On the recommendation of the landlord of the guesthouse I'm staying in I went out for the day on the Waverley the last seagoing paddle steamer. I did the Tuesday excursion which included the Isle of Arran. It was a bit on the damp side when we left and I recommend you take a waterproof jacket with you, but although it wasn't perfect bright weather I had a great time. The crew are very pleasant and the atmosphere was one of great good humour. Be aware that if it is inclement that seats under cover are at a premium and you don't have an allocated seat. It can be a little like musical chairs. I thought that the money was good value to see areas I had no other way of seeing. A mix of people included bird watchers and vintage travel enthusiasts. I loved it.