The Waverley

Photo: the waverley. The Waverley, is the last sea-going paddle steamer in the world. It offers a gateway to the lochs and isles for 150,000 visitors every year, cruising down the River Clyde and visiting scenic coastal towns including Largs, Dunoon and Rothesay. Passengers can view some of Scotland's most spectacular scenery whilst sailing 'doon the watter'.

Paddle Steamer Waverley

Sailings from Glasgow Science Centre

Timetable and sailings

For more information and to book online visit or call our booking office on 0845 130 4647.

Brief history of the Waverley

  • The PS Waverley was built on the River Clyde in 1947.
  • In 2003, a major restoration project was completed, returning the ship to the original 1940's style in which she was built.
  • The Waverley is the only real Clyde steamer and the last sea-going paddle steamer in the world.
  • In 1974, The Paddle Steamer Preservation Society bought the 693 tonne ship for £1 to preserve it for the future.
  • Originally built to sail only between Craigendorran & Arrochar, she now sails right around Britain offering regular trips on the Clyde, the Thames, South Coast of England and the Bristol Channel.
  • The Waverley has a Scottish Tourist Board 4-star tour accreditation and is one of Glasgow's top ticketed tourist attractions

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please supply times and dates for cruise from clyde to kyles of bute during july 2008

Kay benson | Mon Jul 14 2008

What I have been able to get is only the "Waverly's" programme for 2006 - not much use! My brother (Mr Ken Foxworthy)is coming over from Australia in August (2008) and has booked us on the "Waverly" on Saturday 30th Aguust for a full trip down the Clyde. I want to add one other person to the list that he has already booked, which woudl mke our party up to five. How do I do that?

Mr Hilary Foxworthy | Fri Apr 18 2008

I am researching some marketing events. Have you ever ran corporate events on the waverly, and if so what information can you provide about what is avialable.

Nicola Browne | Wed Feb 07 2007

Urgent How to book for Cowal Games please 07710278416

Mary Gray | Fri Aug 25 2006

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