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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...

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 4 weeks ago
Janis O
Canvey Island, United Kingdom

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English first
Southend-on-Sea, England
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

* 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 

2 Thank Scoutsmum8
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank Fishingbuddies
Colchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Thank Carol Z
Canvey Island, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

2 Thank Janis O
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18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 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 

4 Thank Sheila B
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

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

1 Thank Allan C
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 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 

4 Thank Grendel46
Croydon, United Kingdom
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270 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 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 

1 Thank EtoileSanderstead
Weymouth, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

A Lovely ,Old Vessel.......But far to many Passengers for Comfort....... I am familiar with the Waverley and have been on a number of Summer Cruises over the Years. I enjoy the authentic Paddle Steamer experience ,but this is likely to be the last time sadly ! .The Crew & the Company may be operating within safety rules ,but a the... More 

3 Thank Peter m
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Got the Waverley from Gravesend stopped on way at Southend to pick up other passengers, then off we went to see the Thames Forts which was amazing to see the commentary on the way was very informative and interesting. A very good afternoon throughly enjoyed and so did my partner. 2nd time on board would definitely go on another trip.

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