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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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Not a very charitable way to do business

In 2016 my husband and I booked a trip on the Waverley but unfortunately on the day I was very ill... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sue B
Two Thames trips in two weeks!

I am no stranger to PS Waverley for each year I sail on her from Southend Pier to the Thames Forts... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
DaveJC
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Stowmarket, 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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50 Pacific Quay | Glasgow Science Centre, Govan, Glasgow G51 1EA, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In 2016 my husband and I booked a trip on the Waverley but unfortunately on the day I was very ill and unable to travel. We were pleased to be given a credit voucher for use in 2017. We subsequently booked our trip for September...More

3  Thank Sue B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I am no stranger to PS Waverley for each year I sail on her from Southend Pier to the Thames Forts, sadly this year's trip was only just under two hours to Redsands Fort with a far-off glimpse of Shivering Sands Fort and back to...More

1  Thank DaveJC
Reviewed 11 October 2017

went on the waverly first time in 30 years to rothsey not a lot there but trip on the boat was great enjoyed every min going again in nov

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Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Last of the Thames trips to Whitstable. Beautiful paddle steamer..lsst of her kind built in 1947... Unfortunately problem with boiler at Southend meant no going ashore at Whitstable. Stunning scenery both there and back with informative information and commentary from crew. Plenty of seating available...More

2  Thank maggie1966
PS_Waverley, Front Office Manager at Waverley Excursions, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review Waverley. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your trip so much and hope to welcome you on board again soon!

Reviewed 8 October 2017

Arranged and well organised by a local coach company, a friend and I joined one of their coaches at 7am arriving in London at Tower Pier in good time for a 10am trip on the river Thames going through Tower Bridge and down to Southend...More

2  Thank Richard G
PS_Waverley, Front Office Manager at Waverley Excursions, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Hi Richard thank you for your review, Waverley operates at a strict and safe level of customer capacity, we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the trip.

Reviewed 8 October 2017

Enjoyed a recent trip from Harwich to Tower Bridge, via coach from Ipswich. The sun shone until we got to Southend, and the sea was very smooth. A great commentary throughout. I can't comment on the catering facilities as we went fully equipped. The most...More

1  Thank pollylou
PS_Waverley, Front Office Manager at Waverley Excursions, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Hello Pollylou, Thank you for taking the time to review Waverley. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your trip and hope to welcome you on board again soon!

Reviewed 7 October 2017

I booked for the trip from Tower Pier to Southend. The ship was so crowded that you could not see anything without pushing through people, the coffee/tea shop had only one person serving and one slow machine making one cup each time so there was...More

6  Thank Adrian G
Reviewed 7 October 2017

Lovely lazy day on the River Thames and beyond .The ship is just gorgeous and all ship shape and well built ,and we where lucky to have Autumn sun and calm water on our cruise down to the Thames Estuary forts . We enjoyed a...More

1  Thank richatomic
PS_Waverley, Front Office Manager at Waverley Excursions, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Hi Richatomic, Thank you for your review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the trip and look forward to welcoming you aboard next season for A Great Day Out!

Reviewed 6 October 2017

Booked this particular trip with my inlaws as it left and returned to Southend pier, which meant no bus transfers - WRONG Cancelled the sailing from Southend pier due to high winds the day before - Not a breath of wind on this morning, so...More

4  Thank Collo68
Reviewed 6 October 2017

My Husband has wanted to take a Cruise on The Waverley Paddle Steamer for many years and so booked a Cruise for the 30th August 2017, due to depart from Llandudno Pier. My Husband found out by chance beforehand that the Waverley had been involved...More

5  Thank Anne Marie A
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Brenda c
23 September 2017|
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Response from GlasgowLovelife | Reviewed this property |
When we were on board, the gangplanks were very short as the main deck is usually level with the shore (unlike on a ferry, for example) The incline was also minimal. And, in addition, the staff either had a separate... More
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jimsmith012
26 August 2017|
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They are having a spot of bother. I was on her yesterday at Rothesay when she nearly mounted the promenade and landed in the 12 hole of the 'putting green. It is quite possible she may not sail again for a week or two, or... More
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lesley r
14 August 2017|
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I have to agree with most of the answers already given that the food is basic refectory-style meals. they are served in a hurry and not cheap. Better to take a sandwich and a drink and sit on the deck admiring the lovely... More
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