Clyde Marine Trips
Why not enjoy a morning coffee aboard the Kennilworth for a cruise on the Clyde Estuary? Friday Trips depart Helensburgh Pier at 10.00 hours and arrive at Rothesay at 12.45 hours. Once in Rothesay, a shuttle bus is available from the square to magnificent MOUNT STUART. A visit to this splendid house should take approximately 1 – 1 1/2 hours, whilst the remainder of your time could be spend visiting the attractive gardens. Return by shuttle bus to depart Rothesay Pier at 15.15 hours, arriving Helensburgh Pier at 18.00 hours. (Always check times!)
Alternatively, you might opt to take a cruise on the WAVERLEY, the world’s last sea-going paddle steamer. On Saturdays, the Waverley cruises to Rothesay and the Kyles of Bute, with time ashore at TIGHNABRUAICH; On Thursdays, the paddle steamer journeys to ROTHESAY, MILLPORT and BRODICK on the beautiful ISLAND OF ARRAN, known as “Scotland in miniature.” Additional cruise destinations include PLADDA and the HOLY ISLE.
Both cruises can be booked at the Visitor Information Centre, Helensburgh or you can take your chances on the day. Recent experience has shown that having a pre-booked ticket is the best bet!