Private Prince Edward Island Moonshine, in the Daylight

Private Prince Edward Island Moonshine, in the Daylight

Private Prince Edward Island Moonshine, in the Daylight

With this excursion you will travel along the Gulf of St. Lawrence side of Prince Edward Island, or as Islanders call it, the North Shore. We’ll tour along the east coastal drive (Route 2) and stop to visit the spectacular dunes system and floating boardwalk at Greenwich.

This site contains an extensive and fragile coastal dune system, wetlands, and various natural habitats in which numerous rare plant species are found. Among the most spectacular natural characteristics to be protected at Greenwich are the unusually large and mobile parabolic dunes with their associated counter ridges or Gegenwälle. This phenomenon is very rare in North America.

“I like my potatoes smashed, distilled, and served on the rocks.”

Next, we’ll travel along the jutting coastline and pass through scenic fishing ports as we head for Hermanville. Here we will tour Canada’s first and only producer of potato vodka. While most commercial vodkas strive for a neutral character, this isn’t the case at the Prince Edward Island Distillery. Owners Arla Johnson and Julie Shore are coaxing the truest expression of the island’s unique terrain through a commitment to local ingredients, including using select island spuds for their internationally-acclaimed Potato Vodka, best enjoyed on its own. As one of the distillery’s slogans states, “I like my potatoes smashed, distilled and served on the rocks.”

Miniature Railway - Eastern Tip of the Island

Up next, we’re off to the eastern tip of the island where we will learn about Prince Edward Island’s railway, view a recreated stationmaster’s office, visit the home of PEI’s miniature railway in Elmira and see one of Atlantic Canada’s foremost model train collections.

We’ll head next to Basin Head Fisheries Museum which is located near Souris and sits high on a bluff overlooking the Northumberland Strait. While we’re here, we’ll learn the story of Prince Edward Island’s inshore fishery. You will have an opportunity to wander along the magnificent, white ‘singing sands’ beach. Take your shoes off and hear their unique sounds.

Myriad View Artisan Distillery in Rollo Bay

This is the Moonshine Excursion, so we’re off to Rollo Bay for a visit to Prince Edward Island’s first artisan distillery. During Prohibition (which reigned over the island longer than anywhere else in Canada), you needed a doctor’s note to get a drink from an approved government vendor. Today, locals and visitors come to enjoy ‘shine’ in broad daylight at the distillery’s distinct fire-engine-red barn on the province’s eastern shore, which comes complete with dramatic views of the Northumberland Strait.

Myriad produces spirits unique to Prince Edward Island and the industry. You will be able to tour the distillery and witness Strait Shine being collected right from the still. It does not happen anywhere else. Enjoy on-site sales and tasting. This is a true PEI tradition brought from the backwoods into the daylight.

As the day unfolds, we will be stop for lunch. We will return to Charlottetown via a different route as we continue to sample a day in the life of an Islander.

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Remember to bring your camera. If you have a young child, that requires a car seat, you must provide your own on this excursion. If you do not have a car seat for them, you can be denied service, due to the local car seat laws.

Departure Location

At the cruise ship pier. The specific meeting location at the pier will be listed in your confirmation email and voucher for this shore excursion. See the 'Redemption and Voucher Details' section below.

Redemption and Voucher Details

  1. After you complete your booking, your credit card will be charged and our expert Shore Excursion Concierge agents will 'hand'-review your shore excursion selections against your cruise itinerary to confirm compatibility. Your credit card statement will list the merchant for the charges as Port Promo Cruise Tours.
  2. You will receive an email within 72 hours of booking from which confirms your booking and contains the vouchers required for your shore excursions. Please print these vouchers and bring them with you on your cruise. You will be required to turn the voucher(s) in to the corresponding shore excursion supplier(s). The vouchers feature information regarding how to meet up with the tour leader upon arrival to a port and other important details.
  3. Your tour is completely refundable if your ship is unable to get into port or due to weather cancellations. See our terms and conditions for complete details.
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