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PADDLE STEAMER WAVERLEY - 2012 SEASON


Waverley at Tarbert


One of Waverley's regular weekly cruises takes her from Largs and through the Kyles of Bute (including a call at Tighnabruaich) to the fishing village of Tarbert on Kintyre. The pier was originally constructed in 1866 and substantially rebuilt in 1879 and replaced the berth at the inner harbour which was not accessible to the increasingly large vessels now on the Clyde. The pier is a substantial walk from the centre of the village, affording Waverley passengers little time to explore. In 1994 a slip was built approximately mid way between the pier and the inner harbour for use by a new car ferry service to Portavadie (across Loch Fyne) 

Waverley offers a short cruise for Tarbert-based excursionists, either towards Skipness and the Arran coast or a short way up Loch Fyne. Loch Fyne no longer sees steamer services, but Inveraray used to be a daily destination, likewise Ardrishaig, which was the Clyde terminus of the Royal Mail service carrying mails to the Western Isles until 1969

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Tarbert Harbour seen from the sea wall at the village


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