Rugged Beauty Boat Tours
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Three Hour Unique Cultural Boat Tour Tour starts with a 15 minute demonstration in fishing stage on cleaning & salting cod fish. From there take a journey back in time by sea to the enchanting & long abandoned communities of Kerley's Harbour, Ireland's Eye and British Harbour. Hear stories of the past and see old photo's Enjoy a stop over in British Harbour at our cabin for tea/coffee, light snacks and washroom facilities. Possible sightings of Eagles, Sea Birds, Whales & Icebergs!
Trinity, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

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Ian H
Pelham, Canada13 contributions
Sep. 2019 • Friends
Great learning about the resettlement and doing some cod jigging. What beautiful landscape. Bruce was a fantastic guide/host.
Written September 29, 2019
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It was a pleasure meeting you Ian: So happy to hear you enjoyed the boat tour on these long lost resettled communities, the landscape and the past and present of our cod fishery. Cod fishing was indeed a bonus, we can only offer this experience on days permitted by our government and not a daily option. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with Rugged Beauty Boat Tours with this wonderful review. All the best, Bruce
Written September 29, 2019
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M L M
Sauble Beach, Canada11 contributions
Sep. 2019
What a delightful few hours. Bruce was sooooo entertaining with his knowledge of the local history, the fishing industry and providing pictures of people and places of days gone by. Nice boat, beautiful scenery and a stop for tea and a break at his cabin! Would take this tour again in a heartbeat.
Written September 27, 2019
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It was a pleasure meeting you. So happy to hear you enjoyed the boat tour on the history on these long lost resettled communities and our cod fishery past and present. The stop over at the cabin for tea always adds warmth to the tour and all guest really enjoy it. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with Rugged Beauty Boat Tours with this excellent review. All the best, Bruce
Written September 29, 2019
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Jennisa V
New York City, NY27 contributions
Sep. 2019 • Friends
I did not know what to expect when we arrived to Rugged Beauty Boat Tours as this was my first time to Newfoundland. We were immediately greeted by Bruce’s friendly face and warm demeanor. He began his tour by taking us back to his childhood and took us on a journey back in time. What Bruce does is a dying art form - it’s the gift of sharing knowledge and stories and love. If I could give Bruce more than 5 stars because my wish would be to preserve his treasures.

Bruce, thank you for allowing us a glimpse into an indelible part of Canadian history and for the gifts 😊
Written September 27, 2019
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It was a pleasure meeting you Jennisa: So happy to hear that you enjoyed the boat tour on the history of these long lost resettled communities and on the past and present of our cod fishery. It is a story like no other and one that I have a great passion for.. Considering the tour more than a five star is quite the compliment. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with Rugged Beauty Boat Tours with such an excellent review. All the best, Bruce
Written September 29, 2019
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N G
5 contributions
Sep. 2019 • Couples
Went out with Bruce early this September with my wife. Wasn't sure what to expect but we were very impressed. Bruce is a great guy with a big heart and is very passionate about Newfoundland history. He will share stories and photos of his family and the resettlement communities while showing you the area. As a bonus he'll take you to his cottage and share coffee/tea with you. Would definitely recommend this tour to anyone in the Trinity area. Also, go to Joe's Bar after for a beer and some moose stew!
Written September 14, 2019
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It was a pleasure meeting you both. So happy to hear you enjoyed the boat tour on the history of these long lost resettled communities and of our cod fishery past and present. I have great passion for my family roots. The stop over at the cabin always brings warmth from a trip on the water and all our guest really enjoy it. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with Rugged Beauty Boat Tours with this excellent review. All the best, Bruce
Written September 16, 2019
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Jibdraw Baldwin
Carbonear, Canada3 contributions
Sep. 2019 • Couples
An awesome Sunday afternoon adventure with Captain Bruce Miller. We thoroughly enjoyed our excursion ‘round the bay. It was an awesome and relaxing afternoon and Captain Bruce was in no hurry to end our trip. I think the more we enjoyed it the more the Captain wanted to keep on going! We visited resettled communities and Captain Bruce had many a tale to tell. Those pictures that he showed us of the resettled communities when in their heyday were just awesome to see and the Captain showed us where those houses and fishing stages once stood. Captain Bruce should’ve been a history teacher. He brought those communities to life. The mug up at his beautiful cabin was wonderful with tea and Bernice’s homemade jam. Felt more like friends really. Just when we thought the tour was about to end the Captain asked if anyone was in a hurry to get back and the next thing I knew I was fishing for cod!! Got the first one!! So exciting!! If ever there was a man with patience and kindness it was our Captain.
Sadly we had to return to shore where Captain Bruce filleted our catch. Bagged it and sent us on our merry way. Our three hour tour was actually more like four and a half hours from start to finish. The Captain made sure we got our money’s worth and then some!
If the Captain will have us we’ll definitely be back! 😉
Written September 5, 2019
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it was a pleasure meeting you both and so happy to hear you enjoyed the boat tour on the history of these long lost communities and our cod fishery past and present. The stop over at the cabin always adds warmth to the tour and guest surely enjoy it. The stop to cod fish was indeed a bonus because it is not a part of our regular daily tours. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with Rugged Beauty Boat Tours with this excellent review. All the best, Bruce
Written September 6, 2019
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John Abbott
1 contribution
Sep. 2019 • Family
Thanks so much Bruce for taking the time to do this with us! Keep up the great work! From Amanda, Ken, and Noah!
Written September 1, 2019
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Amanda, Ken and Noah it was a pleasure to have you and other members of your family on the tour. Love it when those that grew up here have an interest in taking the tour and hearing what I have a passion for, stories on resettlement. So happy to hear you all enjoyed the tour on the history of these long lost communities and on our cod fishery past and present. Thank you for taking the time to share you experience with Rugged Beauty Boat Tours with this wonderful review. All the best, Bruce
Written September 6, 2019
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Skd829
Los Angeles, CA24 contributions
Aug. 2019
We were lucky enough to go on this tour with our b&r group yesterday! Bruce is an amazing story teller and you feel like you were back in time listening to all the wonderful stories of life in Newfoundland! I have a broken arm and it hurts to type so I can’t go on and on like I want to!!!! I highly recommend this for a taste of the past, a beautiful cruise down the coast to see the amazing sites of a bygone era! Great time and I highly recommend!
Written August 28, 2019
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It was a pleasure meeting you and all the group. So happy to hear you enjoyed the boat tour on the history of these resettled communities and the cod fishery past and present and its affect on the families of these long lost beautiful communities that is now only a part of our past. Thank you so much for taking the time especially with a broken arm to share your experience with Rugged Beauty Boat Tours with such an excellent review. Enjoy the remainder of your vacation in our province. All the best Bruce
Written August 29, 2019
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Anne B
Cambridge, Ontario, Canada2 contributions
Aug. 2019 • Couples
Bruce our tour guide was absolutely awesome!! His knowledge of the fishing industry in Newfoundland is incredible...A gentle, kind man who made our vacation so much better...thank you Bruce for an awesome afternoon:)
Written August 25, 2019
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It was a pleasure meeting you Anne. So happy to hear you enjoyed the boat tour on the history of these resettled communities and the cod fishery past and present and its affect on the families of these long lost beautiful communities that is now only a part of our past. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with Rugged Beauty Boat Tours with such an excellent review. All the best Bruce
Written August 29, 2019
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Cynthia L
Chicago, IL30 contributions
Aug. 2019
We had a phenomenal and memorable experience listening to Bruce’s stories. This is a unique 3+ hour story time capturing a historical perspective as relayed by someone who grew up and still resides in this area. He really was captivating and he is worthy of all the positive comments on TA. My husband and I thought this was amazing!
Written August 23, 2019
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It was a pleasure meeting you. So happy to hear you both enjoyed the boat tour on the history of these long lost communities and the cod fishery past and present and its affects on these resettled communities. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with Rugged Beauty Boat Tours with such an excellent review. All the best Bruce
Written August 29, 2019
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Cindy R
2 contributions
Aug. 2019
Bruce is an outstanding raconteur, his love of community and his heritage is evident as he provides the history of cod fishing (documented through words and family photos) and the demise of the fishing villages in the area and throughout the province. Seeing eagles and caribou in the wild was a breathtaking experience. Bruce is prepared for an type of weather, from rain suits to warm blankets and ensuring the comfort and safety of his guests was paramount. What an afternoon to remember!
Written August 21, 2019
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It was a pleasure meeting you Cindy. So happy to hear you enjoyed the boat tour on the history of these long lost communities and the past and present of our cod fishery. We normally see eagles on all tours but seeing caribou was indeed a bonus! Thank you for sharing your experience with Rugged Beauty Boat Tours with this excellent review. All the best, Bruce
Written August 22, 2019
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