Dig for giant clams on Canada’s Prince Edward Island

Dine on the freshest seafood while feasting on the most gorgeous views. 

Picture this: on a perfect summer’s day on Prince Edward Island, you push off from Fisherman’s Wharf at historic Georgetown aboard one of Tranquility Cove Adventures’ sturdy deep-sea fishing vessels.

First stop, a tiny deserted island where you’re handed a clam rake and invited into chest-deep water to dig for giant clams, a local delicacy famed throughout the region and beyond.

Once you’ve snagged enough of the fist-sized beauties, it’s back to shore for a traditional clambake, where your catch is steamed and served right there on the beach.

Then it’s off to explore your surrounds – including a visit to the island’s most-photographed lighthouse, and maybe spotting a sunbathing harbour seal or two.

It’s one of the purest pleasures to be found on any adventurous holiday – and if you can time your visit for the three-day PEI Shellfish Festival each September (basically the Woodstock of clam, lobster and mussel aficionados), you’re in for a treat, with chowder chowdowns, oyster shucking contests, celebrity chef cook-offs and more.

Bring a bib and prepare to tuck in!

GET GOING:

Join a Tranquility Cove Adventures Giant Bar Clam Dig (tcapei.com) from June to September via an Insight Vacations’ Landscapes of the Canadian Maritimes tour. More details here.

LOCATION:

Tranquility Cove Adventures operates from Fisherman’s Wharf, located at No. 1 Kent Street, Georgetown, on the Georgetown Peninsula, Prince Edward Island.

 

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