Sugar Boat Tour

Discover one of the Clyde's most well-known landmarks up close.

  • 14.25 British pounds
  • James Watt Dock Marina

Service Description

Explore the wreckage of the Sugar Boat in Greenock with Clyde Charters on our Tonka vessel. ​ While moored on the River Clyde on the 27th January 1974 waiting to unload its cargo of raw east African sugar for the Tate & Lyle refinery in Greenock, the MV Captayannis was battling a storm of 60 mph gusts. The ship drifted into anchor chains of another vessel, subsequently causing a catastrophic hole in the hull. By heading the ship towards a sandbar, the Captain was able to save his 30-strong crew. She settled at a 90 degree angle to the water where she has remained ever since. Over the years, she has become a haven for various birds and sea-life animals who have made home in the wreckage. ​ The wreck has become a landmark of the River Clyde and provides a unique opportunity to explore a piece of history from our local area. Visit the Sugar Boat and get within touching distance on our exciting trip, departing from James Watt Dock on the water for around 50 minutes.

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Contact Details


Clyde Charters, JWD marina, Greenock, UK