2016 is the 70th Anniversary

The Last Sea-Going Paddle Steamer Ship in the World.

Waverley Sea-Going Paddle Steamer Ship

2016 is the 70th anniversary of the launch of Paddle Steamer Waverley

Built 1947 in the Clyde shipyards

Lots of cruises to help celebrate this milestone!

2016 is the 70th anniversary of the launch of Paddle Steamer Waverley and there are lots of cruises to help celebrate this milestone!

Waverley’s season begins on the Spring Bank Holiday with sailings on the Clyde before sailing round the Mull of Kintyre and all the way to Oban to sail amidst the mystical Western Isles. You can spend the summer exploring the Lochs & Islands of the spectacular West Coast of Scotland. You can enjoy a sailing from Liverpool and Llandudno 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.

There is fun and adventure for children on the Pirates and Princesses days - and don’t miss the evening showboats where fun is sure to be had by all!

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


Glasgow & West Coast of Scotland
May 27-30; June 18 - Aug 28; Oct 15 & 16th

You can spend the summer 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 & 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!

Don’t miss the chance to sail all the way to Ireland on July 3! 

Looking for a fun night out with friends? BOOK a Showboat on July 1, & 15:  August 5 & 19 and October 15.  On Sundays sit back, relax and read complimentary newspapers while enjoying a traditional Sunday Roast with the best views in the world! Book Now to guarantee your place on board.

There is Fun & Adventure and FREE* tickets for Children! Kids travel FREE* on Fridays in July, and Sundays in August to Rothesay and on all River Clyde History trips.  Children travel at half fare on all other sailings – under 5’s travel free.


Western Isles

May 31st - June 7th

Aboard Waverley you can sail round the Mull of Kintyre, over the sea to Skye, cruise 4 Lochs & a Whirlpool and visit Tiree. This year there are sailings from Portree, Gairloch, Raasay and Kyle of Lochalsh! Book Now to ensure your place on board!

Don’t miss the Castles & Ceilidh cruise on June 5th- bars and restaurant open all evening. Book Now to ensure your place on board!


Northern Ireland
July 3rd

Sailing for one day only from Red Bay dont miss the only chance to cruise Antrim Coast whilst steaming towards Fair Head with views of Rathlin Island. Book your tickets now!


Liverpool & North Wales
August 30 & 31st

Sailing from Liverpool Cruise Terminal and Llandudno Pier - recapture the days of the romance of the North Wales steamers – St Tudno – St Trillo – St Seriol.  On Tuesday August 30th steam down the Mersey and along the North Wales Coast, past Colwyn Bay. Spend the afternoon ashore in the Victorian town of Llandudno or stay onboard to cruise along the spectacular Angelsey coast. On Wednesday August 31st cruise to the Lancashire Coast. Book early for these cruises as they will sell out!  Book now!


Bristol Channel

September 2nd - 6th

Waverley will be sailing on the Bristol Channel for three days only! Don’t miss the chance to visit Ilfracombe in Glorious Devon, or visit Lundy Island. You can steam round the ‘Channel’ Islands’, or cruise the River Severn and Bridges or visit Minehead and enjoy a steam train trip. Book early for these cruises as they will sell out!  Book now!


South Coast
September 8th - 22nd

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! You can enjoy unlimited South Coast sailings in 2016 for only £250 with a Friends of Waverley membership - Join now!


September 23rd - October 9th

You can sail down the River Thames and watch as London’s Tower Bridge opens 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 as you sail to Gravesend in Kent. See the Twinkling Thames on evening cruises - sail past shimmering Canary Wharf and view floodlit Tower Bridge. Book your tickets now! 


Groups Whether it's a planned outing for your social group or just some friends and family getting together for a day or evening out, Waverley can offer an ideal venue for your outing. Discounts start for groups of 10 or more. For more information, please call 0845 130 4647 or email info@waverleyexcursions.co.uk

Private Hire
A unique and exciting venue for corporate events, birthday parties, weddings, special anniversaries, engagement parties, Waverley is available for your exclusive use. With day, afternoon or evening cruises to suit your event Waverley boasts beautifully restored lounges, catering and bar facilities for your guests to relax, eat, drink and be entertained. 


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


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