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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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This is one of the best museums in Canada! Captain Dave and his wife Christine operate Prime Berth... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2017
Bill L
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Guelph, Canada
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We were in Twillingate in early June when ice blocked much of the local waters. Most of the iceberg... read more

Reviewed 7 July 2017
FLtraveler049
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Bradenton, Florida
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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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Main Tickle Causeway, Twillingate, Newfoundland and Labrador A0G 4M0, Canada
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+1 709-884-2485
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Reviewed 14 July 2017

This is one of the best museums in Canada! Captain Dave and his wife Christine operate Prime Berth and they are the best of hosts. We chose the iceberg tour and it was wonderful. Sure we got a little wet when rain came on us...More

Thank Bill L
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

We were in Twillingate in early June when ice blocked much of the local waters. Most of the iceberg touring boats were unable to take tourists out during this time. Captain Dave of the Prime Berth Fishing Museum was still able to take his smaller...More

Thank FLtraveler049
captdave2015, Owner at Prime Berth Fishing Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2017

Just to be exact- I did not let you get out on a berg- but rather on a large, flat pan of arctic ice that was the same height as the gunwale of the boat. I would never let anyone get on a berg, as...More

Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

This is definitely an interesting place. You step back in time to when life was harder but simpler. It's nice to know there are still places where you can see how previous generations worked to take care of themselves and their families. The whale skeleton...More

Thank Sue6340
Reviewed 1 July 2017

My father and I stopped by just to check out the gift shop. Saw that the exhibit was only $5 so we thought "why not?". So glad we did! Such and interesting and well organized little exhibit! If you are passing by, make sure you...More

Thank Jo-Ann S
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed our stop and tour of the Prime Berth Fishing Museum. The inside part of the museum is small but the outside part is full of interesting exhibits.

Thank John W
Reviewed 19 June 2017

Don't overlook this excellent look to the fishing history of the area. It will be the best $5 you spent on your trip. Great for any age.

Thank arJ
captdave2015, Owner at Prime Berth Fishing Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2017

Thanks for appreciating our efforts. Dave

Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

I had a great time at the museum. Lots of local history there tells a lot of fishing history and how people in Newfoundland relied so much on the fishing industry.

Thank Beefbucket T
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

A fun walk through the self guided tour. A very neat collection of a fishing history. The whale story was pretty cool.More

Thank Jenn R
captdave2015, Owner at Prime Berth Fishing Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2017

Thank you for your kind words, especially as we were not really fully opened during your early season visit. I have yet to activate the underwater camera due to pack ice problems around the dock, and some video, such as "Towing father's Stage" was not...More

Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Captain Dave gave us a memorable experience seeing icebergs and navigating through the ice pack. Great local stories from a native born and bred. Far better than the big boat tours

Thank MurrayC915
Reviewed 22 May 2017

We came to Newfoundland hoping to see icebergs but the long winter and pack ice were not cooperating. A lucky tip led us to Twillingate and to the only operator who was taking people out--Captain Dave. He has a smaller boat and decades of local...More

Thank Bernadette L
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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
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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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