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Donegal Bay Waterbus

The Pier, Donegal Town 00000, Ireland
074 9723666
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
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: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Donegal Town, Ireland
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This is very worth a trip. All very good..except maybe the crew could be a little quieter and let us visitors concentrate on the beautiful scenery.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Excellent trip out into Donegal Bay. Lots of interesting history facts provided by the crew. Seal spotting. Full bar and a singsong on the return journey. What's not to like?

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County Donegal
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

I took a trip on the Waterbus to enjoy the beauty of Donegal Bay and hear some of the history of the Area. I enjoyed the facilities, the musical entertainment and the scenery but not the dreadful jokes told which spoiled the trip for me. For that reason I would hesitate to invite any friends to go on this trip.Would... More

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Northern Ireland
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
25 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Went with a party of friends and had a great time. The weather was good and although we didn't see seals this time round we will come again and maybe we will be lucky. The entertainment was excellent and we had a ball.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

This is not suitable for children and I was extremely disappointed that it is advertised as a must do for all in Donegal without any mention that is contains sexual content. We went on a boat trip at 2.30pm in the afternoon and although the scenery is fantastic and the boat has excellent facilities the constant crude and sexually orientated... More

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

Dear Kay487 What !!?? We here at the Donegal Bay Waterbus are completely astounded by your review. While we accept that every one has their own opinion we are totally taken aback by yours. We often laugh amongst ourselves that the jokes told on the boat have not changed in years and we estimate that over 120,000 people have heard... More

Hamilton, Canada
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Was a beautiful day and decided to take the tour,took 75min,15 euros(our group got it for 12 euros),very entertaining,washrooms and bar below deck,staff very accomadating,had some Irish entertainment from a guy(who we were told is a farmer and volunteers on the boat)and is also the commentator during the tour,beautiful scenery and history.Unfortunately we didn't see any seals that day except... More

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Shannon, Ireland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

The Donegal Bay Waterbus is a must if you are going to Donegal for a visit.The staff is very friendly its something one should go on.I went with my family we all enjoyed it,We saw seals ,just the history of the Bay is amazing.The Irish music ,entertainment was just good value for the money.We all enjoyed it We still sing... More

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Strabane, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

I encouraged some visitors to go with me on the waterbus who thought it would be a trip on a boat and back again. Well what a surprise they got! A lovely comfortable boat with a bar and tea and coffee etc. Then the entertainment started. Not only was there singing but also jokes which had us all laughing. Eamon... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

The Donegal Waterbus was fantastic. I went on this with my elderly Aunt and Uncle who LOVED this tour. It was great. It helped that it was a sunny day. It was easy to get on and off the boat - a good thing for those with mobility issues, as evidenced by the group on the boat with their carers,... More

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Dublin
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

The Donegal Bay waterbus is a definite if you are holidaying in the Donegal Town area or just passing through. The friendly staff, the entertainment on board,the bar faciliites in this hor and a quarter tour out into Donegal Bay is absolutely fabulous. The trip out to seal Island where approx 200 seals basking in the sun is a sght... More

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

Ahoy there John Thank you for your great review of Donegal Bay Waterbus. Really glad you enjoyed yourself on our wee trip. Glad you got to see the seals. I wish the reviewer before you had been on your trip. :) Hope you will travel with us again next time you are up from the big smoke. We look forward... More

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