The Great Sea Glass and Seashell Hunt - Private Tour - Target Tours Atlantic The Great Sea Glass and Seashell Hunt - Private Tour - Target Tours Atlantic

The Great Sea Glass & Seashell Hunt – Private Tour

Hunt for treasure with a local

Tour Description

Join one of our local Driver-Guides as you depart for an undisclosed beach on Prince Edward Island to hunt for local treasure!  During the drive to your beach you will be given a brief overview of PEI as well as fun facts and interesting stories.  Your highly experienced treasure hunter will give you tips on where to look for the best loot of rare sea glass types as well as preserved shells.  While we can’t guarantee what you’ll find, we can guarantee you’ll have lots of fun looking!  You’re welcome to keep your treasures as a souvenir.

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!

Tour duration: 4 Hours

Tour Includes

  • Private 6 passenger van

  • Professionally Certified Driver-Guide

  • Bottled Water

  • Freshly baked muffins from the Receiver Brass Shop

  • Treasure hunting on an undisclosed beach*

* In order to preserve our secret treasure hunting grounds, we will not disclose the location of the beach until you meet the tour that day.


Cost:            $280 + tax*: $322 CAD total for group ( 1 to 6 passengers)

Deposit of only $28 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

Is there a lunch stop during this tour?

There is no scheduled lunch stop during your tour; however, we do provide a muffin as a snack during the tour. There are some stops during the tour where a light snack can be purchased. If you would like to arrange for a sit down lunch we suggest adding an additional hour. You can do so at booking by choosing to add it during the online booking process or contacting us to book.  Our office staff can provide suggestions and sample menus in advance of your tour as well as reservations to arrange this.

What should we wear?

The weather on Prince Edward Island can be unpredictable, especially in the spring and fall of the year.  We suggest dressing in layers and a comfortable sturdy pair of walking shoes.  A ball cap or sun hat are advisable and sunscreen during the summer months (July & August).  During the shoulder months (May, June, September, October) bringing a light jacket or sweater is advisable. Remember, you’ll be at the beach and it can be breezier than inland.

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.

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.
  • Anyone with mobility issues may find this tour challenging. Many beaches on PEI are not accessible by wheelchairs and include steep stairs or uneven walkways. Please consider this when booking your tour.
  • 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...

    Peter Holland – Professionally Certified Driver-Guide

    "No one remembers dates, but they will always remember stories."


    Trip Advisor Reviews

    •   Jack DesRoches was the best!! He took us around the city and was super knowledgeable. He made our trip to Charlottetown! Even dropped us off for a lobster roll at the best place in town when he was done! Thanks Jack hope to see you...More

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        PEI is a real gem and tours with Target were well planned and my tour guide Mr. Duncan Conrad experienced, very knowledgeable and interesting.

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        Opted for a private tour of PEI rather than the cruise line bus tour and consider it one of the best decisions we ever made. Our guide, Peter, knew every nook and cranny of this beautiful area, knew how to take in as many sights...More

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    •   Our tour guide, Jack DesRoches, was extremely knowledgeable about his island. After meeting us at the hotel, we toured Charlottetown for about an hour and learned the unique history of PEI. The trip to Green Gables area seemed quick as Jack kept our attention with...More

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        Great tour of Charlottetown, surrounding area and Green Gables. Would have preferred to see honey wine operation rather than the Bali home/store.

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        The Anne of Green Gables Adventure Tour had a comfortable van easily fitting the 8 of us. Our driver/tour guide was a friendly, knowledgeable local Canadian. It was so much better than a tour bus waiting for 40 people to get on and off. And...More

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    •   My husband, my sister and I met Jack, our guide, at the cruise ship terminal. We spent 4 hours touring a Prince Edward Island in a comfortable and clean van. Jack was friendly, knowledgeable and made the day fun. He made the tour very interesting...More

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        I want to thank Jack Desroches for his vast amount of knowledge about Charlottetown and explaining in detail the history of this beautiful island. He was courteous, friendly, polite and answered all my questions. It was an AMAZING afternoon and I would recommend the tour...More

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        We were a group of 18 and had Peter, Jack and Bruce as our tour guides for a day off the ship in PEI. Out of all the tours we had on our trip, this was by far the best. The vans were incredibly comfortable...More

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    •   When I tried to book a minibus or private van tour for our port day they were completely booked for the tour we wanted . The gal i talked to was so kind to try to call another tour guide to see if he was...More

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        We booked online, and the process was pretty smooth. Our group of four was fortunate to have Peter Holland for the day. Peter was low-key, passionate about PEI, and had wonderful local knowledge. We stopped at the Basilica in Charlottetown, and also a Catholic Church...More

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        Had a fantastic time on this private tour. Kevin McNeil was a wonderful guide and looked after us beautifully. We went to the Anne of Green Gables museums, French River, the red cliffs, LM Montgomery’s birthplace and much more! A truly memorable day.

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    •   Duncan was the best driver and tour guide we’ve encountered anywhere. He loves his island, knows everything about it, and leaves you as a visitor wanting to come back. The company was also extremely professional in the booking process. Highly, highly recommended.

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        Of the six excursions my husband and I took on our seven-day cruise of the St. Lawrence, this "Build Your Own North Shore Private Tour" was by far the best. Our guide, Jack Des Roches, was like a history book, able to answer any question...More

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        Bruce, our driver/guide was a fount of information. He studies the local history and geography so that he's able to make his tours interesting and informative. We shared a van with 4 fellow cruisers and enjoyed the whole experience.

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    •   Our private tour with Target Tours was outstanding! We were met at the port by our amazing tour guide Peter Holland who made us feel right at home straight away. We were provided with bottles of chilled water and off we went! Peter’s knowledge of...More

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        My husband and I took this tour from our cruise ship. Booking was easy. There was no problem adding two other guests later to share the cost. Jack was waiting for us in the cruise terminal and was happy to personalise the tour to our...More

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        interesting to listen to, great knowledge, showed us many histotic and other places of interest in addition to what we requested

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    •   Donalda Docherty of Target Tours Atlantic was waiting as we exited our cruise ship on PEI. She was very accommodating to what we wanted to do.With her vast knowledge of the area she made our trip very enjoyable. Loved have an intimate tour with just...More

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        From the very beginning of my contact with them, everyone at Target Tours was professional and extremely helpful. I had to cancel our first booking because my husband was having surgery. There was no problem whatsoever. We then rebooked a private tour for 4 people...More

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        Duncan Conrad provided us with a wonderful personal tour of PEI. He is knowledgeable, engaging, and a delightful person. AS our ship docked late, we were able to customize our private tour to include lunch. Not only got to see the fantastic scenery, but got...More

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    •   Mickey gave us a great tour of the island and was open to whatever sites we wanted to visit. He set up a table with muffins and water to tide us over until after the tour. He dropped us off at a recommended restaurant for...More

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        Jack from Target Tours, was our guide. He was the best. We had a great day with Jack, as he was so knowledgeable and friendly, just a pleasure to be with to learn and see so much in a 5 hour plus private tour. We...More

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        Did a tour, Island Scenic Drive & Anne of Green- Gables - Private Tour with Don Cudmore. The title says it all. The tour was fantastic and Don was simply a top class guide - friendly, helpful, knowledgeable, the perfect guide for us. My husband,...More

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    •   I booked our tour for 10 people and we were very lucky to have Kevin McNeil as our guide . Our visit to Charlottetown was by cruise ship. Kevin met us in the terminal and was very accommodating to our unusual request . Our family...More

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        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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        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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    •   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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        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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