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The traveler flying into Charlottetown will arrive in Charlottetown Airport . Located off Brackley Point Road at 250 Maple Hill Avenue, it is the island’s biggest airport. Its website has information on flights, ground transportation, parking, terminal services, information for tourist and business travelers, and general information about the airport. Air Canada, Air Canada Jazz, Northwest, West Jet, Prince Edward Air and Sunwing fly into Charlottetown connecting the city with Halifax, Toronto, Montreal, Detroit and Vancouver.
To go to Charlottetown dowtown or to nearby cities, you can take a taxi at the arrivals door. They charge about $11 for a trip within the city limits and charge $3 for each additional passenger. You can share the taxi and this will cost you a bit less, about $8 for the same trip. You can always rent a car; the major rental companies ( Hertz , Avis , National and Budget ) have booths at the airport.
The traveler can also arrive by sea. Long before the Confederation Bridge was built, PEI was connected to Nova Scotia by a ferry service sailing between Wood Islands, PEI and Caribou, Nova Scotia. It can be fun to make your visit a circular trip, arriving by ferry and departing by bridge or vice versa. The ferry charges $57 for a typical passenger vehicle (under 20 ft), while crossing by bridge is a $40.50 toll. In both cases, the round trip fee is charged when departing the island.
The island is equipped with marinas, ports and harbors that will ensure the safe docking of your vessel, but much of the area is limited to vessels with a six foot draft or less. For cruising and harbour info for small boats, check out A Cruising Guide to the Gulf of St. Lawrence (PEI is on pp. 47-75) and Cruising PEI . The two main docks in Charlottetown are Peake's Quay and the Charlottetown Yacht Club.