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As a long time fisherman and licenced tour boat operator, Capt. Dave is well equipped to give you an unforgettable experience on the water. Whether to experience the majestic icebergs as they make their way south; catch a cod ; help Capt. Dave haul...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Contact
Main Tickle Causeway, Twillingate, Newfoundland and Labrador A0G 4M0, Canada
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+1 709-884-2485
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed June 12, 2015

We have been on several iceburg viewing boat tours, it sort of an obsession of my wife and I. I recommend that when looking for a boat tour you ask what kind of boat they use and how fast it travels. Then pick the fastest....More

1  Thank Dale S
captdave2015, Owner at Capt. Dave's Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 14, 2015

Thanks very much for your kind words. Every kind of tour has its advantages and disadvantages, I guess, but I certainly try to give visitors a variety of experiences, from experiencing the awesome bergs, iceberg photography, cod fishing , lobster trap hauling and sharing my...More

Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed July 28, 2016 via mobile

Capelin and small fish that bring in tons of wildlife such as whales, dolphins, and birds. The "roll" in along the coasts during certain times of the year. When we contacted this tour company my boyfriend and I asked if we would see any whales....More

1  Thank Megan J
captdave2015, Owner at Capt. Dave's Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 22, 2016

Hi Megan. I don't know where you got the idea that you were assured of seeing whales and that you felt "lied" to! I have never in my life assured anyone that they would see whales, especially when there are no caplin in the bay....More

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Reviewed September 14, 2018 via mobile

Captain Dave’s Boat Tour should be top of the list of things to do in Twillingate. His Prime Berth Museum contains many interesting artifacts & photos about some of the history of the area. The boat tour itself is a lot of fun and very...More

Thank Keewatinite
captdave2015, Owner at Capt. Dave's Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2018

Thank you for recommending us as a " mus do" Twillingate experience. It is our aim to have every visitor and every tour boat client leave our place feeling that they have had a rewarding experience and so happy that you enjoyed your visit. Come...More

Reviewed September 9, 2018

We went fishing with Capt Dave on Sep 1st. He was very knowledgeable and friendly and accommodated our 14 month old daughter on the boat at no extra cost. He knew exactly where the fish were and we caught our limit quickly. Capt Dave said...More

Thank Amanda H
captdave2015, Owner at Capt. Dave's Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2018

Yes, I do remember you and thank you for your kind words. We always do our best to try and give people a good experience and usually people are more than happy with their experience. Best wishes and come back again !

Reviewed September 4, 2018 via mobile

Just wanted to thank Captain Dave again for a great afternoon on the water. My husband and I wanted to do some Cod fishing and Dave knew right where to go. Not only did we catch some Cod Dave was kind enough to fillet it...More

Thank Carol M
captdave2015, Owner at Capt. Dave's Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2018

Thank you Carol for your kind words. You were so good guests and the other couples with the kids- what could i do but go the extra mile ( several in fact ) to try and see the whales, and unfortunately we saw just one...More

Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

This guy is unbelievable, his knowledge of the area and sea life will astound you. Wife and I had a blast whale watching and cod jigging. Small boat of 8 people, very intimate. His museum he’s put together is an amazing tribute to the fishing...More

Thank MattandKimberloo
captdave2015, Owner at Capt. Dave's Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2018

Thanks for the kind words.

Reviewed August 26, 2018

A tour is only as good as its guide. Captain Dave delivered. We had been on 2 other boat tours in Newfoundland and saw very little in terms of whales and wildlife. Captain Dave did not promise whales and to be honest we did not...More

Thank JamesMark70
captdave2015, Owner at Capt. Dave's Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 27, 2018

Well thanks very much for the kind words. It is true that we try our best to make your tour an enjoyable and educational one. Thanks again, Dave .

Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

Dave is magical. We think he attracts fish. We got too many fish to take in literally minutes. Saw eagles and two huge whales blowing water. He was so kind as to clean the fish for us so we could have the fillet for dinner.

Thank Melody S
captdave2015, Owner at Capt. Dave's Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2018

Melody, thank you for your kind words. People like you make what I do- not work- but pleasure ! Thanks again and happy you enjoyed !

Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

Captain Dave made sure to find out what each one of us 8 passengers expected from this tour. We all wanted to see whales and fish cod. And he made sure we got it. We watched 3 humpback whales circling the capelins. We got beautiful...More

Thank Omi_Karin
Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

Dave’s tour was an amazing deal and a fantastic way to take a coastline tour with a genuine local. We were lucky enough to see a whale as well as fish for some Cod. Bill in the museum/giftshop was super friendly and full of cool...More

Thank Nils G
Reviewed August 15, 2018

We had a great boat tour with Captain Dave. Dave is very knowledgeable and provided a great tour. Caught cod and saw humpback whales as well as I sorry and bald eagle. The views were breathtaking, A fantastic experience.More

Thank TheRunnalls
captdave2015, Owner at Capt. Dave's Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 16, 2018

I thank you for your kind words. It is indeed true that I have a great deal of experience on the ocean, and we work very hard to make every tour enjoyable for our guests... and reviews such as yours make the hard work seem...More

Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

This boat tour was really different than the other 3 tours we took in Newfoundland. Smaller boat, no loud speakers, just Capt. Dave and all the interesting places and anecdotes he knows. The waters were too rough for the other tours to go out to...More

Thank Janet W
captdave2015, Owner at Capt. Dave's Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2018

Thanks, Janet! We try our best!

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daviddpyke
July 25, 2018|
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Response from TripsTipsAndTees | Reviewed this property |
During our visit, there was no set schedule. You may need to call the number and leave a message. 709-884-2485 (Year Round) 709-884-5925 (Gift store in season ) 709-884-7493 (Cell) Captain Dave and his wife also own the... More
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Enid M
July 4, 2018|
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Response from AlisonH2577 | Reviewed this property |
There is an Iceberg Finder Map on the internet that shows where the icebergs are. I had a quick look and there are still icebergs and there are some amazing photos that have been added in the last few days. Hopefully this... More
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Enid M
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Response from captdave2015 | Property representative |
August 20th- miracles do happen, but you will still enjoy the tour even with no bergs. Call me the night before you arrive. 709 884 2485.
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