French Brothers Ltd


Clewer Boathouse, Clewer Court Rd, Windsor, SL4 5JH Directions

Why Choose Us?

First Class Service
All Occasions
Family Run Business

Business overview

Exquisite riverboats for private charter for weddings, birthdays, and corpoarte events. Also daily public trips, special events & discounted groups excursions. 2 - 180 passengers.

Established in 1976 French Brothers have become one of the largest Passenger Boat operators in the UK. Amongst the fleet of 18 boats are the magnificent New Queen of the Thames with capacity for 180 guests & two imaculate luxury genuine victorian steam boats Nuneham & Streatley.

Based at Windsor, Runnymede & Maidenhead, we cruise the upper reaches of the River Thames. You can choose from exclusive private charters for parties & events or sightseing day trips from riveside towns including Hampton Court, Chertsey, Runnymede, Windsor, Maidenhead, Marlow and Henley.

For birthdays, wedding receptions, social events, & client entertaining we can create a bespoke package to your needs or an off the shelf solutions such as the Riverboat Shuffle, Fun Casino and the New Orleans Jazz cruise. You are assured the the best party... EVER.

French Brothers are exclusive & official boat operators to Windsor Racecourse with a regular direct shuttle service aas well as private charter options.


The Windsor Sceptre departing Windsor Promenade for a short sightseeing trip up to Boveny Lock and back.
The Windsor Soverign & Windsor Royal preparing to depart Windsor Promenade for an evening Riverboat Shuffle private charter.
Royal Squadron - Diamond Jubilee Pageant Image © Martin Brewster
A Hawaiian themed evening charter, cruising the scenic Thames at Runnymede.
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The Windsor Royal cruising along the scenic Thames at sunset.
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Daimond Jubliee Pageant Image © Rowls Images

Products & Services

Boat hire

Party packages made easy

Birthday parties

Anniversary parties

Christmas parties

Corporate entertainment




Day trips

Dinner cruises

Online tickets

Party Packages

River Cruise

On board barbecues

Genuine Victorian Steam Vessels

S.L. Streatley

S.L. Nuneham

boat trips


Hen parties

outside catering

2 - 180 passengers

Ashes scattering service

wedding caterers

Henley Royal Regatta

Swan Upping

New Queen of the Thames

Charters for guests of Riverside Hotels

Royal Squadron - Diamond Jubliee Pageant

Lady Margaret Anne

Windsor Sceptre

Bray Royale

Established Since: 1976

pleasure boats

Ash scattering services



Perfect day out for the family in the sun

Great local business with a variety of boat trips on offer. me and the family ordered our own boat for an hour and was a great out
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