PEI Coast, Lighthouse & Cellar

  • Port

    Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada

  • Activity Level

    Easy

  • Excursion Type

    Local Sightseeing, All

  • Wheelchair Accessible

    NO

  • Starting At

    USD89.95

  • Minimum Age

    Information not currently available.

  • Duration

    Approximately 4 Hours

  • Meals Included

    No

Travel along the coast of beautiful Prince Edward Island for a step back in time and peek into some genuine PEI history. The mystique surrounding lighthouses is rooted in pragmatism -- they were crucial for trade and commerce, vastly increasing the safety of the first mode of transportation used by early settlers. Most lighthouses built before 1873 are octagonal in shape -- constructed when timber was abundant in the province. Those built after 1873 are square-tapered. Learn more from your guide about these buildings that have outlasted generations and, if their walls could talk, would tell same hair-raising tales. Each lighthouse had its individual day-markings and distinguishing flash patterns, so sailors always know which headlight is ahead of them.

You'll stop at the Point Prim Lighthouse, standing 60 feet tall, and built in 1846. This is Prince Edward Island's oldest lighthouse.

Next on the agenda is the Wood Islands Lighthouse on the Northumberland Strait. At 50 feet in height, this one began operations in 1876 to aid fishing boats around Wood Island. It has an attached six-room, two story dwelling where the keeper resides.

Your last stop will be at the Rossignol Estate Winery for unlimited wine tasting paired with Prince Edward Island cheeses -- a winning combination. The winery has a 45,000 bottle capacity and produces a variety of premium fruit and table wines made from local produce. Try the 2015 Gold Medal winners - Marechal Foch, Cassis, Liberty Blossom, L'Acadie Blanc, and Wild Blueberry and Blackberry Mead.

Notes:

Corkage policy: Wine purchased on this tour is exempt from the on-board corkage fee (offer limited to one bottle of wine per person).