Waverley Paddle Steamer and Time in Swanage – Sun 10th Sept 2023

£89.00 per person

Join us on a trip to Swanage where after some free time in the town, we will join the Waverley for. 3-hour cruise along the Jurassic Coast, taking in the views at Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door as well as the spectacular coastline and cliffs.

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From the Blackmore Vale we will travel to the seaside town of Swanage. The town is known for its beautiful beaches and stunning views of the surrounding countryside, including the nearby Purbeck Hills. Swanage has a rich history, with evidence of human habitation dating back to the Iron Age. Today, it is a popular destination for both tourists and locals alike, offering a wide range of activities and attractions, including cafes and shops. You will have a few hours to wander around the town and beach before we join The Waverly Paddle Steamer.

Waverley is the world’s last seagoing paddle steamer. In 1974, at the end of her working life, she was famously gifted for £1 to the Paddle Steamer Preservation Society. Waverley Steam Navigation Co. Ltd., a charity registered in Scotland, was set up to own and operate the ship. Waverley then began a second career as one of the country’s best-loved tourist attractions. Since she has been in operational preservation, she has been awarded four stars by Visit Scotland, an engineering heritage award, and has carried over 6 million passengers from over 60 ports around the UK.

2003 saw the completion of a £7m Heritage Rebuild which returned Waverley to the original 1940s style in which she was built. 2017 marked 70 years since Waverley’s maiden voyage on June 16, 1947 and in May 2020 she was relaunched after the boilers were replaced.

Our cruise today will include Dorset’s Jurassic Coast including stunning views of Durlston Head, Dancing Ledge, St Alban’s Head, Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door, before we turn round and head back to Swanage.


  • 3 hr trip from Swanage to Swanage on The Waverley Paddle Steamer
  • Complimentary drinks on the coach when feasible
  • Return travel to Swanage
  • Packed lunch

Depart Stalbridge: TBC
Return Stalbridge: 19:00 approx

All itineraries are approximate and subject to change


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