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Rugged Beauty Boat Tours

Route 239, Trinity, Newfoundland and Labrador A0C 2S0, Canada
+1 709-464-3856
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Incredible tour!

The other reviewers aren't exaggerating! This tour is fun, informative and interactive. Bruce is a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Christine C
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Vancouver, Canada
via mobile
Fantastic!

Thank you, Bruce, for this wonderful experience. So much more than just a boat trip. We had no idea... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Maudie15
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Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
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Route 239, Trinity, Newfoundland and Labrador A0C 2S0, Canada
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+1 709-464-3856
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The other reviewers aren't exaggerating! This tour is fun, informative and interactive. Bruce is a wonderful guide, he has a lot of local knowledge and is personable and entertaining. Everyone in our B&B did the tour over a few days as everyone that did it...More

Thank Christine C
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Thank you, Bruce, for this wonderful experience. So much more than just a boat trip. We had no idea about how the communities and way of life had completely disappeared, and your vivid descriptions and passion made it all the more moving. And what better...More

Thank Maudie15
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Reviewed 4 days ago

the sights and sounds of the outports come alive with captain Bruce. We loved the trip out to Ireland's Eye. Don' t miss this tour!

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Bruce’s boat tour offers awesome coastal scenery and also provides a great insight into Newfoundland history, the traditional fishing industry, what life was like to fishing families who lived in outports, as well as current Newfoundland culture and what life is like today for people...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a wonderful afternoon of stories and scenery. Bruce is truly a CFO (Chief Foklore Officer) of his hamlet and Bonaventure. We got to hear about friends and families who lives span back tot he 1800's It's hard to believe these villages disappeared with...More

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Bruce M, Manager at Rugged Beauty Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

It was a pleasure meeting you and thank you for sharing your Rugged Beauty Boat Tour experience with such an excellent review. Happy to hear that you enjoyed the history of these long lost communities and the cod fishery, it is a story like no...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our family trip with Bruce truly was memorable to truly understand the history of Newfoundland especially the impact of closing the code fishery. Bruce is a multi generational Newfoundlander and will share wonderful stories of the history of his family and friends, including a visit...More

Thank gore_david
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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 your family David. Thank you for sharing your experience with Rugged Beauty Boat Tours with such an excellent review. Happy to hear that you enjoyed the history of these long lost communities, it is a story like no...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family of four went on Bruce’s tour and we cannot stop talking about it. This is a MUST do if you’re in Newfoundland. It was a gorgeous day & Bruce opened up his home to all of us. We saw puffins, whales, a bald...More

Thank Lucy M
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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 your family Lucy. Thank you for sharing your experience with Rugged Beauty Boat Tours with such an excellent review. The history of these long lost communities is a story like no other and I felt it needed to...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went on this rustic tour in June while visiting Bonavista Newfoundland. My friend a d u bunch fled up a d with another couple we learned from Bruce all about salted cod and how he helped his family during fishing season. We went out...More

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

Kim and Clara it was a pleasure meeting you both. Thank you for sharing your experience with Rugged Beauty Boat Tours with such an excellent review. Happy to hear you enjoyed the history of these long lost communities, the history of our cod fishery and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took this tour with our extended family (guests ages 11-seniors age) and it was amazing! Bruce's deep wealth of cultural, ecological and political knowledge in Newfoundland makes this tour a "must-do" in the Trinity area. He enchanted all of us with his storytelling. The...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. So happy to hear that you enjoyed the history of these long lost resettled communities. It is a story like no other...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We’ve been out with Bruce on several trips over the years and it never gets old. We always have a fantastic adventure. Notwithstanding the rain, we spent a wonderful morning talking about the incredible history of the area and saw humpbacks, seals and puffins to...More

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

Sarah it is always a pleasure to have such a fine group of wonderful ladies on tour. Thank you for sharing your experience with Rugged Beauty Boat Tours with such an excellent review. Happy to hear you once again enjoyed the history of these long...More

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mmch2018
17 July 2018|
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Response from gore_david | Reviewed this property |
For icebergs it is late in the year and for 2018 most icebergs have been much farther offshore. Also this tour is not designed to see icebergs
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RAS46
26 July 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
19 September 2015|
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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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