Waverley to visit Swanage from Weymouth

Waverley Departing Swanage Pier

Waverley Departing Swanage Pier

On September 3 and then Wednesdays and Sundays until Sept 22 sail from Weymouth Pleasure Pier aboard Paddle Steamer Waverley – the last sea-going paddle steamer in the World! Recapture happy memories or create new ones as you visit the seaside at Bournemouth, cruise the Jurassic Coast to Swanage, visit Ryde on the Isle of Wight or sail round Portsmouth Dockyard and see historic ships. Enjoy a Great Day of Steam and cruise aboard Waverley to Swanage and take a Steam Train to Corfe Castle.

Waverley has excellent onboard facilities including a restaurant serving hot and cold snacks, two bars, heated lounges, engine room & paddle wheel viewing gallery and a souvenir shop.

Prices start at £19 for Adults and there are discounts for Senior Citizens, Children under 18 half fare & under 5s travel free.

Brief history

  • Paddle Steamer Waverley was built on the River Clyde in 1947.
  • In 2003, a major restoration project was completed, returning the ship to the original 1940’s style in which she was built.
  • Waverley is the only real Clyde steamer and the last sea-going paddle steamer in the world.
    In 1974, The Paddle Steamer Preservation Society bought the 693 tonne ship for £1 to preserve it for the future.
  • Originally built to sail mainly between Craigendorran & Arrochar, she now sails right around Britain offering regular trips on the Clyde, the Thames, South Coast of England and the Bristol Channel.
  • Waverley has a Scottish Tourist Board 4-star tour accreditation.