Discover the red sand shores of PEI
This tour is a great way to explore the magic of the south shore of Prince Edward Island. The south shore is home to panoramic views of the coastline and farmland, and a structural marvel, our Confederation Bridge. Along the way you'll see the stunning red sandstone cliffs, visit the charming seaside community of Victoria-by-the-Sea, and anecdotes from your Professionally Certified Driver-Guide.
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
A great way to explore the magic of the south shore of PEI. You will visit quaint villages, see panoramic views of the coastline and farmland, and a visit to the eighth wonder of the world, our Confederation Bridge. You will begin with a drive through Charlottetown, the Island’s capital, before heading out along the south shore.
On our way to our first stop, you will see the Confederation Bridge that links Prince Edward Island to the province of New Brunswick. This amazing bridge which was officially opened in 1997 at the cost of 1 billion dollars, is an incredible eight miles long, making it the longest crossing over ice-covered water in the world.
You will be able to get up close to take some photographs while hearing about the history and stories behind the construction of this amazing feat. After leaving Borden-Carlton your next stop is the historic seaport village of Victoria-by-the-Sea, a haven for artists, where you will be able to explore the village along the tree-lined streets or take photographs of the picturesque lighthouse or visit the chocolate factory, Island Chocolates. Then it’s back to Charlottetown along the beautiful south shore.
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.
Can we cross the Confederation Bridge during the tour?
Yes, we would be happy to arrange for a drive across the Confederation Bridge. If you would like to add on a crossing of the Confederation Bridge, we suggest adding on an additional hour. You can do so by choosing to add it during the online booking process or contacting us to book. There is also an additional cost to cross that is currently $47.75 CAD per vehicle (subject to change).
Are there any wineries or distilleries we can visit during the tour?
The south shore is home to a few award-winning wineries and distilleries. We would be happy to arrange for a visit to any of these properties. If you would like to include a visit to Matos Winery, Riverdale Orchard and Cidery, or Deep Roots Distillery, we suggest adding on an additional hour. You can do so by choosing to add it during the online booking process or contacting us to book. If you have already crossed the Confederation Bridge you can elect to switch the stop for a winery or distillery visit if preferred with no length increase to the tour.
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.
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
- The Port of Charlottetown (Cruise Ship Passengers)
- The Great George Hotel
- The Hotel on Pownal
Meet Our Guides...
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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
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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
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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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