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Capt. Dave's Boat Tours

Main Tickle Causeway, Twillingate, Newfoundland and Labrador A0G 4M0, Canada
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Highlight of my trip to Newfoundland

I cannot recommend Capt. Dave's tour highly enough. He took us to all the best spots, pulled up... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
jbar84
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Toronto, Canada
Great experience

Our boat trip of almost 1,5 hours with Captain Dave was great fun and good value for money. We came... read more

Reviewed 28 April 2018
Elmarie P
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Klerksdorp, South Africa
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As a long time fisherman and licenced tour boat operator, Capt. Dave is well equipped to give you an unforgettable experience on the water. Whether to experience the majestic icebergs as they make their way south; catch a cod ; help Capt. Dave haul his lobster pots, or see the giant humpbacks breach as they feed on schools of caplin, Capt. Dave has the knowledge and experience to make your trip an adventure to treasure for years to come. As a certified tour boat captain, David specializes in small group, personalized tours to view the magnificent icebergs that often frequent the main tickle just off from his fishing interpretation centre, Prime Berth. In addition to iceberg tours, David will take you to explore the rugged coastline of Main Tickle, and view the thousands of nesting birds on the Baccy Islands, on your way to Gut Tickle and through the Salt Hr. Canal to the picturesque fishing village of Herring Neck. Your view of the fishing stages from the water will be a highlight of your Newfoundland & Twillingate vacation. In addition David can take you to the little fishing village of Tizzard's Harbour, his hometown, where he has set his lobster trap since the age of six. From May to October you could also fish for cod during your tour!!!
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Main Tickle Causeway, Twillingate, Newfoundland and Labrador A0G 4M0, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I cannot recommend Capt. Dave's tour highly enough. He took us to all the best spots, pulled up lobster traps, told us about the history of the area and answered any questions. Everything so interesting, Dave and his wife really looked after each guest, making...More

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Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

Our boat trip of almost 1,5 hours with Captain Dave was great fun and good value for money. We came close to the iceberg, and the smaller group was great. Highly recommended.More

Thank Elmarie P
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captdave2015, Owner at Capt. Dave's Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2018

Thank-you, Elmarie. It was great having your family aboard and the other family was great also. Not every day you get a chance to experience such a great berg, see the school of fish on the surface, the fishing vessels in the harbour and look...More

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Reviewed 6 March 2018

Had a fantastic time with Capt Dave. We went to see the icebergs but all tours were cancelled out of Twillingate due to pan ice. Thankfully Capt Dave could get us out to see one iceberg. It was amazing, but sad we couldn't get out...More

Thank Alison H
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captdave2015, Owner at Capt. Dave's Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2018

Many thanks for your kind comments.

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Reviewed 6 October 2017

Visiting Twillingate in May, I knew my odds of getting out on a tour were hit or miss, due to the nature of the pack ice in the harbour. When none of the big time operators with their larger boats could get out of the...More

Thank Kari L
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captdave2015, Owner at Capt. Dave's Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2018

Thank you, and as my response I am going to post my grandson Cole's attempt at persuasive writing. He is 11 years old and he had to write a paragraph to persuade someone to do something. So here is his paragraph on why you should...More

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Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

We had a fabulous time with Captain Dave, he was so warm and friendly. He had a great sense of humour and made you feel like family. We caught a bunch of cod, Dave grew up on these waters and has 62 years experience. He...More

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Reviewed 13 August 2017

Was recommended Captain Dave's tour by the owner of our vacation rental. My mom and I really enjoyed the tour, and even did a bit of fishing. Would highly recommend the tour if you're in the Twillingate area.

Thank TheGrid8
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Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

We visited Twillingate and strolled into capt Daves on the way in. There were no tours scheduled that day but they were nice enough to offer us a unique mini tour just for us, because they knew we wanted to get out on the water....More

Thank John R
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Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Incredibly fun morning with Captain Dave 😃 First he was kind enough to squeeze us in early so we did not miss out. Small boat, small number people makes it so personal . He took us up close to an iceberg, he allowed all of...More

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Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Loved our tour with Captain Dave. He was so knowledgeable about Twillinggate, NFld, fishing, icebergs, etc, etc.. I laughed the whole time and would recommend anyone to try to spend sometime on a boat with him.

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Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

Absolutely an authentic and local fishing and tour experience in Twilingate. Icebergs up close and personal, whales, cod jigging, lots of history, checking lobster traps, bird watching, fish filleting, etc...so worth it!! WAY better than a large group boat tour! Captain Dave's boat is an...More

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captdave2015, Owner at Capt. Dave's Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2017

What is the " best" boat tour is different for different folks, so I would never say my tour is better than any other boat tour, but we do try and do as many things as possible. Of course our fast boats means we get...More

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BMR47
3 April 2018|
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Response from captdave2015 | Property representative |
Thanks so much. Would love to meet you also. Call me a few days before you arrive. 709 884 2485
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canadianboomer
19 March 2018|
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Response from captdave2015 | Property representative |
Absolutely. Would love to take you out as a group. Just call me a few days before you arrive. 709 884 2485. Thanks, Dave
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Lyn H
13 March 2017|
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Response from captdave2015 | Property representative |
Well, just keep me in mind and send me an email a few days before. . 709-884-7493 cell. I will do my very best to get you out, for sure. Thanks.
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