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Route 239, Trinity, Newfoundland and Labrador A0C 2S0, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were fortunate enough to take the tour this past summer in july. Bruce was such a great tour guide with first hand knowledge of the area. He taught us so much of the history of trinity and newfoundland. You can tell bruce loves newfoundland....More

Date of experience: July 2018
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BruceM2411, Manager at Rugged Beauty Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

It was so nice to meet you and so happy to hear you enjoyed the tour. Thank you for sharing your experience with Rugged Beauty Boat Tours with such a great review. Bruce

Reviewed October 8, 2018

We had a great time boating to amazing sites around the bay and photographing the bald eagles. Bruce Miller spoke to the fascinating history and tough life of his ancestors making a living fishing the bay.More

Date of experience: September 2018
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BruceM2411, Manager at Rugged Beauty Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 10, 2018

Hi Neil: It was a pleasure meeting you and Cathy. So happy to hear you enjoyed the tour on the history of these long lost resettled communities and of our cod fishery of the past and present. Also happy to hear you enjoyed seeing and...More

Reviewed September 28, 2018

Perhaps the highlight of our trip to Newfoundland. Bruce Miller toured us around the harbour area of New Bonaventure. Being born and raised in the area Bruce explained a lot of history and he is a natural story teller. We saw examples of the re...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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BruceM2411, Manager at Rugged Beauty Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 30, 2018

It was a pleasure meeting you. So happy to hear you enjoyed the tour on the history of these long lost resettled communities and also the history of our cod fishery past and present. The stop over at the cabin for tea/coffee and light snacks...More

Reviewed September 25, 2018

Joined some fellow travellers for this afternoon excursion with Bruce. The tour starts off on the dock in a fishing hut, Bruce talks about the early days in the fishing industry pre confederation, bringing in the fish haul, preparing the fish for transport or in...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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BruceM2411, Manager at Rugged Beauty Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 30, 2018

It was a pleasure meeting you Rosemary. So happy to hear you enjoyed the tour on the history of these long lost resettled communities, the presentation in the fishing stage of cleaning and salting cod fish and also the history of our cod fishery past...More

Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

Bruce provided my wife and me with a personally guided tour. Not only did he take us to various communities that are no longer inhabited, he provided us with a real life perspectives on the details of the resettlements, the impact to the families, and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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BruceM2411, Manager at Rugged Beauty Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 20, 2018

It was a pleasure meeting you and so happy to hear that you enjoyed and got so much out of our tour. These long lost resettled communities and the past and present of our cod fishery is my families life experiences that I have great...More

Reviewed September 16, 2018

Bruce is a wealth of knowledge...both first hand and through family stories. He is a fabulous guide, makes everyone feel welcome and safe on his tour. He knows his water, his land and the wildlife. We saw many Eagles! He even took the group to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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BruceM2411, Manager at Rugged Beauty Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 20, 2018

It was a pleasure meeting you Cathy. So happy to hear you enjoyed the tour on the history of these long lost resettled communities and on the cod fishery of the past and present but most importantly that you felt safe on the boat tour....More

Reviewed September 4, 2018 via mobile

This was the highlight of our trip to Newfoundland!! Bruce is a fascinating man with wonderful stories and a great knowledge of the areas history. The views were spectacular!! Great memories. If you get a chance, take the Rugged Beauty Boat Tour. You won’t be...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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BruceM2411, Manager at Rugged Beauty Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2018

It was a pleasure meeting you Trenna & Alden, also your mom and dad Jan and Jim. So happy to hear you enjoyed the tour on the history of these long lost communities and on our cod fishery of the past and present. It is...More

Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

If you are looking for a true Newfoundland experience and don't mind a bit of salt spray and waves you must try this. It was a great day...lots of Newfoundland history with authentic stories with great explanations of fishing and small settlements. If you want...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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BruceM2411, Manager at Rugged Beauty Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2018

It was a pleasure meeting you Rita. So happy to hear you enjoyed the tour on the history of these long lost communities and on our cod fishery of the past and present. It is a story of my family's life experiences and one that...More

Reviewed August 30, 2018 via mobile

There is not much more I can say about Bruce and Rugged Beauty Boat Tours that hasn't already been said here, but what an incredible experience. Learning about resettlement, cod fishing, and the moratorium through Bruce's family stories will probably be the best part of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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BruceM2411, Manager at Rugged Beauty Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2018

It was a pleasure meeting you Becky. So happy to hear you enjoyed the tour on the history of these long lost communities and on our cod fishery of the past and present. It is a story of my family's life experiences and one that...More

Reviewed August 28, 2018

My wife and I recently took this "tour" during our recent visit and road trip across Newfoundland. We are from Virginia and lived in Newfoundland for about eight months in 1969. There is not much I can add to the excellent ratings Bruce's tour has...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Bruce M, Manager at Rugged Beauty Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2018

It was a pleasure meeting you. So happy to hear you enjoyed the tour on the history of these long lost communities and of the cod fishery of the past and present that affected so many lives including my family. I have to agree that...More

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mmch2018
July 16, 2018|
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Response from gore_david | Reviewed this property |
For icebergs it is late in the year and for 2018 most icebergs have been much farther offshore. Also this tour is not designed to see icebergs
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Response from Debra D | Reviewed this property |
the charge was $90.00 cash/adult. Bruce gives a great tour. well worth it.
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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
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