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Waverley Excursions

50 Pacific Quay | Glasgow Science Centre, Govan, Glasgow G51 1EA, Scotland
+44 141 204 4400
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A grand day cruise round the Isle of Wight

WAVERLEY has had a fair few problems this year, and scrolling down the Trip Advisor reviews, it's... read more

Reviewed today
Maidenhead, England

Six of us went on the Waverley from Portsmouth for a trip around the Needles, unfortunately we were... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Malcolm D
Gosport, 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, 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!
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good21%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible14%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
50 Pacific Quay | Glasgow Science Centre, Govan, Glasgow G51 1EA, Scotland
+44 141 204 4400
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Reviewed today

WAVERLEY has had a fair few problems this year, and scrolling down the Trip Advisor reviews, it's clear that Waverley Excursions need to improve their communications and service. But on Tuesday the sun was shining, the weather was fine, and I enjoyed one of my...More

Thank Shieldsman
Reviewed yesterday

Six of us went on the Waverley from Portsmouth for a trip around the Needles, unfortunately we were delayed for two hours as an elderly gentleman fell down the stairs and had to wait for an ambulance. We all felt the trip was over booked...More

3  Thank Malcolm D
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Bit of a wait at weymouth harbour for no reason , when we could of been on board because the boat was moored up. The boat was in fantastic condition, very annoyed it never slowed down or went closer to Duffle Door as I've never...More

Thank martin e
Reviewed 3 days ago

We had been looking forward to travelling on the Waverley, a ship we had known from years ago. We were aware of the potential problems with bad weather (when she might not be able to sail) and we made sure that we had clothing suitable...More

Thank Ruthsmum
Reviewed 5 days ago

We travelled 3 hours and booked 2 nights in a hotel to go on the Liverpool sailing. We turned up at the docks to be told by fellow passengers that the sailing had been cancelled. Waverley had informed the docks on Saturday ,this was a...More

4  Thank villageresident
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Waverley is now 70 years old and is the last sea-going steam powered paddle steamer. The vessel is in marvelous condition but has operational limitations in bad weather. Consequently one has to be aware that there will always be a risk of late cancellation...More

Thank 589MichaelP
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Will 6 days notice I received a very abrupt text message advising that the trip was cancelled due to repairs not being completed in time. I was instructed to return the ticket for a refund. No instructions were provided as to how or when I...More

8  Thank h4zel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the second occasion in the past four years where we have booked a sailing on the Waverley only to have it cancelled. The first time it was due to adverse weather conditions with the ship still in Scotland and us together with three...More

9  Thank Foggyphil
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For the fourth time in five years I pre-booked for a trip on the Waverley from Llandudno which was to due depart at 1.30 pm. At 1.20 pm a member of the public who was not even intending to travel said that the sailing had...More

8  Thank Martin K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This will be the second year that the trip from Girvan was cancelled due to "adverse weather conditions"?? When I found and found out, they said they had emailed me - so, how was I to get that email - it was sent that Monday...More

8  Thank davyg10
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August 26, 2017|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
They are having a spot of bother. I was on her yesterday at Rothesay when she nearly mounted the promenade and landed in the 12 hole of the 'putting green. It is quite possible she may not sail again for a week or two, or... More
August 14, 2017|
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Response from PatCrawford |
I have to agree with most of the answers already given that the food is basic refectory-style meals. they are served in a hurry and not cheap. Better to take a sandwich and a drink and sit on the deck admiring the lovely... More
davidpatrick m
June 2, 2017|
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Response from Cheekywummin | Reviewed this property |
Hi David sorry I've been on the 4 island trip , Arran Bute and Cumbrea ,but none went to Ireland that I'm aware of . This is from either Glasgow or Greenock sailings David. I'm not sure but I think there's sailings to... More