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Waverley Excursions

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Address: 50 Pacific Quay | Glasgow Science Centre, Govan, Glasgow G51 1EA, Scotland
Phone Number:
+44 141 204 4400
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Waverley is the last sea-going paddle steamer in the world. Offering Day,...

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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Back again 35 years later

A long time ago we had a lovely experience travelling down the Thames on the Waverley. 35 years later on a planned trip to Scotland, we noticed that she did a trip from where we... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 January 2017
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have travelled on the PS Waverley many times over the years and must say I am disappointed to see the once pleasurable experience being destoryed. I enjoyed the scenery on all the cruises and the price was good for a day trip too. However the empty alcohol bottles left to roll around on deck are a hazard, and the... More 

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3 Thank Hotel-inspector s
PS_Waverley, Manager at Waverley Excursions, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave your review and we are sorry to note your disappointment, in spite of your reasonably priced trip with enjoyable scenery. Upon review of all feedback from last year I can see no other comments relating to empty bottles being left rolling on the deck and so we must highlight your experience as... More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My friends and l went on the Waverley and had a great day. The weather wasn't too bad so we sat up top. We had a great time, everybody had a lovely. The staff were so nice l would definitely recommend the Waverley we got of at Rothesay and it was great.

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Thank Liz G
PS_Waverley, Manager at Waverley Excursions, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave your review. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your sail doon the watter to Rothesay - Waverley sails on the Clyde from May until August each year. Thank you for playing your part in preserving Waverley for future generations to enjoy - we look forward to welcoming you onboard again soon. More 

Reading, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

I've been on the P.S Waverley many times over the years and it never disappoints me. Smooth sailing and very pretty boat on the outside, but the the steam engines below are the place to be. I could sit all day in the warmth and smell as she paddles along and it's strangely beautiful to experience. The day trips I've... More 

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Thank littlespuds
PS_Waverley, Manager at Waverley Excursions, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave your review. We are pleased to hear you have enjoyed your sailings around the West Coast of Scotland - Waverley sails on the Clyde from May until August each year and her 2017 timetable is now available online. Thank you for playing your part in preserving Waverley for future generations to enjoy... More 

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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Great day out,been on Waverley on many occasions,still get a thrill She will take you to various destinations at a speed off 20 knots,not bad for a little ship off her years,also all ticket sales help keep her maintained and afloat

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Thank Peter G
PS_Waverley, Manager at Waverley Excursions, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave your review. You can now visit our website to see trips available in 2017 when Waverley celebrates 70 years since her maiden voyage. As you state she has trips to various destinations from the Western Isles of Scotland, the Clyde, Liverpool, North Wales, the Bristol Channel, South Coast and the Thames. Thank... More 

Dover, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Unfortunatly very dissapointed with the cruise up the Thames from Gravesend,mainly because the ship is in my opinion vastly overcrowded,you can't swing a cat! From Gravsend your passenger ticket can, and is increasd to 960 passengers, you are legaly entitled to carry the above passengers on an inland sheltered waterway. However the vessel is in more danger from collision on... More 

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4 Thank seafarerdover
PS_Waverley, Manager at Waverley Excursions, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your trip. We were sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your cruise but appreciate that we cannot meet everyone’s expectations. The trips to London are very popular and when the ship passes into the Pool of London, most passengers want to be on deck to see the marvellous spectacle of... More 

Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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505 reviews
174 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

A long time ago we had a lovely experience travelling down the Thames on the Waverley. 35 years later on a planned trip to Scotland, we noticed that she did a trip from where we were staying. We had to get on. It was a lovely experience being on her again. Also being able to see all the parts of... More 

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Thank Cecil H
PS_Waverley, Manager at Waverley Excursions, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave your review on Trip Advisor. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your sailing in Scotland - Waverley sails in the west coast of Scotland from May until August each year. We are sorry you missed some of the sailing queueing to purchase tickets - to avoid this in future please note... More 

Hamilton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

How could you fail to enjoy the nostalgia of taking a trip on the worlds last sea going Paddle Steamer . A trip on this ship comes highly recommended and although she operates in somewhat onerous circumstances she never fails to please young and old alike . Now in her 70th Year of which 40 have been in Preservation she... More 

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1 Thank graemealexander2016
PS_Waverley, Manager at Waverley Excursions, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your review and for playing your part in preserving Waverley for future generations to enjoy. We appreciate your recommendation to others to take a trip on Waverley and look forward to welcoming you on board in 2017, when Waverley will mark the 70th anniversary of her first sailing in 1947. More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

The steamer was booked to leave Whistable at 17:15 hours, however, we were very disappointed to find that we had to leave the steamer at approximately 18:50 hours. We had booked a fish and chip meal for the both of us at 18:30 hours in the restaurant. Unfortunately, it was cold and the fish was very below standard, even if... More 

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12 Thank Alison C
PS_Waverley, Manager at Waverley Excursions, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We apologise for the delay in making announcements on this day. Due to the late running of the ship that evening passengers were advised via announcements they could disembark at Southend and return to London by train, which they would be reimbursed for and many chose this option. We are... More 

Surrey, U.K.
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133 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We too were on the ill-fated trip to Whitstable from Tower Pier a couple of weeks ago. Like other reviewers we loved the Waverley itself and the first half of the trip was a fantastic experience that in itself would merit 5 stars. The visit to Whitstable was lovely though somewhat short - I am not sure why the boat... More 

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PS_Waverley, Manager at Waverley Excursions, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We apologise for the delay in making announcements on this day. Due to the late running of the ship that evening passengers were advised via announcements on the return journey they could disembark at Southend and return to London by train, which they would be reimbursed for and many chose... More 

London, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

I took my 7 year old nephew on this trip and paid full price for him. On the outgoing trip the comfortable undercover seating was vastly overcrowded and there was only one person serving drinks/coffees so the queue was at least 15 people deep for the first leg. On the return journey we were delayed for three hours because of... More 

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5 Thank tericollins
PS_Waverley, Manager at Waverley Excursions, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your review. Unfortunately resources were stretched during our peak season and it took longer than average to respond to all customer feedback. We truly apologise for this and trust you have now received your response. We are sorry the trip did not meet your expectations and that it was too busy for... More 

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