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Rugged Beauty Boat Tours

Trinity, Canada
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Three Hour Unique Cultural Boat Tour Tour starts with a 15 minute demonstration in fishing stage on cleaning & salting cod fish. From there take a journey back in time by sea to the enchanting & long abandoned communities of Kerley's Harbour, Ireland's Eye and British Harbour. Hear stories of the past and see old photo's Enjoy a stop over in British Harbour at our cabin for tea/coffee, light snacks and washroom facilities. Possible sightings of Eagles, Sea Birds, Whales & Icebergs!
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Ian H wrote a review Sep 2019
Pelham, Canada10 contributions4 helpful votes
Great learning about the resettlement and doing some cod jigging. What beautiful landscape. Bruce was a fantastic guide/host.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from BruceM2411, Manager at Rugged Beauty Boat Tours
Responded Sep 29, 2019
It was a pleasure meeting you Ian: So happy to hear you enjoyed the boat tour on these long lost resettled communities, the landscape and the past and present of our cod fishery. Cod fishing was indeed a bonus, we can only offer this experience on days permitted by our government and not a daily option. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with Rugged Beauty Boat Tours with this wonderful review. All the best, Bruce
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M L M wrote a review Sep 2019
Sauble Beach, Canada11 contributions
What a delightful few hours. Bruce was sooooo entertaining with his knowledge of the local history, the fishing industry and providing pictures of people and places of days gone by. Nice boat, beautiful scenery and a stop for tea and a break at his cabin! Would take this tour again in a heartbeat.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from BruceM2411, Manager at Rugged Beauty Boat Tours
Responded Sep 29, 2019
It was a pleasure meeting you. So happy to hear you enjoyed the boat tour on the history on these long lost resettled communities and our cod fishery past and present. The stop over at the cabin for tea always adds warmth to the tour and all guest really enjoy it. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with Rugged Beauty Boat Tours with this excellent review. All the best, Bruce
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Jennisa V wrote a review Sep 2019
New York City, New York7 contributions1 helpful vote
I did not know what to expect when we arrived to Rugged Beauty Boat Tours as this was my first time to Newfoundland. We were immediately greeted by Bruce’s friendly face and warm demeanor. He began his tour by taking us back to his childhood and took us on a journey back in time. What Bruce does is a dying art form - it’s the gift of sharing knowledge and stories and love. If I could give Bruce more than 5 stars because my wish would be to preserve his treasures. Bruce, thank you for allowing us a glimpse into an indelible part of Canadian history and for the gifts 😊
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from BruceM2411, Manager at Rugged Beauty Boat Tours
Responded Sep 29, 2019
It was a pleasure meeting you Jennisa: So happy to hear that you enjoyed the boat tour on the history of these long lost resettled communities and on the past and present of our cod fishery. It is a story like no other and one that I have a great passion for.. Considering the tour more than a five star is quite the compliment. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with Rugged Beauty Boat Tours with such an excellent review. All the best, Bruce
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N G wrote a review Sep 2019
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Went out with Bruce early this September with my wife. Wasn't sure what to expect but we were very impressed. Bruce is a great guy with a big heart and is very passionate about Newfoundland history. He will share stories and photos of his family and the resettlement communities while showing you the area. As a bonus he'll take you to his cottage and share coffee/tea with you. Would definitely recommend this tour to anyone in the Trinity area. Also, go to Joe's Bar after for a beer and some moose stew!
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from BruceM2411, General Manager at Rugged Beauty Boat Tours
Responded Sep 16, 2019
It was a pleasure meeting you both. So happy to hear you enjoyed the boat tour on the history of these long lost resettled communities and of our cod fishery past and present. I have great passion for my family roots. The stop over at the cabin always brings warmth from a trip on the water and all our guest really enjoy it. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with Rugged Beauty Boat Tours with this excellent review. All the best, Bruce
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Jibdraw Baldwin wrote a review Sep 2019
Carbonear, Canada3 contributions1 helpful vote
An awesome Sunday afternoon adventure with Captain Bruce Miller. We thoroughly enjoyed our excursion ‘round the bay. It was an awesome and relaxing afternoon and Captain Bruce was in no hurry to end our trip. I think the more we enjoyed it the more the Captain wanted to keep on going! We visited resettled communities and Captain Bruce had many a tale to tell. Those pictures that he showed us of the resettled communities when in their heyday were just awesome to see and the Captain showed us where those houses and fishing stages once stood. Captain Bruce should’ve been a history teacher. He brought those communities to life. The mug up at his beautiful cabin was wonderful with tea and Bernice’s homemade jam. Felt more like friends really. Just when we thought the tour was about to end the Captain asked if anyone was in a hurry to get back and the next thing I knew I was fishing for cod!! Got the first one!! So exciting!! If ever there was a man with patience and kindness it was our Captain. Sadly we had to return to shore where Captain Bruce filleted our catch. Bagged it and sent us on our merry way. Our three hour tour was actually more like four and a half hours from start to finish. The Captain made sure we got our money’s worth and then some! If the Captain will have us we’ll definitely be back! 😉
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from BruceM2411, Manager at Rugged Beauty Boat Tours
Responded Sep 6, 2019
it was a pleasure meeting you both and so happy to hear you enjoyed the boat tour on the history of these long lost communities and our cod fishery past and present. The stop over at the cabin always adds warmth to the tour and guest surely enjoy it. The stop to cod fish was indeed a bonus because it is not a part of our regular daily tours. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with Rugged Beauty Boat Tours with this excellent review. All the best, Bruce
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