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Scenic Thames Riverboat Return Journey from Windsor

From USD 11.53
  • 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 USD 11.53
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Scenic Thames Riverboat Return Journey from Windsor
From USD 11.53
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.
Reviews (93)
1 - 5 of 89 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago
Very Scenic

We enjoyed the tranquility of being on the water. Very informative staff. It was lovely for us to see how the locks worked.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank tica56
Reviewed 10 November 2018
Riverboat trip on the Thames

A wonderfully relaxing experience, 'Living in the moment',with a most interesting commentary. It was a beautiful sunny day, and a peaceful trip. The crew were friendly and experienced. We would now like to take a longer trip next year, and thoroughly recommend the cruise.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Lynda B
Reviewed 30 October 2018
Lovely 40 minute trip from Windsor.

My wife & I had a very enjoyable 40 minute boat trip along the River Thames today 30th Oct. We were the only passengers on the boat, probably as the weather was so cold & the children having gone back to school, & being mid...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Roy H
Reviewed 23 October 2018
"Touristy" but fun!

We took our little cruise late in the afternoon on a weekday, so it was actually very peaceful. There were very few passengers so we could move around the boat easily to take in the sights as the recorded narration explained them to us. It...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Claudia M
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile
A Pleasant Trip

A nice boat trip along the River Thames. There is a bar onboard and table waited service. We sat on the lower deck which was more comfortable and warmer than the lower deck. The windows open so you can peer out at water level and...More

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al c
27 August 2018|
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Response from JaneHR | Reviewed this property |
The bar is on the lower deck and will provide beer, wine and shorts like gin and vodka as well as soft drinks, tea and coffee. The staff will, if you sit on the top deck for the views, take your order and deliver the drinks... More
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!
2 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
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