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Who is Anne of Green Gables?

Posted June 19th, 2018 |

Who is Anne of Green Gables?

Not familiar? Let us help with some fast facts about Anne of Green Gables, Lucy Maud, and the books. Who is Anne of Green Gables? Anne Shirley is the main character in the fictional novel that was written by Lucy Maud Montgomery in 1908. The novel tells the story of precocious Anne Shirley, an orphan, who is sent to live on a farm in Cavendish, PE. The story takes place in Cavendish, Prince Edward Island where author Lucy Maud lived with her grandmother after her mother passed away when she was just a young girl. The story is fictional but is...

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Getting to know us – Bryanna LeClair

Posted June 1st, 2018 |

Getting to know us – Bryanna LeClair

Perhaps you’ve already met our Tour Assistant Intern but when you make a booking with Target Tours Atlantic for a Private Tour or Scheduled Tour this summer it’s likely you’ll have the pleasure of meeting her. In this post we take a few minutes to get to know the latest addition to our Target Tours Atlantic Team: Bryanna LeClair. Tell us a little about yourself… Hello everyone! My name is Bryanna LeClair and I was born and raised in Kensington, PEI. From a very young age, my mother taught me the value of travel and the...

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Where to eat in Prince Edward Island?

Posted March 22nd, 2018 |

Where to eat in Prince Edward Island?

A vacation just wouldn’t feel complete without eating great food. It’s that moment of a trip where you’re sitting on a deck, or in a beautiful restaurant, enjoying sumptuous delights that you truly feel like you get to relax. To make sure you have an amazing Prince Edward Island vacation our Target Tours Atlantic office staff shared their favorite PEI food spots and what dish you can’t go wrong with. Merchantman John Dunphy – President / Co-founder Meal: Pan Friend Haddock with cherry tomato chutney (with side of...

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The Port of Charlottetown – The Best Cruise Port

Posted March 12th, 2018 |

The Port of Charlottetown – The Best Cruise Port

What makes a port the “best” cruise port? A lot of things, but here are the reasons we think that Port Charlottetown ranks particularly high…     Location, Location, Location Where the ship docks is crucial. The most challenging ports are the ones that are nowhere near the points of interest or that are un-walkable. Not only do almost all cruise ships docks in the Port of Charlottetown, but you an easily walk to our historic city center or meander down our boardwalk right from the port. It’s all right there,...

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Local Tour Operator Expands with New Brand and Products

Posted January 24th, 2018 |

Local Tour Operator Expands with New Brand and Products

(L to R: Lynn Dunphy & John Dunphy, owners of Target Tours; Duncan Conrad, former owner of Duncan’s Island Tours) Tour Operator Target Tours, based in Stratford, PE, recently introduced a new brand and a new acquisition leading the company to offer a wider breadth of PEI based touring product. Target Tours began in 2009 as a bus tour company offering tours from the Maritimes to destinations in North America and Europe. It has since diversified and developed a very strong business providing Step-On Guides for inbound group tours to the...

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TIPS from Locals – Prince Edward Island

Posted December 4th, 2017 |

TIPS from Locals – Prince Edward Island

Where the locals go on PEI By Katie Dorgan, Receptive Tour Coordinator  In early November we reached out to the public and our past passengers for their help to create a list of 30 things Islanders (what we call folks who live on Prince Edward Island) love to do in groups of four or more here on Prince Edward Island.  While we adore our beloved Anne of Green Gables and visits to Cavendish Beach, we were looking for Islander to give us their tips and tricks to visit outside the box locations. Are you ready to travel with us from West to East? ...

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