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Address: Port Elizabeth, Bequia
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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This museum is small but unusual, photos and model boats, whaling information and exhibits. Lawson was there when I visited which added a personal touch and he was able to answer... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
LDB65
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is small but unusual, photos and model boats, whaling information and exhibits. Lawson was there when I visited which added a personal touch and he was able to answer my questions about whaling and boat building. Even if you are not a maritime enthusiast you will find something here. It is a short walk from the shops etc... More 

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Garvald, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

This small museum explains the whaling industry of the island and is well labelled and informative and is an important place to visit to understand the island.

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Thank carostraker
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

This museum is a must for anyone interested in boat building and the history of Bequia. Nicola our guide had an in depth knowledge of both. The story of whaling on the island and whale boat building was fascinating. The small hand book is worth having.

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Thank Meerhay
Lochgilphead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016

I have to admit I wasn't thrilled to be visiting, but I had my expactations thrown...I really enjoyed the information on offer andfound it fascinating to hear the old whaling tales and to see how SMALL the whaling boats were...with the maratime history such an important part of Bequia's history, it would be a real shame to miss this little... More 

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Thank bluebellbabe
Gulf Breeze, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2016

Lawson Sargeant was an amazing tour guide showing us the beautiful wooden boats he has built. Just seeing the photos of him as a young man was worth the admission (15EC). The museum is just past Coco's on the right, turn at Rastaferian house.

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Thank Cecilia H
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2016

Included in our island tour. You walk around an area that is enclosed with iron bars -- I supposed that this is the best way to display the whaling boats, murals & whaling gear / without worrying about theft / vandalism. Thankfully this way of life is coming to an end (they are currently allowed to kill 4 humpbacks per... More 

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Thank rollngstone
Windermere, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2015

No matter what you think of whaling now, it is good to learn about how and why it was done by the locals to exist. This way of live will be gone forever soon.

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Thank Rowan813
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2015

Nice small museum featuring 27 foot whaling boat, training boat and various tools. Great opportunity to learn local history.

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Sandy, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2015

An excellent way to spend 40 minutes. The curator is an island legend and he is still making boats into his eighties! Lots of beautifully crafted models of sailing ships.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2015

This was a wonderful hour of our day trip by local ferry to Bequia from St Vincent. Its just a few minutes walk, taking a left turn when exiting the ferry. (You can also call in at the model boat workshop en route, also worth visiting). The gates were padlocked when we arrived although the door said open - seems... More 

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