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Waverley Excursions

50 Pacific Quay | Glasgow Science Centre, Govan, Glasgow G51 1EA, Scotland
+44 141 204 4400
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A very disappointing humiliating experience

Having bought 4 tickets for the PS Waverley we, 4 middle aged sisters, attempted to board at... read more

Reviewed yesterday
F262IKlizd
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
fantastic day

had a brilliant day out,fabulous boat,the views were superb....when god made the earth he certainly... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
john u
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Airdrie, United Kingdom
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Waverley is the last sea-going paddle steamer in the world. Offering Day, Afternoon and Evening Cruises from a port near you! Enjoy unrivalled access to Britain's Coasts, Rivers and Islands.Magnificently restored with towering funnels, timber decks, gleaming varnish and brass. See and hear the mighty engines - they will provide a whiff of nostalgia for some but are sure to impress all!
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  • Poor6%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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50 Pacific Quay | Glasgow Science Centre, Govan, Glasgow G51 1EA, Scotland
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+44 141 204 4400
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Reviewed yesterday

Having bought 4 tickets for the PS Waverley we, 4 middle aged sisters, attempted to board at Greenock. As the steamer arrived 4 security guards came down the gangplank and asked to search all bags and handbags. I can understand the reasoning, both security and...More

1  Thank F262IKlizd
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Reviewed 4 days ago

had a brilliant day out,fabulous boat,the views were superb....when god made the earth he certainly kept the best for SCOTLAND....

Thank john u
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I've been hankering to sail on this paddle steamer for a long time and booked the sunset cruise down the Gare Loch and Loch Long, leaving from Helensburgh as a birthday treat. it was a little disappointing that a submarine's activity prevented us from going...More

Thank Geren
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and myself booked a trip on the waverly paddle steamer last year around where we live but due to the weather it got cancelled. So we rebooked and decided to go around Scotland instead as we had more choice. What a fantastic old...More

1  Thank Graham S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Took the return trip from Glasgow to Rothesay on Isle of Bute. The boat is a lovely piece of history, the world's oldest ocean-going paddle steamer, still in excellent condition. Catering and bars and tea-room on board. Quite a long day, 10 am to 17.30,...More

Thank Shena Y
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had talked about a Waverley trip for years but never got round to it. Enjoyed seeing Clyde history from the river as sailed from Glasgow. Was brought up in Clydebank but the river was invisible to us due to the shipyards. Took tripadvisor advice and...More

Thank JanandDavid
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on the full day cruise from Glasgow to Ailsa Craig - it was beautiful weather with breathtaking scenery. Although the paddlesteamer was busy there was enough room for everyone. We had booked sunday lunch - this was a huge disappointment - while we...More

Thank Janis1962
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Some of the reviews here regarding the cancellation of 2017's sailings around Llandudno and the Bristol channel are a touch unfair. The ship needed repair, what do you want to do, go to sea in a single skin vessel with a damaged bow. Please. That...More

2  Thank Lonetraveller53
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A most enjoyable experience, made to feel most welcome on boarding ..I took my wheel chair at present the only way to board is to get out and go aboard , to be fair crew very helpful with getting both myself and wheelchair on board...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful sunny day along with a last minute thought about a trip on the Waverley and an hour later we were boarding for the 10am sailing. I've driven along the banks of the Clyde numerous times but seeing the sights from a boat is...More

Thank J0HNG67
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Louise O
5 July 2018|
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Response from Gordon S | Reviewed this property |
Hi Rothesay is the main town on the Island of Bute so you will have a chance to land there. Route is down the Clyde past Greenock and Gourock on South shore then past Dunoon on North shore. Lovely scenic trip in this weather
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J.D.Newcombe
20 June 2018|
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Response from PhilPofChester | Reviewed this property |
Parking at the Science Centre where Waverley departs from. On board get a ticket and when leaving the carpark this should get you a carpark payment discount.
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Brenda c
23 September 2017|
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Response from Chisi76 | Reviewed this property |
No idea sorry, live in Scotland
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