Rusty’s Shore Excursion – a favorite among Cruise Ship visitors!
As we begin Rusty’s Shore Excursion we travel up historic Great George Street and view Province House – the seat of Prince Edward Island’s legislature and the site of the 1864 meeting that resulted in the formation of Canada.
Leaving the city behind we pass through the lovely rural community of York and enter the Prince Edward Island National Park at Dalvay. Dalvay House served as the White Sands Hotel in the Anne of Green Gables movie and hosted Prince William and Kate Middleton.
Traveling through the National Park we pass the port of Covehead Harbour with its fishing boats and lighthouse and pause for photos.
We continue to South Rustico, an Acadian pioneer area where we make a short stop to visit various parts of the site.
Moving on toward North Rustico we pass by mussel farms and learn the process of mussel farming and study a lobster trap to learn how lobsters are caught.
Continuing through the National Park we make a short stop at ‘The Bluff’ overlooking famous Cavendish Beach and the final resting place of the ship Marco Polo, a National Historic Site. We will tour the heritage Green Gables House and grounds and view a short film on the life and works of Lucy Maud Montgomery, Prince Edward Island’s most famous author.
After a stop at the Prince Edward Island Preserve Company, we return to Charlottetown through the beautiful rolling hills of central Prince Edward Island.
The final segment of Rusty’s Shore Excursion includes a drive around Victoria Park. We view old Fort Edward and pass by Fanningbank, the official residence of the Lieutenant Governor. Passing City Hall and through the downtown business district, we conclude our tour at the drop-off point.
We will see many beautiful farms, rolling hills and spectacular seascapes. Have your camera ready!
Tour length: 4.5 hours