We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 7 Partridge Lane, Stratford, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island C1B 1L6, Canada
Phone Number: +1 902-370-5045
Website
Today
07:00 - 11:00
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 07:00 - 11:00
Description:

While Rusty Rover Tours is listed as #1 in Stratford, a suburb of...

While Rusty Rover Tours is listed as #1 in Stratford, a suburb of Charlottetown, we are a leader in our field and serve the whole Charlottetown and Prince Edward Island region. Charlottetown is the cruise ship port for Prince Edward Island. If you are visiting the island, Rusty Rover Tours is your choice of tour operators for shore excursions.

Rusty Rover Tours is owned by Islanders Irwin Judson, TCP and his wife Joan.

We offer both preplanned and customized tours as well as step-on guide service for incoming groups.

Our guides are mature, knowledgeable Islanders who can show you the best of Prince Edward Island's scenery and attractions.

We use comfortable and luxurious seven minivan and a twelve passenger luxury van. If your group is larger than five who can fit into a minivan, then we offer our very comfortable 12 passenger van. We are the only tour operator in Prince Edward Island with this high-end type of van. Our tours are constantly complimented for their itinerary and the quality of their commentary.

For a friendly, relaxed and flexible tour try Rusty Rover.

Come, let us show you Our Island!

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 63 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 53
    Excellent
  • 6
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Wonderful tour!!

Had an incredible tour with Irwin! I was in Charlottetown for work and had a few hours before my flight and he was extremely accommodating and went beyond my expectations to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Navree2
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

63 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 61: English reviews
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had an incredible tour with Irwin! I was in Charlottetown for work and had a few hours before my flight and he was extremely accommodating and went beyond my expectations to ensure I was satisfied with sightseeing the island. Not only did he respond in a timely manner, he was very flexible in terms of a schedule and what to... More 

Helpful?
Thank Navree2
Irwin J, Owner at Rusty Rover Tours, responded to this review

We are really pleased with this review. It is such a pleasure to show Our Island and to discuss our way of life with visitors who are truly interested - it ceases to be work. Nav and her co-traveler were so pleasant and easy going, and even though it is off-season for tourists we were able to enjoy our time... More 

Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
114 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Whilst on a port visit we had prearranged this tour company on the recommendation of a friend who had used these guys before. The guide took us all over the place and we saw the township of Charlottetown and the Anne of Green Gables sites and also around some of the historic parts of the island it self. Would definitely... More 

Helpful?
Thank Chris S
Irwin J, Owner at Rusty Rover Tours, responded to this review

We are so pleased that your friend's recommendation worked out for you, and that we now have two satisfied clients. Thank you! And you are correct about pre-booking as we feel so bad when we can't fulfill all the requests we get. We already have bookings through 2017! Thanks again!! Irwin and Joan More 

Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

We recently traveled to PEI and used Rusty Tours for some personalised travel and tours around the Island. Rusty Tours were a pleasure to deal with and tailored a tour to meet our requirements. Irwin and Joan's knowledge was amazing and gave us a real insight into the Island's past and present. Highly recommended.

Helpful?
Thank inspectorm2309
Irwin J, Owner at Rusty Rover Tours, responded to this review

Thank you indeed for the positive review! Being Islanders it is way to become steeped in the Island culture. We think it is important to do some solid research to supplement 'the innate conventional understanding of things'. We have come to understand that 'The Island', besides being our home, is a special place and by showing it to visitors that... More 

La Habra, California
Level Contributor
141 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Arranged this private tour based on TA reviews while on a cruise port visit. Joan and Irwin were wonderful to work with and they are happy to customize the tour for you. The Ship was almost 1 hour late letting people off due to immigration issues. As planned, Joan was waiting for us with a wonderful welcome and off we... More 

Helpful?
Thank jpDills
Irwin J, Owner at Rusty Rover Tours, responded to this review

Hi jpDills: We very much appreciate your review with your positive comments. Rusty Rover Tours depends greatly on word-of-mouth and Trip Advisor reviews. We are glad to hear that our efforts to customize the tour for you were well-received. It was our pleasure to do so. We really enjoy doing tours with visitors who take an interest in The Island... More 

Bellevue, Washington, United States
Level Contributor
16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

We were there on a cruise. Irwin is great guy. He took us around to all of the Anne of Green Gables attractions. Had a great lunch. He even showed us where he grew up.

Helpful?
Thank Bd D
Irwin J, Owner at Rusty Rover Tours, responded to this review

Thank you very much indeed for your kind words. We enjoy showing off our native province. It is a pride builder for us as we learn more ourselves about The Island. As the product of a rural community in the 1950-60s through a one room school - ten grades and one teacher - we think it adds a little meaning... More 

Charlottetown, Canada
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Irwin and Joan, with their knowledge and experience have done an excellent job of bringing our guests to our Oyster Lovers Experience here in Pinette, PEI. We highly recommend Rusty Rover Tours if you are visiting the island.

Helpful?
Thank Jackie G
Irwin J, Owner at Rusty Rover Tours, responded to this review

We consider it an honour to be chosen to bring guests to Oyster Lovers Experience in Pinette, Prince Edward Island. Rusty claims a bit of knowledge, understanding and love for the island's oyster industry. The hosts of Oyster Lovers Experience are tremendous oyster ambassadors. They are expert in the life and lore of oysters. They make their living as oyster... More 

1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Two thumbs up for Irwin and his historical informations. I wouldn't mine taking the tour again. Great experienced!!! :) :)

Helpful?
Thank Mary M
Irwin J, Owner at Rusty Rover Tours, responded to this review

What a wonderful review Mary M! I would love to do the tour with you again and fill in a lot of things we didn't have time to discuss. Come back for another visit, and bring friends! More 

North Battleford, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

My wife and I visited in the middle of July and went on an island tour to have Irwin take us to some of the off the beaten path must see points of the island. We were not disappointed. Irwin had great stories and knowledge about the history of the island to share and was able to show us some... More 

Helpful?
Thank Andrew S
Irwin J, Owner at Rusty Rover Tours, responded to this review

It is always a pleasure to take people to 'our' little nooks off the beaten path and have our clients enjoy the experience. Iit is always an anxiety also, risking something new and different in the hope that it will prove out to be a positive rather than negative experience. Comment like yours, Andrew S, reassure us. Thank you for... More 

North Vancouver, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

We really enjoyed our tour with Irwin of Rusty Rover Tours. I have always wanted to visit Prince Edward Island and am glad I was able to finally enjoy it with a great tour by Rusty Rover. So nice to have a tour by a local who was flexible with the itinerary. We stopped at Anne of Green Gables and... More 

Helpful?
Thank canadiancruiser2016
Irwin J, Owner at Rusty Rover Tours, responded to this review

Thank you Canadiancruiser2016 for your review. We like to be flexible with the itinerary. As we drive along getting comfortable with one another, visiting places and discussing this-and-that, we too learn from you. It often happens that something comes up that we can demonstrate for you with little disruption. We get more satisfaction ourselves when we can do that for... More 

Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

I took Irwin's tour of the south-central Prince Edward Island. It was a pleasure to be with him. Irwin is relaxed and a born teacher. Over a five-hour period, he discoursed on all aspects of PEI life, providing detailed information about the economy (primarily agriculture and aquaculture, but also aerospace maintenance and biotech), the national healthcare system (prodded by my... More 

Helpful?
Thank denis462
Irwin J, Owner at Rusty Rover Tours, responded to this review

Thank you ever so much, denis462! Rusty Rover thrives on visitors like you who truly wish to find out about life on This Island. Prince Edward Islanders have a unique sense of place, we love it, and we take pride in it. Not perfect but it is pretty close to heaven on earth! Send your friends! More 

Travellers who viewed Rusty Rover Tours also viewed

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
 
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
 

Been to Rusty Rover Tours? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Rusty Rover Tours and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Rusty Rover Tours staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?