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Waverley Excursions

36 Lancefield Quay, Glasgow G3 8HA, Scotland (City Centre)
+44 845 130 4647
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Ranked #25 of 79 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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Great Malvern, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

To celebrate our father's ninetieth birthday three couples took him down memory lane with a trip on the Waverley which he hadn't been on for about twenty years. We sailed from Portsmouth across to Yarmouth on the Isle of Wight and then round the Needles. The boat was quite busy but there was plenty of room for us all to... More

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Bridport, United Kingdom
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171 reviews 171 reviews
48 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Having watched the magnificent PS Waverley steam past us we eagerly looked forward to our trip from Weymouth to Portsmouth. The Vessel is clean with gleaming brasses and copper. The boat is very spacious with plenty of table and seating and many options for viewing the scenery. The décor is ‘of a past era’ and has been sympathetically restored. There... More

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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79 reviews 79 reviews
22 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Having watched the magnificent PS Waverley steam past us for many years we decided it was time for us to try a trip. First the positives: The Vessel is kept very clean with gleaming brasses and copper, tables and seating areas neat and tidy and well-appointed bar and dining areas. The décor is ‘of a past era’ and has been... More

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Norfolk, UK
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58 reviews 58 reviews
16 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We joined the Waverley at Portsmouth Harbour and found a good seat high up on the Port side of the paddle steamer for our cruise around the Diamond Isle. At £45 each for the whole trip, we found this very good value for money when you consider there are staff to be paid, fuel to buy, port fees to pay... More

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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83 reviews 83 reviews
35 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We took two disabled people on a trip around the island on the Waverley. The staff lifted the wheelchairs and occupants on board , so be advised if you are wheelchair bound you need to be in a manual chair and not to heavy. We had a great afternoon on this old ship and enjoyed looking at the coast from... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Sitting on deck on in one of the saloons listening to the thud-thud-thud of the paddles hitting the water will relax the most tense of persons. Watching the pistons slowly turning the drive shaft will enthral the most un-mechanical of people. Seeing the smiles of everybody who sees the ship paddling by is fascinating. Being a part of history is... More

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Northumberland, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We took a trip from Dunoon to Brodick and back and found the ship to be clean and immaculate throughout. We found the range and standard of snacks and meals to be perfectly good and we had no problems with the friendly staff. The pre-booking of meals was certainly an improvement over previous years when you had to stand with... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
4 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This is a brilliant way to spend the day. We travelled from Portsmouth over to the Isle of Wight. Departure was delayed and so was the return. There was an added treat of the coastguard showing how to drop off a person, and then pick them up – some very impressive flying. The bar is the nice place to sit... More

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Went on the round The Isle of Wight cruise yesterday (8 hours) from Bournemouth Pier and whilst the weather was a bit dull that did not detract one bit from the enjoyment of the cruise itself. This is the last sea going Paddle Steamer in the World and would be an attraction even if it were just moored up. Waverley... More

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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91 reviews 91 reviews
64 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The Waverley is the last sea-going paddle steamer in the world and we were lucky enough to take a trip from Weymouth to Bournemouth on a beautiful day. It is easy to book online for the trip and there is plenty of parking in Weymouth for the day. The Waverley only sails on the south coast during the summer. Once... More

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