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South Shore Magic and Confederation Bridge – Private Tour (Large Group)

Discover the red sand shores of PEI (6 - 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].

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 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.

Tour duration: 4 Hours

Detailed Itinerary

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.

Tour Includes


Cost:            $400 + tax*: $460 CAD total for group (6 to 12 passengers)

Deposit of only $40 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.

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...

Don Cudmore – Professionally Certified Driver-Guide

“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

  •   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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      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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      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

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  •   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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      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

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      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

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  •   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

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      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

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      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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  •   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

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      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

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

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

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      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

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  •   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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      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

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      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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  •   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

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      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.

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      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.

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  •   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

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      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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      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

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

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      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

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