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One of a Kind Museum....eclectic and unique

Prime Berth is all about cod fishing, fishermen, boats, motors, nets all displayed chock a block in... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
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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 15 September 2018
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Manitoulin Island, Canada
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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...more
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Main Tickle Causeway, Twillingate, Newfoundland and Labrador A0G 4M0, Canada
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Reviewed 11 October 2018

Lots of recommendations, but I felt like I was walking through a garage sale. Staff very pleasant. The man giving the cod prep demonstration was very good, but rather long winded! I would give this place a pass.More

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captdave2015, Owner at Prime Berth Fishing Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2018

Sorry you felt this way. Prime Berth Historic Fishing Centre is our private tribute to our fisher forefathers- the reason people came to those coves and harbours four hundred years ago. The " garage sale" you mentioned is not a garage sale, but the hundreds...More

Reviewed 2 October 2018

Prime Berth is all about cod fishing, fishermen, boats, motors, nets all displayed chock a block in several sheds on docks. The sheds are stuffed to the gills with authentic everything and tell the story of cod fishing in a time gone by. Don’t miss...More

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captdave2015, Owner at Prime Berth Fishing Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thanks so much for being appreciative of our efforts in heritage preservation. Much appreciated

Reviewed 15 September 2018

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 18 September 2018

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 14 September 2018 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 18 September 2018

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 9 September 2018

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 10 September 2018

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 4 September 2018 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 4 September 2018 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 4 September 2018 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.

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Reviewed 26 August 2018 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 27 August 2018

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 22 August 2018

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

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captdave2015, Owner at Prime Berth Fishing Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2018

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

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