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Waverley Excursions

36 Lancefield Quay, Glasgow G3 8HA, Scotland (City Centre)
+44 845 130 4647
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Ranked #18 of 76 activities in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Fee: Yes
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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! « less
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Prestwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We went out to Ailsa Craig on a beautiful sunny day. A most interesting trip with a commentary provided for points of interest. A tearoom, bar and a small souvenir shop available. Good to see the engine room too. Great for families or the single traveller. All staff were friendly and helpful.

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Ayrshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

An incredible thing that this ship still exists. Everyone should sail at least once, and I will want to come back again too. It is like moving history, with a huge steam engine you can actually see working, turning huge paddles you can actually see hitting the water and driving the ship along. The scenery and fresh air of The... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

During our trip on the waverley, the captain threatened and intimidated a few of the passengers including a woman, prodding them in the chest and telling them to shut it. Several complaints were made via their website. The response we received from them were basically calling us liars. They claimed to have statements from others present who backed up the... More

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We had a great days outing sailing from Largs to Loch Fyne via Rothesay, Tighnabruaich and Tarbert returning via these locations and Millport. Passengers could disembark at each of the destinations and embark as Waverley passed through on the return journey or could remain onboard for the entire round trip. The paddle steam is in beautiful condition and a credit... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

Joined the Waverley in Largs and spent the day cruising the Clyde. Weather was glorious and made our day. Booked a table for dinner but were very disappointed with the 'fish' and chips. You can take a picnic aboard and I would recommend doing so. Other than that, a great experience, very relaxing and would go again.

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Troon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Went "Doon the Water" on Waverley today, Science Centre, Glasgow to Rothesay and back. Excellent trip with friendly, courteous crew and, fortunately, good weather. A great trip via Kilcreggan and Dunoon, we'll worth doing.

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Bucks
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We went on the cruise from Ayr 9th July, 2014,which went up Loch Fyne and stopped off at Largs , Millport, Rothesa, tighnabruich, and Tarbert. It was fortunate that we boarded at Ayr as for the time up to Largs the boat was virtually empty so managed to get a lot of good photos unimpeded. My wife who's English had... More

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PS_Waverley, Front Office Manager at Waverley Excursions, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback via Tripadvisor. We are pleased that you and your wife had an enjoyable trip aboard Paddle Steamer Waverley. The Commentator's work on a voluntary basis and I have passed on your appreciation to the Commentator on board on that date. Waverley has a keen group of crew and volunteers all of whom ensure that she is... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Today I took two friends down the Clyde on the Waverley paddle steamer and we had a lovely day! The weather was outstandingly sunny and the cruise to Rothesay and back was incredible. I was fascinated by the engine room - it's a true marvel. I didn't rate it 5 stars solely because you only get 1 hour in Rothesay... More

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Glasgow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

As a child ( I am now 59) I remember going on the many Clyde Steamers as my parents were very fond of this coastline and now I like to make at least one annual trip in this very lovingly preserved old paddle steamer. Even its engines are polished to perfection! We usually wait for a good spell of weather... More

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Matthews, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Time was when dozens of sleek Clyde Steamers were THE way to travel to Greencock, Gourock, Largs, Dunoon and the like...Then when post WW2 private motorcars robbed the old ship lines of revenue passengers, one by one sleek icons of steam age glory ended colorful lives in the scrap yard, except WAVERLEY...not only survived, she still make history sailing "Doon... More

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PS_Waverley, General Manager at Waverley Excursions, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments issued via Tripadvisor. We are pleased to note that you had an enjoyable trip aboard Waverley for a sailing "Doon the Watter" . We appreciate your keen support of Waverley's heritage and we hope to be able to welcome you aboard again when you are back in the UK. Kind regards, Customer Services Waverley Excursions Ltd. More

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