The best way to make the most of your day on PEI
This comprehensive tour is designed to showcase all that Prince Edward Island has to offer by incorporating the north, the south shore, and the Confederation Bridge. Along the way your Driver-Guide will allow for ample stops to explore the north and south shore including stops at Dalvay by the Sea; The Dunes Gallery Studio or Great Canadian Soap Company; North Rustico Harbor; Cavendish Beach; Green Gables Heritage Place; the Confederation Bridge; Victoria-by-the-Sea; and Island Chocolates.
Lunch reservations for this tour will be arranged but the cost of the meal is not included. We will be in contact with menu options after a booking is placed.
Don’t forget, this tour can be customized to your liking. Just let us know when you book the tour and we would be happy to work with you to create the perfect itinerary!
Our small group private tours are ideal for groups of 1 - 5 people. If your group is larger consider our large group version of this private tour HERE.
*Exact route my vary
Tour duration: 7 Hours
This comprehensive excursion is designed to showcase all that Prince Edward Island has to offer by incorporating the best of the Island’s north shore and the magic of the south shore and Confederation Bridge.
The tour begins with a historic exploration of Charlottetown landmarks and historical sites. A short drive through the countryside takes us to the beautiful north shore of PEI, where you will see beautiful vistas including, lighthouses, red cliffs, sand dunes, north shore beaches, mussel farms, and fishing villages.
Along the way, there will be ample stops at your leisure to explore PEI’s national park. This part of the day includes a stop at historic Dalvay by the Sea. No drive along the north shore would be complete without a visit to The Dunes, an Island icon, with beautiful, quality, island crafts and an incredible garden to explore. Then it’s on to North Rustico. This north shore Acadian fishing village was founded around 1790. Here you will be shown the famous red sandy shore and learn more about the rich farming and fishing communities. Next is a scenic drive through the PEI National Park with its beautiful views and abundance of wildlife. Then a photo stop at Green Gables House. An optional visit to Green Gables House can be arranged if you wish, though admission fees apply, and additional time would be required.
The next stop is the PEI Preserve Company for a quick taste of their world famous products and a tour of this converted old 1913 butter factory. Lunch will be reserved here at your own expense. Seasonal menus can be reviewed HERE. After lunch, it’s off to the south shore and the Confederation Bridge. On your return to Charlottetown explore the quaint fishing village of Victoria-by-the-Sea; a favorite stop for many visitors, with its shops, fishing village, and lighthouse. And, oh yes, try the homemade Island Chocolates! Upon our return to the city, we will travel past some of Charlottetown’s historic sites and its beautiful waterfront.
Private 6 passenger van
Professionally Certified Driver-Guide
Freshly baked muffins from the Receiver Brass Shop
A photo stop at Dalvay by the Sea
The choice to visit the Dunes Gallery OR The Great Canadian Soap Company
A photo stop at Green Gables Heritage Place
Admission to the Prince Edward Island National Park with photo stop along the way and a stop at Cavendish Beach
A visit to North Rustico, an active fishing village
A visit to the Prince Edward Island Preserve Company
A visit to the base of the Confederation Bridge
A stop at the village of Victoria-by-the-Sea
A stop at Island Chocolates
Cost: $490 + tax*: $563.50 CAD total for group (1 to 6 passengers)
Deposit of only $49 required to secure booking.
Full payment required 14 days prior to the tour.
*Our provincial and federal tax is a combined Harmonized Sales Tax that is 15%. Learn more about this tax HERE.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can we cross the Confederation Bridge during the tour?
Yes, we would be happy to arrange for a drive across the Confederation Bridge into New Brunswick. If you would like to add on a crossing of the Confederation Bridge, we suggest adding on an additional hour. You can do so by choosing to add it during the online booking process or contacting us to book.
Are there any wineries or distilleries we can visit during the tour?
The north and south shore is home to a few award-winning wineries and distilleries. We would be happy to arrange for a visit to any of these properties. If you would like to include a visit to Matos Winery, Riverdale Orchard and Cidery, Island Honey Wine, or Deep Roots Distillery, we can discuss changes to the itinerary to allow for this. If you book online please make note of this in the “special request” section of the questionnaire once your booking is complete.
While our private touring vans seat 6, it can become very snug should all participants be adults. Please consider this prior to making your booking to ensure the most comfortable and enjoyable tour possible. For adults, we often suggest no more than 5 passengers, with 4 being the ideal group size. While our vans do have the capacity for 6 people, should all those people be adults we strongly encourage upgrading to our large group version of this private tour which can seat up to 12 passengers comfortably.
Terms and Conditions
- We require 7 days cancellation notice prior to your tour departing. You will be refunded the full amount less a 10% administration cost if canceled prior to 7 days before departure. Cancellation less than 7 days, including “no shows” will not be refundable.
- Exceptions are provided for cruise ship passengers when their cruise ship cancels its visit to the Port of Charlottetown. In this circumstance, they will receive a full refund.
- Passenger must be a minimum age of 5 years
- The Port of Charlottetown (Cruise Ship Passengers)
- The Great George Hotel
- The Hotel on Pownal
Meet Our Guides...
“Having spent all of my career in Tourism Management, I am extremely happy to be now working on the personal side of tourism, meeting and guiding visitors to PEI and introducing them to all the beauty the Island has to offer.”
Trip Advisor Reviews
My husband and I are from Australia and booked a short stopover to PEI to begin our honeymoon, not realising that due to the severe weather in December, we’d be unable to visit all the Anne of Green Gables sites. The tour coordinators were absolutely...More
This tour company is reliable and friendly. My friends and I went to New York City with Target Tours. Busses are clean and comfortable as are the accommodations. Plenty of accommodating stops and good hotels. Prices were reasonable and we were given many options to...More
Of all the trips we took on our cruise through the maritime provinces, our tour of PEI was the best. The reason was that we were fortunate to be assigned to Jack DesRouches. As other reviewers have said he is a wealth of information and...More
After planning a cruise to Canada which included PEI where my mother's father was born I began to do research into where exactly the family was from but no tours seemed to cover these areas and I was not comfortable driving for fear of getting...More
Our recent private tour of Prince Edward Island with Don of Target Tours Atlantic proved to be the highlight of our 10 ports on a recent NCL cruise. Don was so knowledgeable and accommodating, showing us all the highlights of the island and lingering willingly...More
Our guide for the day was Peter. Peter greeted us clearly and conveniently as we came through the cruise terminal. Not only that, he brought us all delicious muffins and bottles of water which set the tone of the day perfectly. He drove a very...More
Peter covered everything possible in his 5 hour trip around PEI, he was so informative and had a wonderful way with his guests. The van was spotless and very comfortable. A fabulous day, thank you!
We had an amazing time! Frank was a wonderful tour guide, and it was nice to be in a van with just my family, instead of on a big tour bus with other cruise passengers. Frank, our diver/guide, was knowledgeable and very friendly, and was...More
We were staying in Charlotte Town and looked for a tour of PEI. One of our group contacted Target Tours and they set us up with Duncan as our driver guide. We spent the afternoon with Duncan driving to a local winery for a tour...More
My sisters, mother, and I took a week to drive up the East coast this summer with PEI as our main destination. We saw a lot along the way in New England and had a lot of driving to do, so we only had a...More
After unsuccessfully trying to get to this delightful island twice in the past, the third time was the charm! Target Tours, and our guide Kevin, were the proverbial icing on the cake. Kevin, a retired RCMP officer, met us at the pier where he met...More
Kevin from Target Tours Atlantic provided a wonderful day of exploring Prince Edward Island. We loved the flexibility of a very affordable private tour (Island's Finest) but relied on Kevin's expertise to take us to see all that PEI has to offer. Very professional, very...More
This tour was excellent! Duncan was exceedingly knowledgeable about Prince Edward Island and Lucy Maud Montgomery. He was flexible regarding accommodating our interests, and showed us slices of local life that we likely would have never seen otherwise. Duncan was integral in providing a lovely...More
My wife and I travel a lot, all 7 Continents, and we have visited 60+ countries, many of them multiple times. We have retained numerous Tour Guides, and we haven’t found one better than Target Tours and Jack DesRoches. He is very knowledgeable, thoroughly organized,...More
We booked three private tours for our week on Prince Edward Island starting with the "Amazing PEI 7-hour tour by Jack DesRoches. Delightful, detailed explanations to all our questions and we found the folks here friendly and eager to talk with us. Trees were starting...More
Charlottetown was such a surprise visit for me. I hadn’t researched the area as much as I should have so was delighted by the variety of sights shown to us by our driver of Target Tours. From the Ann of Green Gables House to the...More
We booked a private tour for 4 adults- South Shore Charlottetown. The four hour tour was very reasonably priced and our tour guide- Don Cudmore was great. We never felt rushed, had ampe photo ops, spots visited were not crowded. We thoroughly enjoyed our all...More
My wife, I and another couple booked a Private tour of Prince Edward Island from Target Tours Atlantic for a day during our recent cruise visit. From my first contact with Bryanna at Target Tours Atlantic, she went out of her way to book us...More
Spent 5 hours with Duncan Conrad on a tour of a small part of PE. What a beautiful day. Duncan is extremely knowledgeable and as a long time resident knows the people. He was flexible throughout the day and offered options for us to stop...More
Don Cudmore of Target Tours Atlantic was an excellent and knowledgeable guide as he drove us around in his small van all over the island. He had high end muffins and water for us to snack on, and even had "Ann" wigs for our stop...More
My husband and I enjoyed the tour. Our driver and tour guide was very knowledgeable and informative. We got to see a lot of the countryside and history. It was a very enjoyable day!
We enjoyed the 5 hour tour with Don. The van was very comfortable and his personal insights of a native added to our adventure. The countryside is very beautiful and peaceful. We visited the ocean sand dunes and the Green Gables site along with a...More
My wife and I and two of our friends arrived on a cruise ship. Our friends had booked a private tour through Target Tours. Our tour guide was DuncanConrad and he was wonderfully knowledgeable about the area. We felt like he loved telling us about...More
We would like to begin by expressing our gratitude toward our amazing guide, Jack. We booked an all day tour tour to explore PEI and we can definitely say that it did not disappoint. Jack picked us up promptly in his clean, well marked van...More
We were on a cruise from Boston to Montréal, and booked the eastern lighthouse tour with Frank during our day on PEI. The booking process was easy, and the folks from Target emailed well ahead to set the schedule and pickup. Frank was a great...More
We arrived by ship and had pre-arranged our tour with Target Tours. Kevin was our guide for the day and was fantastic. We had booked a small group tour however as it turned out my daughter and I were the only guests that day. We...More
Our party of five enjoyed the Amazing PEI experience with Jack ad our guide. It was fantastic!Jack knew everyone and everything. Five stars! Book the tour and ask for Jack!
Me and my husband visited PEI last week. As we want to make a new life in the island we wanted to look for some details, that's why we decided to take private tour. I found Target Tours on Tripadvisor, made a reservation the previous...More
My mother and I went on this tour in August 2018. Jack, our guide, tailored the tour in accordance with our preferences (we weren't interested in wineries, which the original itinerary suggested; only in lighthouses and scenic spots). Jack was a very kind and knowledgeable...More