What could be more fun than combining music, with good old-fashioned story telling and fresh Island Blue Cultured Mussels?
Tour Length: 4 hours including Certified Tour Guide & Entertainment. Price: $70+ HST (Can). Gratuity not included. Party of four or more.
On this tour along PEI’s shoreline, you will be tapping your toes and singing along with Marie MacIntyre who will be entertaining you with PEI folk and traditional Scottish & Celtic tunes on the guitar and fiddle. This music will fit right in with your tour as we will be celebrating PEI’s Celtic roots as a destination of the Island’s original Scottish settlers.
On our journey we will pass Charlottetown’s old Railway Station, the Hillsborough River Bridge and Keppoch, to Orwell Bay where we will make a quick stop at Atlantic Aqua Farms to purchase some fresh Island Blue Mussels that were just harvested. PEI mussels are renowned world wide for their superior flavor and consistent high quality. You will get to experience their yummy flavor at the Croft House where we will cook them up for you try!
Enroute to our delectable mussels, we will pass the Selkirk Settlement in Belfast and take a quick restroom break at the Lord Selkirk Provincial Park. Don’t miss the view from Park’s cliffs while we are there; the view is captivating! At the Croft House (Selkirk Heritage and Cultural Centre) we will cook the succulent mussels for you to enjoy, while being entertained with more Celtic music. At the Croft House so you can see heritage displays and shop in their wee gift shop. The Church of Scotland is located on-site and the Ancient Acadian Cemetery is across the road if you want to visit.
Our journey then takes us down a scenic route wedged between rolling green pastures and stretches of red sandy shores as we follow the coast all the way to Point Prim, home of the province’s oldest lighthouse. This National Heritage Site was built in 1845 and is the only round brick lighthouse in Canada. The adventurous can brave the winding staircase for a gorgeous view of the Northumberland Strait. Sir Andrew MacPhail Homestead is our last stop. The Homestead was built in the 1850’s and is known as a centre-gabled house. It sits on 140 acres of gardens, nature centre and walking trails.
Enroute you will hear about Sir Andrew who was a renowned doctor, scholar and author. After this we will head back to Charlottetown on a different route and have a good old fashioned sing-along as we drive.