We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Save
Share
Review Highlights
Captain Dave's Tickle Trunk

We stopped in on July 21/18 thinking this was a restaurant. Surprise, we were pleasantly surprised... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Haweater2014
,
Manitoulin Island, Canada
Fantastic afternoon on the water

Captain Dave has the biggest... heart in all of Newfoundland! We had a great time learning some of... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Shawna F
via mobile
Read all 278 reviews
234
All photos (234)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good16%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“whale skeleton”(50 reviews)
“captain dave”(57 reviews)
“cod”(63 reviews)
About
Prime Berth Twillingate Fishery & Heritage Centre is a private interpretive fishing center and craft studio created by David Boyd as a tribute to his fisher forefathers.In honour of this tradition, and as a tribute to proud people so dear to his...more
Contact
Main Tickle Causeway, Twillingate, Newfoundland and Labrador A0G 4M0, Canada
Website
+1 709-884-2485
Call
Reviews (278)
Filter reviews
274 results
Traveller rating
212
46
12
3
1
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
212
46
12
3
1
Show reviews that mention
All reviewswhale skeletoncaptain davecodself guided tourunderwater cameragift shopon displayhis wifeextensive collectionboat tourfamily historyugly stickearly daystake your timeworth a stopinteresting artifactsstep back in time
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 274 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago

We stopped in on July 21/18 thinking this was a restaurant. Surprise, we were pleasantly surprised at the way the site is decorated with the SEI whale outside and the shop full of wonderful keepsakes including Ugly Sticks. We had a good chat and bought...More

Thank Haweater2014
captdave2015, Owner at Prime Berth Fishing Museum, responded to this reviewResponded today

Glad you had fun and indeed we are located in the " tickle " --Main Tickle, that is between New World island and Twillingate islands, right at the long causeway connecting Twillingate to the world. Perhaps the most frequently asked question by tourists is ,...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Captain Dave has the biggest... heart in all of Newfoundland! We had a great time learning some of the history of Newfoundland and hearing about what it is like to be a fisherman from the perspective of multiple generations. The pride Captain Dave has of...More

Thank Shawna F
captdave2015, Owner at Prime Berth Fishing Museum, responded to this reviewResponded today

Very happy to have you two delightful young couples on my boat and help give you an authentic Newfoundland experience. My best wishes to you both and thanks for your complimentary review. Dave

Reviewed 1 week ago

Dave and his wife have put a tonne of effort into this museum. It was really cool looking at their displays and all the old artifacts. A must see.More

Thank Amanda H
captdave2015, Owner at Prime Berth Fishing Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We thank you for appreciating the efforts we have put into preserving something of our roots and outport fishing culture that we grew up with. Yes, this is not a government financed heritage center, but merely our own efforts in creating something of a tribute...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is one-of-a-kind! such a great interpretation and wealth of info about the area's fishing heritage. It really immerses you in the feelings of a small fishing operation, and it's lay-out provides a unique and exiting visitor experience.

Thank Emily M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our second visit. We were here last in 2016. A new whale skeleton has been added. A great selection of historical items. Nice gift shop and friendly owners.

Thank hatcat575
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One guy explained how to cut up Cod - nothing is wasted. Another guy told about Cod fishing in the area plus played/sung songs. They have nice gift shop.

Thank cookieladyangel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum was chalk full of history, there was so much to look at that you could stay there for hours! The whale skeleton must have taken so much time and patience!

Thank Carmelita C
captdave2015, Owner at Prime Berth Fishing Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks, Carmelita. Yes we have put much love for our fishing heritage into our museum and we are so happy that you appreciate our efforts. Thanks for stopping by.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is such a funny little museum, but wonderful too. We stopped on our way out of Twillingate, and are so glad we did! Dave, the owner, was lovely - very friendly. The museum was well worth the $5 entry - there were so many...More

Thank KathO23
captdave2015, Owner at Prime Berth Fishing Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind comments. Obviously you are people who take the time to really have a good look around the 7 different building and see the heritage and fishing history that we are trying to preserve and show. Your comments are much appreciated,...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is priceless! Worth multiples of the $5 admission. I grew up in a small fishing community on the South Coast of NL, and this place brought back so many memories. Even the smells caused all my arm hair to stand on end like...More

Thank elmburin
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

Captain Dave took an extra trip out on a beautiful Saturday and take me and my family looking for whales. We saw a few beauties. got great photos and memories. “Jigged a fish” (cod that is) on the way back for our supper. It was...More

1  Thank Laura Z
captdave2015, Owner at Prime Berth Fishing Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2018

Thank you, Laura. We try our best to make our trips fun, entertaining and educational. Glad you and your family enjoyed the time with me and the other people on the boat. Best wishes.

View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all hotels
Anchor Inn Hotel
267 reviews
8.45 km away
Fogo Island Inn
439 reviews
40.38 km away
Spindrift by the Sea
19 reviews
56.18 km away
Plum Point Motel
77 reviews
58.83 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 23 restaurants in Twillingate
Doyle Sansome & Sons Lobster Pool
603 reviews
2.81 km away
Canvas Cove Bistro located on Iceberg Quest Premises
389 reviews
7.43 km away
Pier 39
108 reviews
7.56 km away
The Cozy Tea Room & Bakery
88 reviews
7.13 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 32 attractions in Twillingate
Sleepy Cove Trail
36 reviews
6.79 km away
Durrell Museum
73 reviews
7.91 km away
Ted Stuckless Fine Arts & Driftwood Gallery
18 reviews
7.15 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
goaliemother
1 February 2015|
Answer
Response from captdave2015 | Property representative |
No problem. Call me at 5:30 my time. Dave
0
Votes
goaliemother
31 January 2015|
Answer
Response from captdave2015 | Property representative |
Hi again. Thanks for replying.This will not allow me to put in my email or website address. Give me a call at 709-884-2485 ( 7493 cell.)
0
Votes
goaliemother
28 January 2015|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from captdave2015 | Property representative |
Roz email me or call 7098842485 ( cell 7493 ) and I will help you plan your trip. Dave
0
Votes