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“2009 visit”

Prime Berth Fishing Museum
Ranked #2 of 22 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!"
Dunvegan, Ontario
Level 3 Contributor
8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“2009 visit”
Reviewed 26 October 2016

My husband and I visited Newfoundland in June 2009 for the first time. Prime Berth came recommended to us through Maxxim Vacations. It was a wonderful visit and very educational. We particularly enjoyed the salting of the cod demo by Dave. After our tour, David invited us to his home for a cup of tea. Little did we know, his wife Christine had prepared a full Jiggs dinner and we were the fortunate recipients of their wonderful hospitality. Prime Berth and the Boyd's are one of the many reasons we have such fond memories of Newfoundland. We highly recommend Prime Berth to anyone whom is privileged to visit Newfoundland!!

Visited June 2016
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captdave2015, Owner at Prime Berth Fishing Museum, responded to this review, 8 January 2017
Thanks so much. When u visit my museum be sure to take my boat tour as well. We try and give a unique experience, plus just installed 2 brand new motors for great safety on my boat trips.
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Niagara Falls, Canada
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20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Beautiful Day on the Water”
Reviewed 5 October 2016

Viewed all of the displays at the fishing museum. Quite a collection. Great video on how Captain Dave moved his fathers' "stage" (cleaning shed) down the bay to its current location. Went on a fishing tour with Captain Dave on a beautiful sunny afternoon. Be prepared to get wet! Jigged for cod and caught a few. Since we had no place to cook we were unable to keep any :( . Saw eagles soaring and their fledgling in the nest. Too late in the season for icebergs and whales. We shared laughs and tales! Hands on and only 4 couples.

Visited September 2016
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captdave2015, Owner at Prime Berth Fishing Museum, responded to this review, 8 January 2017
Glad you enjoyed your trip with me. Our goal is to make your trip with Capt Dave the highlight of your viisit to NL. Just put 2 brand new 90 four strokes on for a thrilling and safe ride.
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Winnipeg, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Facinating place”
Reviewed 2 October 2016

My wife and I visited the museum during our tour of Newfoundland. It came highly recommended by host at our bed and breakfast, Captain's Legacy. We met Dave and did the tour. A lot of history here, very interesting. Highlight was the whale skeleton. It comes from a whale washed up on an Island which Dave found and got permission to take possession. The entire skeleton has been put together on his dock. It is family friendly and we would recommend visiting to get a lot of historical knowledge of area and the cod fishing industry. The owner is an active fisherman.

Visited September 2016
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Blind Bay, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Don't miss this!”
Reviewed 26 September 2016

There are a lot of very interesting and educational displays here. After several weeks of travel in Nfld. we had seen a lot of presentations about the cod fishery and thought we had a pretty good handle on how it worked but it wasn't until we saw the displays at the Prime Berth that it all came together and the whole thing made sense.

Visited September 2016
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Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
“"Quirky"”
Reviewed 23 September 2016

An interesting visit. Walk around and you might see things that your grandparents used and many things that you won't recognize.

Visited September 2016
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