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“Great Day Out”
Review of Baysports

Baysports
Ranked #3 of 3 Tours in Athlone
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Baysports is home to the largest floating water park in Ireland and one of the largest floating waterslides in the world. Kayaking, sailing rentals or just a picnic by the majestic shores of Lough Ree
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

We had great fun on the waterpark, there are plenty on slides suitable for various abilities but my favorite was the new Tír na Og slide which is the largest inflatable slide. There were a few draw backs to the visit including the unorganized method of giving out wetsuits and the filthy changing and shower facilities.

1  Thank EveC99
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Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

The water park/slides out in Hudson Bay are top class and good value at €15 including wet suit hire for an hour.

3  Thank greener5ie
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Reviewed 21 June 2018

visited today with 4 teenagers. Found it a bit chaotic. Changing rooms filthy. Toilets don't flush. Boys had a ball but despite a lot of staff there was no clear instruction on where to go next. The changing rooms need an upgrade to say the least. A member of staff told me they put 1000 people through on an average day in High season so they surely could afford to do this.

7  Thank Anne E
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Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

Very over priced. Kayaking is a disaster broken and damaged equipment. staffed by kids off school. Charge extra for wetsuits which you must HIRE. paid for 4 people €85. NEVER AGAIN. 25 DEGREES and u have to wear a wet suit in case your body goes into shock if you fall in . Kayaking in a ball of sweat I agree in safety at least supply shortie wet suits for the good weather.

7  Thank Michael M
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Baysports H, Manager at Baysports, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2018

hi Michael,
Sorry your day didn't work out. not quite sure what you mean about the place being staffed by kids as most of the senior supervisors have 25 years plus experience. While we do have second and third level students working for us they are mostly qualified lifeguards etc. Finally we do offer shorties. Hopefully next time you visit you will have a better experience.
Baysports (older management guy)

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Reviewed 4 September 2017

Great fun, the slides are great but having a little upper-body strength will come in handy for pulling yourself back out of the water.

We went on a day that wasn't that warm but once you dip fully into the water in your wet-suit you don't be long getting use to it.

Highly recommended!

9  Thank Deank06
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