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Waverley Excursions

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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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Southend to Whitstable

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 14, 2014
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Basildon, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Last September we paid £188 for one excursion which was cancelled at the last minute due to bad weather but 8 months down the line the company has not paid me back despite having to 'apply' for it by phone and in writing. I am now having to go to the hassle of a small claims court writ to force... More 

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

Dear Mr Payne, Thanks for your review via Tripadvisor. We have not denied a refund of your tickets as you have suggested We would ask you to revert to our letter dated 2nd April concerning your outstanding tickets and the action you are required to enable us to process your refund. Once you take the required action we will be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Waverley Excursions - Fantastic Time We thoroughly enjoyed our time aboard the Waverley! The ship is amazing - multi levels with different services and views of the inner workings! We enjoyed views of her from the shore, but better yet from aboard! Really neat seeing the boat in action + the views were wonderful as we moved along the shoreline.... More 

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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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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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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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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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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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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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