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.
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.
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.
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