Pelee Island

Come explore Canada’s best-kept secret! Pelee Island, a beautiful island paradise in Lake Erie, known for its friendly locals, acres of vineyards, kilometers of nature trails, secluded beaches, quaint shops, talented local artisans, a historic lighthouse, and Provincial Nature Reserves. Pelee Island is a great place for a weekend getaway or a family day trip. There is something here for everyone. While visiting make sure you check out the Heritage Museum, Art Works, Bird Observatory, Winery, local marinas, restaurants, bakery, motel and charming bed and breakfasts.

Getting Here

With a regular ferry service from Ohio or from the Ontario mainland, getting to Pelee Island is easy, convenient and inexpensive.

Please visit the ferry website for ferry schedules and fares.
From Leamington/Kingsville to Pelee Island: 1 hr. 30 min.
From Pelee Island to Sandusky: 1 hr. 45 min.

Note: The Pelee Island Transportation Company sails from both Leamington 550 Erie St. S. & Kingsville docks.
Leamington sailings April – July and Kingsville sailing Aug – December.

Schedules vary throughout the season. For more ferry transportation details please call 1-800-661-2220. Day trips will consist of 10am mainland departures and 4pm return.

For other events and information on Pelee Island check out www.pelee.org

 

BASIC DAY TRIP INFORMATION:

9:30am: Arrive to Ferry Dock. Purchase ferry tickets ($7.50/adult + $3.75/bike) and board the ferry

10-11:30am: Ferry Sails to Pelee Island

11:35am: Arrive to Pelee Island, walk off the ferry, exit the ferry terminal gates and look to the right and you’ll see guides in Explore Pelee T-shirts by an ISLAND TOURS sign and the Big Red Van.

 Daily Tours:

12pm, 2pm, 4pm and 6pm: Island Motor Tours ending at the West Dock or Winery

12pm and 4pm: South Shore Bike Tours  (By appointment only)

12pmto 3:30pm: Lighthouse Bike Tour (By appointment only)

12pm and 2pm (as well as 4pm and 6pm July-August): Winery Tasting Tours

3:30pm: West Dock to purchase return tickets (3 minute bike ride from Winery)

4pm: Ferry departs Pelee Island back to Mainland

5:30pm: Arrive to Leamington or Kingsville dock

 

Please call ahead and make a reservation to ensure we can accommodate your touring needs.

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