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Route 239, Trinity, Newfoundland and Labrador A0C 2S0, Canada
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Bruce provided my wife and me with a personally guided tour. Not only did he take us to various communities that are no longer inhabited, he provided us with a real life perspectives on the details of the resettlements, the impact to the families, and...More

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BruceM2411, Manager at Rugged Beauty Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

It was a pleasure meeting you and so happy to hear that you enjoyed and got so much out of our tour. These long lost resettled communities and the past and present of our cod fishery is my families life experiences that I have great...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

Bruce is a wealth of knowledge...both first hand and through family stories. He is a fabulous guide, makes everyone feel welcome and safe on his tour. He knows his water, his land and the wildlife. We saw many Eagles! He even took the group to...More

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BruceM2411, Manager at Rugged Beauty Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

It was a pleasure meeting you Cathy. So happy to hear you enjoyed the tour on the history of these long lost resettled communities and on the cod fishery of the past and present but most importantly that you felt safe on the boat tour....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was the highlight of our trip to Newfoundland!! Bruce is a fascinating man with wonderful stories and a great knowledge of the areas history. The views were spectacular!! Great memories. If you get a chance, take the Rugged Beauty Boat Tour. You won’t be...More

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BruceM2411, Manager at Rugged Beauty Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

It was a pleasure meeting you Trenna & Alden, also your mom and dad Jan and Jim. So happy to hear you enjoyed the tour on the history of these long lost communities and on our cod fishery of the past and present. It is...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking for a true Newfoundland experience and don't mind a bit of salt spray and waves you must try this. It was a great day...lots of Newfoundland history with authentic stories with great explanations of fishing and small settlements. If you want...More

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BruceM2411, Manager at Rugged Beauty Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

It was a pleasure meeting you Rita. So happy to hear you enjoyed the tour on the history of these long lost communities and on our cod fishery of the past and present. It is a story of my family's life experiences and one that...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There is not much more I can say about Bruce and Rugged Beauty Boat Tours that hasn't already been said here, but what an incredible experience. Learning about resettlement, cod fishing, and the moratorium through Bruce's family stories will probably be the best part of...More

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BruceM2411, Manager at Rugged Beauty Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

It was a pleasure meeting you Becky. So happy to hear you enjoyed the tour on the history of these long lost communities and on our cod fishery of the past and present. It is a story of my family's life experiences and one that...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I recently took this "tour" during our recent visit and road trip across Newfoundland. We are from Virginia and lived in Newfoundland for about eight months in 1969. There is not much I can add to the excellent ratings Bruce's tour has...More

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

It was a pleasure meeting you. So happy to hear you enjoyed the tour on the history of these long lost communities and of the cod fishery of the past and present that affected so many lives including my family. I have to agree that...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Within the past month myself along with five seniors from Ontario decided to go to Newfoundland and one of our excursions was the Rugged Beauty Boat Tour with Bruce Miller. I'm from Newfoundland and all of us learned so much about the history and culture...More

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

Hi Marie, it was a pleasure meeting you and your group of friends. So happy to hear you enjoyed the tour on the history of these long lost resettled communities, the cod fishery past and present and it's affect on out-port Newfoundland. I feel it...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bruce's tour was top notch, not your normal boat tour, but a true insite to how people lived back in the day! Traveling the smooth glacial waters and even spotting a whale or two on the way to abandoned villages was amazing. We learned about...More

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

It was a pleasure meeting you Neil. So happy to hear you enjoyed the tour on the history of these long lost resettled communities and of the history of our cod fishery of the past and present. The 15 minute presentation on cleaning and salting...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bruce Miller's Rugged Beauty Boat Tour is one of the highest-rated 'things to do', not only in Newfoundland, but in all of Canada. Whenever something gets accolades so lofty, it creates an anticipation that can often result in an experience that underwhelms because the expectation...More

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

Mike and Janet is was a pleasure meeting you and your daughter. So happy to hear you enjoyed the tour on the history of these long lost communities and of our past and present cod fishery that have affected so many people including my family....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I can't say enough positive about this tour. The landscape is gorgeous, and the sea is astounding. We saw eagles and even a whale -- and the coves that were home to the people of Newfoundland and the site of so much life and activity,...More

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Bruce M, Manager at Rugged Beauty Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

It was a pleasure meeting you. So happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour of the history of these long lost resettled communities and of the cod fishery of then and now. The rugged beauty coastline and the scenery is very interesting to see....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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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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