Waverley is set to cast off from Glasgow on Saturday May 28 on the first cruise of the summer season when she makes her way “Doon the Watter” to Rothesay and then through the stunning Kyles of Bute to Tighnabruaich. With tickets now on sale the famous steamship will offer a variety of sailings on the Firth of Clyde over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend, including trips to Arran, Bute and up Loch Fyne to Tarbert on the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Holiday.
On Monday June 6 Waverley will offer the chance to sail all the way from Glasgow to Oban, giving those aboard a costal cruising experience that only Waverley can offer as she steams round the Mull of Kintyre before sailing between Islay and Jura.
This year marks an incredible milestone for the World’s last seagoing paddle steamer as she celebrates her Diamond Jubilee. Waverley’s General Manager, Paul Semple, commented “We are excited to be launching this summer’s sailing programme which sees Waverley operate on her native home waters on the beautiful Firth of Clyde from late May. We are also delighted that she will make a return to cruising out of Oban and the Inner Hebrides for the first time in four years following her boiler refit and Covid restrictions. We look forward to welcoming passengers aboard from Skye, Tobermory, Gairloch and Kyle of Lochalsh.”
Tickets for all of Waverley’s Scottish sailings are now on sale at waverleyexcursions.co.uk, by calling 0141 243 2224, or can purchased on board. On many sailings kids now travel for free with seniors offered reduced fares. Waverley’s 2022 season will also include sailings in English and Welsh waters when she heads south in late August. The final sailings of the season will take place on the Clyde in mid-October.