Ashes Scattering

Government legislation now allows this service to happen daily

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.

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.
  • Regular sailings available from 10:00.
  • Available daily (must be pre-booked).
  • 1 hours cruise to Boveney Weir and return.
  • Discreet and personal service.


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

:: COVID19 RESTRICTIONS - Updated 03.06.21
  • Because of the need to have social distancing aboard, our passenger capacity is reduced. Your maximum numbers must not exceed 30 persons (This includes children, babies and religious leaders if applicable). This has been set by government legislation.
  • There are enough seats aboard for everybody, and guests will be allocated seats according to the size of the individual family group / household bubbles.
  • All guests must remain seated in the seats allocated to them by the crew throughout the full trip.
  • The key members of the family, seating of up to 12 people (in two family bubbles of six), is available in the front cabin. This group must remain in the front cabin for the duration of the journey. Only one family member can actually scatter the ashes into the water. The other guests aboard must remain on the upper deck in family bubbles for the whole journey. They may stand to watch the ashes going into the river but must not move to the lower section of the vessel.
  • Due to the COVID19 restrictions all guests must wear a face covering throughout the trip. Please also wear gloves where possible.
  • There will be no bar facilities open on board so refreshments will not be available for purchase.
  • The toilets are kept locked aboard, but can be made available by request, to a member of staff. This enables us to sanitise and keep the toilets clean.
  • Guests will be asked to provide contact details for our track & trace. The NHS QR code for the track & trace app is available onboard.
  • If you have any questions on how the service works, or if you wish to seek our clarification on the current legislation, please call our sales team.
  • If you wish, you can follow this link for OFFICIAL GOVERNMENT GUIDENCE >>

Call our sales team on
01753 827346
to discuss your requirements