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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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History of cod

Dave had a batch of fresh caught cod, told us how to catch cod and showed how they were filleted... read more

Reviewed 27 July 2017
abigguy
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Scottsdale, Arizona
Unique place to visite. A must !

What a great collection of work tools and equipment for fishing. The museum is a fine spot to take... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2017
Puffinman
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Berlin, Germany
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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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"his wife"
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Reviewed July 27, 2017

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.

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Reviewed July 26, 2017

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

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Reviewed July 26, 2017 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

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Reviewed July 22, 2017 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
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Reviewed July 20, 2017

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

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captdave2015, Owner at Prime Berth Fishing Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2017

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

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Reviewed July 15, 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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Reviewed July 14, 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
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Reviewed July 7, 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

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

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Reviewed July 2, 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
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Reviewed July 1, 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
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goaliemother
February 1, 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
January 31, 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
January 27, 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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