Bound for the Isles
Tourists still drawn to explore.
Captain Dave Boyd had little trouble navigating the bergs and ice pans that littered Exploits Bay, near his Twillingate home this year.
Far more difficult was the task of navigating through the sheer number of visitors to the Twillingate Fishery and Heritage Centre, Prime Berth operated by Boyd and his wife Christine.
“This year we’ve had over 85 motor coaches,” Boyd told the Pilot. “Twillingate I would say is right up there in the top tourism destinations in Newfoundland.”
Boyd offers what he describes as “experience” tourism and says business has been booming this year. Boyd says he offers a place where Come From Away’s can chase icebergs and get their hands dirty catching a cod.
“We come in and I fillet the fish they caught themselves,” said Boyd, “which is a wonderful experience for them.”
Captain Dave Boyd of Twillingate prepares to depart in search of cod and ice with Chinese tourists.
Isles of ice.
Visitors pose with moose antlers while waiting to take part in a boat tour in Twillingate.