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Rugged Beauty Boat Tours

Box 24, Site 2, Dunfield | New Bonaventure, Trinity, Newfoundland and Labrador A0C 2S0, Canada
+1 709-464-3856
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This is a "can't miss" experience

Bruce Miller provides a tour that is essential to the understanding of the history of Newfoundland... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Edmund O
Authentic and Engaging - a Must-do

A very in-depth and interactive view into an almost extinct way of life - that of the traditional... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
arwarman
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Burlington, Canada
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Box 24, Site 2, Dunfield | New Bonaventure, Trinity, Newfoundland and Labrador A0C 2S0, Canada
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+1 709-464-3856
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Bruce Miller provides a tour that is essential to the understanding of the history of Newfoundland, and is a person qualified to provide it. He and his family were cod fishers and he can tell the story like few others. He has also managed to...More

Thank Edmund O
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very in-depth and interactive view into an almost extinct way of life - that of the traditional Newfoundland outport fisher. Under the curation and guidance of Skipper Bruce, learn first-hand what the life and times in these isolated and close-knit communities was like before...More

Thank arwarman
Management response:Responded 6 days ago

It was a pleasure meeting you and 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 my family stories of the lifetime changes, the history of these long...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Our Rugged Beauty Boat Tour was a standout and highlight experience in a trip full of wonderful experiences. Like other boat tours in Newfoundland, you get the scenic beauty and wildlife sightings (moose and lots of bald eagles, in our case). But that's not what...More

Thank dis1010
Management response:Responded 6 days ago

It as a pleasure meeting you and thank you for taking the time to share your experience with Rugged Beauty Boat Tours and providing such an excellent review. So happy to hear that our tour was a standout and highlight experience of your full trip...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Bruce and his stories of Newfoundland have been the highlight of our trip and that is saying a lot as we continue to have amazing experiences. Informative and genuine, Bruce's recounting of his family's life in the cod fisheries was fascinating. Having tea at his...More

Thank Michael M
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

It was a pleasure meeting you Michael. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with Rugged Beauty Boat Tours and provide such an excellent review. So happy to hear that the tour was the highlight of your trip to our province and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bruce is so passionate & authentic in telling the story of a fishing family from rural Newfoundland . The story is compelling & the scenery beautiful . Highly recommend .More

Thank Banffis
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

It was a pleasure meeting you and thank you for sharing your experience with Rugged Beauty Boat Tours and providing this wonderful review. Happy to hear you enjoyed the tour, the history on resettlement and the past & present of our cod fishery and of...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tour guide Bruce is an excellent storyteller. He brings alive a fascinating past and interesting present, combined with a gorgeous boat ride, a taste of salt cod, and tea. I would do this trip again without hesitation. Bruce provides good raingear, in case needed. We...More

Thank David M
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

It was a pleasure meeting you David and thank you for taking the time to share your experience with Rugged Beauty Boat Tours and provide this excellent review. So happy to hear you enjoyed the history of the resettled communities we visited and the stop-over...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thanks so much Bruce for a boat ride of a lifetime! Your honesty, stories and of course the tea was incredible! It truly is a 'must do' activity when in Newfoundland!

Thank kksixt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent event. A highlight of our Bonavista area trip. Bruce does a great job and I truly learned a lot about the area and the history. Bruce's tour is highly recommended!

Thank Ian H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Personal and intense impressions of the life of a man from Newfoundland. Something different and enjoyable with a boat ride and village visit too. Recommended

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Bruce is passionate about the history of the outports which influenced his family's lives. He vividly shares his perspective with stories of his upbringing and early learnings of cod processing. His gift of humour and genuineness personalized the tour. ...The boat tour was topped off...More

Thank denisekellynelson
Management response:Responded 3 weeks ago

It was a pleasure meeting you and thank you for sharing your experience with taking Rugged Beauty Boat Tour and providing this great review. So happy to hear you enjoyed the history of the resettled communities and the cod fishery. The beautiful sunny day definitely...More

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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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