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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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Fantastic Time!

If you are in the area, you must stop at Prime Berth! So much to see and hear! The owner, Dave is a... read more

Reviewed 13 November 2017
Paula S
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Toronto, Canada
you can book cod fishing tour here

nice little museum, owner also run cod fishing tour, we missed it as you'd better book ahead. it... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2017
Feng L
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Toronto, Canada
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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!"
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Main Tickle Causeway, Twillingate, Newfoundland and Labrador A0G 4M0, Canada
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+1 709-884-2485
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Reviewed 13 November 2017

If you are in the area, you must stop at Prime Berth! So much to see and hear! The owner, Dave is a storyteller and was fantastic showing us the stages of cleaning cod. He has collected a myriad of interesting things in his various...More

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captdave2015, Owner at Prime Berth Fishing Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2017

Thanks so much for your kind words. Glad to have been able to help make you Nl trip interesting. If I had known, I could have brought your mom up on my 4 wheeler! Wishing you and your mom a great winter!

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Reviewed 12 October 2017

nice little museum, owner also run cod fishing tour, we missed it as you'd better book ahead. it was fun to watch him cutting cod and feed the fishes, you can watch it from underwater camera too.

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Reviewed 5 October 2017

This was a highlight of our trip to Nfld. Be prepared to spend 2 or 3 hours looking and reading about the past history of the fishing industry which spans several generations of Capt. Daves family. Dave is not only a great collector of memorabilia...More

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captdave2015, Owner at Prime Berth Fishing Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2017

Many thanks!

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

My father was a fisherman in Nova Scotia as was his dad & his dad before him. Never have I been so informed as to all the paraphernalia was & what it is used for & what it is called. This place is a treasure...More

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Reviewed 25 September 2017

There are many outbuildings with displays of local life from past to present. There is a whale skeleton and the story of how they brought it ashore, cleaned & bleached it is informative.The owners put the exhibits together themselves so are well-versed in the history...More

Thank SylRickTraveler
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captdave2015, Owner at Prime Berth Fishing Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Thank you for your kind words.

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Reviewed 24 September 2017

The 2017 Traveller'so Guide gives this place a glowing review. It's time to update it now. No doubt owner Dave can give a wonderful tour of the museum or out on a boat. But Dave is not always there. Bill, who has been there more...More

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captdave2015, Owner at Prime Berth Fishing Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2017

Thanks for stopping at Prime Berth Historic Fishing Museum. So happy Bill was able to demonstrate the ugly stick prior to giving you directions for your self tour of our seven buildings full of Nl fishing artefacts. Too bad you didn't read all the posted...More

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Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

We saw the whale skeleton while driving into Twillingate and figured we would go the next day due to rain in the forecast. When we got there we weren't sure what we would find inside. You walk in through the gift shop where we were...More

Thank dawgdok
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Reviewed 19 September 2017

Captain Dave is such a good guide in his museum and on the boat ! We had a wonderful time fishing cod ! I get the chance to fish my first cod and it's was so exciting ! The museum is a most see if...More

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captdave2015, Owner at Prime Berth Fishing Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2017

Thanks for your kindness.

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Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Great local culture of the area. In addition a really good explanation of how each type of fishing is done- cod, crab, shrimp etc. In addition some really good first hand accounts by a fisher woman over the years - really interesting to listen to....More

Thank James S
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Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

A visit to this inexpensive exhibit is well worth the time taken. A visitor gains good insight into the local inshore fishery before the cod moratorium. In addition to many exhibits there is an excellent video on the subject of moving "father's stage" (nothing to...More

Thank DaveCHarper
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goaliemother
2 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
1 February 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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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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