Prime Berth Fishing Museum
Prime Berth Fishing Museum
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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 heart, David decided to call his heritage centre - "Prime Berth"- meaning literally -"the best spot!"
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  • KKerr33
    Kingston, Canada10 contributions
    Capt Dave (and Christine) rock The Rock
    ***** Ten stars ! Great experience for all ages - history, art, nature, shopping (🙂). Perfectly captures the essence of the fisherman and the history.. A very important visit . I have not even mentioned the wonderful trip out to the cod , icebergs and top of the bay. How did we find the whole experience ? BEST KIND 💕
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written July 9, 2023
  • Steven R
    5 contributions
    Unexpected great visit
    I had read some of the negative reviews here so had planned not to visit the museum. My wife wanted to go so we did. I am so glad I did. This is a really unique and informative place. The owner clearly has a passion for sharing and has done a remarkable job putting this museum together. Learned a lot, had some good discussions with folks there. Very glad we stopped and thanks for making this available to the public.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written August 21, 2023
  • Jenny H
    2 contributions
    Best museum and only$5!
    Fantastic, quirky museum filled with history and a fisherman’s life! We met the owner who made the museum. He is a fisherman of old and still does tours in his boat. The museum had logs books from merchants from 1907 sitting out to look at! Several videos and multiple little houses called stages that he had floated over from his dad’s. BEST 5$ spent so far!!!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written August 27, 2023
  • Omneeuh
    Toronto, Canada96 contributions
    Lots to see
    There was a lot of see at this museum. It doesn’t look like it when you first enter, but there are many buildings both upstairs and down. Each room filled with a lot of family history. Tip: The gift shop was closed the day we visited. There was a guy hanging around outside that kept asking us for $5 while telling us he didn’t have the key to the office, so cash only please. It looks sketchy as there’s no booth or table set up to collect entrance fee. The guy standing outside the front entrance asking you for $5 is not a con artist. He’s not going to jump you as you pull out your wallet. Just pay the guy the $5 and he’ll let you in. If you’re unsure, just have the fiver ready.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written September 11, 2023
  • Diane S
    Puerto Vallarta, Mexico17 contributions
    Amazing Collection of Newfoundland artifacts
    An amazing collection of maritime artifacts housed in historic sheds. the entry is through a cute store which has many interesting and useful souvenirs for sale...can you play an "ugly stick"? The outbuildings contain many photos and artifacts from earlier fishing days. The museums are crowded with lots of items to look and examine including whale baleens, etc.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written September 28, 2023
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Diane S
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico17 contributions
Jul. 2023 • Couples
An amazing collection of maritime artifacts housed in historic sheds. the entry is through a cute store which has many interesting and useful souvenirs for sale...can you play an "ugly stick"? The outbuildings contain many photos and artifacts from earlier fishing days. The museums are crowded with lots of items to look and examine including whale baleens, etc.
Written September 28, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Omneeuh
Toronto, Canada96 contributions
Aug. 2023 • Couples
There was a lot of see at this museum. It doesn’t look like it when you first enter, but there are many buildings both upstairs and down. Each room filled with a lot of family history.

Tip: The gift shop was closed the day we visited. There was a guy hanging around outside that kept asking us for $5 while telling us he didn’t have the key to the office, so cash only please. It looks sketchy as there’s no booth or table set up to collect entrance fee.

The guy standing outside the front entrance asking you for $5 is not a con artist. He’s not going to jump you as you pull out your wallet. Just pay the guy the $5 and he’ll let you in. If you’re unsure, just have the fiver ready.
Written September 11, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Jenny H
2 contributions
Aug. 2023 • Friends
Fantastic, quirky museum filled with history and a fisherman’s life! We met the owner who made the museum. He is a fisherman of old and still does tours in his boat. The museum had logs books from merchants from 1907 sitting out to look at! Several videos and multiple little houses called stages that he had floated over from his dad’s. BEST 5$ spent so far!!!
Written August 27, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Steven R
5 contributions
Aug. 2023 • Couples
I had read some of the negative reviews here so had planned not to visit the museum. My wife wanted to go so we did. I am so glad I did. This is a really unique and informative place. The owner clearly has a passion for sharing and has done a remarkable job putting this museum together. Learned a lot, had some good discussions with folks there. Very glad we stopped and thanks for making this available to the public.
Written August 21, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Craig G
Churchill Falls, Canada14 contributions
Aug. 2023 • Couples
Awesome exhibition, truly do not miss this. The stuff exhibited here is fantastic. Nothing fancy but all very representative of the NL fishing experience.
Written August 19, 2023
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KKerr33
Kingston, Canada10 contributions
Jul. 2023 • Friends
***** Ten stars ! Great experience for all ages - history, art, nature, shopping (🙂). Perfectly captures the essence of the fisherman and the history.. A very important visit . I have not even mentioned the wonderful trip out to the cod , icebergs and top of the bay. How did we find the whole experience ? BEST KIND 💕
Written July 9, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Miriam
St. John's, Canada5 contributions
Jun. 2022
I went on a boat tour from the Prime Berth in June 2021. Captain Dave is truly one of the kindest gentlemen you'll meet - he's the definition of Newfoundland hospitality. My Dad grew up in Twillingate, and Captain Dave actually taught him in high school. Even though we're Newfoundlanders, we found this boat tour amazing. We went at peak whale watching season, and we were practically jumping out of our seats with excitement over seeing them. We were so close to the whales. The openness of the speedboat made it feel like a much more up-close and persona experience than being on a larger vessel. The sea breeze felt incredible, and was certainly good for our souls.
Written October 29, 2022
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Art T.
Innsbruck, Austria4 contributions
Jul. 2022
Long Point Lighthouse and then walked the Sleepy Cove and Lower Head Trails. At the point of Lower Head we had the best view of whales during our 3 weeks in NFLD. Standing over the cliffs looking directly down on the whales was better than we saw on our zodiac ride earlier in our trip. Lobster dinner at Doyle Sanson & Son Lobster Pool was fantastic. Annie's for breakfast and the Twillingate Dinner theater are also good spots too.
Written August 1, 2022
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J M
Ottawa, Canada10 contributions
Aug. 2022 • Couples
We had a boat tour for whale watching with Captain Dave. We were a group of eight. Dave is an excellent story teller and kept us entertained throughout the tour. We saw a variety of whales and their calves. The museum after is worth a walk through. Dave is also an excellent photographer and poet. He is an unique Captain. Well worth the boat ride. Very genuine person.
Written August 1, 2022
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alannak2003
Mountain Grove, Canada112 contributions
May 2022
We toured the museum before our iceberg tour with Captain Dave. Lots of interesting photos and info here
Written May 26, 2022
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