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Rugged Beauty Boat Tours

Route 239, Trinity, Newfoundland and Labrador A0C 2S0, Canada
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A National Treasure!

Bruce is a living National Treasure! I spent two weeks in Newfoundland, traveling 3000+km, and this... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
efergusson
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Dublin, Ohio
Very enjoyable day

We took the boat tour in early June and had a great time. Unfortunately there were no icebergs in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jason P
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Winnipeg, Canada
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Route 239, Trinity, Newfoundland and Labrador A0C 2S0, Canada
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Bruce is a living National Treasure! I spent two weeks in Newfoundland, traveling 3000+km, and this was the highlight of my trip. Seeing and hearing Bruce talk about the life of the fishing industry, his family, childhood, the Resettlement was something everyone should experience. A...More

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Bruce M, Manager at Rugged Beauty Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

It was a pleasure meeting you and thank you for sharing your experience with Rugged Beauty Boat Tours with such as excellent review, a national treasure, wow! So happy to hear you enjoyed the tour and it was the highlight of your trip to our...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took the boat tour in early June and had a great time. Unfortunately there were no icebergs in the area and we didn’t come across any whales or other sea life, but the tour was still very enjoyable. The area is somewhat scenic and...More

1  Thank Jason P
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Bruce M, Manager at Rugged Beauty Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

It was a pleasure meeting you Jason and thank you for sharing your experience with Rugged Beauty Boat Tours with such a great review. Unfortunately icebergs are scarce this season for our area and with any sea life there is never any guarantees. Happy to...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had an amazing boat tour today with our very knowledgeable tour guide Bruce. He knows the history of every cove and has pictures as well. We also saw two humpback whales with a flipper show. We would definitely book this tour again. This has...More

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Bruce M, Manager at Rugged Beauty Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

t was a pleasure meeting you Rosemary. Thank you for sharing your experience with Rugged Beauty Boat Tours with such an excellent review and so happy to hear it was the highlight of your trip. The history of these resettled long lost communities and the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Rugged Beauty tour was the highlight of our Newfoundland trip. We happened to see humpback whales, a seal, caribou and many eagles, but the highlight was hearing stories of Newfoundland from Bruce Miller, the owner and guide. We ended up at his cabin for...More

2  Thank rrwells2017
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Bruce M, Manager at Rugged Beauty Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

It was a pleasure meeting you Ross. Thank you for sharing your experience with Rugged Beauty Boat Tours with such an excellent review and so happy to hear it was the highlight of your trip to our province. The history of these resettled long lost...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bruce's tour was the highlight of our time in Trinity! He told so many personal stories of his family and the effects of resettlement. You won't regret it if you take his tour. You will be so glad you did!More

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Bruce M, Manager at Rugged Beauty Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

It was a pleasure meeting you and thank you for sharing your experience with Rugged Beauty Boat Tours with such an excellent review. The history of these long lost resettled communities and the history of the Newfoundland cod fishery we have great passion for and...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome times 3. Beautiful scenery and super interesting tour. Bruce is a wealth of information about the area, its history and the history of cod fishing as it was before mechanization. Tour carries extra meaning when given by a gentleman whose family has such deep...More

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Bruce M, Manager at Rugged Beauty Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

It was a pleasure meeting you and thank you for sharing your experience with Rugged Beauty Boat Tours with such an excellent review. The history of resettlement of these long lost communities and the history of the cod fisher ywe have a great passion for...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Rugged Beauty Boat Tours is one of the most amazing experiences I have ever had! Bruce Miller's charm, knowledge, hospitality and amazing story telling made for a beautiful time on water and land. Not enough thanks in the world to give to the friend who...More

2  Thank Michelle W
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Bruce M, Manager at Rugged Beauty Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Michelle it was a pleasure meeting you. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with Rugged Beauty Boat Tours and providing such an excellent heart warming review. So happy to hear you enjoyed the tour of these long lost resettled...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our family spent several hours with Bruce on a cold day in May. Many layers of clothing and the gear provided made the weather tolerable. We are always on the look out for tours that are entertaining, educational, and original. This tour met that criteria....More

2  Thank yetanotheradventure
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Bruce M, Manager at Rugged Beauty Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dana it was a pleasure meeting you and your family. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with Rugged Beauty Boat Tours and providing this excellent heart warming review. So happy to hear you all enjoyed the history of these long lost...More

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Reviewed October 13, 2017

Excellent tour of the history of the area! Bruce tells great stories and you will see some fantastic scenery. This is a great history lesson! And the cup of tea at the cabin is an excellent addition!More

Thank Mike W
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Bruce M, Manager at Rugged Beauty Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 15, 2017

Mike it was a pleasure meeting you. Thank you for taking the time to share you experience with Rugged Beauty Boat Tours and providing this excellent review. So happy to hear you enjoyed the history of these long lost resettled communities, the past and present...More

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Reviewed October 12, 2017

Bruce is a bridge to the past...connecting the special and unique history of the area to visitors seeing it for the first time...a wonderful and sincere tour....if you have come a long way or even a short distance to see this part of the world,...More

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Bruce M, Manager at Rugged Beauty Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 15, 2017

Todd and Sharon it was a pleasure meeting you both. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with Rugged Beauty Boat Tours and providing such a heart warming excellent review. So happy to hear you enjoyed the tour of these...More

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RAS46
July 26, 2017|
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Response from Debra D | Reviewed this property |
the charge was $90.00 cash/adult. Bruce gives a great tour. well worth it.
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lhuot1234
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Response from Phyllis B | Reviewed this property |
Rugged Beauty is a boat tour which includes a stop at the owner's cabin. He offered tea & crackers with wonderful jam. It's a brief stop, if you need more food, I suggest you bring your own. The tour is not that long, but... More
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