World’s last sea-going paddle steamer.

2017 celebrated 70 years


Waverley Great Days Out

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.

Bookings are now being taken for 2018 sailings aboard Paddle Steamer Waverley and if you book before March 31st you can enjoy your day out at last year’s fares! Call 0141 243 2224 to book your tickets for a day out to remember!

Waverley’s season begins on the Spring Bank Holiday. Her first sailing is on May 25th with sailings on the Clyde over the bank holiday weekend before setting off round the Mull of Kintyre on May 29th  sailing all the way to Oban for her annual visit to the mystical Western Isles.

You can spend the summer exploring the Lochs & Islands of the spectacular West Coast of Scotland. Step aboard in Liverpool and Llandudno and don’t miss the chance to visit all your favourite destinations on the Bristol Channel in September.

On the South Coast in September you can enjoy dramatic scenery of the Jurassic Coast; and don’t miss the chance to Sail Through Tower Bridge on the Thames in Autumn.

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

With a fantastic choice of cruises and events there is something for everyone to enjoy...

The Captain & Crew of Waverley look forward to welcoming you aboard!


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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Glasgow & West Coast of Scotland    
May 25-28; June 22 - Aug 26; Oct 13 & 14

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!

Looking for a fun night out with friends? BOOK a legendary Summer Showboat with live music on June 29, July 20 and August 17. 

On Sundays sit back and relax 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!

Children travel FREE* from Glasgow 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. Don’t miss the chance to win prizes on Pirates and Princesses day on August 3rd & 6th

Join Friends of Waverley and enjoy Clyde Peak / Off Peak sailings aboard Waverley for only £550 / £395

Western Isles   
May 29th - June 5th 

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

You can enjoy unlimited Western Isles sailings for only £250 with a Friends of Waverley membership Join now

Liverpool & North Wales   
August 28 & 29th

Sailing from the Isle of Man Steam Packet Terminal in Liverpool and Llandudno Pier - recapture the days of the romance of the North Wales steamers – St Tudno – St Trillo – St Seriol.  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. Book early for these cruises as they will sell out!  Book now!

Bristol Channel  

August 31st - September 4th

Waverley will be sailing on the Bristol Channel for five days only! Don’t miss the chance to visit Ilfracombe in Glorious Devon or visit Lundy Island. You can explore Rivers & Islands’, or, take a trip on a Stream Train when you visit Minehead or enjoy a scenic Steam Train journey through the Welsh Mountains. Be sure to book early for these cruises as they will sell out. Book here now!

South Coast  
September 7th - 20th

Discover the Jurassic Coast & Resorts of the South Coast of England. Visit charming resorts including Weymouth, Swanage and Yarmouth, 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 14th 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 2018 for only £300 with a Friends of Waverley membership - Join now

September 21st - October 7th

You can sail down the River Thames and watch as London’s Tower Bridge opens just for you. Visit the seaside at  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! 
Join Friends of Waverley and enjoy all 2018 Thames sailings aboard Waverley for £275!

Eating & drinking onboard  

There are a range of eating and drinking options onboard Waverley. Visit the Dining Saloon and enjoy a Breakfast roll available till 11am or a classic Lunch & Dinner menu of Fish & Chips, Macaroni Cheese, and Chicken Tikka Masala. If you are looking for a lighter snack we have a selection of platters available. At lunchtime on Sundays, you can enjoy a traditional Roast. Prebook your Hot Meal by calling 0141 243 2224. View the full food & drinks menus here

Introduce a friend, family member or colleague to the joys of sailing aboard, the world's last sea-going paddle steamer. Presented in a full colour Waverley Gift Card, Gift Vouchers come in denominations of £5, £10 & £20.The vouchers can be redeemed against any sailing or used onboard Waverley in the bar, restaurants or souvenir shop. Vouchers are available to purchase here