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“Quaint!”

Prime Berth Fishing Museum
Ranked #1 of 25 things to do in Twillingate
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Owner description: 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!"
Reviewed September 20, 2016

Were so lucky to meet two fishermen and hear so much about the differences in the past and now.The museum is a true trip into the past and very interesting.My husband and i both enjoyed it very much and were glad we stopped!

Thank Sandy M
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Reviewed September 17, 2016

Quite an interesting place to visit. To see how the story of the whale, and how they floated Grandpa's store to it's present site are both interesting. There are many antiques, some great fishing stories and a nice little gift shop. Well worth a stop if you are in the area.

Thank Ijaxson
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captdave2015, Owner at Prime Berth Fishing Museum, responded to this reviewResponded January 8, 2017

Always nice to know that all your hard work is being appreciated. Thanks so much! Be sure next time to take a boat tour with me , as we try and make that the very best part of your Nl vacation. Fun and safety is our two main concerns. Just bought 2 brand new 4 stroke motors to make sure we won't be rowing back to the dock. Also should be thrilling with 180 horses behind us!!

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Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

We stopped to visit the shop & museum on a very chilly and windy day. The shop has some worthwhile things but the real interesting part is outside where you can visit the fishing stage, blacksmith shop, whale skeleton, etc. Capt Dave had just towed back a dead whale - approx 18 ft in length - the day before, and was attempting to hoist it up from the water. He thought perhaps it had starved to death. He was generous with his time and knowledge. Well worth a stop to visit!

Thank echoisland
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David B, Owner at Prime Berth Fishing Museum, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2016

Thanks for your kind words. The Sei whale- a juvenile- was actually 30 feet in length. Again, thanks for stopping by!

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Reviewed September 13, 2016

Dave is a wonderful man and you cannot help but admire his dedication and hard work. This museum is a work of art. Artifacts are well displayed and interesting. They also have a lovely array of gifts and souvenirs. A must see place!!!

Thank Suzanne D
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captdave2015, Owner at Prime Berth Fishing Museum, responded to this reviewResponded January 8, 2017

First time I have been called a " wonderful Man" but I'll accept that title! LOL

Thanks for the visit and kind words. Next time take a boat ride with me - you would really enjoy our personalized tours with two new 90 HP motors that really give us a thrill and enable us to visit many different sites and do different things in a relatively short time.
Thanks again!
-Captdave

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Reviewed September 10, 2016

A very informative museum with lot to see..building is decorated as a boat..inside craft items to buy..

Thank Linda D
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