Family Activities:

Donegal Bay Waterbus


Donegal Bay Waterbus

The Pier, Donegal Town

Board this ferry-type boat, which can accommodate about 160 passengers, in Donegal Town for a cruise around Donegal Bay. Families will see Seal Island (yes, where an actual seal colony lives), the Bluestack Mountains and more. Families will learn about the history, wildlife and geography of the area during the one-hour-and-15-minute guided boat tour. On the return to the harbor, families will enjoy a sing-a-long music cabaret.


The boat sets sail three times daily, but times vary based on the tides.

Things to Know/Bring

The boat departs from a modern pier in Donegal Town. Restrooms are onboard and there is indoor covered seating and outdoor deck seating. Strollers are permitted on the boat (based on the number of passengers); fold-up strollers are preferred.


The boat features a bar offering alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Snacks and ice cream are also available for purchase.


Metered street parking and a parking lot surround the area.