South East - Berkshire


Clewer Boathouse
Clewer Court Rd, Windsor
t: 01753 827377
Contact: Don Yates

The Thames Steam Packet Boat Company part of French Brothers boats is comprised of a pair of genuine coal fired steamboats Nuneham and Streatley; two of the last of their kind on the upper Thames.

Built in 1898 and 1905, chartered by Her Majesty the Queen, and part of The Flotilla of boats in the Royal Squadron in the Diamond Jubilee Pageant, Nuneham and Streatley have been lovingly restored to their former Victorian and Edwardian glory. Available for weddings, birthdays and corporate events these sister ships are the perfect quintessentially British floating venue, complete with teak decks and polished brass throughout. They also are available for a range of special events throughout the summer season including the historic steamboat cruise which departs from Runnymede in the morning, passing though Old Windsor Lock and the pretty village of Datchet. During the cruise guests can salute our Monarch's flag and tuck into the delicious ploughman's lunch as the vessel steams along past the grounds of Windsor Castle.

In the afternoon you can enjoy a traditional afternoon cream tea as the boat makes its return to Runnymede. Choose either of the single journeys or both for a full return trip. Groups of over 40 have the option to select a their own date.

Similarly, there are plenty of afternoon tea cruises available for public on board the steamboats available throughout the summer months, leaving from the Windsor Promenade. Cruise through the grounds of Windsor Castle whilst enjoying a luxurious tea fit for the royalty. 

Nuneham and Streatley are available for special events throughout the year including Henley regatta, Henley festival and swan upping. Why not charter one of the finest vessels on the Thames to celebrate a prestigious river event in style? Or perhaps enjoy one of our public offerings. Whatever you choose, The Thames Steam Packet Boat Company have a cruise for you.