If you’ve had your fill of Windsor’s historic castles, chapels, and houses, why not hire a boat and hit the Thames for a memorable afternoon on the water? Check the river conditions online before you plan your day, then book your boat trip or rental and get ready to set sail. There are several options for your boating experience in Windsor, from private boat hire to restaurant cruises and even self-drive boat rental. Here, we bring you some of the best options.
If you’re interested in private boat hire while you’re in Windsor, look to Fringilla Boat Services. Fringilla operates five beautiful boats on the River Thames, perfect for intimate journeys between riverside restaurants and hotels.
Visiting Windsor for Henley Regatta, Henley Festival, or an event at Royal Windsor Racecourse? Enjoy riverside events from your own private boat or hire one of the fleet for an afternoon of relaxation on the water.
You can choose from classic and modern river cruisers, all furnished and finished to the highest standard.
If you want to enjoy an afternoon or evening of boating with a larger party, or you’re happy to share your experience with others, choose a non-private boat trip.
French Brothers is a family run business which was established in 1978, offering both short trips and whole-day cruises. Whichever tour you embark upon, you’re guaranteed excellent views of the iconic Windsor Castle.
For the ultimate luxury experience, choose a restaurant cruise and enjoy your time upon the Thames with a delicious, freshly prepared contemporary meal.
Bateaux Windsor is a unique dining experience, and a truly memorable way to celebrate an engagement, birthday, or special anniversary. The vessel itself, The Willow Room, is beautifully crafted and newly refurbished, with arched windows providing an unobstructed view of the landscape.
A final way to enjoy the excitement of boating in Windsor is from a small, private, self-drive boat. Choose a bright motorboat or rowing boat from John Logie Motorboats and make your way between their docks.
A self-drive boat is perfect for parties with children or those who want to enjoy a more hands-on boating experience in Windsor.
If you’re planning a luxury break in Windsor, look no further than Castle Hotel Windsor by MGallery for your elegant accommodation. Our sophisticated hotel occupies an eye-catching Georgian building directly opposite Windsor Castle. Settle into your airy room and enjoy peace and tranquillity from the very moment you arrive.