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Rugged Beauty Boat Tours

Box 24, Site 2, Dunfield | New Bonaventure, Trinity, Newfoundland and Labrador A0C 2S0, Canada
+1 709-464-3856
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Highlight of my Trip. A Raw East Coast Experience.

Words hardly describe the time we spent learning about the resettlement of Newfoundland communities... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2016
Spruce Grove, Canada
Amazing experience

Finally, real Newfoundland experiences. As a Newfoundlander, I can assure you this guy is legit and... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2016
Edmonton, Canada
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Box 24, Site 2, Dunfield | New Bonaventure, Trinity, Newfoundland and Labrador A0C 2S0, Canada
+1 709-464-3856
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Reviewed 6 November 2016

Words hardly describe the time we spent learning about the resettlement of Newfoundland communities from Captain Bruce. Both the sights and the stories contrast such beautiful landscapes and poignant hardships during these unsettling times in Canadian History. This was more than a boat tour, it...More

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Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Finally, real Newfoundland experiences. As a Newfoundlander, I can assure you this guy is legit and his tours are breath-taking. Worth every penny. A real insight into Newfoundland history and heritage, unlike a lot of American/Europeans who have set up shop in Newfoundland, trying to...More

1  Thank NotPicky123
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Bruce was passionate about Newfoundland ..this area and his life growing up..We were totally unaware of the relocation programs when newfounland joined Canada ..bruce showed us the communities as well as the beautiful bays and coastline.Great tour highly recommend.

Thank mike5124
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Took a tour this morning and it was fantastic! The weather was gorgeous and Bruce is a living history book, educating us about the history of the area, including his ancestral home in British Harbor and the local cod fishery. We even got to catch...More

Thank cvictor3
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Probably the most authentic experience in the Trinity area. Bruce is an absolute legend and does an excellent job explaining the history and culture of the area. Bruce provides a locals perspective and shows his groups genuine Newfoundland hospitality. As a tourism industry professional, this...More

Thank Aubrey R
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

We went on Bruce's boat tour on September 16th and it was wonderful. Bruce was full of great information and history of the area and the views were stunningly beautiful. Our stop at his cabin for tea and homemade preserves was a real treat. The...More

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Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Loved the boat tour. It was full of natural beauty, cultural history and stories about Bruce's family in the area. Highly recommended!

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Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

A very educational and interesting day. The rugged beauty of the coast came to full splendour. Sightings of Bald Eagles and information of the cod industry filled the morning. We even witnessed the fishermen hauling in their days catch. Thanks Bruce for a wonderful day...More

Thank U699VDjamesm
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Put this on the top of any list you might have for the island. Bruce is a truly great local guide and story teller of the cod fishery and resettlement in rural Newfoundland. He tells it from the heart as it is of his own...More

Thank InnActive
Reviewed 10 September 2016

In our first 15 day visit to Newfoundland, our best experience by far was Bruce Miller’s Rugged Beauty Boat Tour out of Old Bonaventure. The man is a natural and gifted story teller who effortlessly weaves together multiple complex layers to mesmerize his passengers for...More

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Hi, when you say " includes a fully equipped kitchen" what food items are included? Thanks. Louise
19 September 2015|
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Response from Phyllis B | Reviewed this property |
Rugged Beauty is a boat tour which includes a stop at the owner's cabin. He offered tea & crackers with wonderful jam. It's a brief stop, if you need more food, I suggest you bring your own. The tour is not that long, but... More
I was wondering if we were in the royal service swim up suites, can we bring sun lounger chairs to our patio?
19 February 2015|
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Audrey S
Does Bruce do the Rugged Beauty Boat Tours in late May? We'd like to visit then.
4 February 2015|
Response from jessica s | Reviewed this property |
I imagine he would, but really I don't know--just email him.