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Welcome to Charlottetown

Port Charlottetown is only steps away from the historic tourist area of downtown Charlottetown. Known as the Birthplace of Canadian Confederation, where the talks to form the country took place in 1864, visitors can immerse themselves in the rich history of Canada, stroll the cobblestone tree-lined streets, relax at one of the many outdoor cafés, or shop in the local shops and galleries.

The colourful Victorian architecture and classic island stone churches that can be seen throughout the area make for picture perfect afternoon stroll through the tree-lined streets. Escape the clutter of life and immerse yourself in the natural beauty this special place.

With unforgettable excursions a stone’s throw away, exploring Charlottetown is a perfect introduction to Canada’s smallest province: Prince Edward Island.


Kelly Murphy
Director of Marketing & Cruise Development

Port Charlottetown
PO Box 1117
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7M8

Phone: (902) 393-4327

Port Specifications

Main Berth

Length: 183 metres (600.39 feet)

Depth: 13 metres (42.65 feet)

Main Berth East – 2020 expansion

Length: Breasting Dolphin plus Main Berth

Depth: 10 metres (32.81 feet)

Main Berth West – 2020 expansion

Length: 3 Breasting Dolphins (access and landing bridge)

Depth: 17 metres (55.77 feet)

Turning Basin: 400 metres (1,312.34 feet) @ 10 metres depth
420 metres (1,377.95 feet) @ 9 metres depth
520 metres (1,706.04 feet) @ three tides (1.2nm from wharf)

Tidal Range: 2 metres (6.56 feet)

Available Services

  • Fresh water
  • Supplies, bunker and diesel fuel, gas and lubricants
  • Hospital
  • Airport
  • Port operations personnel/security
  • Canada Customs
  • Pilotage (compulsory)
  • Stevedoring

Vessel Agents

The partners in the Atlantic Canada Cruise Association are ready to welcome your ships to our harbours. These vessel agents can help you secure the berths you need. For more information please visit Port Charlottetown.

Things to do

Explore Charlottetown by Horse-Drawn Trolley

Take an old-fashioned journey and see why Charlottetown is called “the city of churches and trees.” Your horse-drawn trolley pulled by a pair of magnificent Clydesdales will take you through historic downtown Charlottetown filled with quaint shops and wonderful examples of Victorian architecture. You’ll pass historic Great George Street, Province House National Historic Site, Confederation Centre of the Arts and Founders’ Hall-Canada’s Birthplace Pavilion.

Fresh, Local Seafood Experiences

A culinary walking tour is a great way to sample the local cuisine, meet the locals, and learn some history. Or, if you’re only going to enjoy one great meal while you’re here, you must try the lobster. After all, there’s a reason why it’s considered among the best in the world.

Not a lobster fan? No problem. Feast on our delectable mussels and oysters. Dine overlooking the harbour, at a romantic table at a quiet side-street café or at an elegant restaurant. Or get a little more hands-on and go clam digging or sign up for a Culinary Bootcamp and learn how to prepare these Island delicacies yourself!

Historic Walking Tours

Set out on a beautiful, entertaining, and educational walking tour from Founders’ Hall through the historic city streets, led by a costumed guide. Stroll up charming Great George Street and learn all about life in PEI in the 1800s.

Ask about the crooked, six-foot deep sidewalks. There are several tours to choose from, but you can’t go wrong!

Beach Days Are Better Here

Visit one of the many beaches of Prince Edward Island—they’re famous the world over. The Prince Edward Island National Park is renowned for its beaches. Dreaming of carefree strolls on the beach, beautiful sunsets, or bird watching? This is the place to find some quiet time to relax and leave the clutter of life behind.

Anne of Green Gables

When the novel Anne of Green Gables was published in 1908, most people could only dream of visiting its magical setting. Since then, millions of fans have travelled to Prince Edward Island to discover the place that inspired Lucy Maud Montgomery’s stories and characters.

At the national historic site of Green Gable Heritage Place visitors can walk in the footsteps of one of Canada's most celebrated authors and immerse themselves in the landscape that inspired the setting of Anne of Green Gables. Part of L.M. Montgomery's Cavendish National Historic Site, Green Gables tells the story of both the author, L.M. Montgomery, and her most famous heroine, Anne Shirley. Explore the new visitor centre, original house, 19th century gardens, farmyard, walking trails - including the Haunted Wood and Lovers Lane - gift shop and The Cordial Café.

Local Tourism

Keep the trip planning going, explore the local tourism sites for more itineraries and trip ideas:

Discover Charlottetown | PEI Tourism