Donegal Bay Waterbus

Availability: Apr - Oct

Address: The Pier , Donegal Town , County Donegal
Tel: +353 74 97 23666
Email: info@donegalbaywaterbus.com

The Donegal Bay Waterbus has been bringing passengers on sight-seeing tours from Donegal Town since 2006. Cruise around Donegal Bay in a state of the art 160 seater Waterbus. View the seal colony on Seal Island, The Bluestack Mountains and Donegal Bays many islands with full commentary. Relax in our fully stocked bar and enjoy our cabaret show on the return leg of the trip.

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Crew members give an informative and entertaining commentary on the local history and the sights of special interest in the bay on the outward journey with a sing-a-long music on the return voyage. Sailing times are usually morning, afternoon or evening and are dependant upon weather and the tides.

Tickets can be bought from the ticket office which is a renovated cottage near the Tourist Office (beside Dom’s Pier 1 Bar & Restaurant).

The Donegal Bay Waterbus itself is a purpose built vessel with a shallow draft which was built especially for the Donegal estuary. It has all modern amenities including ladies, gents and disabled toilets, cushioned seating, fully stocked bar,seated upper deck viewing area, all modern safety equipment and even a small dance floor. Forget about seasickness, passengers are assured a comfortable trip and this combined with a crew with many years experience ensures all guests have a safe and very enjoyable trip.

The Donegal Bay Waterbus trip lasts for approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes and includes a full commentary on the historical, natural and geographical sights view from the vessel.

While sipping a cup of tea or coffee or enjoying a drink from the fully stocked bar guests can enjoy our famous onboard caberet on the inward leg of the cruise. With entertainment for young and old alike this part of the cruise has become a firm favourite with our guests .

Whether staying in Donegal Hotels or Donegal B&B’s, out on a day trip in Donegal, looking for a family day out or part of a Tour to Donegal - this trip around Donegal Bay is sure to be the highlight of your day.

Donegal Town and the Donegal Bay Waterbus are within easy driving distance of Bundoran, Sligo, Ballyshannon, Letterkenny, Sliabh Liag Cliffs and Glenveagh National Park. Donegal Town with its wonderful selection of restaurants, Donegal Castle, Donegal Abbey and shopping is a wonderful town to spend your entire day in. Check Sailing Times to see sailing schedule for today.

  • Highlights
  • Runs from Easter to October
  • Tour runs up to three times daily
  • 1¼-hour boat tour
  • Located on the Wild Atlantic Way
  • View historic sites to seal-inhabited coves