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Rugged Beauty Boat Tours

Route 239, Trinity, Newfoundland and Labrador A0C 2S0, Canada
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Fascinating - well worth the drive.

Our family spent several hours with Bruce on a cold day in May. Many layers of clothing and the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
yetanotheradventure
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Regina, Canada
Excellent tour!

Excellent tour of the history of the area! Bruce tells great stories and you will see some... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2017
Mike W
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Route 239, Trinity, Newfoundland and Labrador A0C 2S0, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday

Our family spent several hours with Bruce on a cold day in May. Many layers of clothing and the gear provided made the weather tolerable. We are always on the look out for tours that are entertaining, educational, and original. This tour met that criteria....More

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Reviewed 13 October 2017

Excellent tour of the history of the area! Bruce tells great stories and you will see some fantastic scenery. This is a great history lesson! And the cup of tea at the cabin is an excellent addition!More

Thank Mike W
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Bruce M, Manager at Rugged Beauty Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2017

Mike it was a pleasure meeting you. Thank you for taking the time to share you experience with Rugged Beauty Boat Tours and providing this excellent review. So happy to hear you enjoyed the history of these long lost resettled communities, the past and present...More

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Reviewed 13 October 2017

Bruce is a bridge to the past...connecting the special and unique history of the area to visitors seeing it for the first time...a wonderful and sincere tour....if you have come a long way or even a short distance to see this part of the world,...More

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Bruce M, Manager at Rugged Beauty Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2017

Todd and Sharon it was a pleasure meeting you both. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with Rugged Beauty Boat Tours and providing such a heart warming excellent review. So happy to hear you enjoyed the tour of these...More

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Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

Rugged Beauty Boat Tours with Bruce Millar is a magical history tour.He is a great story teller.You see old village sites in beautiful harbors and sets from movies and series.Great 3hrs.More

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Bruce M, Manager at Rugged Beauty Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

It was a pleasure meeting you and thank you for taking the time to share your experience with Rugged Beauty Boat Tours and providing this wonderful review. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed the history of these long lost beautiful resettled communities and...More

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Reviewed 10 October 2017

Bruce took us on a hugely enjoyable voyage, not just around this stunning coast but into the lives of the people who lived and fished here. We had time ashore for tea and local partridgeberry jam in his British Harbour cabin where he brought alive...More

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Bruce M, Manager at Rugged Beauty Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

It was a pleasure meeting you Jonathan. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with Rugged Beauty Boat Tours and providing this excellent review. We are so happy to hear our tour was an highlight of your trip to our province and...More

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Reviewed 6 October 2017

We would highly recommend this tour to anyone travelling through Newfoundland. Bruce provided unique insight into a lost time. The pictures of the original buildings and the stories he shared provided unique insight into the way of life in the outports. The wonderful scenery and...More

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Bruce M, Manager at Rugged Beauty Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

It was a pleasure meeting you and thank you for taking the time to share your experience with Rugged Beauty Boat Tours and by providing this excellent review. So happy to hear the tour was an highlight of your trip. Happy to know you enjoyed...More

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Reviewed 6 October 2017

We had a fantastic trip with Bruce - his knowledge and love for the communities in which grew up was shared in a warm and genuine way and was the highlight of our trip to Nfld. Thank you Bruce, you are fabulous ambassador to your...More

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Bruce M, Manager at Rugged Beauty Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

It was a pleasure meeting you Lynda. Thank you for sharing your experience with Rugged Beauty Boat Tours and taking the time to provide such an excellent review. We are so happy to hear our tour was the highlight of your trip to our province...More

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Reviewed 5 October 2017

My husband and I took the tour in September 2017. Bernice provided exceptional customer service when arranging the tour. Bruce is informative and passionate about Newfoundland. He provided hands on experience of catching and cleaning cod, touring around beautiful bays where he explained the resettlement...More

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Bruce M, Manager at Rugged Beauty Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

It was a pleasure meeting you Deb and thank you for taking the time to share your experience with Rugged Beauty Boat Tours and providing such an excellent touching review. So happy to hear you enjoyed the history on those beautiful long lost resettled communities,...More

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Reviewed 5 October 2017

Not just a boat tour but stories of local history and lessons in cod salting. His family stories made me feel I not only knew his family but wanted to be a part of it. Seeing his photos of places as they had been while...More

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Management response:Responded 5 October 2017

It was a pleasure meeting you and thank you for taking the time to share your experience with Rugged Beauty Boat Tours and providing this excellent so touching review. So happy to hear you enjoyed my family history on these long lost resettled communities and...More

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Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

In addition to some great scenery and fascinating visits to resettled communities, Bruce taught us a lot about how the fishery has shaped (and continues to shape) the social fabric of Newfoundland. And the trip to his cabin added a human touch that made it...More

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Management response:Responded 4 October 2017

It was a pleasure meeting you all. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with Rugged Beauty Boat Tours and providing this great review. So happy to hear you enjoyed the history on the resettlement of these long lost communities, the past...More

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Response from Debra D | Reviewed this property |
the charge was $90.00 cash/adult. Bruce gives a great tour. well worth it.
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Response from Phyllis B | Reviewed this property |
Rugged Beauty is a boat tour which includes a stop at the owner's cabin. He offered tea & crackers with wonderful jam. It's a brief stop, if you need more food, I suggest you bring your own. The tour is not that long, but... More
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