Runnymede to Windsor Service

Our popular route into Windsor, leaving from Runnymede where there is ample car-parking and easy access to the boats for those coming by coach and for the elderly or disabled.

Leaving from the Runnymede Boathouse at 11:00, cruise upstream through Old Windsor, passing the Bells of Ouzeley, Datchet and the Home Park with views of the Castle, we ascend the impressive Romney Lock with a glimpse of Eton College and arrive in Windsor below the Castle just upstream of the Sir Christopher Wren House Hotel. The boat passes through two locks and arrives in Windsor at 12:30.

The return trip departs at 16:00 from the Windsor Promenade arriving at the Runnymede Boathouse at 17:30.

Sailing Times

Apr 8th Oct 1st Wednesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday*
*Not operating Sat 1st & Sun 2nd July
Please note, other trips may be added to the schedule
subject to availability. For a full listing of running trips
please refer to the online booking calendar on the right
of this screen.

Standard Sailing Times:
Depart Runnymede Boathouse : 11.00
Arrive Windsor Promenade : 12.30
Depart Windsor Promenade : 16.00
Arrive Runnymede Boathouse : 17.30


Adult £20.00 £15.60
Child (3 to 13) £13.30 £10.40
Senior (65+) £18.40 £14.35
Family (2 adults 2 children) £53.30 £41.60
Family (2 adults 3 children) £59.95 £46.80

* Infants under the age of 3 travel for free.

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Cream Tea Hamper

As part of your visit to French Brothers why not enjoy a British tradition with our afternoon tea hamper.

Cream Tea Hampers are only available for the Windsor to Runnymede journey, via online booking, up to midday the day before departure

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Arrival drinks are also available when you purchase your Cream Tea Hamper online. Why not choose from the following, and we will have it chilled and ready for you when you depart.

Jug of Pimms - £16.00
Raboso Spumante 'Rosé' - £21.95
Pasqua Prosecco Treviso DOC - £23.50
Jules Feraud Champagne - £37.50
Chassenay d'Arce Curvée Premier Champagne - £42.50

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Runnymede - The birthplace of modern democracy.

In 1215, King John came to Runnymede in order to place his seal on the Magna Carta. This has proven to be one of the most significant events in history. Many of the World's constitutions have been based on this historic document, including the United States of America.

In 2015 the world celebrates its 800th anniversary.

"Special Magna Carta Commentary"

There are 3 memorials to see as well as many other points of interest - all will be highlighted in a special commentary.

The Magna Carta memorial

Magna Carta Memorial:

Inscribed "To commemorate Magna Carta, symbol of Freedom Under Law" Unveiled on 18th July 1957 and created by the American Bar Association

The National Trust

In association with The National Trust at Runnymede.


Please obtain a voucher from the skipper for free parking in the main National Trust car park adjacent to Runnymede boatyard.