Amazing PEI Experience - Private Tour - Target Tours Atlantic Amazing PEI Experience - Private Tour - Target Tours Atlantic
 

Amazing PEI Experience – Private Tour

The best way to make the most of your day on PEI

Tour Description

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

Detailed Itinerary

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.

Tour Includes

Cost

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.

Tour tips

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.

Are you visiting on a cruise ship but don’t want to travel alone? We suggest Cruise Critic as a great opportunity to find fellow cruise passengers who may wish to join you for a private tour and split the cost. Learn more HERE.

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.
  • We cannot accommodate motorized scooters.

Pickup Locations

You can meet this tour in:
  • The Port of Charlottetown (Cruise Ship Passengers)
  • The Great George Hotel
  • The Hotel on Pownal
  • Other

 

Please note that we are able to arrange pick up outside the Greater Charlottetown area; however, there could be an additional charge and an adjustment to the itinerary may be necessary. To find out more contact us HERE.

Meet Our Guides...



Jack DesRoches – Professionally Certified Driver-Guide

"Getting to know visitors to PEI and being able to showcase the Island is a privilege and I'm proud to be your host."

 
 

Trip Advisor Reviews

  •   Had a great tour to Cavendish Beach with Jack. He made time for us to swim, which was much appreciated. He also took us to a nice restaurant for lobster rolls at lunch. Highly recommended.

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    8/18/2019

      From the day I booked the tour online, I has been well taken care of. The customer service agent Emilie is very responsible, she informed me every details even faster than my cruise line. The tour guide Kevin is great too, very knowledgable in PEI...More

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    8/09/2019

      My husband and I could not have been happier with our decision to take the Target Tours personalized 5 hour tour of the North Shore. We had limited time, and this was a fantastic way to learn as much as possible about this enchanting place...More

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    8/08/2019
  •   Donalda was awesome. She showed up 25 minutes ahead of time and introduced herself. She had waters and Banana Cupcakes for us to snack on during the tour. My wife and daughters have read all the books about Anne of Green Gables and were big...More

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    8/06/2019

      While visiting PEI recently on an Insight tour, my wife and I had a day free while staying in Charlottetown. We decided to see the rest of the island and booked a trip with Target. Our guide, Donalda Docherty, picked us up at the hotel...More

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    8/03/2019

      We were treated to a great taste of PEI life in one afternoon. Our driver-guide Peter Holland was superb and a true delight to listen to. He took us across the island showing us pertinent interesting areas of PEI such as the area beaches, Anne...More

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    8/03/2019
  •   Friendly and accommodating. Good info about city. Very convenient. Jack was very nice and easy to get along with.

    thumb Sabrah T
    7/21/2019

      Using Target Tours and specifically Don, we covered and learned much more than had we travelled in our own vehicle. Very friendly and accommodating. Warm memories of our tour and the apple muffins included were pretty special too. Thank you.More

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    7/16/2019

      We (two of us) had the most wonderful day out touring with Don who showed us all we wanted to see especially Park Corner and LM Montgomery's birthplace in New London. Don was knowledgeable, friendly and a great guide who did Target Tours and PEI...More

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    7/13/2019
  •   We did three private tours with Target Tours Atlantic and were delighted with the service. Our guide, Duncan Conrad, who had lived on the island for over 30 years, was thoughtful, courteous, professional, and full of interesting stories about the various locations we visited during...More

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    7/12/2019

      Four of us did this private van tour during a cruise stop. The van was a new Mercedes and extremely roomy and comfortable. Our guide, Peter Holland, met us at the cruise terminal, as promised. Peter proved to be a very personable and knowledgeable guide...More

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    7/09/2019

      We did the Ann of green gables and cavendish beach private tour. The whole thing was seamless. Duncan met us right in the cruise terminal and showed us a great time! Safe driver with tons of knowledge and jokes! Even brought us muffins! Take this...More

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    7/08/2019
  •   polite driver. visited nice places. explained the history behind it. Explained the tools fishermen use. nice beaches.

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    7/04/2019

      It has been a long held dream to go to PEI for me and the tour with Donalda did not disappoint! Donalda was our guide and as a local, she spoke with such love of the island. It felt like we were getting to know...More

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    7/02/2019

      Last week (June 26) seven of us took a tour with Target Tours when our ship docked at PEI. We had booked it in April because we prefer taking a van rather than a large bus from the ship. Our guide Kevin McNeil met us...More

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    6/30/2019
  •   We booked Jack for a last minute tour and asked if he could give us a 2 hour highlight of all of PEI. He was outstanding, informative, efficient and willing to go anywhere we asked. He knows the island like the back of his hand...More

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    6/24/2019

      Kudos to Target Tours Atlantic for arranging a great private tour for four relatives on a reunion as two had disability/mobility limitations. Professional, knowledgeable, and fun day out. This was a great choice when visiting Charlottetown!

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    6/23/2019

      I can’t say enough about Kevin, our driver at Target Tours Atlantic. Eight of us booked a tour through them and took us around Prince Edward Island. He was knowledgeable, friendly, and the best tour guide I have had in quite a long time. He...More

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    6/19/2019
  •   Had a great tour with Mickey. Was very thorough and showed us everything we wanted without being rushed, including a stop for ice cream. Would highly recommend this company.More

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    6/18/2019

      From planning with Emilie to touring with Jack, we had a fantastic experience! Emilie was very responsive to my emails and made good suggestions for our tour when asked. Jack, our tour guide, picked us up in Downtown Charlottetown each day. He gave us time...More

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    6/09/2019

      We spent two days exploring PEI with Duncan, our tour guide. We learned so much about the history of the island as well as information about Ann of Greene Gables and the author Maud Montgomery. Duncan took us to many places that we wouldn’t have...More

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    6/08/2019
  •   Don was a terrific driver and guide for our day exploring the southern coast lighthouses of PEI. Terrific time!More

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    5/30/2019

      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

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    4/05/2019

      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

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    1/15/2019
  •   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

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    11/28/2018

      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

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    11/20/2018

      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

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    11/06/2018
  •   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

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    10/26/2018

      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!

    thumb Julie P
    10/26/2018

      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

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    10/26/2018