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

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.

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
  • 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.

Pickup Locations

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

Meet Our Guides...



Kevin McNeil – Professionally Certified Driver-Guide

"The journey of a thousand miles, begins with a single step.”

 
 

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

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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!

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    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

      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

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    10/25/2018
  •   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

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    10/23/2018

      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

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    10/21/2018

      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

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    10/21/2018
  •   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

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    10/17/2018

      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

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    10/15/2018

      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

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    10/12/2018
  •   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

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    10/10/2018

      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

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    10/10/2018

      We had a great trip around the island and saw all the necessary sights. Our driver was very informative, friendly, and professional. This was exactly what we wanted from a tour of the island.

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    10/10/2018
  •   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

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    10/09/2018

      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

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    10/06/2018

      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

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    10/05/2018
  •   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!

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    10/02/2018

      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

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    9/26/2018

      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

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    9/25/2018
  •   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

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    9/24/2018

      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

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    9/15/2018

      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

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    9/13/2018
  •   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!

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    8/30/2018

      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

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    8/28/2018

      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

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    8/28/2018