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