Sail aboard the famous Paddle Steamer Waverley for a memorable day at sea on Scotland's beautiful West Coast. Experience the sights, sounds and thrills of travelling on the last seagoing Paddle Steamer in the World, amidst glorious Scottish scenery.
Welcome aboard the famous Paddle Steamer Waverley to enjoy an unforgettable day at sea! Built in 1947, our magnificent steamship cruises the waters of the West Coast of Scotland, linking Glasgow, Greenock and Largs with the beautiful islands, lochs and Highland villages around the Firth of Clyde and West Highlands.
Onboard you will experience the power and majesty of Waverley’s giant steam engine, see her paddle wheels turn, listen to their rhythmic beat and hear her melodic steam whistle as she glides between piers and harbours. See her engineers skilfully operating her steam engine whilst her officers and crew expertly navigate her from the bridge. Paddle steamers first sailed on the Clyde in 1812 and Waverley continues the traditions of her predecessors.
Explore Waverley's extensive open decks, admire the shining brasses, marvel at her towering funnels and polished wooden handrails and feel the wind in your face as she effortlessly cruises through time. You can even send a postcard from Waverley’s Victorian post-box!
Eating and drinking aboard is part of the Waverley experience. You can enjoy lunch or dinner in our traditional dining saloon and relax in the comfortable period lounges beautifully restored to their original nineteen forties style. Our friendly stewards and catering crew look forward to welcoming you.
Waverley offers a great way to see wildlife. Bring your binoculars to spot birdlife, seals and porpoises. You might even see our beautiful dolphins as they escort the ship around the Clyde!
And at the end of your journey, you can take home an exclusive Waverley gift from the on-board shop - Waverley has her own range of souvenirs, sweets and chocolate!
Waverley is owned by a Registered Charity and by sailing aboard this magnificent ship, the last seagoing paddle steamer in the World, you are helping to ensure that Waverley can continue to sail for many years to come.
Waverley sails from her base at Glasgow Science Centre on the Firth of Clyde, from late May until August and from Oban in May and June.
Waverley also operates elsewhere in the British Isles, including on the Bristol Channel, England's scenic South Coast and the famous River Thames - see our website for full details.
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