Waverley Excursions

Departure Points

(Click on location titles for detailed departure point maps)

Sail from Clacton Pier.
Pier Postcode: CO15 1QX
Nearest Transport Links: Clacton train station 1 mile.
Parking: Pay and display car parking available on Agate Road (24 spaces) and High Street Car Park, access off Carnarvon Road (300 spaces). Both are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. On street parking around the Pier is limited to 1 hour.
Clacton Tourist Information Centre: 01255 686633 http://tinyurl.com/y7mqd96s

Sail from Gravesend Town Pier. No wheelchair access from the pier.
Pier Postcode: DA11 0BJ
Nearest Transport Links: Gravesend Railway Station 0.4 miles.
Parking:  Parking available on West Street or Horn Yard/Market Square. Both car parks charge £6.50 for between 4 – 24 hours.
Gravesend Tourist Information Centre: 01474 337600

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Coach Connection South Quay by the car park near the Nelson Museum
Coach Departure Postcode: NR30 2RG
Nearest Transport Links: Great Yarmouth Train Station 1 1/2 miles & bus station 1/2 mile.
Parking: Short P&D stay car park on King St, Long P&D stay car parks at St.Nicholas on the seafront & Fullers Hill just off the A11 or A12.
Great Yarmouth Tourist Information: 01493 846346

Sail from Halfpenny Pier.
Pier Postcode: CO12 3HH
Nearest Transport Links: Harwich Town Station 1 mile.
Parking:  Pay & Display parking at The Quay


Coaches depart from Orwell Quay, outside the Cult Café, James Hehir Building, 5 University Avenue, Ipswich IP3 0FS.

The coaches will start boarding passengers 15 mins prior to departure time. The coaches will drop you directly at Halfpenny Pier in Harwich where Waverley will be waiting for you to board.  You should make your way straight to the ship when you disembark the coach.


This is available close to the coach pick up point. Pay and Display £5.50 all day


RCP Duke Orwell Quay Car Park

Duke Street

Orwell Quay




Sail from Tower Pier beside Tower of London.
Pier Postcode: EC3N 4DT
Nearest Transport Links:  5/10mins walk from Tower Hill underground
Parking: No parking available at the pier, Snowsfields NCP & Q-Park Bucklesbury House both 11 minutes walk to Pier.
Greenwich Tourist Information Centre: 0870 6082000

Coach Connection from Margate Pier.
The coaches will start boarding passengers 15 mins prior to departure time.
Pier Postcode: CT9 1JD

Nearest Transport Links: Margate Train Station 1 mile.
Parking: Pay and display available at Margate pier, Trinity Square and College Sq.

Sail from Southend Pier.  Arrive at Pier gate 40 minutes before departure.  Passengers pay Pier Toll – adults £5.20 return, seniors / children £2.60 return.
Pier Postcode: SS1 1EE
Nearest Transport Links: Southend Central 0.5 miles
Parking: Various pay and display;  Fairheads Green/Shorefield Road; Seaway Chancellor Road.
Pier Visitor Information Centre: 01702 215620
Southend Visitor Information Centre: 01702 618747

Coach Connection from Southwold Pier. Upon entering Southwold follow the brown tourist signs to the Pier. Southwold Pier North Parade.
Pier Postcode: IP18 6BN
Parking: P&D car parking available at The Pier North Parade.
Southwold Tourist Information Centre: 01502 724729

Sail from Whitstable Harbour.
Pier Postcode: CT5 1AD
Nearest Transport Links: Whitstable train station 1 mile.
Parking: Public P&D car parking available on Harbour Street – Whitstable Harbour, Harts Lane – Vicoria Street and Westgate Terrace – Gorrell Tank.
Whitstable Visitor Information Centre: 01227 378100