World’s last sea-going paddle steamer.

2017 Waverley 70 years Anniversary

Waverley Paddle Steamer

Built 1947 in the Clyde shipyards for over 900 passengers

2017 will mark 70 years since Waverley first sailed.

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.

After a busy year touring the coast of Britain and celebrating 70 years since her launch, Waverley has returned to her winter berth at the Science Centre and is already undergoing works to prepare her for her 2017 season. Our  thoughts have already turned to an exciting year ahead and we are busy planning a programme of cruises for you to enjoy.

In 2017 we will mark 70 years since Waverley first sailed. There are lots of special sailings and celebrations in store to make it a memorable year!

Waverley's 2017 timetable will be available online soon and you will be able to book then also. In the meantime, why not join Friends of Waverley - Members can save money on sailings and get a newsletter with behind the scenes information and exclusive interviews.

Christmas is less than a month away and you can buy a range of souvenirs that make ideal gifts for friends and family. From the Signature Range to stocking fillers you are sure to find a gift for all tastes. Why not introduce friends and family to the pleasures of Paddle Steamer sailing with a Friends of Waverley membership or Gift Vouchers for Christmas. Visit the  shop for more details.


2017 will be a spectacular year for Waverley as we celebrate 70 years since her first sailing. Waverley was launched at A&J Inglis Yard on October 2nd, 1946. It wasn’t until the following year on January 20, 1947 that she was towed to Greenock for the installation of her boiler and engines. Finally she made her maiden voyage on June 16, 1947 and started what has become a very long career. There are celebration events and sailings planned throughout the year to mark this special birthday.

Waverley's season will start in Scotland and the Western Isles on the last Bank Holiday weekend in May. The Clyde summer programme will run from June through to August before moving on to the South Coast and Thames with visits to Liverpool, North Wales and the Bristol Channel also planned. This special year will culminate in a weekend of cruises on the Clyde in October. Timetables for all areas will be available in the New Year, please visit waverleyexcursions.co.uk for up to date information. Tickets will be available at 2016 prices until March 31st 2017 so plan your trip and book early!


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. 



Introduce a friend or family member to the pleasures of sailing aboard the world’s last sea-going paddle steamer.


Alongside Waverley's Signature Range, a new selection of souvenirs were specially commissioned to commemorate Waverley’s Platinum Anniversary. Don't miss the last chance to buy these limited edition souvenirs - perfect for the discerning supporter.



Paddle Steamer Waverley is a national treasure, lovingly cared for by a team of professionals and volunteers. There are a number of ways in which you can contribute to her ongoing preservation, both ashore and afloat and there are opportunities for people from all walks of life. If you think you are able to spare a little time please contact: volunteers@waverleyexcursions.co.uk

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.


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

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