On the water

The river itself is a valuable community resource as a place for leisure activities and as a transport route.


The river can provide a regular transport link in and out of central Glasgow.  A regular riverbus service is now providing links between the city centre and key visitor attractions during the summer months, provided by Clyde Cruises. The Waverley is not always based in Glasgow, but often offers cruises on the Clyde.


As the riverside is developed, the opportunities for water-based activities will increase. Rowing is already established on the river at Glasgow Green, and new slipways and pontoons have improved access for small boats.


Sailing is a growing activity in the Clyde estuary, with more boats based in the area, and an increasing number of visiting boats each year too. Improved step ashore points and marina facilities are bringing the sailing community right into the heart of the city.

tourist trips

Once a mainstay of the area, trips "doon the watter" are becoming popular again as tourism thrives. Clyde Cruises and Seaforce are two regular providers.


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