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Donegal Bay Waterbus

The Pier, Donegal Town 00000, Ireland
+353 74 972 3666
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We are sailing

Smashing boat trip. Crew are superb and guide very knowledgeable pointed out everything of... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Motherwell, United Kingdom
via mobile
At Last.

This is something I’ve wanted to do for years & eventually got round to it a week ago. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Coleraine, United Kingdom
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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 and the amazing seal island with over 200 seals.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good23%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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The Pier, Donegal Town 00000, Ireland
+353 74 972 3666
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Smashing boat trip. Crew are superb and guide very knowledgeable pointed out everything of interest going up bay and led a wee sing song coming back. Try the Irish coffee mmmm

Thank Magwil_11
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is something I’ve wanted to do for years & eventually got round to it a week ago. The Waterbus is very comfortable, toilets on board & light snacks available. We meandered our way down through beautiful landscapes, places of interest pointed out by our...More

Thank barbsb20
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great day thoroughly enjoyed by all who came even the lady who hated water had a great time Great entertainment throughout the historical information on poets landlords farming on the Islands the wildlife and the seal colony. Lovely singing on return to the pier. Even...More

Thank jagaboyd
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My cousin was over from Australia and after all the raving I have done about Donegal she wanted to see it for herself. Part of our trip was going to be in Donegal Town, so I came on Tripadvisor to see what Donegal Town had...More

Thank Mellers1974
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had an amazing time. The tour guide made it. He was so funny. The sing along at the end was brilliant.

Thank Reid75
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really wanted to see the seals but they are really only visible on sunny dayswhen the tide is high. The commentator on the boat was very informative and entertaining. As we had ancestors from Donegal we found the whole experience quite emotional.

Thank Louise H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The tour was informative and entertaining (no extra charge for the singalong!) The scenery around Donegal Bay is stunning, especially seen from the comfort of the waterbus.

Thank Stephen W
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

This trip is wheelchair accessible on the lower deck. (Not sure about the toilet as we didn't need it). It was a warm but rainy day which had the bay water high and as the sand bank on the island the seals inhabit was covered...More

1  Thank Ann J
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

This was a fun tour. A bunch of cheesy jokes and familiar songs during the tour did not detract at all from the beauty of Donegal Bay. From the old ticket office to castle ruins, the history of Donegal is still visible on the tour....More

1  Thank Michael D
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

My mum, aunt & I went on the Donegal Bay waterbus recently & really enjoyed it after reading great reviews on trip advisor. Getting our tickets was really easy & we emailed the day before to check sailing times & received a very quick reply....More

1  Thank MrandMrsP106
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Maria C
18 October 2016|
Response from Shane T | Reviewed this property |
I'm afraid I don't know the answer you would need to contact them directly
15 March 2016|
Response from DonegalBayWaterbus | Property representative |
Yes the Waterbus is wheelchair friendly with ramp for easy access