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“What an experience . . .” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Rugged Beauty Boat Tours

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 18 things to do in Trinity
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Stroller parking, Activities for older children
Carignan, QC
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“What an experience . . .”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2010

What an experience we lived during this magnificent excursion with Bruce Miller! The view, the stories, the pictures, the history, the whales, the eagles, the sea . . . and so much more. And what a beautiful touch; Bruce brought us to his home for tea in the by-gone community which once was his family's home. No visit to Newfoundland is complete without this outstanding experience. Good work, Bruce!

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English first
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199 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
“A great insight to Newfoundland Life”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2010

We were recomended this tour by the owner of Artisan Inn/Campbell House in Trinity.
It was fabulous 4 hours.
Bruce Miller was/is a fisherman who has had to find other ways to make a living after the moratorium on fishing in Newfoundland.
He took us out in his tinny speedboat to the old communities of Kerleys Harbour,Irelands Eye and British Harbour, all small communities up until the 60s when Joey Smallwood sold out the people by promising jobs and lifestyle if they moved to bigger centres.
Bruces Newfoundland roots and stories were facinating as was his accent and openess in discussing life here in this province.
Couldnt have asked for a better insight into Newfoundlands life both past and present
Irelands Eye was a gem of a place looking out across the Atlantic.
Visited the preserved site of Random Passage series and also was taken to Bruces cottage for a cuppa and toilet stop.
A brilliant tour bruce ...good luck in the future and we hope you dont get too big.

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Kingston, Ontario
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Excellent tour - a must for anyone travelling in Newfoundland!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2009

I cannot recommend the Rugged Beauty Boat Tour enough! I took this incredible tour with my girlfriend, led by the owner/operator Bruce Miller. We were able to see so many beautiful sites as well as lots of wildlife (both marine and other, including a number of bald eagles). Bruce's personal narrative provides an incredible look at Newfoundland's history through its fishing colonies and its development through time. This tour is a must for anyone travelling to Newfoundland!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“highlight of trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2009

This boat tour has it all! The rugged coastline and enormous sea cliffs are the backdrop to Captain Bruce Miller's well-told stories of fishing villages that once existed. We learned about the men, women and children who inhabited these outposts. The stories of hardship were in sharp contrast to the breathtaking beauty of the area where we saw eagles, whales and even an iceberg. Captain Bruce's warm hospitality included a stop at his family cabin where we shared a snack and some hot tea. We will always remember this spectacular tour that completed our visit to Newfoundland.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Wonderful Boat Trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2008

Outstanding boat trip to visit the abandoned fishing communities of Trinity Bay by an excellent tour guide and skipper - Bruce Miller.
His stories and memories of a lost world will stay with us forever.

We have now watched the Random Passage TV series on DVD and it brought everything into prospective - the harsh living, the beautiful sea & landscapes and the colourful inhabitants.

Thank you Bruce - good sailing.

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