Prime Berth Fishing Museum

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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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pj6975
Vanderhoof, Canada19 contributions
Sep. 2021 • Couples
We loved our time on the boat with Captain Dave and Ray. They were so fun and caring and made sure we had a wonderful time. We caught lots of fish in a short time and then they toured us around and showed us interesting sites on the shoreline. The museum is a worthwhile visit as well. Very interesting and informative and set up so well with such care and attention. We got some lovely treasures in the gift shop as well. A huge highlight of our trip.
Written September 25, 2021
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Clint E
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Aug. 2021 • Family
The best $5 spent on the island. Compared to the other museums this is the best.

Ray G. was awesome as a tour guide. I don't even know if he worked there.
Written August 11, 2021
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Lydia495
Ottawa, Canada208 contributions
Aug. 2021 • Couples
Went fishing with Capt Dave and had a blast. The stories never end, had a chance to see the area by boat and caught some delicious cod for dinner. Great experience!
Written August 10, 2021
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Thanks...our goal is to have fun every day and ensure you have a fun and enjoyable experience.
Written August 13, 2021
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Bohan Z
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Jul. 2021 • Couples
Fishing with Captain Dave was definitely THE highlight in the Twillingate trip for us! What a character!

Captain Dave is so rightfully proud of everything he built in Prime Berth, its a very charming place at every turn you take. Great photography spot too!
Written August 6, 2021
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lorrie_in_NL
St. John's, Canada367 contributions
Jul. 2021 • Friends
We stopped in on a whim and were pleasantly surprised. Lots of neat artifacts and history in the buildings. The staff were friendly and there were some neat little things to buy in the gift shop. Was a great tour. I would highly recommend stopping by for a visit.
Written July 26, 2021
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Anne Poland
Apache Junction, AZ9 contributions
Jul. 2021
This is a must see place if you want to know about the fishing history in Newfoundland.
Captain Dave and his wife have assembled and displayed a remarkable collection of memorabilia related to fishing in an authentic manner.
One could spend hours viewing the many many items on display.
You will leave with a greater appreciation for the life of the local fisherman and their families.
This is a collection to be preserved for all time.
Written July 23, 2021
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SassyGal
3 contributions
Jul. 2020
We traveled to Twillingate Newfoundland as part of the Atlantic bubble in July 2020.... I called Captain Dave on a Monday morning and asked if he was available for a tour... We met at the museum at 2 and went out for a tour and to fish some cod. Captain Dave was the perfect host. He told us local stories and maneuvered us through some rocky water ways. He was a lot of fun and the boat we went on was called the silver bullet. We were 3 adults and one child. Captain Dave even supplied life jackets. Fishing cod was so much fun... Captain Dave supplied the jiggin things (I don't know what they are called)! We were catching cod 2 at a time and we couldn't have prayed for better weather. After we finished fishing... Captain Dave took us for a boat ride into the harbor that our cottage looked out onto so we could wave to my father who wasn't up to going out!!! After we returned to the museum, Captain Dave cleaned the fish we caught and split them for us so we could salt them and bring them back to NB. We toured the museum and it is a must see for anybody that goes to Twillingate. So much fishing history in all his buildings on the stage (what they call the wharf its on). Captain Dave's wife Christine went to school with my aunt ... she was so friendly and also explained some of the artifacts to us.... like the whale filter that is on display in one of the buildings. Another awesome fact about the museum is they have an underwater camera.... so when Captain Dave threw out the fish guts... we really got to watch the fish swarm on the camera. I would definitely recommend that if you are vising Twillingate.... you take the boat tour with Captain Dave and have a look around the museum. My family all agreed that we had the best day EVER!!! I only wish my father had of went with us... because it really was an incredible experience. Thanks Captain Dave .... my little guy will ever forget fishing with you!!!
Written July 27, 2020
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Well, thank you so much. Dave
Written July 28, 2020
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AFinny19
Houston, TX2 contributions
Jun. 2020 • Family
We visited Twillingate during Level 3 of the pandemic so many places were just starting to open or had not opened yet. Captain Dave and Kristine opened their doors for us and gave us a private tour. They went above and beyond in making it extra special for us and our kids. They shared several great stories and showed us some of the amazing history here. We only wish we had more time to explore and hope that one day we get the opportunity to go out on a boat tour with Captain Dave and his lovely wife! Highly recommend checking this place out as it was a highlight of our trip! Our kids left with the biggest smiles and couldn’t stop talking about the visit to the fishing museum!
Written June 13, 2020
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judithyo
Ramot Menashe, Israel205 contributions
Sep. 2019
I loved this place. Itt has real chacter. We saw it on the way in and I am glad we stopped on the way out. We missed the tour ($50), but we wandered around and saw the history of fishing and activity in the area. The highlights were the underwater camera, a mink on the rocks and of course the whale skeletons, but also talking with owners, husband and wife who put a great deal of effort and hard work into making this such a great display of life in the area and people pastimes. This is not a formal, sponsored museum and in many ways, that is what makes it so much more interesting. Do not miss this!
If you have mobility issues, this may be a problem.
Written September 19, 2019
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Thanks so much for your kind words. Nice to see people appreciate all the hours and hard work that Christine and i have invested in creating our fishing heritage center as a tribute to both our fisher forefathers. Thanks again! By the way mobility is usually not a problem...the gift store and two buildings are wheelchair accessible and the fishing stages and sheds over the hill are not too bad. If a person has a serious issue, I sometimes take them on my quad down to the fishing stage. We receive about 80 motor coach groups each summer, mainly seniors, and thus far have had no serious issues. So glad you took the time to write a review of our place.
Written September 23, 2019
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Fannie24
Vancouver Canada32 contributions
Sep. 2019
You really must stop at Prime Berth on your way to or from Twillingate. It's chock full of down-home Newfoundland history. There's a lifetime of memories and paraphernalia to peruse both indoors and out, tours, reasonably priced mementoes - something to appeal to everyone's interests.
Written September 10, 2019
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