Step Aboard and Join the PSPS Today

Supporting the preservation and operation of paddle steamers Waverley and Kingswear Castle

Step Aboard and Join the PSPS Today

Join the PSPS online today and help support our two magnificent Paddle Steamers – Waverley (1947) and Kingswear Castle (1924).

Become a PSPS member and in addition to supporting Waverley & Kingswear Castle you will experience the following benefits:

  • Our FREE Quarterly “Paddle Wheels” Magazine
  • 2 FREE Waverley Tickets for Children each year
  • Discounted Waverley Cruising Vouchers
  • 20% off Kingswear Castle Tickets

Annual membership is just £10 for Juniors (under 18), £18 for Seniors and only £25 for full adult members. You can join online now at and gain access to our exclusive benefits for PSPS members. The most recent issue of our Paddle Wheels magazine will then be posted out to you.

The PSPS purchased Kingswear Castle in 1967 for the sum of £600 while Waverley was gifted to the Society in 1974 for just £1! Thanks to the support and effort of PSPS members Kingswear Castle has been fully restored to her former glory while Waverley was returned to service in 1975. In 2000/2003 Waverley underwent a £7 million rebuild with PSPS support.

Waverley’s paddle box and towering funnels. Paul Semple

Kingswear Castle is Britain’s only operational coal-fired Paddle Steamer and Waverley is the last sea-going Paddle Steamer in the world! Both ships need our support to help ensure they continue to delight passengers for many years to come.

Kingswear Castle’s paddle box and funnel. Richard de Jong

Waverley operates her main summer on the Clyde in Scotland with an annual visit to the Western Isles, North Wales & Liverpool, the Bristol Channel, South Coast and Thames. Full details of Waverley’s sailings at Waverley Excursions.

Waverley cruising Loch Linnhe in Scotland. Stuart Mears

Kingswear Castle operates on the River Dart in Devon where she offers harbour cruises from Dartmouth and up-river cruises to Totnes. Full details of Kingswear Castle’s sailings from Dartmouth Steam Railway and River Boat Company.

Kingswear Castle cruising the River Dart. Richard de Jong

The Society also has an archive collection of over 50,000 fascinating Paddle Steamer items, many of these relate to Waverley and Kingswear Castle.

Waverley’s 1973 timetable produced by Caledonian MacBrayne. PSPS Collection

If you would like to come aboard then don’t delay and join us today – Welcome Aboard!