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Donegal Bay Waterbus

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Address: The Pier, Donegal Town 00000, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 74 972 3666
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

The Donegal bay Waterbus is an 80ft long pleasure boat with full...

The Donegal bay Waterbus is an 80ft long pleasure boat with full bar,heating and air conditioning, ladies and gents toilets, which provides tours around beautiful Donegal Bay. It takes in amazing views of the bay, the town, the Bluestack Mountains and the amazing seal island with over 200 seals.

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Beautiful view, nice staff and drinks. What else could I want? :) The boat was spacious, fun and you can all the Donegal bay .

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful view, nice staff and drinks. What else could I want? :) The boat was spacious, fun and you can all the Donegal bay .

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

very enjoyable boat trip very informative from the guide also told jokes and sang lovely views a very relaxing trip

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Amherst, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Be sure to line up early if you want a good seat! It was a nice day and we barely managed to snag seats atop the waterbus. For good photos, definitely grab a seat up top. There were wonderful photo opportunities and the tour was nice. It was so neat to see the seals! We made our way downstairs on... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

This is an interesting trip and a good way to chill out while hearing more about the area from the local tour guide. This was quite a short tour around 90 minutes during which our guide told us some of the history associated with the area. The guide sung a few songs on the way back which was very pleasant.... More 

1 Thank manaliv
Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Fantastic boat trip which was enjoyed by everyone. The entertainment which comprised with jokes and a sing along went down very well with all on board. A few people got up to dance and had great fun. We were able to purchase a hot drink and take in the beautiful scenery. The waters were so calm, but unfortunately we did... More 

1 Thank karen g
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Wonderful cruise out into the bay, learning about the history of the area in detail, whilst also viewing seals. Lovely modern vessel with knowledgable and friendly crew - couldn't recommend it more highly.

1 Thank Lorraine C
Greenock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

A wonderful way to spend a few hours before dinner, especially if you are fortunate to be onboard when a bus party are there , plenty of craic and song

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Truth be told as compared to water tours in other cities there is not much to be seen going out from or returning to Donegal. However it is a pleasant way to spend 90 min or so and Gerry's narration (on the way out mainly stage comedian with good timeless jokes or on the way back leading old Irish or... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

We weren't sure this trip would be taking place as the weather wasn't very nice. However some German tourists were in town and booked on the trip. Despite the weather we did manage to see some seals and quite a few herons as well. The management had provided the Germans with their own printed information while the commentary was provided... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Took the tour on the Waterbus with a small group of Americans tourist two weeks ago. We all enjoyed our tour around Donegal Bay. The bar staff were very friendly and especially Jackie who has a great smile and has a great personality. Gerry Meehan gave a great commentary going out and loads of information about the history of Donegal... More 

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