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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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Absolutely a Five Star Plus Must Do Experience

Amazed by the knowledge and the stories shared by Bruce as he made the history, of the resiliency... read more

Reviewed today
Cheryl R
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Ontario, Canada
Moving and informative and fun

Bruce Miller takes about 12 people out at once on his small motorboat into various coves around New... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
JSD57
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Princeton, New Jersey
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Box 24, Site 2, Dunfield | New Bonaventure, Trinity, Newfoundland and Labrador A0C 2S0, Canada
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Reviewed today

Amazed by the knowledge and the stories shared by Bruce as he made the history, of the resiliency and heritage of the outport Newfoundlanders, come alive! Enjoyed the bonus of seeing several icebergs up close and personal, even an eagle flying overhead. It was a...More

Thank Cheryl R
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Bruce Miller takes about 12 people out at once on his small motorboat into various coves around New Bonaventure. This is a terrific experience. He begins in his family's fish stage, where he narrates and demonstrates how cod were caught in out port communities like...More

Thank JSD57
Management response:Responded yesterday

Thank you for taking Rugged Beauty Boat Tour and taking the time to provide us with your experience on the tour. Happy to hear you enjoyed the history of these resettled communities and the fishery of the past and of today. Normally see eagles but...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

We read the wonderful reviews about this tours and had very high expectations. It turns out our experience far exceeded our expectations. Bruce was the perfect guide. He is knowledgeable, informative, and an exceptional storyteller. He movingly shared the experiences of the small, remote, and...More

Thank Cherie S
Management response:Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for taking Rugged Beauty Boat Tours and the time to provide your experience. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour, the history of our resettlement and the fishery of the past and present. Seeing an ice berg was a...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We saw icebergs and whales and were entertained and educated by Bruce, about Newfoundland's history, heritage and the heartbreak of the loss of the fishing industry. This trip allows you to experience the pride and the resiliency of Newfoundlanders in an extraordinary part of their...More

Thank Jayne T
Management response:Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for taking Rugged Beauty Boat Tours and taking the time to provide us with your feedback. Happy to know you enjoyed the tour and the history on resettlement, heritage and fishery. The icebergs and whales were indeed a bonus! Bruce & Bernice

Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the things I really wanted to see in NFL was icebergs, and the Inn we were staying at recommended the Rugged Beauty boat tour. With this tour you learn about the history of the area at the same time as you see icebergs,...More

1  Thank susan s
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking Rugged Beauty Boat Tour. So nice to meet you and happy to hear that you all enjoyed the tour.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Bruce Miller starts his tour with a personal account of the fishing industry, demonstrating how his family earned their living from the sea. Holding up a salted cod,he explains how historically men, women and children played a distinctive role in an industry that thrived for...More

Thank JudyandIan
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking Rugged Beauty Boat Tour. So happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour and hearing the history, fishery & resettlement stories.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Do this trip with Captain Bruce, you’ll have a wonderful time! You absolutely must experience Newfoundland from the water! Don’t worry too much about the weather, we had clouds, fog and only a tiny bit of blue sky, all of it adding interest to the...More

Thank endlesstravelwishes
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking Rugged Beauty Boat Tour. So happy to hear you enjoyed the tour of the history, fishery & resettlement stories. Also happy to hear you enjoyed steaming through the ice and seeing the icebergs.

Reviewed 7 November 2016

Words hardly describe the time we spent learning about the resettlement of Newfoundland communities from Captain Bruce. Both the sights and the stories contrast such beautiful landscapes and poignant hardships during these unsettling times in Canadian History. This was more than a boat tour, it...More

1  Thank legsandbrains
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Finally, real Newfoundland experiences. As a Newfoundlander, I can assure you this guy is legit and his tours are breath-taking. Worth every penny. A real insight into Newfoundland history and heritage, unlike a lot of American/Europeans who have set up shop in Newfoundland, trying to...More

1  Thank NotPicky123
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Bruce was passionate about Newfoundland ..this area and his life growing up..We were totally unaware of the relocation programs when newfounland joined Canada ..bruce showed us the communities as well as the beautiful bays and coastline.Great tour highly recommend.

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lhuot1234
Hi, when you say " includes a fully equipped kitchen" what food items are included? Thanks. Louise
20 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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Audrey S
Does Bruce do the Rugged Beauty Boat Tours in late May? We'd like to visit then.
5 February 2015|
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Response from jessica s | Reviewed this property |
I imagine he would, but really I don't know--just email him.
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