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Malpeque Bay, Prince Edward Island: Address, Malpeque Bay Reviews: 5/5

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Most relaxing time
Jul. 2017
We decided to spend some time in Canada this year and travel out east as we've never been past Quebec before. It worked out great since it was Canada's 150th and the Parks were free. We rented a cottage with friends in Malpeque and it was the most relaxing time we've had in a long time. The cottage had everything we needed especially the great view from the back porch which overlooked the National Park and bay. We walked the entire beach of the park one day and were amazed by how hot the red sand gets in the summer. We had a fantastic experience at the Oyster bar and were given the opportunity to try all kinds of shell fish. The kids enjoyed an afternoon making their own dirt shirts in at the beach. We were close enough of a drive to Kensington and Summerside to explore some of the unique shops and restaurants. Kensington also offered the kids a fun exploration through the haunted mansion (you have to try the psychedelic room). We also spent an amazing day deep sea fishing in Cavendish and we were able to bring home dinner. PEI is amazing, and we finished our last few days of our trip off by spending a day in Charlottetown before driving across the Confederation Bridge (you have to pay a toll when you leave) and staying in Moncton. Although we were only in New Brunswick for 2 1/2 days we managed to squeeze a full day in at Fundy National Park and Hopewell Rocks (that is a must). In fact we went to Hopewell twice, in the morning when the tide was in and the evening to experience the sea floor when the tide was out. This was definitively on our bucket list and maybe next year Nova Scotia will be on the list.

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BonnieM1961
Owen Sound, Canada23 contributions
Wow
Sep. 2017
Beautiful scenery, peaceful and serene. Nice walk around the fishing boats and huts. Quiet in September but we enjoyed that.
Written October 2, 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

C C
Newmarket, Canada31 contributions
Most relaxing time
Jul. 2017 • Family
We decided to spend some time in Canada this year and travel out east as we've never been past Quebec before. It worked out great since it was Canada's 150th and the Parks were free. We rented a cottage with friends in Malpeque and it was the most relaxing time we've had in a long time. The cottage had everything we needed especially the great view from the back porch which overlooked the National Park and bay. We walked the entire beach of the park one day and were amazed by how hot the red sand gets in the summer. We had a fantastic experience at the Oyster bar and were given the opportunity to try all kinds of shell fish. The kids enjoyed an afternoon making their own dirt shirts in at the beach. We were close enough of a drive to Kensington and Summerside to explore some of the unique shops and restaurants. Kensington also offered the kids a fun exploration through the haunted mansion (you have to try the psychedelic room). We also spent an amazing day deep sea fishing in Cavendish and we were able to bring home dinner. PEI is amazing, and we finished our last few days of our trip off by spending a day in Charlottetown before driving across the Confederation Bridge (you have to pay a toll when you leave) and staying in Moncton. Although we were only in New Brunswick for 2 1/2 days we managed to squeeze a full day in at Fundy National Park and Hopewell Rocks (that is a must). In fact we went to Hopewell twice, in the morning when the tide was in and the evening to experience the sea floor when the tide was out.
This was definitively on our bucket list and maybe next year Nova Scotia will be on the list.
Written August 31, 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Greg W
Moncton, Canada1 contribution
PEI Coastal Tours & Experiences
Sep. 2015
If you’d like a truly authentic experience inside the Prince Edward Island oyster industry, you won’t find a better time than via meeting the legendary Hardy clan, introduced by guide extraordinaire, John Martin. It’s one of John’s well-run “PEI Coastal Tours and Experiences.” Within minutes, you’ll feel like you’ve known John and the Hardys all your life. They have a knack for casting a welcoming spell on you. And, along the way, you’ll tour through a fleet of working, vintage Farmall tractors, laden with tons of shellfish, puttering to and from the various shore-side sheds and packing facilities. Then, you’re invited inside these buildings where the Hardy family and workers busily grade, sort, clean, weigh, bag and crate their famed Malpeque oysters for markets throughout the world.
A highlight is seeing first-hand the countless cages where the oysters grow in the renowned Malpeque Bay itself. It’s thrilling to ride so close to the water on a low-slung dory, powered by a perky outboard motor. But time is taken to stop and demonstrate the time-honored task of hand harvesting the oysters with man-sized tongs from the bow. You’re even offered the chance to do some “tonging” yourself, if you wish. It’s a perfect time as well, like other occasions along the tour, to crack open and slurp down some more oysters. Shuck(er)s, there’s no chance you’ll find them any fresher than this . . . and what a difference that makes!
Written January 3, 2016
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travelerkent
Lake City, Florida413 contributions
Nice beach
Oct. 2014 • Couples
Beautiful Bay, It was to cold and windy to kayak but we walked on the red sand beach. Would love to return when it is warmer.
Written November 26, 2014
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Sherry B
Halifax, Canada2 contributions
AMAZING
Aug. 2014 • Family
My son and I went on an fantastic kayaking trip today. When we arrived we met Ann, wonderful
Lady (she owns it). Then we were suited up and given all kinds of instruction on the dos and don't s of kayaking. The weather was beautiful and the water was calm. Not much of a cloud in the sky. We were out on the water for 41/2 hours. Some times you just bring all your kayaks together and float on the water, and or you are just taking your time paddling threw the water.myou never seem to be rushed and always felt very safe. We were lucky to have Brian as our instructor, an Newfoundlander and as good as they come. So, Matthew and I recommend this kayaking adventure to everyone, you will love the people and it's a beautiful area. Enjoy, I know we did.
Written August 24, 2014
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Amy L
Toronto, Canada67 contributions
A Favourite Spot!
Jul. 2014 • Couples
Highly recommend visiting Malpeque Bay if you are planning a trip to PEI. We had some delicious fresh oysters at the Oyster Barn, and shucked our own on our campsite at Cabot Beach while watching the sun go down. Cabot Beach camp ground was lovely and the staff there are so pleasant.
Written August 7, 2014
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Heather G
3 contributions
Great views
Jul. 2013
Had never been before but was soo easy to learn and guides made me so relaxed. water was so peaceful ....
Can't wait for 2014 season !
Written June 13, 2014
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Jeremiah J
Raleigh, NC2 contributions
SUP with Malpeque Bay Kayak Spa
Aug. 2013 • Family
What a fantastic day - Ann showed us the basics of stand-up boarding with humor and patience and then let us go to enjoy the bay. What a fantastic setting and a fun sport. Ann took pictures and emailed them to us - so we get to enjoy it all over again. It was the best day of the vacation!
Written October 6, 2013
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Karen BF
Edmonton, Canada448 contributions
Kayaking made easy, and breathtaking
Jul. 2013 • Family
Great experience kayaking on Malpeque Bay in PEI, courtesty the Malpeque Bay Kayak Spa. On the beach training, all safety and aquatic matierlas supplied, a good value and no rush. We were all novice kayakers, in fact only my son had even BEEN in a kayak. But Ann made it easy and fun, and gave us the confidence to hit the open water.
This is exercise folks, don't forget it. It seems easy at the time but your arms may remind you that you haven't rowed in a while. We spent a glorious two hours paddling mostly calm bay waters, out around the island to see native waterfowl and beautiful views, then back to the beach.
Ann is a former school teacher who uses her instructors' experience to quickly and efficiently convey the rules and techniques you'll need to kayak like a pro. She even snapped the family photos we will cherish.
Written July 15, 2013
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Salt Water Diva
Ormond Beach, FL139 contributions
Beautiful Area!
Jun. 2012 • Couples
Spent a week in this area and it is absolutely lovely and incredibly unspoiled. Particularly enjoyed the views from Grand River where oystermen could be observed doing what they do the old fashioned way. A beautiful part of the world. Get out of Charlottetown and really enjoy PEI!
Written July 3, 2012
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