Our most popular tour
Join one of our professionally certified Driver-Guides to visit the North Shore of Prince Edward Island. This tour highlights the Island well by providing a wonderful cross section of scenic farmland, coastal views, fishing villages, red sandstone cliffs, and pink sandy beaches.
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!
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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: 5 Hours
Our most popular tour begins with a historic exploration of Charlottetown landmarks as we drive out of the city.
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. The tour includes a stop at historic Dalvay by the Sea, a national historic site.
There are stops along the way to explore PEI’s National Park and its beautiful beaches plus a visit to The Dunes, an Island icon with beautiful, quality, island crafts and an incredible garden to explore.
Then it’s on to a true gem, the harbour at North Rustico. This north shore Acadian fishing village is where you will see a working fishing village and learn about the lobster fishing industry on PEI. You’ll have the opportunity to see one of the oldest lighthouses on the Island here as well.
As we depart, we will drive through the PEI National Park with its beautiful views and abundance of wildlife (Island fox) and a stop at the bluffs overlooking the beach and red cliffs.
Finally, a crowd favorite: it’s on to a to Green Gables House, the house of the fictional character Anne of Green Gables (photo stop only). Additional time can be added if you wish to visit the site itself.
The next stop is a brief visit to the PEI Preserve Company housed in an old 1913 butter factory for a taste of their world-famous Island made preserves. Finally, we will return to Charlottetown through the beautiful hills of New Glasgow.
Private 6 passenger van
Professionally Certified Driver-Guide
Freshly baked muffins from the Receiver Brass Shop
A photo stop at Dalvay by the Sea
The choice to visit the Dunes Gallery OR The Great Canadian Soap Company
A photo stop at Green Gables Heritage Place
A drive through the Prince Edward Island National Park with photo stop along the way
A photo stop at North Rustico fishing village harbor
A visit to the Prince Edward Island Preserve Company
Cost: $350 + tax*: $402.50 CAD total for group (1 – 6 passengers)
Deposit of only $35 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
We would like additional time at Green Gables Heritage Place, is this possible?
The tour is designed for only a photo stop but we are always happy to offer to extend our tours. In order to do a full visit of Green Gables Heritage Place with entrance we suggest adding an additional hour to your tour. You can do so at booking by choosing to add it during the online booking process or contacting us to book.
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.
Are there costs for admissions at certain locations?
This tour does not require any additional admission fees to be paid.
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...
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Trip Advisor Reviews
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
interesting to listen to, great knowledge, showed us many histotic and other places of interest in addition to what we requested
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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