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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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Experience of a lifetime

Captain Dave gave our family a boat trip that was one for the memory books. We got ridiculously... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
richgadam
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Toronto, Canada
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All about nets and fishing.

Wonderful and educational! Everything you will ever need to know about nets, fish, fishermen and... read more

Reviewed 18 April 2017
Alastair R
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Main Tickle Causeway, Twillingate, Newfoundland and Labrador A0G 4M0, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Captain Dave gave our family a boat trip that was one for the memory books. We got ridiculously close to an iceberg, walked on ice pads and received some great local knowledge of the surrounding area and community. Can't say enough good things about Dave...More

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Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Wonderful and educational! Everything you will ever need to know about nets, fish, fishermen and fishing boats and marine engines! Not to mention a whale skeleton and some good old downhome Newfoundland music thrown in for good measure! The Prime Berth is must visit on...More

Thank Alastair R
Reviewed 2 April 2017

I didn't know where to start, there was just so much there to see. If you go, make sure you get the orientation because you learn a lot and it's very entertaining and funny. There is so much stuff lining the walls, it might appear...More

Thank oatografia
Reviewed 23 March 2017

All exhibits have been created by the owner with his own funds! Whale skeleton, music, gift shop, tours at VERY reasonable rates. Also boat tours for crab, lobster, cod fishing and whale and iceberg watching. We go every year!

Thank Joannie709
Reviewed 4 February 2017

So much to see at this quirky place! Great story telling, singing with the ugly stick, and many interesting items to see. Highly recommend stopping here.More

Thank BarbieLaur
captdave2015, Owner at Prime Berth Fishing Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. I agree there are not many places like Prime Berth in Twillingate, even if I do say so myself. This place was put together by towing historic buildings through the water, collecting a multitude of fishing artefacts , and putting it...More

Reviewed 26 November 2016

We saw this place as we were headed north into Twillingate and the skeleton alone was justification for making a visit. Folks at the hotel said it was also worthy of a stop as well. This was pretty impressive - I like old stuff and...More

Thank vb22
captdave2015, Owner at Prime Berth Fishing Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Yes, too bad I was not around when you came to visit- would have loved to show you around and or take you on a boat tour, if you so wished.

Reviewed 27 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...More

Thank Karenbriandunvegan
captdave2015, Owner at Prime Berth Fishing Museum, responded to this review

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.

Reviewed 6 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...More

Thank Chearn60
captdave2015, Owner at Prime Berth Fishing Museum, responded to this review

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.

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...More

Thank Ray J
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...More

Thank Peter B
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goaliemother
Hi. I will call you on Monday....have been down with the flu!
1 February 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
This is for Dave. I did answer but it appears I am doing it incorrectly. While in Twillingate we do want to go out on a boat to see the icebergs. I found out at our meeting last night, most of the ladies prefer not a zodiac type of boat. The are nervous. Can you give me some information please. Are the boat excursions something we can book once they see the boat? Most of them/us also want do some hiking trails both in Twillingate and in Bonavista/Trinity area.....we have decided to spend 2 nights in this area. Your guidance is very much appreciated. I do plan on calling you on the phone also.
31 January 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
A group of us (5 women....celebrating my 60th) birthday are visiting Twillingate at the end of May beginning od June. Staying for 2 nights. My wish is to see icebergs!! Anything you cam tell me, any places you can recommend to visit or to dine at will really be appreciated. We start in Sy Johns for 2 nights, then drive to Twillingate for 2 nights. After that we make our way back to St. Johns. This is the only leg of the journey, other than things to do in Twillingate, that we have left to plan....the final planning meeting is on Friday. Hope to hear back soon. Roz (from Oakville). Thank you
28 January 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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