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Whether it’s a planned outing for your social group or just some friends and family getting together, a day out aboard Waverley will be an unforgettable experience for your group.

Catering to the needs of Tour Operators, Social Groups, Work Outings and Family Occasions, Paddle Steamer Waverley offers a unique venue for your outing and we have a trip to suit everyone with a selection of full day, afternoon or evening cruises. We are not able to accept bookings for Stag and Hen parties or large single sex groups.

Waverley can offer a number of options for your group: time ashore at a destination, relaxing onboard for a cruise amid spectacular scenery, or you can use as a mode of transport as part of your package tour.

The cruises leave at convenient times from a variety of locations across the UK and your dedicated group organiser can advise on the best trip to suit your requirements.

Waverley can accommodate groups of 10 to 700 passengers.

Your fare will depend on which journey you take but a standard 10% discount will be applied to all pre booked groups of 10 or more adults or seniors. (Child fares are already discounted at 50% so do not count towards the group total.) For groups of 50+, bespoke group discounts may be available depending on the trip you choose and the size of your Group. Note that the discount is only available on advance bookings. If you book on the day then full fare is payable.

Waverley sails from over 60 Piers around the UK, if you are unfamiliar with your departure point check the Departure Point page under Plan Your Trip. Please contact your group organiser for advice on Coach Parking and accessibility for the less agile.

Waverley has a dining saloon, two bars and a tea lounge on board.

The dining saloon serves a choice of 3 hot meals for lunch & dinner: Fish & Chips, Chicken Tikka Masala & Macaroni. You can pre book and pre pay your meal by calling 0141 243 2224. To view the Restaurant Menu click here

Traditional Afternoon tea is available Monday – Thursday and you can book this in advance by calling 0141 243 2224.

Soup and sandwiches and a selection of Platters, Ploughmans, Mediterranean, Smoked Salmon and Cheeseboard are available all day.

You are not permitted to bring alcoholic drinks on board, however the ship offers a full bar service. To view the Refreshment Menu click here

You are welcome to bring packed lunches on board, however you cannot eat these in the ship’s Dining Saloon as seats are reserved for passengers purchasing food onboard.

Ladies and gents toilets are located on the Main Deck and a Radar key toilet is available on the Promenade Deck for anyone who is unable to negotiate stairs.

Baby changing facilities and high chairs are available. Please ask at the Purser’s office or the Tea Room for key.

Treat yourself to a memento of your trip when you visit the shop onboard, or buy a gift for someone at home. There is a wonderful range of gifts, including exclusive products. There are a range of books for those inspired by their trip, clothing, souvenirs and confectionary to suit all tastes & budgets.

You can view some of these items at our online shop. To help you get the most out of your cruise, you can also pick up a cruising guide or map.

You can even send postcards through the postbox onboard, hand franked with Waverley’s stamp! The Signature range is sure to please the seasoned traveler which includes a Hip Flask, Tankard and cufflinks.

Group Bookings of 10 or more can be made with a 25% deposit and the balance is payable along with confirmation of passengers number up to 1 week prior to the excursion. Please call 0141 243 2224 to book with a 25% deposit. You can adjust your numbers up or down without losing your deposit.

At the time of booking we will request information on the type of group travelling and the purpose of the trip. We may also require names and addresses of all those travelling to be provided.

Please note, in the event of the sailing reaching capacity, we will contact you and ask you to confirm your numbers and pay your balance by return.

Let your dedicated group organiser ensure your day out is a success. For more information, please call 0141 243 2224 or email info@waverleyexcursions.co.uk