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Address: 36 Lancefield Quay, Glasgow G3 8HA, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 845 130 4647
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Description: 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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An excellent vessel.

Firstly let me start by saying that I really enjoyed my time on the paddle steamer. The last time I was on this was in 1988, so it was interesting to see how much it had changed... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Paisley, United Kingdom

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Paisley, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Firstly let me start by saying that I really enjoyed my time on the paddle steamer. The last time I was on this was in 1988, so it was interesting to see how much it had changed since then. My mother in law bought me and my wife tickets so we could get time away together, having 4 kids doesn't... More 

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This was a surprise birthday treat. Our party consisted of 8 adults and 6 children ranging in age from 8 weeks to 66 years. We left from the Science Centre at 10am and sailed downriver through varied landscapes, all equally fascinating, until we got to Dunoon. We spent a great couple of hours there, watched pipers and live music and... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Having booked a trip as an anniversary present for my In-laws, We arrived at Ayr for the trip to Dunoon, via Arran on Tuesday 28th July. Instead A coach was waiting to take us to Largs as according to a rep the steamer had been repaired the day before and was still up in Largs. My mother in law cannot... More 

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Ayr, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

great day on the Waverley...but a warning three of us were given fifty pound vouchers each but though it said no change given...we didn't know that meant if your ticket cost 29 pounds you couldn't spend the rest on a meal ( you lost the 21 pounds ) we were told by staff this happens a lot they have complained... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to post your feedback. Gift Vouchers are available in £5, £10, £20 & £50 denominations to suit differing requirements. The Terms and Conditions are stated on the website and include the clause that no change will be given on vouchers. We would advise purchasers to buy vouchers in a range of denominations to suit... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We booked with Waverley Excursions for a trip from Glasgow to Tighnabruaich on the 22nd with friends to celebrate a 60th birthday. The first thing we noticed on the day was a very long que of hundreds to the boat outside the science centre. That was OK except from I began to notice that a lot of people we're drinking... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to post your feedback. We have investigated the points raised in your feedback and whilst we note that there were a large number of people on board travelling to enjoy the Bute Highland games, and therefore the facilities were busy, we have found no record of the behaviour you describe. It is normal practice... More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We headed out on the Waverley yesterday from Largs to Lochgoil. It was a beautiful afternoon and a lovely way to spend it. I think if you are realistic about the fact this is a heritage vessel and the trip is really about experiencing a little piece of Clyde history, whilst enjoying some amazing scenery, then you wont be disappointed.... More 

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

Many thanks for taking the time to post your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your trip from Largs to Loch Goil. As you mentioned Waverley is a heritage vessel, and as such has been restored to her original 1947 style which was not only a requirement of the funding given to restore her, but is something that is enjoyed... More 

Doune, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

The sun was shining and there was a slight breeze blowing as the paddle steamer Waverley left Pacific Quay in Glasgow for a round trip cruise to Lochranza on Arran. This was the first time in a very long time that my wife and i had been on the “the last ocean going paddle steamer in the world”, so we... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to post your feedback. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your day out. We have a range of different trips in our timetable to suit all tastes and had a number of Sunday trips returning to Glasgow at 8pm. There is also the opportunity for passengers to join at Largs if they wish... More 

Stamford, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Went on a short trip to/from Lochranza, Isle of Arran. The PS Waverley is a beautiful paddle steamer in lovely condition and it was a delight to be on her albeit for only 45 minutes. As it was a sunny afternoon we went on the upper deck to enjoy the views of Arran the Mull of Kintyre, however, there were... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to post your feedback. We are glad that you enjoyed the trip. We do ask passengers to be considerate if smoking on board but have taken note of your comments and will review the policy on all feedback received. We hope to welcome you onboard again in the future. Kind regards, Waverley Excursions More 

Lancashire
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Had a great time. Got on board at Rothesay and went over to Lochranza where we got off and paddled in the clear sea. It was a lovely sunny day and the boat was busy but there was always somewhere to sit. The kids enjoyed watching the working of the paddlers which drive the boat. An interesting and enjoyable day... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to post your feedback. We are so pleased to hear that yourself and your family enjoyed your trip from Rothesay to Lochranza, and that your children enjoyed watching the working of the paddles! They are very popular with our passengers of all ages. We hope to welcome you onboard again in the future. Kind... More 

Thornton Cleveleys, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We sailed on a full day, four islands (although I counted more!) cruise from Helensburgh. It was a wonderful sunny day with calm waters and a thoroughly enjoyable cruise calling at the islands of Bute, Great Cumbrae and Arran, and sailing off Little Cumbrae and Holy Island with views of Pladda and Ailsa Craig in the distance. Passengers embarked and... More 

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

Many thanks for taking the time to write a review. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your trip from Helensburgh to Cruise Holy Island as well as the facilities onboard, particularly the engine room. We hope to welcome you onboard again in the future. Kind regards, Waverley Excursions More 

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