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Waverley Excursions

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The Last Seagoing Paddle Steamer in the World!

So don't expect it to be like a Caribbean Cruise! We went from Portsmouth to the Isle of Wight. It... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Surrey, United Kingdom

Beautifull relaxing boat trip,as it was the last trip of the season we returned to the pier to a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Swindon, United Kingdom
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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...more
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50 Pacific Quay | Glasgow Science Centre, Govan, Glasgow G51 1EA, Scotland
+44 141 204 4400
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Waverley is a very interesting Paddle Steamer but the excitement of travelling abroad this vessel, is lost because they take too many passengers to make the trip pleasurable. If it is a dry day, there is the possibility of some of the many passengers...More

4  Thank Christine C
Reviewed 1 week ago

So don't expect it to be like a Caribbean Cruise! We went from Portsmouth to the Isle of Wight. It was supposed to dock in Yarmouth but couldn't because of the tide - which was a disappointment for those in the queue on the pier...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautifull relaxing boat trip,as it was the last trip of the season we returned to the pier to a piper playing.lovely touch,an enjoyable afternoon..

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

BE WARNED! We originally booked for September 2017 to travel on a Yarmouth IW to Swanage trip, but the day before the visit due to the weather they advised this trip was a no-go and instead changed it to Portsmouth Harbour. We live 4 miles...More

8  Thank Michaela W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beware, this is a fair weather excursion only. The ship only has enough seating for half of the passengers indoors and half the passengers being outside on deck. If it is raining the only choice for half of the passengers is to get wet outdoors,...More

9  Thank Byron H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely terrible. Save your hard earned money and spend it on something else. They Took our money and wont refund us although they cancelled the trip twice now for 2 Years running! Rude staff! Rude customer service. Changed embarkation point without letting us know. Left...More

9  Thank CaptainFishcake
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although weather was terrible, very windy and wet - we had a great time. Commentary while we sailed was really interesting. Engine room was amazing. Home made soup was tasty and coffee and cakes were nice. All the staff were so helpful. The guy in...More

2  Thank NorthStar820633
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you check my profile, you will note that most of my reviews are positive. I am really sad having to write a negative review, but it is with regret I have no option. This company refuses to refund us nearly £300 after they cancelled...More

13  Thank Peter G
Reviewed October 9, 2018

Our sailing was from LLandudno Pier at 1.00pm, we arrived on the pier at 12.30 thinking there was plenty of time to walk up the pier to the embarkation point at the end of the pier. We were approximately half way up the pier when...More

9  Thank apophisguard
Reviewed October 9, 2018

What should have been a very enjoyable day trip from Southend to Tower Bridge was anything but. Around 200 of us boarded the vessel from Southend Pier; but as the boat had already stopped at Margate and Whistable any available seating inside had already be...More

11  Thank freddie980
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October 26, 2018|
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Response from CaptainFishcake | Reviewed this property |
I will set up a FB page or email I thought about approaching Fake Britain or Watchdog How can they get away with this Safety is paramount!
We travelled from Southend Pier to Tower Bridge return on Friday 5th September and the whole trip was marred by the overcrowding. Luckily after the initial sea fog on the lower Thames the sun appeared and remained all day. I am a Waverley enthusiast and try to sail every year but this year the overcrowding seemed extreme apparently exacerbated by the recent introduction of closing the dining saloon in favour of those who had previously ordered their meal. Consequently that large area was frequently completely empty while so many passengers were tripping over each other in other areas. The size of the tea room is totally inadequate to service the requirements of a heavily laden sailing, and on this trip it had run out of sandwiches well before lunch time but the scones and jam were lovely though not what I had been anticipating on an 8 hour trip. So in summary, please Waverley open up the dining area to all as it used to be, do away with that pre-booking meal policy which could ultimately deter many of your regular and older faithful passengers.
October 16, 2018|
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Response from moogieenglish | Reviewed this property |
There was overcrowding when I when I sailed , was able however to take wheelchair on board and find a spot where I could use it ..They do need to consider passenger comfort before profits though
September 10, 2018|
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Response from Cangan | Reviewed this property |
I believe that Waverley is currently operating in the Solent. The web site will confirm its planned excursions