Charlottetown is known as Canada’s Birthplace because 150 years ago, a group of elected representatives met in this very place to discuss the founding of a union. This led to the creation of the great country of Canada. Interested to learn more about this historic city? Why not join one of these tours and let these dedicated, professional guides show you around their home!
1. Harbour Hippo Surf "n" Turf Tours
The Harbour Hippo Tour brings you across Charlottetown by land on its fun, comfortable bus…until it splashes into the water! The Harbour Hippo Management aims to give their guests insights to the history of the town, but also recommendations on the modern attractions around the city, including Victoria Park. Traveling around on land and on the water, you will have a wonderful day out and definitely gain new perspectives to Charlottetown.
Harbour Hippo Surf "n" Turf Tours
Website: Harbour Hippo Surf “n” Turf Tours
If you’d prefer to stay on land and focus more on exploring the streets of the city, hop on board the charming double decker bus for this City Highlights Bus Tour. The tour brings you through the city, the more suburban residential areas, and also by the water. Some of the notable attractions which you will pass by include the historic Great George Street, Victoria Park, and the Lieutenant Governor’s House. Additionally, you will be able to make a meaningful contribution to the Children’s Wish Foundation by booking this tour.
City Highlights Bus Tour of Charlottetown
3. MacQueen's Bicycle Tour
MacQueen’s is a well-known bicycle rental outlet in Charlottetown, but also provides a customizable bicycle tour. Given its expertise in bicycles, you know you can expect a reliable and safe bicycle and accessories for your tour. The tour operators are also extremely flexible in designing their tours, and can arrange the distance, your choice of accommodation or even your meals! Whether you’re looking for burgers at a diner to complete your cycling trip or a fancier four-course meal, they’ve got you covered. Get in some exercise and leave with unforgettable memories with this amazing tour.
MacQueen's Bicycle Tour
Website: MacQueen’s Bicycle Tour
4. Top Notch Lobster Tour
Ready to make a voyage out to sea? Join Mark, a fourth-generation lobster fisher, as he brings you out on his boat to take a turn on the wheel and even help him haul up traps. Aside from having a wonderful day out on the picturesque waters off Prince Edward Island, you will also learn lots about the lobster and fishing industry in Charlottetown. To top it all off, the tour ends with an utterly delicious lobster meal. This is an experience not to be missed!
Top Notch Lobster Tour
Website: Top Notch Lobster Tour
If you’ve ever read the classic novel “Anne of Green Gables”, the name of this tour would ring a bell. The Green Gables Shore is a beautiful landscape of hills, sandy beaches, and cliffs. The tour will bring you around the shore, including to the famous Cavendish Beach and its sand dunes. A number of the old-fashioned lighthouses along the way also make for great photo opportunity. Before making your way back to Charlottetown, the tour will also make a stop at the Prince Edward Island Preserve Company where you will have a chance to sample artisan preserves made with locally-grown produce and fine teas. Be sure to try their blackcurrant jam!
Green Gables Shore Tour
Take a truly romantic tour around Prince Edward Island with this Coastal Lighthouse and Winery Tour. A comfy chartered bus will bring you on a four hour excursion away from Charlottetown to the shores of Prince Edward Island. On the way, you will pass breathtaking views of coastal cliffs, vast beaches, scenic rivers, and mysterious forests. There will be no shortage of opportunities for amazing photos! Another highlight of the tour is definitely the visit to the famous Rossignol Estates Winery, where you can taste a medley of fine wines, including its unique and delicious blueberry wine.
Coastal Lighthouse and Winery Tour
7. Taste the Town Tour
Save your stomach for this Taste the Town tour, a walking tour around historic Charlottetown where you’ll be introduced to the city’s culinary scene and fresh produce. If you don’t mind getting your hands dirty, you can even try helping out some of the farmers and producers with preparing the food, for example by joining in with digging clams out from the beach or shucking oysters. Some of the local specialties you may be able to try include hot chips made from the region’s Russet-Burbank potatoes, fresh oysters, clams and mussels. Yum!
Taste the Town Tour
Website: Taste the Town Tour
This tour is a perfect introduction to Charlottetown and the neighboring coastal areas. Along the way, the tour will make several stops at quaint seaside towns that you would never have heard of otherwise. After exploring these little towns and meeting the friendly locals, head on to see the Confederation Bridge which has linked Prince Edward Island to the mainland of New Brunswick, Canada since 1997. You’ll be able to find out more about this bridge from the knowledgeable local tour guides on the tour!
Panoramic South Shore Tour
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