A short tour to see the highlights
Are you short on time but still want to explore the beautiful North Shore of Prince Edward Island? Then this is the tour for you. As you depart our historic capital city, Charlottetown, your professionally certified Driver – Guide will share facts and anecdotes about our role in our Country’s birth. Then it's on to the North Shore for free time to explore Green Gables Heritage Place, Cavendish Beach, North Rustico fishing village, and enjoy a taste of the specially crafted jams and jellies at the Prince Edward Island Preserve Company.
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 may vary.
Tour duration: 4 Hours
Your tour begins with a brief drive through historic Charlottetown as you head to Anne’s land and your visit to Green Gables House – the old farm site that inspired L.M. Montgomery’s first novel, Anne of Green Gables published in 1908.
Along the way view rolling farmlands, stunning seascapes, tiny villages and bustling harbors as we tour the North Shore area along the Green Gables Shore (scenic drive). Your local Driver-Guide will bring the scenery alive with history, facts, and stories about the areas as you pass by and during short visits.
A stop that can’t be missed will be at the PEI Preserve Company, located in one of Canada’s prettiest villages. Enjoy a taste of world-class preserves from locally grown fruit in this converted 1913 creamery. You’ll finish the day with a beautiful drive through the rolling hills on our return to Charlottetown. This tour is an excellent combination of North Shore scenery and a visit to Green Gables National Historic site.
Private 6 passenger van
Professionally Certified Driver-Guide
Freshly baked muffins from the Receiver Brass Shop
A 45 minute visit to Green Gables Heritage Place (Admission included)
A drive through the Prince Edward Island National Park with photo stop along the way and stop at Cavendish Beach
A visit to North Rustico, an active fishing village
A visit to the Prince Edward Island Preserve Company
Cost: $280 + tax*: $322 CAD total for group (1 – 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.
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.
- The Port of Charlottetown (Cruise Ship Passengers)
- The Great George Hotel
- The Hotel on Pownal
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...
“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
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!
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
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
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
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