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Waverley Excursions

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Address: 50 Pacific Quay | Glasgow Science Centre, Govan, Glasgow G51 1EA, Scotland
Phone Number: 0141 204 4400
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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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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Blows the cobwebs away.

It's not the cheapest day out but this is a vessel operated by charity. It's older than me and generally in better condition! You can't fault the scenery which is the whole point... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Richard S
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Hamilton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Sailed on the waverly on the 3rd of July. Largs Campbeltown redbay co Antrim we stayed on for the full sail and what a wonderfully sail. When we got on we had a full breakfast great quality of food and then later on we had the Sunday roast delicious 😊 the staff were friendly and couldn't do enough for you... More 

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Penicuik, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I chose to go on the PS Waverley for our first wedding anniversary and we had a marvellous trip. We steamed down to Lochranza (Isle of Arran) calling in at Greenock, Rothesay, Largs and Millport (Keppel) en route. The ship is beautifully maintained and a real treat to walk round - and there's plenty of space out... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It's not the cheapest day out but this is a vessel operated by charity. It's older than me and generally in better condition! You can't fault the scenery which is the whole point of the nostalgic cruise doon the water. I read some of the reviews and think ... get a grip. The staff are welcoming and accommodating, the toilets... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Enjoyed my cruise down the Clyde. Went for the lunch option , food ok nothing special , just for the experience. Weather shocking , stiil enjoyed it though !

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

this is a fantastic sailing on the only paddle steamer in the world! You can start your voyage at the Glasgow Science center(free parking) and sail down the Clyde to Largs then on to Rosthy. There are numerous sailing options, but we , as a family, prefer to sail up to Tarbert. The scenery is fantastic and they give you... More 

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Gourock, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great day out on the waverley with my wife and good mate went to tignabruich what a beautiful boat would defo do it again in the summer

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1 Thank Robert A
Glasgow
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143 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We used our voucher to book our journey on the Waverley. We caught a bus from George Square to Largs and arrived in time to see the paddle steamer pull into the pier. The staff were friendly and helpful. The food in the restaurant was pretty good! The souvenir shop is well stocked. Standing beside the well oiled, shining bright... More 

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Skipton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I first sailed on the Waverley when she was owned by 'Cal Mac' in the 1970's. I have to say, she is every bit as wonderful as she was then, if not more so. For the past ten years I have taken a few trips on the vessel each year. Mostly around the Clyde. I always come back for more.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The weather caused the trip to change their planned route instead of going out to sea. It was really interesting to see the views of Glasgow from the river and the mechanics of the ship. For the views, combined with the atmosphere, the Waverley is a great ship to go for a day out. Lunch half way through combined with... More 

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1 Thank Leo K
Sheffield
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I travelled from Tobermory to Tiree and back on one of Waverley's rare trips there. The weather was superb, the views lovely, and there was adequate space to sit on deck and watch the world go by, despite some other reviewers' comments. The engines are a sight to behold. HOWEVER- we wanted to take the dog. We asked the Polish... More 

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