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Caution
Those of us with a background in lake and river paddling, even those comfortable in big water, might reflect on whether we possess the knowledge, equipment and skills necessary to deal with the very different hazards associated with coastal paddling. A course or a guided trip might be a good idea before attempting any of the coastal Routes described in the links given below.
From what I've read, every responsible paddler carries a VHF radio and is well versed in its operation.
Sea Conditions Rating System, by Eric Soares:
http://site.netopia.com/tsunami/seacond ... ingsystem/
Sea and Sea Kayak Paddler Ratings:
http://www.amc-ny.org/recreational-acti ... ings2.html
Ocean Canoeing (some basics):
SGrant. Thoughtful, thorough article, followed by discussion; highly recommended.
http://www.myccr.com/SectionForums/view ... 10&t=24193

Prince Edward Island National Park. Information.
http://www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/pe/pei-ipe/activ/activ2.aspx
http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/pn-np/pe/pei-ip ... tcul3.aspx
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_Edw ... ional_Park
http://www.google.ca/search?q=prince+ed ... 66&bih=602

Circumnavigation. Information.
From Wendy Killoran's report, the relevant parks appear to be the following:
Jacques Cartier Provincial Park.
http://www.gov.pe.ca/visitorsguide/inde ... er=1009907
Prince Edward Island National Park.
http://www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/pe/pei-ipe/index_e.asp
Red Point Provincial Park.
http://www.gov.pe.ca/visitorsguide/inde ... er=1009913
Northumberland Provincial Park.
http://www.gov.pe.ca/visitorsguide/inde ... er=1009911

Circumnavigation.
Author: Reinhard Zollitsch.
Route description: North Cape, Cavendish, Tracadie, East Point, Souris, Point Prim, Charlottetown, Summerside, West Point, North Cape.
Title at source: Around Prince Edward Island by sea canoe.
http://www.zollitschcanoeadventures.com ... s/pei.html

Circumnavigation.
Author: Wendy Killoran.
Route description: Cameron Point, Summerside, Cape Egmont, Maximeville, West Point, Cape Gage, North Cape, Tignish, Cape Kildare, Malpeque Bay, Cape Turner, Nauflage, East Point, Broughton Island, Cameron Point.
Title at source: Around PEI by kayak.
http://www.geocities.com/glska/Autumn05.html ;
http://www.canoekayak.com/destinations/ ... nceedward/

Kings County. Murray River town to Graham Pond. Notes.
Kings Castle Provincial Park.
http://www.tourismpei.com/provincial-park/kings-castle
Source: Thomas, Alister. More of Canada’s Best Canoe Routes. Boston Mills Press, Erin (2003).
Author: Bryon Howard.
Route description (day trip): Town of Murray River, cross to north shore, Log Cove, Reynolds Island, Herring Island (at Toporama?; near Cherry Island), Thomas Island, Poverty Beach, Irvings Cape, Cody Point, Graham Pond.
Title at source: P.E.I.`s East Side: A Daytrip Full of Mussels, Seals and Herons.

Queens County. Northern Queens. PEI National Park; North Rustico Harbour to Cavendish Beach; return or continue to French River Harbour. Notes.
Source: Gillette, Bob. Paddling Prince Edward Island; A Guide to the Island’s Best Paddling Adventures. Falcon Guide, Globe Pequot Press, Guilford (2006).
Route description (day trip): North Rustico Harbour, turn west, Gulf of St Lawrence, North Rustico Beach, Doyle’s Cove, Cape Turner, Orby Head, Cavendish Capes, Cavendish Beach; return or continue to French River Harbour.

Queens County. Northern Queens. PEI National Park; North Rustico Harbour to Covehead Bay. Notes.
Source: Gillette, Bob. Paddling Prince Edward Island; A Guide to the Island’s Best Paddling Adventures. Falcon Guide, Globe Pequot Press, Guilford (2006).
Route description (day trip): North Rustico Harbour, turn east, Gulf of St Lawrence, Robinsons Island, Covehead Bay and Stanhope by the Sea.

Queens County. Southern Queens. Governors Island. Online, Notes.
Location: Charlottetown.
Source: paddling.net
Author: peipaddler.
Route description (day trip): Stratford beach, Governors Island; return.
http://www.paddling.net/places/showReport.html?298

Queens County. New London Bay to Cape Tryon; return. Notes.
Source: Gillette, Bob. Paddling Prince Edward Island; A Guide to the Island’s Best Paddling Adventures. Falcon Guide, Globe Pequot Press, Guilford (2006).
Route description (day trip): French River Harbour, downstream on the French River, New London Bay, Gulf of St Lawrence, turn left (northwest), Cape Tryon; return to New London Bay, Adams Creek; return to French River Harbour.
Title at source: French River.

Queens County. New London Bay area. Cavendish Dunes. Notes.
Source: Gillette, Bob. Paddling Prince Edward Island; A Guide to the Island’s Best Paddling Adventures. Falcon Guide, Globe Pequot Press, Guilford (2006).
Route description (day trip): French River Harbour, New London Bay, Gulf of St Lawrence, turn right (southeast) and proceed to the Cavendish Dunes; return to New London Bay and proceed southeast; return to French River Harbour.

Queens County and Prince County. North Shore. North Rustico Harbour to Alberton. Notes.
Source: Thomas, Alister. Canada’s Best Canoe Routes.. Boston Mills Press, Erin (2001).
Author: Scott Cunningham.
Route description: North Rustico Harbour, Gulf of St Lawrence, Orby Head, Cavendish Dunes, Cavendish, New London Bay, Cape Tryon, Malpeque Bay, Hog Island and dunes, Conway Narrows, Cascumpec Bay, Alberton.
Title at source: P.E.I.’s North Shore: Far from the Madding Crowd.

Prince County. Eastern Malpeque Bay. Ram Island. Notes.
Source: Gillette, Bob. Paddling Prince Edward Island; A Guide to the Island’s Best Paddling Adventures. Falcon Guide, Globe Pequot Press, Guilford (2006).
Route description (day trip): Provincetown Point area, Ram Island, return.

Prince County. Eastern Malpeque Bay. Courtin Island. Notes.
Source: Gillette, Bob. Paddling Prince Edward Island; A Guide to the Island’s Best Paddling Adventures. Falcon Guide, Globe Pequot Press, Guilford (2006).
Route description: Day trip from Beech Point.

Prince County. Eastern Malpeque Bay. Courtin Island. Online, Notes.
Source: paddling.net
Author: Cyskayakklub.
Route description (day trip): Beech Point, Malpeque Bay, Courtin Island; return.
http://www.paddling.net/places/showReport.html?1182

Prince County. Eastern Malpeque Bay. Hog Island and the Malpeque Sand Hills. Notes.
Cabot Beach Provincial Park.
http://www.tourismpei.com/provincial-park/cabot-beach
http://www.tourismpei.com/photos/origin ... otbeac.pdf
Source: Gillette, Bob. Paddling Prince Edward Island; A Guide to the Island’s Best Paddling Adventures. Falcon Guide, Globe Pequot Press, Guilford (2006).
Route description (day trip): Access/egress from Cabot Beach PP, or the Provincetown Point area, or Lennox Island.

Prince County. South Prince and the South Shore. Salutation Cove. Notes.
Source: Gillette, Bob. Paddling Prince Edward Island; A Guide to the Island’s Best Paddling Adventures. Falcon Guide, Globe Pequot Press, Guilford (2006).
Route description: Day trip in Salutation Cove area (part of Bedeque Bay), including Holman Island; access is from several points, including Ross Corner and Hurd Point.

Prince County. South Prince and the South Shore. Seacow Head. Notes.
Source: Gillette, Bob. Paddling Prince Edward Island; A Guide to the Island’s Best Paddling Adventures. Falcon Guide, Globe Pequot Press, Guilford (2006).
Route description: Day trip in the Bedeque Bay – Sevenmile Bay area, from Bouquet Cove or the Salutation Cove area.

Prince County. South. Northumberland Strait; Cape Jourimain NB to Borden PE. Journal, Notes, Photos.
Source: Hughes, Alison. Paddling in Paradise: Sea Kayaking Adventures in Atlantic Canada. Goose Lane Editions, Fredericton (2002).
Route description: Cape Jourimain NB, beside the Confederation Bridge, Border PE.
Title at source: The Confederation Bridge.

Prince County. Western Malpeque Bay. Bideford River and Lennox Island area. Notes.
Green Park Provincial Park.
http://search.tourismpei.com/accommodat ... hp?id=2192
Source: Gillette, Bob. Paddling Prince Edward Island; A Guide to the Island’s Best Paddling Adventures. Falcon Guide, Globe Pequot Press, Guilford (2006).
Route description: Salt-water day trip from Bideford area to Lennox Island area, also Hog Island and Bird Island.

Prince County and Queens County. North Shore: Malpeque Bay to North Rustico Harbour. Journal, Notes, Photos.
Cabot Beach Provincial Park.
http://www.tourismpei.com/provincial-park/cabot-beach
http://www.exploreprinceedwardisland.co ... l-park.htm
See the header for Prince Edward Island National Park information.
Source: Hughes, Alison. Paddling in Paradise: Sea Kayaking Adventures in Atlantic Canada. Goose Lane Editions, Fredericton (2002).
Route description (guided trip): Cabot Beach Provincial Park (Darnley Basin; Prince County), Hog Island, Cape Tryon, past New London Bay, Cavendish, Orby Head, Prince Edward Island National Park, North Rustico Harbour (Queens County).
Title at source: The North Shore.