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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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Something of a let down

Apparently the boat does have a number of trips in the South of England so we decided to go on the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Chris M
Greater London, United Kingdom
Brilliant trip on Thames

Wonderful time on this gorgeous paddle steamer. Everything perfect. She is a beautiful ship and I... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Sawbridgeworth, 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!
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good21%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible14%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
50 Pacific Quay | Glasgow Science Centre, Govan, Glasgow G51 1EA, Scotland
+44 141 204 4400
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Reviewed yesterday

Apparently the boat does have a number of trips in the South of England so we decided to go on the Round Portsmouth Harbour trip departing from Yarmouth Pier. As we felt it would be a good opportunity to see HMS Elizabeth, the new aircraft...More

2  Thank Chris M
Reviewed yesterday

Wonderful time on this gorgeous paddle steamer. Everything perfect. She is a beautiful ship and I recommend everyone takes a step back in time and goes on a trip. We were lucky enough to travel from Southend to Tower pier on a sunny, autumn day....More

Thank JCR92
Reviewed yesterday

We went on the trip from Tower Hill to Southend and back, set off on time; commentary on board about places of interest as we went along. Managed to get seats; it was a bit crowded, but not really a problem as people moved around...More

Thank TitchEastLondon
Reviewed yesterday

We travelled from Gravesend to Southend and must say that it was an amazing day out. We were blessed with glorious weather and although the boat was crowded we managed to find somewhere to park ourselves (be inventive). Interesting commentary and lots to see as...More

Thank lynne j
Reviewed yesterday

The Waverley is a lovely old boat and the trip to Southend was very interesting. HOWEVER, is was spoilt by the overcrowding. The company says that there is seating for everyone and they are not wrong. But, if it is a warm sunny day, everyone...More

1  Thank Longbow2929
Reviewed yesterday

A friend was keen to make the trip from Southend to Tower bridge. To be honest I was not that keen, but how wrong I was. It was a perfect day with hot September sun. You see some amazing views along the route, with the...More

1  Thank Frankb123
Reviewed 3 days ago

I have done reviews of PS Waverley before and have been critical about the friendliness. I must report that some of the crew actually greeted the passengers and on the way off thanked us for travelling with them - great stuff thats all thats needed....More

1  Thank Howard-Liverpool
Reviewed 3 days ago

We started our experience on the Waverley from the end of Southend on seas Pier. We then went up the Thames and we saw great views all the way. When we went through Tower Bridge it was spectacular. We moored at the Tower of London...More

1  Thank Kim L
Reviewed 3 days ago

Oh you complainers !! FORGET about timetables and all the rest of the rubbish some people complain about - you are NUTS !! This is an old girl that needs support in the way of fares and donations to keep her running. My party soaked...More

2  Thank John H
Reviewed 4 days ago

Rebooked trip on the South Coast due to cancellation the previous week due to bad weather. This was my 5th annual trip from Portsmouth Harbour to Yarmouth and it was as good as ever. My experience has always been that the Waverley has more or...More

1  Thank Ian W
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Brenda c
24 September 2017|
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Response from GlasgowLovelife | Reviewed this property |
When we were on board, the gangplanks were very short as the main deck is usually level with the shore (unlike on a ferry, for example) The incline was also minimal. And, in addition, the staff either had a separate... More
26 August 2017|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
They are having a spot of bother. I was on her yesterday at Rothesay when she nearly mounted the promenade and landed in the 12 hole of the 'putting green. It is quite possible she may not sail again for a week or two, or... More
15 August 2017|
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Response from PatCrawford |
I have to agree with most of the answers already given that the food is basic refectory-style meals. they are served in a hurry and not cheap. Better to take a sandwich and a drink and sit on the deck admiring the lovely... More