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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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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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Great tour

Planned a solo trip but met some former locals that were warm and friendly. Learned much about the area from them and the tour guide. Beautiful weather and views. A must do

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Barbara K
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Beverly Hills, Florida
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Beverly Hills, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Planned a solo trip but met some former locals that were warm and friendly. Learned much about the area from them and the tour guide. Beautiful weather and views. A must do

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North Aurora, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a nice one hour and 15 minute cruise of the bay. The tide was low the day we went so we did not get to see any seals. The thing about nature, you never know what you will see. The tour guide on the boat was very informative of the islands and sights along the way. On the... More 

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Omagh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

had a great time on boat tour of donegal harbour . very friendly well run trip with great commentary and sing song on the way back . served tea, coffee and bar facilities . very interactive trip . plenty of time to ask questions and guide very knowledgeable

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Ramsey, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went on this tour and got to sit upstairs in the open. The tour narrator was great he gave us great information was funny, told great jokes, sang songs. We saw the seals about 100 of them it was great. We also saw thousands of oyster traps and learned that the cattle graze on the islands then come in... More 

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went On the Water Bus Tour On Thursday 25/08/16 Was A Really Nice Sunny Morning Which Made It More Enjoyable We Had To Wait For A Little Time To Board Due To A Health & Safety Inspection Been Made But There Was This Lovely Irish Guy Telling Us All Jokes & He Turned Out To Also Be A Singer On... More 

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Waterford, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016

This is a nice change to all the mountainous walks available in Donegal and offers a chance to actually sit down and relax. There is actually facilities on board for food and drinks and cheap daily car parking is available opposite the pier. Booking is essential and if you want specific seating, show up very early! If you are lucky,... More 

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Donegal Town, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016

Took a trip on the Donegal Bay Waterbus with my mother and three kids during the weekend of the fantastic Donegal Bay Maritime Festival. We boarded the Waterbus on time at 3pm and headed out to Donegal Bay. Eamonn our guide during the trip was very welcoming and he had a great knowledge of the history of the bay area.... More 

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Thank familyfundonegal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

Took this trip on a wet August day and water seemed choppy but we couldn't feel it on the boat. A bus load of Germans had filled the boat out and they seemed to like the irish coffees. We had been advised not to go on the boat with kids as apparently the onboard entertainment was inappropriate and crude. This... More 

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Thank Gareth L
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016

Went on this trip recently on a beautiful day. Lovely boat with excellent facilities, friendly staff has the potential to be a memorable experience and was quite good but the 'guide' or entertainer who sang and told stories was difficult to understand (too fast,mumbled) told risque jokes, sang silly nursery rhymes continually, was boring, and only occasionally told some interesting... More 

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Doncaster
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

We took the trip as we were visiting Donegal time. The trip was sold as a trip visiting historical sites of Donegal. We sat upstairs at the back, Don't! There was a speaker for listing to the commentary but we couldn't hear it. We used our guide to pin point the relevant sites. This was ok and we saw a... More 

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