A summer cruise around Scotland’s beautiful west coast – jump aboard the Waverley paddle steam for a fab day out

See the west coast like never beforeSee the west coast like never before
See the west coast like never before
Discover Scotland’s beautiful coastline direct from Glasgow on board the historic Paddle Steamer Waverley

Step aboard the magnificent Paddle Steamer Waverley and embark on a remarkable journey back in time. Discover the enchanting beauty of the Scottish coastline while relishing the unique experience of sailing aboard the World’s last seagoing paddle steamer.

Departing from Glasgow this Summer, Waverley offers an array of enticing options to suit every adventurer's desires. Whether you seek a thrilling day trip or a leisurely cruise, there's an unforgettable experience awaiting you on the iconic decks of the Waverley.

Island and village escapes

Head ‘Doon the watter’ or further afield this summerHead ‘Doon the watter’ or further afield this summer
Head ‘Doon the watter’ or further afield this summer

For those seeking an escape, Waverley offers unforgettable day trips to the magical islands and villages scattered along central Scotland’s coast.

Step into a world of history and tranquillity as you set foot on the picturesque Isle of Bute. Waverley’s sailings to Rothesay takes you ‘Doon the Watter’ on journey through time, where Victorian grandeur meets stunning natural landscapes. Explore the historic Rothesay Castle, perched on the water's edge, and wander through the delightful gardens of Mount Stuart. Indulge in delicious local seafood at quaint cafes or simply take a leisurely stroll along the promenade, soaking in the serene beauty of this enchanting town. Waverley sails from Glasgow to Rothesay every Friday in July and August. On July 28, August 11 and August 25 you can stay aboard to cruise the Bute Coast to Kilchattan Bay.

Prepare to be awe-inspired by the rugged beauty of Brodick, nestled on the Isle of Arran. As Waverley approach the shores of Brodick Bay, marvel at the majestic peaks of the Arran mountains dominating the skyline. Explore the magnificent Brodick Castle and its stunning gardens, steeped in history and surrounded by breathtaking views.

For the adventurous souls, Arran offers a plethora of outdoor activities, from hiking and mountain biking to golfing and wildlife spotting. Waverley sails from Glasgow to Brodick on Monday, August 14 and Sunday, August 20. Or join Waverley at Largs by inclusive coach from Glasgow Buchanan Bus Station on Thursdays, July 27 and August 10 and 24.

Make memories on the Waverley this summerMake memories on the Waverley this summer
Make memories on the Waverley this summer

Hidden gems

Prepare to be enchanted by the idyllic coastal village of Tighnabruaich, nestled on the shores of the Kyles of Bute. As Waverley cruises into this hidden gem, be greeted by rolling hills, tranquil beaches, and a serene ambiance that captures the essence of coastal living.

Immerse yourself in the beauty of the surrounding nature, with options to embark on scenic walks along the shoreline or simply relax and take in the breath-taking views. Discover the village's vibrant arts scene, visit charming craft shops, and sample the local cuisine in quaint eateries.

Tighnabruaich offers a true escape from the ordinary, inviting you to unwind and rejuvenate in its peaceful embrace. Waverley sails from Glasgow to Tighnabruaich every Saturday in July and August.

Fun for kids – special events

Get ready for a swashbuckling adventure aboard Waverley as the popular Pirates, Princesses and Superheroes Kids Days return on Sunday, July 23 and Friday July 28. Young adventurers will love the treasure hunt, kids' entertainment, and competitions with prizes. Dress up as your favourite pirate, princess, or superhero and climb aboard for a day of fun on the high seas!

Full island tour

Prepare to be spellbound by the rugged magnificence of Arran as Waverley embarks on a full circumnavigation of the island on Monday, August 14. Admire its majestic mountains, tranquil lochs, and picturesque coastal villages from the comfort of Waverley. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness the splendour of Arran from a unique perspective.

Sunset cruising

Looking for a romantic evening on the water or a night out with friends? Then Waverley’s Evening Sunset Cruises are just what you need. Departing from Glasgow on the evening of Friday, August 4 and 25, these cruises offer a chance to relax and unwind as you enjoy the scenic views of Glasgow’s river.

Live traditional Scottish music will keep you entertained throughout the evening, with full catering facilities available there will be delicious food and drink that you can enjoy as you watch the sun set over the water. Don't miss out on this unique experience.

Where to get tickets

Discounts for seniors are available on many cruises including the popular ‘Seniors bring a friend free’ special offer which is booked in advanced on selected sailings

Tickets for all of Waverley’s sailings can be purchased in advanced at waverleyexcursions.co.uk, or by calling 0141 243 2224. Tickets are also available to be purchased on board the steamer when you sail.

For more information visit Waverley Excursions.

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