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.
- We cannot accommodate motorized scooters.
- 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...
"I take great pleasure in sharing my passion for the Island and providing flexibly customized tours."
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.
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
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
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
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
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
Friendly and accommodating. Good info about city. Very convenient. Jack was very nice and easy to get along with.
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
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
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
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
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
polite driver. visited nice places. explained the history behind it. Explained the tools fishermen use. nice beaches.
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
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
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
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
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
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
Don was a terrific driver and guide for our day exploring the southern coast lighthouses of PEI. Terrific time!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