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Island’s Finest – Private Tour (Large Group)

Our Most Popular Tour (6 to 12 passengers)

Tour Description

Our 2020 season is not yet open for booking. If you would like to be placed on a list for more information when details are released please email [email protected].

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!

As featured in an article by the New Zealand Herald! Click HERE to read more. 

Our large group private tours are ideal for groups of 6 to 12 people. If your group is smaller consider our small group version of this private tour HERE.

*Exact route may vary. 

Tour duration: 5 Hours

Detailed Itinerary

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.

Tour Includes

Cost

Cost:            $552.17 + tax*: $635 CAD total for group (6 to 12 passenger)

Deposit of only $55.21 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.

Tour tips

Our large group Transit van is the ideal vehicle for adult groups of 6 to 12 passengers. Should your group be smaller you may consider the same tour for a smaller group in one of our 6 passenger vans. Please be aware that while our 6 passenger vans do have the capacity for 6 people, should all those people be adults we strongly encourage upgrading to our large group Transit van for comfort.

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.

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

  •   We had a Great time in PEI! Don Cudmore made us feel very welcome and comfortable, the weather wasn't great but that's not in anybody's hands. We had a good Visiting the Anne of Green Gabels House, took a very nice trip to see the...More

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    11/02/2019

      We had a Great time in PEI! Don Cudmore made us feel very welcome and comfortable, the weather wasn't great but that's not in anybody's hands. We had a good Visiting the Anne of Green Gabels House, took a very nice trip to see the...More

    thumb Orlando O
    11/02/2019

      Duncan Conrad did an excellent job and his fun personality made a tour one of our best experiences ever. Picking the four of us at the cruise ship port we took a short tour of Charlottetown itself. We then went off to the North side...More

    thumb Tracy B
    10/28/2019
  •   We chose Target Tours as an alternative to an expensive and packed bus tour from our cruise ship. We always look for Trip Advisor recommendations and Target Tours looked like a good option. Despite a bit of a delay in reaching port, Don accomodated our...More

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    10/26/2019

      We did the 7 hour Amazing PEI Experience - Private Tour. Our guide, Don, was excellent. He met us on time in the terminal and immediately began to tell us about his city. We had a clean van for our travels. He grew up in...More

    thumb Kenneth H
    10/24/2019

      Our private tour with Duncan Conrad was exceptional. Duncan picked us up at the terminal, and proceeded to take us on a personalized tour of the island. He took a more scenic route to the Lighthouse, so we were able to see some of the...More

    thumb Donna L
    10/24/2019
  •   Our group of 8 arrived at the dock, from a cruise ship, and our guide (Bruce) was waiting for us. The van that he had for our tour was huge and could have easily seated 12+ people comfortably, so the 8 of us had plant...More

    thumb Bill R
    10/23/2019

      What a great tour guide we had in Peter Holland. We saw so much of the island in our 5 hour tour. Not in the correct order but we saw;: Dalvay by the Sea, The Dunes Studio Gallery and Cafe, Cavendish Beach, Anne of Green...More

    thumb William M
    10/22/2019

      We did this tour while in Charlottetown on a Celebrity cruise. Kevin McNeil was an excellent guide and it was with a small group of 8 in a comfortable van. It was very informative and an excellent way to see the area.

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    10/18/2019
  •   We had the pleasure of touring with Don. Very friendly and knowledgeable. We saw all PEI sightseeing highlights and each additional wish to take a photostop made he possible for us. He provided complimentary bottles of water and freshly baked muffins...very delicious...We would book this...More

    thumb Peter K
    10/18/2019

      We recently had the pleasure of touring with Don on a customized lighthouse tour while visiting PEI. Our communications with Target tours before our trip were prompt,pleasant and thorough and they went out of their way to help us arrange a special day viewing multiple...More

    thumb Atravelfan
    10/16/2019

      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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    10/15/2019
  •   PEI is a real gem and tours with Target were well planned and my tour guide Mr. Duncan Conrad experienced, very knowledgeable and interesting.

    thumb Radek B
    10/15/2019

      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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    10/11/2019

      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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    10/11/2019
  •   Great tour of Charlottetown, surrounding area and Green Gables. Would have preferred to see honey wine operation rather than the Bali home/store.

    thumb ThreeBees049
    10/10/2019

      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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    10/09/2019

      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

    thumb Kathleen Q
    10/09/2019
  •   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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    10/08/2019

      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

    thumb Joey and Christ... W
    10/07/2019

      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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    10/05/2019
  •   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

    thumb Bob H
    10/05/2019

      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.

    thumb LindsCC777
    10/04/2019

      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.

    thumb janieknits
    10/04/2019
  •   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

    thumb Charles s
    10/01/2019

      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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    9/27/2019

      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

    thumb Canico
    9/26/2019
  •   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

    thumb Karen D
    9/24/2019

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

    thumb Robert P
    9/24/2019

      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

    thumb Cheryl S
    9/22/2019