Don't Miss your chance to sail aboard the World's Last Seagoing Paddle Steamer in 2016!

Waverley Sea-Going Paddle Steamer Ship

Celebrates 40 years of operational preservation.

Built 1947 in the Clyde shipyards for over 900 passengers

Waverley is one of the world’s greatest historic ships – the last sea-going paddle steamer in the world – magnificently restored with towering funnels, timber decks and gleaming varnish and brass. You can see and hear the mighty steam engines as they propel the paddles that take Waverley majestically through the sea.

Waverley starts her season sailing amidst the stunning scenery of the Western Isles and then spends the summer exploring the West Coast of Scotland. She then visits Liverpool & North Wales followed by the Bristol Channel before moving onto the South Coast of England in September and London and the Thames in October.

Summer is at long last here so grab the camera and sun cream and join us for a Great Day Out!

Waverley is currently paddling around the Lochs and Isles of the West Coast of Scotland as she celebrates the 70th anniversary of her launch.

With only a few weeks to go before Waverley sets sail down South don't miss your chance to sail on the Clyde this summer. Sailing until August 28th bring back magical memories or create new ones as you visit Rothesay, explore Islands: Arran, Bute & Cumbrae or relax in the sun on deck and take in mountain panoramas as you cruise amidst dramatic loch scenery.

You can enjoy a sailing from Liverpool and Waverley's visit to the Bristol Channel in September includes all your favourite destinations. On the South Coast in September you can enjoy dramatic scenery of the World Heritage Coastline; and don't miss the chance to Sail Through Tower Bridge on the Thames in Autumn.

Waverley will return to the Clyde for her last weekend of sailing in the 2016 season on October 15 & 16. Book Now to guarantee your place onboard!

Look out for special offers for Senior Citizens and Children - bring your friends and family on a trip down memory lane in this special year for Waverley.


Glasgow and West Coast of Scotland

Sailing until August 28: October 15 & 16 

Don't miss the last summer sailings exploring the Lochs and Isles of Scotland! With trips from Glasgow, Largs, Greenock, Helensburgh and Ayr you can visit the seaside at Dunoon, Millport and Rothesay, sail through the world famous Kyles of Bute to Tighnabruaich, Tarbert and Arran or cruise amidst dramatic mountain scenery on the peaceful waters of Loch Fyne, Loch Long and Loch Goil. Bring back magical memories or create new ones as you steam 'Doon the Watter'! BOOK NOW!

Looking for weekend inspiration? Why not take a cruise to Rothesay, Arran or Skipness Castle, Dunoon or Loch Long whilst enjoying a Sunday Roast with the best views in the world on August 21 & 28. If you're looking for something a bit livelier then why not bring along friends and family for a 'Steam Doon the Watter' on our famous summer evening showboat on August 19 with live music from Legendary Dr Cook. Lounge bars and restaurant open all evening. Book Now to guarantee your place onboard. Don't miss the Highland Games at Bute on August 20 and Dunoon on August 27 - Waverley passengers get half price entry to Bute Games!



August 31st

Sailing on Wednesday August 31st you can step aboard from Liverpool for a scenic cruise along the Lancashire coast towards Southport past Bootle, Crosby and Formby. There are limited tickets remaining for this sailing so Book Now to guarantee your place!


Bristol Channel

September 2nd - 6th

Waverley will be sailing on the Bristol Channel for five days only! Sailing from Penarth, Clevedon, Porthcawl or Swansea don't miss your chance to visit Ilfracombe in Glorious Devon or the tranquil Island of Lundy. You can also connect via coach from Bristol or Newport. Steam round the 'Channel' Islands, cruise the River Severn and Bridges or view the Exmoor or Somerset Coast. Some trips are already sold out so Book Now to guarantee your place!


South Coast

September 8th - 22nd

Sailing from Southampton, Portsmouth, Weymouth, Bournemouth, Yarmouth and Swanage or connect from Worthing via coach to Portsmouth. You can discover the Jurassic Coast & Resorts of the South Coast of England. Visit charming resorts including Bournemouth, Weymouth, Swanage and the Isle of Wight, see picturesque coves, or simply relax on board and watch the scenery slip by. Steam Round Portsmouth Dockyard and see Royal Navy ships including HMS Victory and HMS Warrior. On Tuesdays and Saturdays view spectacular scenery as you steam round the Isle of Wight - there are special fares for Seniors on Tuesdays.

Seniors can bring a friend half price on Friday September 16th to cruise the Needles when they buy an adult ticket. Children travel free* on short trips from Southampton to Portsmouth Book Now! *One free with every adult ticket purchased You can enjoy unlimited South Coast sailings in 2016 for only £250 with a Friends of Waverley membership - Join now!



September 23rd - October 9th

Step Aboard from London, Gravesend, Southend, Clacton, Whitstable or Harwich. You can also connect via coach from Southwold, Margate, Ipswich or Great Yarmouth. You can sail down the River Thames and watch as London's Tower Bridge open just for you. Spend the day in the seaside town of Southend or Clacton, see the Forts that guarded London during the war; visit Whitstable, famous for oysters, or enjoy a cruise of the River Medway or Blackwater. Why not take the kids on a one-way trip packed with interest & excitement; steam through Tower Bridge and see the highlights of the River Thames before you disembark at Gravesend. See the Twinkling Thames on evening cruises - sail past shimmering Canary Wharf and view floodlit Tower Bridge. Book your tickets now!

Join Friends of Waverley and enjoy all 2016 Thames sailings aboard Waverley for £275!


Eating and Drinking Aboard Waverley

Start your day aboard Waverley with a tasty Breakfast Roll. Alongside the classic Lunch and Dinner menu of Fish & Chips, Macaroni Cheese and Chicken Tikka Masala, there are a selection of Platters available - Ploughman's, Smoked Salmon, Mediterranean or Cheeseboard. A selection of sandwiches are freshly made on board for you! To complement this you can enjoy Waverley's range of specially selected House Wines with your meal or platter!

On Sundays, you can enjoy a Traditional Roast dinner with the Best Views in the World and on special occasions you can treat yourself to Afternoon Tea with Prosecco!

As the Dining Saloon can get very busy, booking your meals in advance is recommended and you can do this by calling 0845 130 4647. The reservation fee is £1 per person and you should have your meal choices ready along with payment details. Your card will be charged the day prior to the sailing. Reservations are for a 45 minute sitting. Click here to view the menu.

Relax with a drink in the Jeanie Deans lounge, as you watch the breath-taking scenery slip by. Malt Whisky connoisseurs and Real Ale lovers should pay a visit to the lower bar where there are over 30 malts for you to enjoy, along with a range of Guest Ales!

The Tea Lounge on the promenade deck serves a selection of drinks and snacks, soups and sandwiches which you can eat while you enjoy the sun on deck.

Note from style2000.com  With permission part of the information has been taken from their news letter. Please always check with Waverley Excursions for the latest and most up to date news and information.


The Waverley & Balmoral are owned by a Registered UK Charity No. 50789

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