Prime Berth Fishing Museum, Twillingate

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A welcoming, quirky sight as your cross the causeway into the historic Twillingate Islands, Prime Berth Fishing Museum was set up to honor the founders' fishing forefathers, and provide a one of a kind authentic experience for visitors in this enchanting corner of Newfoundland. A labor of love for David Boyd and his wife, the fishery and heritage center unearth a wealth of fishing and maritime history across seven rustic buildings, including a unique craft studio and the only fully constructed sei whale skeleton in Canada. For the full Newfoundland experience, take to the open sea with the founder himself, and enjoy a hands on tour of the local area, see spectacular icebergs and try your hand at reeling in your very own catch of the day. Make Prime Berth Fishing Museum a centerpiece of your Twillingate vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Twillingate trip itinerary planner.
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  • We loved our time on the boat with Captain Dave and Ray. They were so fun and caring and made sure we had a wonderful time. We caught lots of fish in a short time and then they toured us around and.....  more »
  • The best $5 spent on the island. Compared to the other museums this is the best. Ray G. was awesome as a tour guide. I don't even know if he worked there.  more »
  • Very interesting site to learn about the fishing history of Newfoundland. Presentation was well done not only informative but humourous. AND NO SMELL!!! Lots of interesting things to see and watch. Great poet.Great explanation of how fish was processed before the day of the processing plants which are now gone never to return. This attraction is not to be missed.
  • Homey collection related to cod fishery. Whale skeleton. Wife runs craft shop, he is interesting, quite a collector of fish stuff, friendly. Warning: cod gutting not for vegetarians.

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