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Waverley Excursions

50 Pacific Quay | Glasgow Science Centre, Govan, Glasgow G51 1EA, Scotland
+44 141 204 4400
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Day trip on a grand old lady

The Waverley is the last sea-going, passenger carrying paddle steamer in the world. She's 70 years... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Sailing along the Clyde passing the few shipyards that are left as well as modern high rises then... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Waverley is the last sea-going paddle steamer in the world. Offering Day, Afternoon and Evening Cruises from a port near you! Enjoy unrivalled access to Britain's Coasts, Rivers and Islands.Magnificently restored with towering funnels, timber decks, gleaming varnish and brass. See and hear the mighty engines - they will provide a whiff of nostalgia for some but are sure to impress all!
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  • Very good21%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible12%
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50 Pacific Quay | Glasgow Science Centre, Govan, Glasgow G51 1EA, Scotland
+44 141 204 4400
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Waverley is the last sea-going, passenger carrying paddle steamer in the world. She's 70 years old (maiden voyage in 1947). Now run by the Waverley Preservation Society, she has been beautifully restored and has regular sailings down the Clyde to islands and lochs in...More

Thank SuzieS57
Reviewed 5 days ago

Sailing along the Clyde passing the few shipyards that are left as well as modern high rises then sail out into the sea to visit some nearby Scottish islands. Islands that used to be where families went on holidays year in and year out until...More

1  Thank Chisi76
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Waverley is a beautiful ship with a magnificent engine room. The scenery is fantastic too, but I missed a lot of it as the ticketing is so badly organised. I had to queue for over half an hour to collect my ticket onboard as there...More

3  Thank TimBrooksbank
Reviewed 6 days ago

Been on The Waverley before from Kyle of Lochalsh to Gairloch and it was a great day out this time not so. Started out well boat not to busy so plenty of room to move about. Sun was shining everyone was enjoying themselves until the...More

1  Thank Gordon B
Reviewed 6 days ago

Planned and booked a Loch Fyne cruise on the Waverley for my other half and I during a wee break in Rothesay. Boat arrived late with no apology or explanation. When we stopped to pick up passengers at Tighnabruaich, I popped down to the t-bar...More

1  Thank Karen M
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I had a lovely day out on this amazing steam ship. We sailed from Largs at 11.30 and arrived in Lochranza about 90 minutes later. We were disappointed to find that buses from ferry terminal were not regular. No public toilets. But...More

Thank marilyn j
Reviewed 1 week ago

I sailed from Glasgow Pacific Quay (Science Centre) to Lochranza on the Isle of Arran. On our trip, we were largely able to get seats where we wanted when we wanted. I don't think the ship was full to capacity. You may not always get...More

2  Thank GlasgowLovelife
Reviewed 1 week ago

You have got to love the Waverley. Whilst you would never think of doing the road trip to Campbeltown in a day and back, this is a great way to get there. There is so much to see and it's even better doing it on...More

1  Thank Bill T
Reviewed 1 week ago

I grew up in gourock with trips all round from there on various Clyde steamers. Not sure if I went on the Waverley then but definitely went on the Jeannie Deans. Since the Waverley had been working in recent years I have seen her in...More

Thank Maggiemay4212
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent a very pleasant couple of hours sailing down the Firth of Clyde to Largs. The Waverly then continued on to Loch Long via various stops, but Largs was handy for Fish and Chips on the promenade. Unfortunately we were too full for cream...More

Thank MoreRoamin
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davidpatrick m
2 June 2017|
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Response from Cheekywummin | Reviewed this property |
Hi David sorry I've been on the 4 island trip , Arran Bute and Cumbrea ,but none went to Ireland that I'm aware of . This is from either Glasgow or Greenock sailings David. I'm not sure but I think there's sailings to... More
31 January 2017|
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Response from PS_Waverley | Property representative |
Hi Patsy, yes we are sailing to Lundy Island on September 3rd from Clevedon, Penarth and Ilfracombe. All details are on our website waverleyexcursions co uk and you can book at last year's prices until March 31st.
4 November 2016|
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Response from reginaritaclarke | Reviewed this property |
I doubt it ...its seems to be a summer event trip...but before you do an trip with them check the times with the office as times on the adverts are totally way out...be prepared for a disorganized day with long waits to get... More