Go ahead, get wet

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On the Water

It's no secret that Prince Edward Island has sandy beaches and the warmest waters north of the Carolinas. With 1,100 km of coastline the opportunities to take advantage of are many. Jump in and explore PEI from the water!

Beaches in PEI

It's true, you can swim in the warm salty water at PEI's beaches. The shallow shelf surrounding the Island's shore allows the water to heat up, and in July and August you will find supervised beaches in our provincial and national parks. Other beaches are perfect for those long solitary walks, or watching for the array of migratory and shore birds.

Deep-sea Fishing in PEI

A wonderful outing for the whole family. You will gain a whole new appreciation for fresh seafood after you take part in a deep-sea fishing excursion, cast your line into the deep blue waters off the coast of Prince Edward Island and catch your own fish.

Sport Fishing in PEI

Brook trout, rainbow trout, salmon, or go for the big one, giant bluefin tuna! One of PEI's best fishing areas may be found at the Morell River located in Points East Coastal Drive. The Trout River in western PEI is a perfect destination for fishing as well as hiking. Drop into a Visitor Information Centre for a map of PEI's fishing holes.

Kayaking in PEI

For those who like to paddle their own boat, there are several outfitters offering sea and river kayak tours. This is an activity that can meet the needs of the most adventurous or those who just want to try paddling for the first time.

Stand-up Paddle Boarading in PEI

For those who are looking to challenge themselves a little more, welcome to your paddleboarding paradise! With endless water ways that stream into rivers and wide open channels with some surf, paddle boarding is a must try, even for first timers!

Windsurfing in PEI

The Island is known for its excellent windsurfing conditions. Any afternoon when the breeze picks up, cars loaded with boards and sails can be seen heading out to the many access points around the Island.

Kiteboarding in PEI

One of the fastest growing water sport in the world, the Island’s shallow bays and consistent winds provide an excellent setting for kiteboarding adventures. The sensation of skimming across the surface of our salty seas will thrill even the most jaded.

Parasailing in PEI

What better way to see Prince Edward Island than with a birds-eye view while parasailing? Choose from three different rope lengths and don’t forget your camera!

Sailing in PEI

Whether you bring your own boat, join a charter, or want to brush up your skills at a sailing school, Prince Edward Island offers stunning harbours and breathtaking coastlines which will take your breath away.

NOTE: A Pleasure Craft Operator Card is required to operate power-driven boats and watercraft in Canada - learn more.

The Chief Public Health Office in consultation with the Provincial and Federal Government will determine when it's safe for other provinces to come visit the Island.

Effective July 3rd, travel restrictions between the Atlantic Provinces have been lifted. Residents coming from Atlantic Canada are required to complete a self-declaration travel form, here.

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