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“Fascinating Tour!”

Prime Berth Fishing Museum
Ranked #1 of 18 things to do in Twillingate
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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!"
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

Took a boat tour with Captain Dave today and I would recommend it to anyone. Dave is warm and friendly and hilarious. He made sure we were all fitted with warm gear. He took us on an amazing tour of local coves where we saw some beautiful scenery and wildlife. His boat is fast and comfortable, and Dave is a master at the wheel. I would take this intimate tour over a larger tour boat any day.

Dave’s craft shop and museum is another story altogether, and was just icing on the cake for us today. If you don’t take a boat tour, you at least have to see the collection of artifacts on display here. Loved the collection of boat engines!! You can see the whale skeleton from the road, but if you don’t go in and see the story behind it, you’re really missing out. The crafts available were outstanding also.

The owners’ hearts are all over this. Amazing!

Thanks Dave!

Thank BlueandRed2015
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Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

We stopped alongside the highway at this event and were really pleased with what we saw. It is a piece of history and helps to understand the cod fishery. The man who runs it has never gone fishing for 52 years but has a lot of knowledge. The whale skeletons are huge. Look carefully at the stilts that hold up the buildings then walk carefully.

Thank altun13
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Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

We pulled into visit as our first stop into Twillingate.

The owner was playing his guitar and serenading the visitors with Newfoundland tunes - so nice!

The tour inside looked nice but we opted against it, I’m sure it’d be great for those not familiar with the fishing community. Also there is a couple of giant whale bones on display - so neat! ( can be viewed and you approach)

The shop has a great variety of NL souvenirs to choose from.

Thank 0m0lara
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captdave2015, Owner at Prime Berth Fishing Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2018

Thanks for stopping but if you did take the tour you would not have used the word " cute !" Prime Berth is our personal tribute to our fisher forefathers, with thousands of fishing artefacts and the old historic buildings used to split, salt and dry codfish for almost 500 years of our history. The giant whale bones, as you describe them, are actually two complete SEI whale skeletons- the only ones in Canada and for sure the only complete skeletons fully articulated by a single individual, as normally such is accomplished by natural history museum with tons of tax dollars. The work that my wife and I have put into creating this living heritage centre and the experiences we provide is far more than "cute!' If you had taken the tour of all the seven buildings, some over 100 years old, you may not have used the word " cute " as our place is far more than cute as I seriously object to the use of that word in describing our place.

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Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

A very enjoyable visit to learn about life on “the rock”
Reasonable price quite interesting displays with friendly staff.
If you get lucky and they are having a shed party, you will love it.

Thank Chris Q
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Reviewed 24 June 2018

We found all the antiques, exhibits and crafts very interesting. The older gentleman there (Capt Dave was out that day) was very helpful and told us some great stories!

Thank kimsO7364VG
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