Welcome to Waverley

Waverley is currently undergoing winter maintenance and refit work at her berth in Glasgow ahead of an exciting new season in 2024. Meanwhile our online shop is open where you can purchase a range of exclusive Waverley merchandise and gifts.


We are delighted to announce provisional dates for the start of the 2024 sailing season:

  • First sailing of 2024 – Friday 17th May
  • Glasgow to Oban sailing – Monday 20th May.

The Oban and Inner Hebrides sailings will take place from Tuesday 21st May until Bank Holiday Monday 27th May.

Waverley will be berthed overnight at Oban on 20th & 23rd – 27th May inclusive and at Kyle of Lochalsh on 21st & 22nd May.

The 2024 season will have broadly a similar outline to 2023. We are planning to include the South West for a short period to further broaden Waverley’s operating areas. This will see the ship return to Plymouth and other South West ports / piers.

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.

ON SALE NOW – 2024 Sailing Tickets – Give the Gift of Waverley by purchasing 2024 Sailing Tickets which can be exchanged on any of Waverley’s public sailings in 2024 whether that be a day, afternoon or evening cruise.

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Plan Your Cruise

Timetables, Fares & Brochures, Departure Point Information, Catering and more.

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Book Tickets

The 2024 timetable is being prepared. Meantime we have published a provisional outline timetable.

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Introducing Waverley

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

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Supporting Waverley

Become a Friend of Waverley, Join the Paddle Steamer Preservation Society, Donate, Volunteer.

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Exclusive Waverley Merchandise, Books, Clothing, DVDs, Gift Vouchers and much more.

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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

The City of Plymouth with Paddle Steamer Waverley berthed at the landing stage.


This morning Plymouth awoke to the sound of paddle beats as the World’s last seagoing paddle steamer arrived in the city. Paddle Steamer Waverley is currently making her way from the Thames back to Glasgow and has called in at Plymouth for fuel and to undertake a trial berthing at the landing stage. Given the

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Steamship Shieldhall and Paddle Steamer Waverley put on a show together!

There was a rare and wonderful sight on southern coastal waters on both Sunday 3 September and Monday 4 September when two heritage steamships, both built in Scotland and today forming part of the National Historic Fleet, met up with one another off of Bournemouth and the Solent. Southampton based Steamship Shieldhall was staying in

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Southend Pier Celebration Cruise Announced

In celebration of Southend Pier winning Pier of the Year 2023, step aboard Paddle Steamer Waverley for a special celebration cruise in association with Southend Pier & Railway on Friday September 22. Locals and visitors are invited to join this unforgettable sailing celebrating this remarkable achievement – with the opportunity to view this cherished pier

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