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Bangor Bay D-day Boat Trip - Experience AND 2024

Tour departs from the Jetty, Pickie Funpark, Off the Promenade at the seafront, Bangor, County Down, BT20 5AG
View of Bangor harbour and Marina from Coastal path


Part of Experience Ards and North Down 2024. Click here to see the full programme.


Do you know about the crucial role Bangor had to play in preparation for the D-Day Normandy Landings? Step aboard the Ocean Crest as we commemorate 80 years of this momentous time in history with a guided tour of Bangor Bay.

Why not make a day of it, as you step back onto dry land our annual Sea Bangor event, located at the seafront, which will be in full swing, with food and entertainment for all the family.
Boat trip ticket holders will be eligible for a half price ice cream at Sea Bangor.

Make a day of it - or stay longer and make a weekend of it - Enjoy all that Pickie Funpark, Sea Bangor and the city centre has to offer by means of family fun, food, drink and hospitality!

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Things to note
Tour Guide Paul Whitla will be your host.

The tour departs from the Jetty, located beside Pickie Funpark which is accessed by foot via the Promenade linking to Queen's Parade car park.

The annual Sea Bangor event will be on Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 June, so the city will be busier. Please consider this when planning your trip.

Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear for the boat trip.

Those aged under 18 yrs must be accompanied by a paying adult and also purchase a full price ticket.

Tickets close 24 hrs before activity.

Getting there
By car: from Belfast follow A2 to Bangor Town Centre. On street parking nearby.

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By public transport: Train or bus to Bangor Station. From station walk straight/turn left heading down Main Street (past The Ava and the Post Office) to the seafront for approximately 10-15 minutes, along the promenade to the jetty located beside Pickie Funpark. See Translink for timetables

The town will be busy due to the Sea Bangor event on Saturday and Sunday, so we would ask you to take this into consideration  and allow yourself extra, especially if travelling by car or bus.


Whilst we endeavour to make our experiences accessible for all, limitations can prevent this. Unfortunately, on this occasion, the experience cannot accommodate wheelchair users. 

Where practicable ANDBC will aim to accommodate carers and be as inclusive as possible. Due to the variety and nature of the programme this requires assessment on a case-by-case basis. If you require further information in relation to this, please call Bangor Visitor Information Centre on 028 9127 0069, and they will be able to address your enquiry.  


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Opening Times

12noon – 1pm (1 June 2024)
4pm – 5pm (1 June 2024)
12noon – 1pm (2 June 2024)
4pm – 5pm (2 June 2024)

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