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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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Best time in Twillingate

Dave Boyd, the owner, has done a fabulous job at recreating the fishing history of... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2013
Lynn B
Wiarton, Ontario, Canada
Prime Berth – where does one start to describe the perfect vacation spot?

Prime Beth is so worth the trip to Twillingate. Captain Dave and Christine are the best of the... read more

Reviewed 6 January 2013
New Brunswick
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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
+1 709-884-2485
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Reviewed 3 March 2013

Dave Boyd, the owner, has done a fabulous job at recreating the fishing history of Newfoundland. Dave brings fishing to life when he "splits a cod" for his visitors. My cousin and I were lucky when we got to spend a day on the water...More

Thank Lynn B
Reviewed 6 January 2013

Prime Beth is so worth the trip to Twillingate. Captain Dave and Christine are the best of the best when it comes to making you feel welcome. They take the time to delight you will tales of times gone by (Murmuring) and what their hopes...More

1  Thank TerryNewBrunswick
Reviewed 31 October 2012

If you get close to Twillingate, make a side trip to this museum. Beginning with the folk songs and explaination on the collapse of the cod fishery to the video on moving the family "stage" and the complete taking apart of each useful part of...More

1  Thank jeter241
Reviewed 17 October 2012

My wife and I can not stop talking about the cod fishing trip with Dave Boyd, he is a One of a Kind. We had stopped at the gift shop and museum after the causeway on the way to Twillingate, good thing we did as...More

3  Thank RayHill
Reviewed 13 October 2012

From the uggly stick, to the cleaning of the cod, to the poetry by Dave!! We arrived early, so we were able to watch some other fishermen clean their catch. Lucky for us that the fishing season was just open!

Thank Pat B
Reviewed 7 October 2012

On a cool, damp, August afternoon, Captain Dave provided one of the most memorable experiences of a memorable vacation. For over two hours, he educated, entertained and thrilled our party of four. We didn't stumble upon Prime Berth by chance. It came highly recommended and...More

Thank Marc R
Reviewed 4 October 2012

We visited Newfoundland in the summer of 2003. One of the highlights of that trip was a visit to “Prime Berth” where we were given a history and in-depth ‘look’ at the Newfoundland fishery of times gone by. When we returned to Newfoundland again in...More

1  Thank Henry D
Reviewed 1 October 2012

Our trip to Nfld. was outstanding but the ultimate experience was David and Christine's Prime Berth. We stumbled upon it and had no idea how it would impact us. Not only did we experience cod fishing first hand with David and his family but we...More

2  Thank kathy76Goderich
Reviewed 1 October 2012

My wife and I visited Twillingate, Newfoundland, and had the opportunity to go cod fishing with Captain Dave Boyd. WHAT AN EXCELLENT EXPERIENCE WE HAD!!! We fished for about 2 hours and caught cod fish at almost every attempt made. If you are ever in...More

1  Thank Barbara O
Reviewed 30 September 2012

My wife and I spent nearly three weeks in Newfoundland this August. We saw many interesting sites and met many friendly people on this vacation, but Prime Berth was definitely the highlight of the trip. Captain Dave took us fishing and we each caught a...More

1  Thank Mark H
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1 February 2015|
Response from captdave2015 | Property representative |
No problem. Call me at 5:30 my time. Dave
31 January 2015|
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.)
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