A GREENOCK boat operator has launched trips up the Clyde to Braehead and on to Glasgow.
Clyde Charters is running a return excursion from James Watt Dock Marina, Greenock to the pontoon at Braehead shopping centre on Mondays plus several hour-long sailings from Braehead to Glasgow city centre and back.
Passengers on the city centre trip will hear all about the interesting sights along the way with descriptions written by Iain Quinn, who has been responsible for the commentary on the Waverley paddle steamer.
Describing the Braehead to Glasgow route, Ronnie Doolan, of Clyde Charters, said: “You’ll get up close to the best sights on the upper Clyde, like the TS Queen Mary, Glasgow’s famous King George V docks, Glasgow distillery, tall ship Glenlee and the River Kelvin with views to the University of Glasgow.
“We’ll also pass the Transport Museum, Crowne Plaza hotel, the BBC and STV buildings, new warships under construction at Govan, the Azamara cruise ships and even sail over the top of the Clyde tunnel!”
Ronnie added: “Iain Quinn who writes our commentary has a wealth of knowledge and his stories are guaranteed to raise a few eyebrows.”
Peter Beagley, Braehead’s centre director, said: “Taking a river cruise from Braehead on the Tonka will give people a new and amazing perspective of the amazing sights and history of the riverside all the way to Glasgow.
“It can make for a fantastic day out for the family with free parking at the centre and lots of shops, cafes and restaurants only a short walk across our boardwalk from the pontoon.”