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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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A great way to explore Dongal Bay

Great fun for a young family to travel around the bay. Live entertainment was very funny - pitched just right for the type of clientele. Would recommend to anyone to go.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Wicklow, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

Did the tour recently our guide was good on local knowledge on the way out the seal colony was interesting but I must agree with previous reviewers and drop the singing on the way back put on some CDs please it was the down point of an enjoyable trip

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Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Great fun for a young family to travel around the bay. Live entertainment was very funny - pitched just right for the type of clientele. Would recommend to anyone to go.

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This is a lovely trip to take on a sunny day. There is a good history commentary of Donegal Bay and the famine ships that departed from here during the 19th century. Also its nice to see the seal colony. The singing and silly jokes could be done without. A nice tape of Clannad or Enya would be a hundred... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

On a rare summer day took the boat trip.I loved the experience.it was at a smooth pace and well informed.the guide was full of donegal humour and catered for young and old.a great trip with the seal watch.and most of all fantastic value for money

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Montgomery, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Not much to see in the bay. lots of islands. on the way back we did go to the seal colony which was the highlight of the tour. first half had the 'guide' tell about the bay and the surrounding area--interesting. second half he did karaoke-definitely could have skipped that. 75 minutes weather was perfect.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

A trip on the Waterbus, A most enjoyable trip around Donegal lasting over an hour costing €20. The commentary was very good also a few jokes and music. We saw the colony of seals. Highly recommended

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

This is a must do if you visit Donegal town. The speakers are funny and informative, telling lots of facts and stories about Donegal and the surroundings we passed. There is a full bar on board with snacks and there is outdoor and indoor seating.

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Broughshane, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We were looking for something to pass a few hours one afternoon. After being told it was fully booked at the booking office we then asked at the side of the boat when it was loading and we got on.... Boat was full so we sat on the top deck which was great. Lovely scenery and got to see the... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Had a trip with my Mum and Sister last week on the Waterbus and it was superb.The scenery was superb and we got to see the seals and learn all the history of Donegal Bay.Many thanks to our host on the Boat who kept us fully entertained with songs and jokes.Well worth a visit for any age from 9 to... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We had a great time on the Waterbus, lots of commentary and and humour on the way out. The large Seal colony was amazing to see. Top tip - check the tides if you want to see the seal on land. On the way back - a good old Irish sing song. Great evenings fun. Lady in the office was... More 

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