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Donegal Bay Waterbus

The Pier, Donegal Town 00000, Ireland
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Great fun

My best friends sister and her family were visiting from London and we decided to take them on the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tracydmc
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Fun fun fun

What a great afternoon out A trip around the bay Lots of interesting information about the... read more

Reviewed 8 January 2018
roseannefearon
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Glasgow Uk
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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.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good23%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“seal colony” (34 reviews)
“boat trip” (31 reviews)
“sing song” (26 reviews)
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The Pier, Donegal Town 00000, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My best friends sister and her family were visiting from London and we decided to take them on the Waterbury for some sight seeing. We were not disappointed,it's was amazing seeing the seals and so many of them too.The staff were really friendly and entertaining....More

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Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

What a great afternoon out A trip around the bay Lots of interesting information about the area Music/ dancing (optional!)/ bar Good company It’s a blast If you visit Donegal town you must spend a few hours on the waterbus- you won’t regret it!

1  Thank roseannefearon
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Reviewed 9 December 2017

This trip was recommended by a lady in our hotel, and I'm pleased she did, it was a fun trip out, beautiful views and a funny guide to tell us about the surrounding area. There was also a bar on board, so we were able...More

1  Thank FlyingHamilton
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Reviewed 22 November 2017

We took the Donegal Bay Waterbus tour at the suggestion of our AirBNB host. We were not disappointed. It was rainy and windy the day we were in Donegal, but this proved to be a great thing to do. The boat is sheltered (also outside...More

1  Thank dmallen32
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Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Smashing boat trip. Crew are superb and guide very knowledgeable pointed out everything of interest going up bay and led a wee sing song coming back. Try the Irish coffee mmmm

1  Thank Magwil_11
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Reviewed 5 October 2017

This is something I’ve wanted to do for years & eventually got round to it a week ago. The Waterbus is very comfortable, toilets on board & light snacks available. We meandered our way down through beautiful landscapes, places of interest pointed out by our...More

1  Thank barbsb20
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Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Great day thoroughly enjoyed by all who came even the lady who hated water had a great time Great entertainment throughout the historical information on poets landlords farming on the Islands the wildlife and the seal colony. Lovely singing on return to the pier. Even...More

1  Thank jagaboyd
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Reviewed 29 September 2017

My cousin was over from Australia and after all the raving I have done about Donegal she wanted to see it for herself. Part of our trip was going to be in Donegal Town, so I came on Tripadvisor to see what Donegal Town had...More

1  Thank Mellers1974
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Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

We had an amazing time. The tour guide made it. He was so funny. The sing along at the end was brilliant.

1  Thank Reid75
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Reviewed 16 September 2017

We really wanted to see the seals but they are really only visible on sunny dayswhen the tide is high. The commentator on the boat was very informative and entertaining. As we had ancestors from Donegal we found the whole experience quite emotional.

1  Thank Louise H
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Yes the Waterbus is wheelchair friendly with ramp for easy access
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