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Prime Berth Fishing Museum

Main Tickle Causeway, Twillingate, Newfoundland and Labrador A0G 4M0, Canada
+1 709-884-2485
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Many artifacts from early fishing and Whaling. Self guided tour. Underwater camera shows fish on a... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Rick W
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Ontario, Canada
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Wonderful museum

Prime Berth tells a wonderful story about the history of fishing in Newfoundland. Through photos... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
swoolfrey
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Litchfield, Connecticut
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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 heart, David decided to call his heritage centre - "Prime Berth"- meaning literally -"the best spot!"
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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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“whale skeleton” (48 reviews)
“captain dave” (56 reviews)
“cod” (61 reviews)
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Main Tickle Causeway, Twillingate, Newfoundland and Labrador A0G 4M0, Canada
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+1 709-884-2485
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Many artifacts from early fishing and Whaling. Self guided tour. Underwater camera shows fish on a tv screen in one of the guys.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Prime Berth tells a wonderful story about the history of fishing in Newfoundland. Through photos, artifacts, antiques and several fish houses, Capt. Dave Boyd has created his own fishing village that inspires guests to imagine fishing the Grand Banks in the hey-day of cod. While...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You won't believe this place. May be the best 5 bucks I've ever spent. Hopefully you will get a chance to shoot the fat with Captain Dave.

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Reviewed 15 May 2018

Wow! On the recommendation of our Captain's Legacy B&B hosts, we took a small boat tour with Dave Boyd of Prime Berth, out to see an iceberg! He and his wife suited us up in warm clothes before going out. It was amazing! I was...More

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Reviewed 12 April 2018

We arrived a day late(Sept. 30) to Prime Berth Fishing Centre! Prime Berth was closed for the season......we were soooo disappointed as we heard from friends how wonderful it was. I explained our situation to Capt. Dave.....how we were from the prairies and had heard...More

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Reviewed 12 November 2017

If you are in the area, you must stop at Prime Berth! So much to see and hear! The owner, Dave is a storyteller and was fantastic showing us the stages of cleaning cod. He has collected a myriad of interesting things in his various...More

2  Thank Paula S
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captdave2015, Owner at Prime Berth Fishing Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2017

Thanks so much for your kind words. Glad to have been able to help make you Nl trip interesting. If I had known, I could have brought your mom up on my 4 wheeler! Wishing you and your mom a great winter!

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Reviewed 11 October 2017

nice little museum, owner also run cod fishing tour, we missed it as you'd better book ahead. it was fun to watch him cutting cod and feed the fishes, you can watch it from underwater camera too.

Thank Feng L
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Reviewed 4 October 2017

This was a highlight of our trip to Nfld. Be prepared to spend 2 or 3 hours looking and reading about the past history of the fishing industry which spans several generations of Capt. Daves family. Dave is not only a great collector of memorabilia...More

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captdave2015, Owner at Prime Berth Fishing Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2017

Many thanks!

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Reviewed 2 October 2017

My father was a fisherman in Nova Scotia as was his dad & his dad before him. Never have I been so informed as to all the paraphernalia was & what it is used for & what it is called. This place is a treasure...More

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Reviewed 24 September 2017

There are many outbuildings with displays of local life from past to present. There is a whale skeleton and the story of how they brought it ashore, cleaned & bleached it is informative.The owners put the exhibits together themselves so are well-versed in the history...More

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captdave2015, Owner at Prime Berth Fishing Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Thank you for your kind words.

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goaliemother
1 February 2015|
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Response from captdave2015 | Property representative |
No problem. Call me at 5:30 my time. Dave
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goaliemother
31 January 2015|
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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.)
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goaliemother
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Response from captdave2015 | Property representative |
Roz email me or call 7098842485 ( cell 7493 ) and I will help you plan your trip. Dave
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