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Rugged Beauty Boat Tours

Box 24, Site 2, Dunfield | New Bonaventure, Trinity, Newfoundland and Labrador A0C 2S0, Canada
709-464-3856 / 709-464-7131
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Ranked #1 of 9 attractions in Trinity
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Tours
Fee: Yes
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Stroller parking, Activities for young children
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Green Bay, Wisconsin
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

A truly unique experience that is a treasured memory by all in our family! We decided to "risk it" going out for a tour in the rain (every one else begged off). Once Bruce got us all equipped in rain gear we climbed on board. From the stunning scenery - bald eagles, dramatic cliffs, a beautiful cove to learning about... More

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Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

We re-read previous reviews & agree with all of them! Bruce has taken many people out but he certainly made us feel like this wasn't a repeat performance. My husband & I came away with a deep appreciation for all that local Newfoundlanders have gone through- reading a history account would not describe the personal side of many of the... More

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Miramichi, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

Our tour with Bruce was first class. I do not know of anyone that was so filled with information about his area and province. His love of Newfoundland was exceptional and I felt very proud to have met him. He was a great story teller (true stories) and showed us beautiful, beautiful scenery. We expecially pleased to be taken to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013 via mobile

Bruce Miller was fabulous. He was knowledgable, considerate and pretty fun. On that particular ride it was just our own family and friends so he took special care of us. One of us in particular was very scared of the water and he was so kind to making sure she was ok. We visited Kearleys Harbour, Ireland's Eye, and final... More

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Sydney, Australia
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70 reviews 70 reviews
9 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

The stark majesty of Trinity Bay's craggy coastline can only truly be appreciated from the sea and Bruce Miller's three hour cruising tour was attended with an informative and entertaining narrative from a lifetime local mariner. Highlighted by visits to some of the coastal ghost towns left by Newfoundland's controversial forced resettlements of the mid-twentieth century. Each of these once-flourishing... More

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Fonthill, ON
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

Rugged Beauty Boat tour was one of the highlights of our recent trip to Newfoundland. Bruce is an experienced captain with a wealth of information on the Trinity area, Newfoundland culture and cod fishing as well as a great sense of humour! We would go again in a minute!

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Maynooth, Ontario, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

This was our third time enjoying this great boat trip. Bruce Miller takes you out in his clean safe boat to experience resettled villages, enjoy a cup of tea and snack at his cabin and lots to see on your trip. We have seen whales, puffins, eagles and even a caribou. Learn the history of the area with lots of... More

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Toronto, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

What a way to spend the last morning of our time in Newfoundland. Bruce Miller, our captain and guide, is a fantastic story teller. This trip is about 2 things, the rugged beauty of area and the history and stories of the people, many of whom were Bruce's family, who lived in the now non-existent fishing villages. With pictures from... More

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Toronto, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Bruce Miller, your captain, shares his families history in the area of Trinity bay so well you almost feel those who have past long ago are with you. An amazing step back in time, So valuable to understand the history of the families who settled in some of the coves and islands. Settlements that no longer exist sadly. We have... More

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Ontario, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Bruce's Boat Tour out of New Bonaventure is not to be missed if you are visiting Newfoundland. It was a highlight of our trip. It isn't just riding in an open boat out in the ocean, the scenery or the wildlife - we saw a Bald Eagle - it is the sense of history and the spirit of Newfoundland that... More

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