Windsor's New Evening Cruise on the Thames
Combine an elegant restaurant, ambient music and the unfolding Berkshire landscape for a magical night in Windsor with Bateaux.
Setting sail from Thames Side in the heart of Windsor, enjoy a sumptuous five-course set menu, a delectable drinks menu and ambient music, as the sights of Windsor unfold around you.
Our vessel, Melody, takes you through the heart of Windsor and beyond, from Windsor Castle to Windsor Racecourse and Eton College to the Royal Boroughs beyond.
Please note that we can only accept card payments on board.
Sailing times are Fridays and Saturdays as well as Thursdays in high season.
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Windsor Dinner Cruise
Experience the calm water of Windsor by night with a delicious five course menu on the river.
Our Windsor Dinner Cruise includes:
- Two and a half hour cruise
- Five course menu
- Fair trade coffee or tea after dessert
- Relaxing music playing throughout
Our dinner cruise has a smart formal dress code. Find out more about our dress code policy.
Children under 12 years are not permitted on our dinner cruises.
We are located at Thames side, Windsor. Find out more about how to find us.
When should I arrive for the dinner cruise?
For the dinner cruise service, we recommend arriving at 19:00 pm. There can be a queue to board and we will be setting sail at 19:30 pm. Please leave plenty of time before boarding to collect tickets.
How long does the dinner cruise last?
Our Windsor dinner cruise takes approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes. During this time you will be served a five-course dinner while the sights of the Berkshire countryside delight you.
What’s included in your dinner service?
Our dinner service includes a five-course set menu inspired by the Berkshire landscape. Consisting of seasonal dishes and an assorted range of fairtrade coffee or tea, enjoy a dining experience like no other with Bateaux Windsor.
Where does the cruise start and finish?
All Bateaux Windsor cruises start and finish at Thames Side in the centre of Windsor. The nearest train station is Windsor & Eton Riverside station and is approximately a 2-minute walk from the pier.
Does the dinner cruise make any stops?
After setting sail from Thames Side, the boat will make its way down the river Thames before sailing back to Thames Side. You cannot get off at any unauthorised stops.
What will I see on a Windsor river cruise?
Our dinner cruises take in gorgeous evening views of the heart of Windsor. Look forward to striking views of Windsor Castle, Windsor Racecourse, Eton College, the town of Windsor itself and other Royal boroughs.
Does your dinner cruise cater to guests with special dietary requirements?
The chefs aboard our Bateaux Windsor cruise are more than happy to cater for vegetarians, vegans or gluten-free diets. All we ask is that you provide us with at least five (5) days notice of your particular dietary requirements. Please complete the dietary requirements section at the checkout stage of your booking.
What is the dress code?
While we want our guests to be as comfortable as possible, we ask that guests adhere to a smart casual dress code.
Do you provide commentary on board a dinner cruise?
Unfortunately, we do not provide commentary on board our dinner cruise service. For commentary, please see our lunch cruise service. This service offers a professionally recorded commentary of the views of Windsor.
Do I have to share a table with other guests like other dinner cruises?
No, each booking is allocated its own individual table. This allows you to enjoy the dinner cruise at your own pace and chat away as the views of Windsor unfold around you.
The Melody vessel is a beautifully crafted river boat, featuring large, arching windows, providing uninterrupting views of the river Thames and Windsor's lush landscapes.