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Waverley Excursions

Address: 36 Lancefield Quay, Glasgow G3 8HA, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 845 130 4647
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Ranked #39 of 133 Activities in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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!

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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

I am frankly astonished by some of the negative reviews placed this year. My experience on the Waverley, having taken a cruise almost every year for the past 15 years, has been entirely positive. The staff take great care to protect the public and their valuable ship from harm and have always been most courteous when in my presence. I... More

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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Along with a party of 40 I set out for a days outing on the famous steam ship along the Thames and around to the Medway. After Boarding at Gravesend we set sail down the Thames stopping at the end of the Southend Pier and then out into the Thames Estuary and then after returning back to Southend and then... More

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London, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

I've enjoyed several trips on this amazing ship over the summer. Amazing because she's a beautifully maintained authentic vintage steamer, because she's the only way left to experience large parts of the UK's attractive coastline, because she somehow defies the economic facts of life that sent her sisters for scrap decades ago, because she probably only exists thanks to the... More

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Kensal Rise, London
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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

My husband and I took The Waverley, along with our two grown up daughters, for a 40th anniversary trip on Sunday, October 12th. I first went on The Waverley on The Clyde when I was 11 in 1961, so for me this was a sentimental journey. This booking was from Tower Bridge to Southend and return. The PA system was... More

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Basildon, United Kingdom
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9 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Took the Southend to Whitstable on 11th October. Although the boat was "full", I found there were more than enough seats for everyone. Didn't try the restaurant, but the main bar was O.K. Bit crowded and tourist prices, but acceptable. The actual journey was interesting: the steamer goes faster than expected, and the engine room being open plan so the... More

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colchester
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3 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 via mobile

I went on the Thames trip with my family and a lovely day was spoilt by overcrowding, drunks and people smoking everywhere on the boat. The restaurant ran out of Sunday lunches and only had dry shrivelled fish and chips that wouldn't even feed my 6 year old. All the crew were worried about was feet on seats not drunks... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

On 23rd September my wife and I took the Waverly from Swanage around the Isle of Wight. It was an hour late due to fog on the Solent. We landed at Bournemouth and then went on to Great Yarmouth. The Bournemouth passengers were then told that she was not going to return to Bournemouth in the evening but would go... More

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Buckingham, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We booked a trip on the "Waverley" at very short notice. The 12 October cruise took us from London's Tower Pier, through Tower Bridge, calling at Gravesend and Southend-on-Sea, then a tour of the Medway estuary, return calls at Southend and Gravesend then back to Tower Pier. "Waverley" is a fine ship with very good facilities including a restaurant, two... More

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We travelled from Southend to Whitstable on Saturday 11th October and we would thoroughly recommend that you save you money and stay well away from the Waverley. The rudeness of the crew started immediately as they were shouting out to everyone to hurry up and board..... ignoring the fact that the three gangways were blocked by either elderly or disabled... More

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Essex
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014 via mobile

Unfortunately the trip Southend - London 10 Oct 14 was spoilt by overcrowding, lack of seats in bar/cafes, lack of staff and the fact that I'd pre-booked a table for lunch as this trip was a birthday present for my fiance only to discover that one had not been reserved after all and we were forced to eat our overpriced,... More

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