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Donegal Bay Waterbus

The Pier, Donegal Town 00000, Ireland
074 9723666
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Boat Tours
Owner description: The Donegal bay Waterbus is an 80ft long pleasure boat with full bar,heating and air conditioning, ladies and gents toilets, which provides tours... more » Owner description: 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. « less
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children
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English first
Dublin, Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

This is the boat trip of all time. Along with lovely scenery and a great commentary the tour guide sings songs for the travellers on the way back into the Bay. Lovely touch and everyone really enjoyed it sang along. He even sang in German for a German tour on Board. Fantastic

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Middlebury, Vermont
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44 reviews 44 reviews
23 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

This is a great way to explore Donegal Bay. The trip was reasonably priced; the boat was clean and comfortable. Beverages and snacks could be purchased on board the boat. Great entertainment…they got everyone to sing along, they were humorous as well and also provided very interesting history about the area and all that happened during the famine. You will... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I loved every second of this tour! The tour guide was fantastic, telling interesting facts about the area mixed in with some jokes! On the way back to shore, he even played a few songs (some for the kids and some for the adults!). Great bar on board with fantastic cider and magnum ice creams! Great for families and couples... More

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Motherwell, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Went on this trip on the 3rd July apart from the scenery witch is stunning the staff wanted you to enjoy yourself with the entertainment the history of Donegal most of all they take great pride in showing tourist there beautiful part of Donegal best value for money hope to return next year keep up the good work and thank... More

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Ardrossan, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The boat was good there's plenty too see and also lots of stuff going on within the bus 😄 was looking forward to seeing the wee seals and was not let down keep up the good work all on board 🚣

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Dublin, Ireland
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

The waterbus tour was very good. As expected - nothing more nothing less. Why can't you enjoy life and nature ? It's great attraction if you don't know how to spend 70 minutes in Donegal and want to relax.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This was great craic altogether! On the way out along the bay we were treated to a history of all the land marks along the way. We also went past 'Seal Island' and spotted loads of seals ducking their heads above the water line. There is a bar on board and we were encouraged to use it. Then we turned... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

What a brilliant trip on the Waterbus, from beginning to end, a great commentary told with great humour at times, I recommend the Irish Coffee it's delicious !! Standing upstairs on the deck watching the seals, seeing all the herons and the scenery was a great experience definitely a not to be missed excursion, Thank you for a great time.

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London, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
16 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We decided because it was such a wonderful day to go on the waterbus. What a great idea we had such fun and the staff on the bus were wonderful. Cracking loads of jokes and making fun which was such a good laugh. We saw the seals which were amazing, would definitely recommend this tour.

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DonegalBayWaterbus, Public Relations Manager at Donegal Bay Waterbus, responded to this review

Hi there Megster Thank you for you lovely review of our wee trip around Donegal Bay. Glad you enjoyed it. With the seals now showing off this seasons new seal pups it's a great sight and one that can only be seen from the Donegal Bay Waterbus as there is no road access to the seal colony. Hope you will... More

Wappingers Falls, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

There's a sing a long and they serve beer...I could stop just there but I'll continue with that the views from the boat are beautiful, the tour is quite interesting, and you usually see seals from a nearby colony swimming! If you're in Donegal Town for the day, it's definitely worth doing.

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DonegalBayWaterbus, Public Relations Manager at Donegal Bay Waterbus, responded to this review

Hi there ! Really glad you enjoyed your trip with us and thank you so much for the kind review. Hope you will join us again for another trip sometime in the future. Kind Regards The Waterbus Crew More

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