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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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, Austria2 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, Canada111 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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lisa4610
Sun Peaks, Canada69 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
This is a great tour. This family run operation is top notch. They are friendly, and proud of what is here. The museum is mind blowing. The collection is vast. We went on a tour to an iceberg and Captain Dave gave us lots of time to photograph, gave hints for great shots ( he is an award winning photographer) and took photos of everyone with each of their cameras. The store has lots of souvenirs, books and nick nacks. Very happy with our afternoon
Written May 24, 2022
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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
1 contribution
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
1 contribution
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, Canada368 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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