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“Sailin doon the Clyde”

Waverley Excursions
Ranked #58 of 294 things to do in Glasgow
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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!
Reviewed December 4, 2012

What a wonderful trip we were on the Balmoral a few years ago in fact the last sail of the season and had a fabulous day out. We went to Rothesay to bring back memories of visits there

Thank Agnes M
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Reviewed November 18, 2012

excellent short taster trip for children. children loved the view of the clyde from the boat and having a drink in the cafe

Thank Judith G
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Reviewed November 7, 2012

While on holiday we booked over the phone for a trip on on the Waverley from Worthing pier on on the 14th of September. we asked what would happen if the weather was too bad for the sailing and were told we would get a full refund. On arriving at the pier there was a notice saying the ship would not be docking due to the weather. For the last two months we have been trying to get a refund all we have been offered is a credit note which we have explained is of no use to us as we live in staffordshire a good 2 to 3 hours from any port.
'They say' they laid on coaches to take us to Portsmouth to start the trip from there. We saw no coaches nor did the 20 or so other people there.
'We say' we booked to go from Worthing on a boat not Portsmouth via a 2 hour coach ride anyway.
Our advice is not to book in advance but pay on the day when you know the boat is sailing.

7  Thank eli351
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Reviewed October 31, 2012

We've been on the Waverley twice this year, its a fantastic relaxing day out and both times we did spend a bit of time in the bar, which being a mobile pub we had a great view the whole time enhanced by friends and family. The toilets do need continual cleaning though. Otherwise the whole trip was fantastic. A must for the visiting tourists.

Thank CraigT01
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Reviewed October 23, 2012

The weather and the people on board really made this trip special. It was her final voyage of 2012 and there were some real characters on board. We boarded at Glasgow Science Centre, and were given a great informative commentary as we sailed "Doon the Watter" along the relics of the old Clyde shipyards and the striking new developments. The Waverley is well-equipped with bars and restaurants and there are plenty of places to sit and enjoy the views - either on deck in the sunshine or at the bars and the excellent observation lounge just behind the prow of the paddle steamer,

Beyond Dunoon the scenery became really spectacular with sea lochs backed by heather-clad mountains.

A visit to the gleaming engine room is a must, and remember to call in at the souvenir shop early before they run out of postcards. There is a special postbox on board where you can get your postcards franked with the distinctive Waverley cancellation - a great gift for any stamp collectors in your family.

We brought our own sandwiches on board, but did not find the food or drink to be too expensive and had a very welcome tray of chips on the return journey.

Bring binoculars, warm clothes including hat, scarf and gloves, waterproofs, maps of the area you will be sailing in, a thermos of hot beverage and shoes with a good grip.

All in all, a lovely day out, and we hope to make many more trips on board the Waverley.

3  Thank Jannie_X
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