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Getting to know us – Kevin McNeil, Driver-Guide

Posted August 17th, 2018 |

Getting to know us – Kevin McNeil, Driver-Guide

You may have read their bios but we feel like it’s about time you REALLY got to know our Driver-Guides. Fourth in our series is Driver – Guide: Kevin McNeil What is your favorite stop when you tour guests around PEI? Why? It is difficult to pinpoint a particular stop as it continually changes for me with each tour. If I have a young family or individuals who love animals, my favourite stop that day may be “The Great Canadian Soap Factory” with the goats. If my guests are looking for those perfect scenic photos, then my favourite stop may...

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Getting to know us – Jack DesRoches, Driver-Guide

Posted August 17th, 2018 |

Getting to know us – Jack DesRoches, Driver-Guide

You may have read their bios but we feel like it’s about time you REALLY got to know our Driver-Guides. Third in our series is Private Driver – Guide: Jack DesRoches What is your favorite stop when you tour guests around PEI? Why? Favorite stops are The Dunes and The PEI Preserves Company. The Dunes is such an eclectic and unique location with the beautiful pottery, Island art gallery, gardens, Indonesian relics, clothing, jewelry, and a fantastic lookout view. PEI Preserves has a production viewing portal, tasting bar, tea samples,...

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Abegweit Mi’kmaw Nation Welcomes Tourism with Help of Tour Operator

Posted August 16th, 2018 |

Abegweit Mi’kmaw Nation Welcomes Tourism with Help of Tour Operator

(Stratford, PE) August 16, 2018 – At the heart of Abegweit Mi’kmaw Nation’s mission is to advance their band through education and partnerships. In this spirit the band has partnered with Target Tours Atlantic to share some of their culture with tourists in an experiential and fun environment. Starting at the end of August 2018 tours will be offered in the indigenous community of Scotchfort by local Knowledge Keepers. The tour departs from Charlottetown with a Target Tours Atlantic Driver-Guide providing background on the history of the band....

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Getting to know us – Don Cudmore, Driver-Guide

Posted August 6th, 2018 |

Getting to know us – Don Cudmore, Driver-Guide

You may have read their bios but we feel like it’s about time you REALLY got to know our Driver-Guides. Second in our series is Private Driver – Guide: Don Cudmore What is your favorite stop when you tour guests around PEI? Why? It is difficult to pick a few, there are so many. The lighthouse at Covehead is one favorite. I believe every visitor to PEI should have a chance to touch the sand and put their toes in the water. Another favorite would be the PEI Preserves Company as well as the bluffs at Cavendish and Green Gables, to name a...

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Getting to know us – Duncan Conrad, Driver-Guide

Posted August 3rd, 2018 |

Getting to know us – Duncan Conrad, Driver-Guide

You may have read their bios but we feel like it’s about time you REALLY got to know our Driver-Guides. First up in our series is the most experienced Private Driver-Guide: Duncan Conrad. What is your favorite stop when you tour guests around PEI? Why? The Island is like a patch work quilt. It is difficult to select one part of a beautiful whole. If I were to pick a stop it would be at The Bluffs in the National Park. A combination of the best scenery the Island has to offer, history surrounding our seafaring days, the sea which is the...

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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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