit back and relax as we bring the sights to you. We provide an extensive interesting commentary on all the sights as well as local history, wildlife and legend along with a printed leaflet. The boat has full bar facilities and drinks or snacks are served to your seat - so you won’t miss a thing.

As you depart from Windsor Promenade, underneath the shadow of Windsor Castle, you immediately see the Eton College along with the extensive college buildings, including Eton College Chapel. You may even see “wet bobs” – Eton schoolboys who take up rowing on the Thames. Further along we pass the memorial to Sir Sydney Camm in the form of full size Hawker Hurricane. Passing Brocas Meadows and underneath Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s Bow String Bridge we next pass the former sight of the infamous “Ricky Tick” Club where new bands such as the Rolling Stones and the Who first played as well as Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Wonder. Next past White Lilies Island which gave name to the album created by a former resident – Natalie Imbruglia. White Lilies Island has some impressive mansions with connections to the rich and famous. As we round the sharpest bend on the river, we pass Royal Windsor Racecourse with its famous Monday night schedule of horse racing. It is the only racecourse in the UK to be located on its own island. The boat cruises past “Athens” where Eton schoolboys used to swim in days of old. There is lots of wildlife to see along the way including kingfishers and herons all of which enjoy the tranquil conditions between Athens and the turn around point of Boveney Lock and Weir. Boveney is the 8th Lock of the Thames upstream of London and you are likely to see boats negotiating the lock as they are raised to the upper level of the Thames beyond, a height of about 4 feet.

As you will arrive back at Windsor 40 minutes after departure you are afforded a totally breathtaking and imposing view of Windsor on front of you so be sure to have your camera ready.
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Reviews (81)

1 - 5 of 77 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Lovely trip spoilt by the behaviour of other passengers

Took my mum on the 40 minute round trip. We were really pleased that we were able to take the dog with us. A group of young men got on behind us they were a bit loud (they seemed a bit drunk) but we thought...More

Thank philosopher_boy
Reviewed 1 week ago
Interesting trip with constant commentary

40 minutes of boating enjoyment and a fascinating commentary not always audible due to excited chatter from younger child passengers.

Thank eutraveller2018
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Spontaneous riverboat trip

It was an extremely hot day on Sunday so my son in law bought tickets for the boat trip 6 of us altogether. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience with an interesting commentary as we journeyed along the river. The children were given food purchased for...More

Thank Rika G
Reviewed 1 week ago
Excellent all round service, A1 *****

I contacted French Brothers a couple of days ago and spoke to Chris (a really nice guy) as I wanted to take my 83 year old wheelchair bound mum on a boat as she has never been on one. Chris was extremely polite and helped...More

Thank 10gill
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
2 hr round trip from Windsor

Wow, that was dull! Death by commentary about nothing all the way out, except bridges. Silence on the way back. A long 2 hours anyway and then it over ran. Not recommended for families.

Thank misspenguin01
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Maxine P
22 June 2018|
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Response from Maxine P |
Answering my own question 😎, havin just returned home, the boat trip is only around Windsor!
1 June 2018|
Response from m0reandm0re | Reviewed this property |
We purchased tickets in advance and could use them at any time on that particular day. You’ll have to check which route the boat is taking as there’s a few different trips operating from the same departure point. Trust this... More
1 June 2018|
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Response from Angela L | Reviewed this property |
We decided to go on the 3pm on the 27th so we did book in advance.
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