Waverley made her triumphant return to service in August 2020 following her boiler refit. However Waverley is now critically short of funds to survive this winter. Without further support she can’t return to service in 2021. We are therefore asking for your help by donating to Waverley’s COVID-19 Relief Appeal.

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Nominated Sailings 2019

Kingswear Castle passing Kingswear Castle.

The Wessex & Dart Branch are reintroducing nominated sailings to hopefully encourage a more social aspect of the Society where members may be able to meet one another. These sailings are not organised by the Society and are selected from the operator’s timetable as being of possible interest to members. Members are responsible for making their own bookings and travel arrangements.

  • Stuart Line Cruises – Every Thursday from 23rd June to 19th September 2019. Day trip from Exmouth to Torbay.
  • City Cruises Poole – Daily sailings to Swanage at 10:30 and 13:00.
  • Paddle Steamer Kingswear Castle – Trips to/from Totnes and Dartmouth on 28th May, 30th May, 10th June, 26th June, 1st July, 9th/10th July and 25th July. There are further sailings later in the season. Please refer to the published timetable.
  • Steamship Shieldhall – 10:00 Southampton to Poole on Monday 26th August and 10:00 Poole to Southampton on Monday 2nd September.