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Address: 36 Lancefield Quay, Glasgow G3 8HA, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 845 130 4647
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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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One off experience on the paddle steamer Waverley

We finally managed to book a trip on the Waverley leaving Southend Pier and cruised up the River Medway in the afternoon sailing. Never been over the other side so it was great to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 26, 2015
Janis O
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Canvey Island, United Kingdom

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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Sailed from Liverpool to LLandudno. Fascinating steampaddle, full of history and atomosphere. Food and drink onboard, plus gift shop. Great views of Welsh coastline. Enjopyed it immensely.

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Thank Sheila N
PS_Waverley, Manager at Waverley Excursions, responded to this review

Dear Sheila, Thanks for posting your review. We are delighted to hear that you had an enjoyable trip aboard Waverley for a cruise from Liverpool to visit Llandudno. This is normally one of our most popular excursions and we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the scenery of the welsh coastline as well as the atmosphere on board. We... More 

Billericay
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136 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On 7th September 2015 I placed an order for two tickets and paid a total of £66 to Waverley Excursions Limited for a 5 ½ cruise on the PS Waverley Paddle Steamer advertised as Southend to River Blackwater and the cruise terminating at Clacton with an included 1 ½ hour coach trip back to Southend. This 7 hour tour was... More 

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4 Thank BillericayEngland
PS_Waverley, Manager at Waverley Excursions, responded to this review

Thanks for your review via Tripadvisor. Your review encompasses points you have made directly to our office by email and letter correspondence, and we have responded to these points in writing to you. To reiterate: 1. Weather forecasts are always checked by the Ship’s Master prior to any departure for an excursion. Weather forecasts do not include sea conditions at... More 

Southend-on-Sea, England
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

* TRADING STANDARDS ALERT: The Malt Whisky bar advertised as "boasting a selection of over 30 malt Whiskys" had just 11 different bottles. * Rude bar and restaurant staff who struggled to speak English. * Appalling food (Smoked Salmon platter with fresh brown bread consisted of 4 pieces of smoked Salmon, 3 red onion slices and squashed white stale bread.... More 

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5 Thank Scoutsmum8
PS_Waverley, Manager at Waverley Excursions, responded to this review

Thanks for your review via Tripadvisor . We are sorry to note your experience on board Waverley has prompted you to provide a negative review. Without any information on the date you travelled, we are unable to investigate some of your comments such as the stock of whiskies on board. We have, however, addressed points we are able to with... More 

Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015 via mobile

My son (aged 10) and I took this day long trip together. It wasn't our first visit and it won't be our last. We are huge fans of this ship. Well done the hospitality staff I simply don't know how you do it. Thank you Captain and your amazing bridge crew. Three cheers for Chief Engineer Burns and his magnificent... More 

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Thank Fishingbuddies
PS_Waverley, Manager at Waverley Excursions, responded to this review

Thanks for your review via Tripadvisor. We are delighted to hear that both you and your son had another enjoyable trip aboard Waverley in 2015. We note that you are firm supporters of Waverley and we thank you for taking the time to recognise the hard work of our dedicated Captain and Crew. We look forward to welcoming you aboard... More 

Colchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015 via mobile

This was a beautiful trip, vessel in lovely condition and being able to see the engines was fascinating. Commentary was extremely interesting and informative and with perfect weather. All set for a perfect day... Except for the most appalling and quite scary overcrowding, which, amongst other things meant we could not see tower Bridge opening. I would willing pay substantially... More 

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Thank Carol Z
PS_Waverley, Manager at Waverley Excursions, responded to this review

Thanks for your review via Tripadvisor. We are delighted to hear that you had an enjoyable trip aboard Waverley. Waverley is maintained each year by a dedicated group of volunteers and crew. We are concerned to note that you were unable to see Tower Bridge opening due to the number of passengers on board. We must highlight that there is... More 

Canvey Island, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We finally managed to book a trip on the Waverley leaving Southend Pier and cruised up the River Medway in the afternoon sailing. Never been over the other side so it was great to see places we only viewed from Canvey Island. The weather was okay sunny but breezy not too cold. On the deck of the Waverley out of... More 

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2 Thank Janis O
PS_Waverley, Manager at Waverley Excursions, responded to this review

Thanks for your review via Tripadvisor. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the cruise River Medway aboard Waverley. We note that this was a one off experience aboard Waverley, however we appreciate you taking the time to highlight your experience to others. We do hope to be able to welcome you aboard Waverley in the future. Kind regards,... More 

Norfolk
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24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Five of us booked for the trip from Harwich to Tower Bridge on 27th September. The ship was very full at Harwich and many more people got on at Clacton. We were told by staff on board that there were over 800 passengers, although Waverley say that there were 610. Whatever the number, it was crowded and very uncomfortable. Many... More 

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5 Thank Sheila B
PS_Waverley, Manager at Waverley Excursions, responded to this review

Dear Mrs Barnes, Thanks for your review on Tripadvisor. Your review encompasses points you have made directly to our office by email and letter correspondence, and we have addressed these points in writing to you. To reiterate to those reading this review. 1. On the date in question Waverley was carrying 610 passengers and there is seating located throughout the... More 

Shorne
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

Lovely trip upto London look forward to going on her again next year nice to see her back in the Thames with day out worth going aboard again

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1 Thank Allan C
PS_Waverley, Manager at Waverley Excursions, responded to this review

Thanks for posting your review on Tripadvisor. We look forward to welcoming you aboard Waverley when she visits the Thames again this year and Waverley’s Thames timetable will be available soon. Thanks again Kind regards, Customer Services Manager More 

Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Just returned from our now annual cruise up the Clyde on the final evening showboat of the season. In past years the cruise has been fab and we were looking forward to a nice trip, good music and a wee boogie. First thing I will say was the boat looks in great shape, well maintained. Overcrowded: There was simply to... More 

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5 Thank Grendel46
PS_Waverley, Manager at Waverley Excursions, responded to this review

Thanks for your review via Tripadvisor. We note that that you have travelled with his before and we thank you for your kind words regarding the appearance and upkeep of Waverley. On the date in question, we carried a total of 333 passengers on board. Waverley has seating for a total of 925 passengers. We can confirm that passengers under... More 

Croydon, United Kingdom
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302 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

We were blessed with good weather for our trip on the Waverley paddle steamer, from Tower Pier to Southend-on-Sea, in October 2015. Contrary to other reviews, we found the staff very helpful and friendly (although maybe they have read the reviews and remedied the situation). The Waverley is a beautiful vessel and the engine a real joy to behold (even... More 

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1 Thank EtoileSanderstead
PS_Waverley, Manager at Waverley Excursions, responded to this review

Thanks for your review via Tripadvisor. We are delighted to hear that you had an enjoyable trip aboard Waverley from Tower Pier to visit Southend. We appreciate your kind words regarding the crew and we have passed your comments to Waverley’s Captain. We are grateful for your understanding of the Catering facilities on board. We strive to provide the best... More 

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