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Private Hire

If you are looking for a unique venue to host a special event, Waverley – the world’s last sea-going Paddle Steamer will provide your guests with an unforgettable experience.

Paddle Steamer Waverley is Britain’s premier maritime attraction. She has been beautifully restored and sails round the UK coast taking people on Great Days Out. British registered to carry 740 passengers, Waverley’s deck space, with its timber decks, towering funnels and gleaming varnish & brass provides a fantastic viewing platform for special events. It is a great space for welcome drinks and your guests can get grandstand views of great maritime spectacles and stunning scenery.

Waverley is available for day, afternoon and evening hire from Piers and Ports around the UK. Our experienced and friendly Captain and crew will ensure you and your guests have an enjoyable and memorable day on-board.

Why Paddle Steamer Waverley is perfect for your event

  • Uniqueness: Waverley is one of a kind; your event will be talked about for years to come
  • Accessibility: Waverley can come to a port near you
  • Versatility: Choice of reception areas with promenade sun decks, dining room, lounges & bars
  • Exceptional Dining and Fine Wines: A catering offer to suit your needs and budget
  • Heritage in the 21st Century: Modern facilities in a historic setting
  • Advertising: Your branding can appear on the most photographed ship in the world!
  • Experience: You will benefit from 40 years experience of successful Corporate Entertaining

We aim to exceed your needs and exceed your expectations.

Hire charges are bespoke and based on your individual requirements. For a quotation please contact our Charter Organiser with details of your event, date, departure point, timings, number of guests and any catering requirements. It is helpful if you have a budget that we can work towards.

For more information, please call 0141 243 2224 or email info@waverleyexcursions.co.uk