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Donegal Bay Waterbus

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Address: The Pier, Donegal Town 00000, Ireland
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+353 74 972 3666
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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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A great value bundle of entertainment.

We booked on the Donegal Bay Waterbus tour lasting about 1 1/2 hours. This tour cost €20 per person. For that you get a friendly welcome, a friendly goodbye and a great tour in... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Ynys-Chickpea
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Holyhead, United Kingdom
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Holyhead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked on the Donegal Bay Waterbus tour lasting about 1 1/2 hours. This tour cost €20 per person. For that you get a friendly welcome, a friendly goodbye and a great tour in the middle. You get told about all the key points in the bay. It'd be great to get out into the ocean but being a flat... More 

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Ok experience. While travelling around Donegal we went on this trip. Lovely atmosphere however quiet dull and relatively boring at times. Would recommend to a family with children over the age of around eight.

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Thurso, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed our boat trip on New Year's Day. Very entertaining, great singer a laugh from start to finish .

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Thank Diane M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Everyone must take a trip on this when visiting Donegal Town .A laugh from start to finish ..Everyone on board from passengers to staff smiled from boarding to disembarking. Very well entertained .. Make time and take a trip .beautiful views going out and coming back in .

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Thank Forkdoc
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Beautiful view, nice staff and drinks. What else could I want? :) The boat was spacious, fun and you can all the Donegal bay .

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

very enjoyable boat trip very informative from the guide also told jokes and sang lovely views a very relaxing trip

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Amherst, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Be sure to line up early if you want a good seat! It was a nice day and we barely managed to snag seats atop the waterbus. For good photos, definitely grab a seat up top. There were wonderful photo opportunities and the tour was nice. It was so neat to see the seals! We made our way downstairs on... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

This is an interesting trip and a good way to chill out while hearing more about the area from the local tour guide. This was quite a short tour around 90 minutes during which our guide told us some of the history associated with the area. The guide sung a few songs on the way back which was very pleasant.... More 

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Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Fantastic boat trip which was enjoyed by everyone. The entertainment which comprised with jokes and a sing along went down very well with all on board. A few people got up to dance and had great fun. We were able to purchase a hot drink and take in the beautiful scenery. The waters were so calm, but unfortunately we did... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Wonderful cruise out into the bay, learning about the history of the area in detail, whilst also viewing seals. Lovely modern vessel with knowledgable and friendly crew - couldn't recommend it more highly.

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