Welcome to Waverley


We are delighted that National Historic Ships UK has given Waverley the prestigious title of National Flagship of the Year in recognition of her ambitious cruising programme around the UK.

Waverley’s 2024 season is now well underway with an an exciting programme of cruises in several areas of the UK until Sunday 20th October – see the outline regional dates below.

Tickets for all Waverley cruises can be purchased in advance online or by calling the Booking Office on 0141 243 2224. Subject to availability tickets can be purchased on board the steamer when you sail.


The upcoming 2024 sailing season outline is as follows:

  • Glasgow & Clyde Coast – until Sunday 25th August – BOOK NOW
  • South West – Thursday 29th August – Monday 2nd September – BOOK NOW
  • South Coast & Isle of Wight – Monday 2nd September – Wednesday 25th September – BOOK NOW
  • London & Thames Estuary – Friday 27th September – Sunday 13th October – BOOK NOW
  • Final Sailings of the 2024 season – October 19th & 20th (Glasgow & Clyde Coast) – BOOK NOW

DONATE TO WAVERLEY – Help us keep our truly unique steamship paddling!

As a charity our primary aim is to maintain and operate Waverley for public benefit by offering a wide range of cruises on a living and working steam heritage attraction of national and international significance.

Maintaining a seagoing paddle steamer in full operation relies on donations, as well as fares, catering and shop sales income. We are exceptionally grateful to everyone who supports our efforts to keep Waverley sailing – without you a vital piece of our proud maritime, engineering and social heritage would have been lost forever.

We welcome one off donations or regular monthly donations from “Friends of Waverley“. Visit the Supporting Waverley section on our website for full details on how you can play a part and help keep Waverley sailing.

You can also support Waverley by purchasing items from Waverley’s Amazon Wish List.


The shop that never closes – pick up an exclusive Waverley souvenir or purchase a gift. Visit our Online Shop for all things Waverley.

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Tickets can be booked for all of Waverley’s 2024 sailings online, by calling the Booking Office on 0141 243 2224, or purchased on board the steamer when you sail subject to availability.

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Sailing Updates

THURSDAY JULY 25 Sailing cancelled

Brodick, Holy Isle & Pladda

Unfortunately, a fault has developed with one of Waverley’s steam winches this evening which requires repairs to be made before we can continue with the sailing programme. Waverley will therefore be unable to operate the sailing on Thursday 25th July as planned.

We sincerely apologise for the late cancellation of this sailing and the inconvenience this will cause.

Passengers with pre-booked tickets have been informed. Tickets can be transferred to any other sailing or a refund can be made.

Updated 24th July at 2103.

FRIDAY JULY 26 Sailing operating as timetabled

Pirates, Princesses and Superheroes Day

Waverley will sail from Glasgow Science Centre (1000), Dunoon (1215) and Rothesay (1315) for an afternoon cruise to Loch Striven.

Tickets for this sailing can be booked online or by calling the Booking Office on 0141 243 2224, or purchased on board the steamer after departure on the day.

SATURDAY July 27 Sailing operating as timetabled

Rothesay, Kyles of Bute & Tighnabruaich

Waverley will sail from Glasgow Science Centre (0930), Kilcreggan (1130) and Rothesay (1305) for a cruise through the Kyles of Bute to Tighnabruaich for time ashore.

A coach connection will operate from Helensburgh Pier Front Car Park (1030) to connect with Waverley at Kilcreggan. This coach connection must be booked in advance.

Tickets for this sailing can be booked online or by calling the Booking Office on 0141 243 2224, or purchased on board the steamer after departure on the day.

Plan Your Cruise

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Introducing Waverley

Learn more about Waverley, her history, steam engine, videos and gallery.

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Supporting Waverley

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Groups & Exclusive Use

Accommodating groups of 10 to 700, Paddle Steamer Waverley makes an ideal venue for your event.

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Latest News

Waverley’s South West, South Coast & Isle of Wight Timetable Released

Waverley’s much anticipated South West sailing programme has just been released with sailings taking place from Thursday 29th August until Monday 2nd September. This will be Waverley’s first visit to the area since the late 90s, and her FIRST EVER visit to the picturesque town of Fowey. On Friday 29th August Waverley will dock in

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Waverley has been awarded the prestigious status of National Flagship of the Year by National Historic Ships UK. The award recognises the breadth and geographic coverage of Waverley’s sailings in addition to the extended sailing programme planned for 2024 with a record beating seventy ports and piers included within this year’s cruising itinerary, supported by

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London & Thames Estuary 2024 Timetable Released

London’s Calling For Waverley! Get ready to step aboard Waverley as she makes her grand return to London and the Thames Estuary this autumn from Friday 27th September to Sunday 13th October. This year there are several very special cruises in store as well as our ever popular trips up the ‘Twinkling Thames’, ‘Under Tower

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