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West Point Lighthouse Inn – A Unique Experience

West Point Lighthouse Inn

Sleep in a lighthouse enjoy the sights and sounds of gently rolling waves and spectacular sunsets. The West Point Lighthouse Inn features 13 guest rooms each with a breathtaking view of the Northumberland Strait from the shore of West Point, Prince Edward Island – a small community located on the western part of the island.   Many of the rooms offer walkout decks and the Keeper’s Quarters and The Tower Room are located in the private guests-only section of the historic West Point Lighthouse Museum.  Standing at 69 feet tall, the West Point Lighthouse is one of PEI’s tallest and more unique lighthouses!

Reserve the West Point Inn Seaside Experience package and you’ll enjoy  two nights accommodation,  continental breakfast for two and free admission to the Lighthouse Museum.   Featuring fine dining at the CATCH KITCHEN & BAR!    Your package for two adults includes:

  • Fresh local seafood
  • Two pints of local crafted beer
  • Starter of steamed PEI mussels
  • Two fresh lobster rolls or seared scallops entrée
  • Two bottles of PEI beer to go

Stay at the Lighthouse Inn one night on  September 13, 2015 and receive continental breakfast, tour of  the Museum, and two tickets to Lobster Party on the Beach – A Fall Flavours Signature Event!

Why we love it:   Talk about an authentic experience.   This one tops the list for sure!

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Summerside Inn – A Cozy Bed and Breakfast in PEI

Summerside Inn

Fully restored in 2012, Summerside Inn is a Queen Anne styled bed and breakfast ideally located on a residential street close to the Island’s treasures.   With 4 lovely rooms decorated with period furnishings and hardwood floors, Summerside Inn offers hot, gourmet breakfasts each morning and is an easy walk to Spinakers Landing, the waterfront and lots of great restaurants.   Make Summerside Inn a perfect base from which to explore Prince Edward Island!

Why we love it:   Wonderful place to stay during the Summerside Lobster Festival’s week-long Festival in July. Rooms are limited so reserve early. 

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Captain Alcide – Cape Egmont, Prince Edward Island

Captain Alcide

In his mid eighties, Alcide is still fishing in a small village on Prince Edward Island.  Lobster fishing is not easy, but when asked about the best part of his career, he said “whether a fisherman or a lobster fisherman, it’s all the same.  It’s the healthiest life you can know.”  Certainly the truth in this case.

Alcide started fishing when he was 14, and his father and grandfather were lobster fishermen before him.  With 70 years in the business, he has seen many changes to the industry.  For many years, fishing boats were not required to have names on them.  He also remembers the days before boat trailers.  He recalls hooking up horses to haul the boat down into the water for fishing and to pull it back out when returning to shore.

♥Learn more about Prince Edward Island.

It’s true, Women haul lobster too!

Let’s admit it, most fishermen are men.  It’s hard work out there, especially hauling lobster traps.   However, there are female lobster fishermen throughout USA and Canada.  They are very good at what they do and love every second of it.

We caught up with Lori this past summer, in the small town of Malpeque on Prince Edward Island.   Made famous for their oysters, this village is the harvest site of some delicious seafood – including lobster of course.

After several years of fishing with her husband on his boat, Lori decided to captain her own vessel (named Southern Lady.)  To say fishing is a family affair, is an understatement for this island couple.

Lobster = Love.