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Prime Berth Fishing Museum

Main Tickle Causeway, Twillingate, Newfoundland and Labrador A0G 4M0, Canada
+1 709-884-2485
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Our Favourite Museum in Newfoundland

Not only was Captain Dave's very informative but it was also fun. We stopped in as part of our... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
RandyRoss
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Ridgetown
Captain Dave's Place

So much to see and learn here, you will want to stay a long time. Very informative. Love the whale... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
trish-doug
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Mount Pearl, Canada
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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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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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Main Tickle Causeway, Twillingate, Newfoundland and Labrador A0G 4M0, Canada
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+1 709-884-2485
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not only was Captain Dave's very informative but it was also fun. We stopped in as part of our Globus tour of NL. Our group was divided into two. Our (much smaller) half stayed up and had an informative talk from Bill (a former school...More

Thank RandyRoss
captdave2015, Owner at Prime Berth Fishing Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much. We really do depend on visitors and word of mouth to keep us going. As you say, without a passion for our fishing heritage, this place would never have become a reality, as we have spent countless hours over the past 23...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So much to see and learn here, you will want to stay a long time. Very informative. Love the whale skelton he is reconstructing. Must see in Twillingate!

Thank trish-doug
captdave2015, Owner at Prime Berth Fishing Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much. Yes, when you visit Prime Berth Fishing Museum and Capt dave's Boat Tours you need to take some time to see everything. A quick look will miss so much! Thanks again!- Dave

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So much history to look upon here.. Do some fishing, iceberg watching and then learn about Twillinggate.

Thank Mandy W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just came back from fishing with Captain Dave with our two teenagers who could have caught more cod then we could eat for a week! My husband just fried it up and we couldn't be more satisfied! Thanks Captain Dave for taking us out to...More

Thank cruisie101
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dave had a batch of fresh caught cod, told us how to catch cod and showed how they were filleted. Bill gave us the fundamentals of the cod industry. Very, very entertaining and enlightening.

Thank abigguy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great collection of work tools and equipment for fishing. The museum is a fine spot to take your time and look deeper into the hard work of fishermen. In wintertime carpentry . They have been all year long so busy. The whale skeleton...More

Thank Puffinman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On the way to Twillingate, just as you get on to the island, on the left, is a magical place. "Magical" because it is full of surprises. This first is it is not what it seems: a tourist attraction. It is in part a museum...More

Thank BHIguru
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This boat tour with Captain Dave is a must!! We got to get up close to an iceberg from his open boat, we caught many cod while cod jigging, saw a whale and birds and checked lobster traps!! What an authentic and local experience. Captain...More

Thank tkoutdoors
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we found the tour very informative. Guide had a wealth of information. All the exhibits were from scratch, and the cod demonstration was informative. gift shop was reasonable, really enjoyed the experience. for the price, great value

Thank jimander
captdave2015, Owner at Prime Berth Fishing Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

thanks! We try our best to educate and entertain, both at the museum and the boat tours. -Dave

Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Only $5 to see a wonderful and informative collection of Newfoundland fishing history. We all learned a lot and enjoyed seeing so much history and a lot of personal history.

Thank Keith592016
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goaliemother
1 February 2015|
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Response from captdave2015 | Property representative |
No problem. Call me at 5:30 my time. Dave
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goaliemother
31 January 2015|
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Response from captdave2015 | Property representative |
Hi again. Thanks for replying.This will not allow me to put in my email or website address. Give me a call at 709-884-2485 ( 7493 cell.)
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goaliemother
27 January 2015|
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Response from captdave2015 | Property representative |
Roz email me or call 7098842485 ( cell 7493 ) and I will help you plan your trip. Dave
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