World’s last sea-going paddle steamer.

2017 celebrates 70 years

Waverley sea going paddle steamer 2017 her 70 years

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.

2017 Waverley Bookings are now being taken sailings aboard Paddle Steamer Waverley.

If you book before March 31st you can enjoy your day out at last years prices 2017 is a special year for Waverley as she celebrates 70 years since her maiden voyage and there are lots of celebrations planned to mark 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.

Join Friends of Waverley and enjoy Clyde Peak / Off Peak sailings aboard Waverley for only £500 / £350!

Eating, Drinking & Shopping

Waverley has a restaurant, a tea lounge and two bars, you can enjoy soups, sandwiches and meals along with a selection of wines, ales and fine malt whiskies! You can book your meal in advance by calling 0845 130 4647. Click here to view the menu . Every time you buy something on board you help ensure Waverley continues to sail for future generations to enjoy. There is a fantastic range of gifts, clothing and souvenirs to suit all budgets so treat yourself to a memento of your visit or take home a gift. 

Western Isles   
May 30th - June 5th 2017

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

Don’t miss the Castles & Ceilidh cruise on June 3rd - bars and restaurant open all evening. Book Now to ensure your place on board!

You can enjoy unlimited Western Isles sailings for only £165 with a Friends of Waverley membership Join now!

Northern Ireland     
June 25 2017

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 29 & 30th 2017

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.  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  
September 1st - 5th 2017

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 steam round the ‘Channel’ Islands’, cruise Porlock Bay 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 - 21st 2017

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 15th 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 2017 for only £250 with a Friends of Waverley membership - Join now!


September 22nd - October 8th 2017

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! 
Join Friends of Waverley and enjoy all 2017 Thames sailings aboard Waverley for £275!


Help ensure Waverley continues to delight future generations by joining Friends of Waverley. As well as the satisfaction of knowing that you are helping to preserve a piece of maritime heritage, you will receive a quarterly newsletter, an exclusive car sticker and the chance to enjoy discounted sailings. Join Now.

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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.


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