Ashes Scattering

Fulfilling their final wishes on the river Thames at Windsor.

French Brothers are proud to offer boats for exclusive private charter for the scattering of ashes. A discreet and personal service is assured.

This service includes a private vessel to take you and your guests upstream from Windsor allowing ashes to be scattered amongst the flowing waters of the Thames at the Boveney Weir stream.

We offer this service daily including weekends between 10.00 and Sunset. Please phone the office for availability as this is constantly changing due to demand (01753 827346, Mon-Fri 09:00-16:30).

Maximum numbers are strictly limited to 50. This includes children, babies and religious leaders if applicable. A larger vessel, if required, can be booked at additional cost.

Please note that only an approved biodegradable "water" urn may go into the river - these can be purchased from us (see right), otherwise you can scatter from a conventional urn, retaining the urn for disposal later.

The departure point is WINDSOR PROMENADE (SL4 1QX).

The cheapest parking is in Alexandra car park off Alma Road (SL4 3HY) and is about a 3 to 4 minute walk. For elderly guests or for those that struggle to walk far, the closest recommended car park is River Street car park which is across the road behind Browns restaurant. This also has blue badge parking for disabled guests.

Our CELEBRATION OF LIFE CRUISE is a unique option for family and friends looking for a private tranquil venue following a funeral.


Sailing Information

  • Peaceful cruise along the flowing Thames.
  • Up to 50 family & guests.
  • Regular sailings available from 10:00.
  • Available daily (must be pre-booked).
  • 1 hours cruise to Boveney Weir and return.
  • Discreet and personal service.

Midweek : £300.00

Weekend: £320.00

-- All pricing is inclusive or exempt of VAT --
  • Fulfilling their final wishes . . .
  • on the tranquility of the river . . .
  • a private respectful service . . .

Call our sales team on
01753 827346
to discuss your requirements


You can scatter directly from the boat using your existing urn in which case you do not need a special urn. However, if you wish to place the urn into the water (and avoid any problems with any wind) we can supply a special water urn to you. We have four types available:


Your urn will be available to you when you board. You will need to transfer the ashes yourself into the special bag provided. This bag is placed in the Urn. The clay urns do need some PVA glue (provided) applied to the lid and this needs a few minutes to set. This is all to be done by yourselves when on board.


We often receive requests to scatter flowers and flower petals. As these are biodegradable it is possible to scatter these with the ashes.