Did You Know…

Some Practical Pelee Island Tips & Suggestions:

*make your car ferry reservations well in advance of your planned visit, as the number of sailings & vehicle spaces are limited & the ferry can be booked solid in the busy summer months – don’t be disappointed !

*re-confirm your car reservation date & time by phone a few days in advance of your visit & be at the dock one hour in advance of your sailing time;

*no reservations are needed for bikes & pedestrians to board the ferry;

*fill your vehicle with gas before boarding the ferry, as our gasoline supply on the Island is limited;

*good sunscreen & reliable bug spray/insect repellent are KEY!

*Bring good walking shoes; lightweight long pants (& billowing long-sleeved tops) work wonders against the bugs;

*your camera is a MUST!

*cell phones usually work on the Island;

*do a big grocery shop before boarding the ferry; while our Co-Op store has many grocery basics, don’t expect to find your favourite L’Ancien Whole Grain Dijon mustard beside the French’s in the condiment section!

*while the Pelee Island Winery & our Island LCBO (Ontario Liquor Store) will ensure you don’t go thirsty; you should bring enough bottled drinking water for the duration of your stay, as not all Island water sources are potable;

*reserve your overnight Island accommodations well in advance of your visit; while we have many rental cottages, Bed & Breakfasts, Inns & camping sites; the summer months are our busiest time & the most popular spots book up in advance;

An Island Unto Itself, Loved for what it Lacks – a PDF story from the  New York Times. (requires a PDF Viewer)

www.pelee.org (best website for all info related to our Island run by our municipality)

www.ontarioferries.com (website for all info on ferry sailings, schedules, prices, reservations, etc.)

www.pelee.com – General Information

www.wavecrestpelee.com (the best & most luxurious B&B on our Island)

www.cameronair.com (Ontario small plane flight service to the Island’s airport)

www.griffingfylingservice.com (American small plane flight service to the Island’s airport)

www.peleeisland.com (website of Pelee Island Winery)

www.peleeislandmuseum.ca (website of the fascinating & informative Island Museum & Heritage Centre)

www.explorepelee.com (Island tours)

www.peleeislandtour.com (Island tours)

www.pibo.ca (website of the Pelee Island Bird Observatory)

www.natureconservancy.ca   (website of organization owning nature reserves on the Island)

www.erca.org (website of the Essex Region Conservation Authority, owner of the Stone Road Alvar Conservation Area)

www.ontarioparks.com (website of all Ontario Provincial parks, owners of Lighthouse Point Provincial Nature Reserve)

www.peleefest.com (Pelee Island’s popular August week-end family-centred festival of music, entertainment & crafts )

www.islandscuba.ca (scuba diving to view Lake Erie’s numerous sunken ships!)

www.peleebikerentals.com (rent a bike as soon as you step off the ferry)

www.chantecharters.com (fishing charter service)

www.chartomcharters.com (fishing charter service)