Haul a Lobster Trap

Catch a buoy, haul a trap and band a claw as you learn about the world of lobster fishing on Prince Edward Island. Onboard the Top Notch with Captain Mark Jenkins, feel the ocean breeze and watch for seabirds as Captain Mark explains the hard life of a lobster fisherman. Then sit back and enjoy a delicious, traditional PEI lobster supper.


Length of Trip :
Morning sailings: 1.5 hours
Afternoon sailings: 2.5 hours
Evening sailings: 2.5 hours

Cost : Morning sailings: $45 + tax per person Afternoon sailings: $80 + tax per person Evening sailings: $80 + tax per person

Best time to go : Lobster tours run from July 1st to end of August

Wheelchair friendly : No

Family friendly : Yes

Where to eat : You don't have to look far on the island to find outstanding lobster meals.   Here's some of the places I can recommend: Charlottetown:  The Water-Prince Corner Shop and Lobster Pound - busy, bustling and popular with locals and visitors. Book ahead.

North Rustico: Fisherman's Wharf Restaurant - huge restaurant with all-you-can-eat buffet salad and mussels, and 26,000lbs of lobster in the tanks.

Victoria-by-the-Sea: Lobster Barn Pub and Eatery - known for their fresh lobsters and scallops.

Souris: Blue Fin Restaurant (10 Federal Ave) - Excellent value, friendly staff, and serious pie to wash it all down.


Official Site : *Note:   Clamdiggers no longer offer the lobster fishing experience featured in the book, but you can still board a fishing boat to see how lobster are plucked from the ocean (and eat one while you're at it).  Top Notch Lobster Tours Ph: 902-626-6689 Email: mark@markscharters.com

Where to Stay : The Great George Hotel 58 Great George Street, historic downtown Charlottetown Ph: 902-892-0606 Email: reservations@thegreatgeorge.com

Getting There : Top Notch Charters is located at 2 Prince Street (Waterfront) in Charlottetown

Note from Robin : In the book, you’ll notice I refer to Perry Gottel’s Tranquility Cove Adventures. Since I pulled those wooden lobster traps out with Perry one fine PEI morning, he’s shifted the focus of his business and now offers excellent private charters, deep sea fishing, clam digging and even wedding packages. Fortunately, Captain Mark Jenkins’ Top Notch Lobster Tours offers a wonderful lobster fishing experience, with more lobster eating, and less fish guts.



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