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Donegal Bay Waterbus

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Address: The Pier, Donegal Town 00000, Ireland
Phone Number: 074 9723666
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Description: 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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Leisurely, informative and fun!

This leisurely cruise on Donegal Bay is ideal for all ages. The Captain gives a great deal of information while providing lots of humor and music. Saw lots of seals basking on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Aurora
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

This leisurely cruise on Donegal Bay is ideal for all ages. The Captain gives a great deal of information while providing lots of humor and music. Saw lots of seals basking on the shore. Snacks and drinks are available and the staff was very friendly and helpful. Great way to see a variety of landscapes in a short period of... More 

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Gorey, Ireland
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99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Noreen in the ticket office is a lovely, helpful lady and you can get your information leaflet here before you travel, so you know the places you are passing. This is a wonderful trip! The Captain gives a running commentary and his jokes are really funny! We were lucky, in that there were about 55 of us, so we could... More 

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McKinney, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Maybe because of the poor sound quality on the top of the boat but it was very hard to even hear the history much less ever find what was being talked about. For the price I would have expected a much more in depth tour. The seals are the only thing I really enjoyed as so much being talked about... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

I've just come off the boat having taken the tour of Donegal Bay on the Donegal Bay Waterbus.Very happy with the boat trip-very comfortable and relaxing on the inside with a very friendly gentleman who was the guide,and who was explaining the history of the islands and old buildings etc...I spent most of the tour outside on the top deck... More 

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Limerick, Ireland
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73 reviews 73 reviews
30 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This is a must visit. Very pleasant, fun and beautiful scenery. We had a group and it was made very enjoyable with fun acting with the crew.

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omagh
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44 reviews 44 reviews
5 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014 via mobile

This is a fab tour. Takes over an hour and u get to see seal colony, donegal bay and Bluestack Mountains. There is music on way back with a singer. It was great fun. The staff are so friendly and great craic. Would suit all ages and would be wheelchair accessible. Bar serving drinks tea coffee snacks. Dont visit donegal... More 

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Enniskillen, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We took a cruise recently with some friends and it was very enjoyable. The tour is about and hour and a half long and sailing times depend on tide and demand. The guide shares some interesting facts on local landmarks and history on the outward journey. The return journey seemed to be designed very much for the German Coach parties... More 

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Deerfield, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

It was a stunning afternoon for touring Donegal Bay, and the Waterbus filled quickly, mostly with retired couples who had arrived by tour bus. As we pulled away from the pier we passed a funeral in progress at the nearby cemetery, so the guide maintained initial silence out of respect. He made up for it once we reached the deeper... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

My partner and I were in Donegal town on a wet afternoon and thought we would pass the time by taking a boat trip. It was fantastic! The flat bottomed boat was stable and the scenery wonderful. We saw too many herons to count, as well as grey seals, cormorants and much more. Eamon told us about the wildlife interspersed... More 

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Howwood, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014 via mobile

We started our mini break to Donegal with a trip on the Waterbus around Donegal Bay. This is a must do for all visitors. Eamon who is the onboard guide and cabaret was fantastic, very informative and entertaining

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