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Donegal Bay Waterbus

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Donegal Bay Waterbus
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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...more
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The Pier, Donegal Town 00000, Ireland
+353 74 972 3666
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All reviews seal colony boat trip sing song water bus top deck great trip great fun enjoyable trip saw seals telling jokes german tourists beautiful scenery return journey flat bottomed boat all ages irish songs irish coffee
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Reviewed October 21, 2018

My better half and myself had a great time. We wanted to do this last year on our first anniversary but there were no sailings because of some girl called Ophelia. We wanted to do this so much that we just had to come back...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank barooba
Reviewed October 15, 2018 via mobile

Well worth the money. The weather was excellent and made the trip really enjoyable. Lots to see and very relaxing.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank zhara2005
Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

Spoilt by a hen party - very noisy -they should have been put on as private hire. Commentary not as good as the trip in August. Travelled from Inishowen with friends on there first trip to Donegal. We were hoping that they'd would here all...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank kathy1950
Reviewed September 18, 2018

We were on a tour of Ireland and came across the waterbus whilst in Donegal. We thoroughly enjoyed our trip which included history of the surrounding area/islands and we were very lucky to see the seals which was my highlight!!!!! The entertainment was very jolly...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank jennycrocks1
Reviewed September 12, 2018

For £20 a head I thought there may have been a bit more wildlife spotting, or points of interest for adults. A lot of sing a long and jokes which would appeal to children, but for adults it was a little disappointing, short and not...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

We went on the waterbus on Wednesday and thought it was great fun. The host kept us all involved with the songs and banter. Yes, some of the jokes were corny but that added to the fun. Thanks for waiting for us as we only...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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DonegalWaterbus, Public Relations Manager at Donegal Bay Waterbus, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2018

Hi Cathla Thank you so much for you review. Yeah, we’ll have to source a few new jokes. 😂 We will have them ready for your next trip. D

Reviewed August 29, 2018

This trip is fantastic , had a great time , saw the seals and great entertainment on return . Good value for money

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank jac-disney
Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

Nice for children. For adults without children is not so interesting and too much expensive. The trip is not worth it.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 23, 2018 via mobile

As a regular visitor to Ireland this was a new venture for my partner and children, I have been on the boat a few times before....I LOVE IT!! A fab way to spend just over an hour relaxing and looking at how wonderful the Irish...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank EmmaP3962
Reviewed August 22, 2018

Along with my two teenage sons I enjoyed our little jaunt around Donegal Bay on this boat. The guide's commentary was witty and informative, the staff friendly and accommodating, and the whole experience worth the few bob it cost us. The boat operates during high...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Marc M
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