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Enjoyable place to visit but something to note

Tangier Island is a nice day trip to see a very different way of living. We had a pleasant trip... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2017
Ormond Beach, Florida
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Our cruise to Tangier Island aboard the Steven Thomas was comfortable with excellent weather... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2017
Sue B
Berlin, Maryland
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An island located in the Chesapeake where families make living by oystering; unpretentious and away-from-it-all.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good27%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“crab cakes” (26 reviews)
“day trip” (35 reviews)
“golf cart tour” (14 reviews)
Tangier Island, VA
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Reviewed 10 October 2017

Tangier Island is a nice day trip to see a very different way of living. We had a pleasant trip back and forth to the island, an excellent seafood lunch, an enjoyable tour around the island and an informative visit to the small museum. All-in-all,...More

3  Thank HomeLizn
Reviewed 7 October 2017

Our cruise to Tangier Island aboard the Steven Thomas was comfortable with excellent weather included. The cruise staff was very accomodating. Our one caveat...the scallop dinner at Lorraine’s restaurant on the island was horrible. The supposed mollusks were not like any scallops I’ve eaten in...More

Thank Sue B
Reviewed 3 October 2017

This island is shrinking every year. There are a small number of residents. Those we talked to said they would rather live there than any place else.

Thank Linda M
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

The ride over and back is lovely. The captain does some narration about what you are seeing. There are snacks and drinks available for purchase on the boat ride and you can bring your own food on board. You can even leave your cooler on...More

Thank Lori H
Reviewed 28 September 2017

I hadn't been here in 50 years and decided it was time to go back. I took Tangier Island Cruises and I enjoyed the hour and a half boat ride, very nice clean boat. I took the history tour by golf cart and then I...More

Thank Butterfllyman
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Recently took a trip to Tangier Island. Nice boat ride over and back...but the Island itself is dirty. There are nice houses on the island, and then some real crap collectors. Not to many things to do unless you like walking. We ate lunch at...More

Reviewed 26 August 2017

We visited Tangier Island while visiting Virginia's Eastern shore. Accessible only by ferry, we took a small local out of Onancock, Va.; an hour or so to the island. Tangier is very unique small island in the middle of Chesapeake Bay. Not a whole lot...More

2  Thank Jeffrey V
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Very kewl place rich in history and scenery, the people were very friendly, i had crab cakes, the island is known for crabbing, fishing everywhere

Thank magicchef
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

I did a day trip to this island not knowing what to expect. First off, this island is NOT wheelchair accessible. This includes the one ferry which is your transportation to the island. The ferry from Maryland only goes to the island once per day....More

4  Thank Marjorie A
Reviewed 3 August 2017

I took the 90 minute boat ride to the island through Tangier Island cruises. Online special for a one day ticket was $28 and taxes. The boat's motor was very loud - bring earplugs or sit up front or up top to escape the noise....More

2  Thank Becky B
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Pamela B
21 September 2017|
Response from Wjudywood | Reviewed this property |
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Pamela B
21 September 2017|
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Response from pattysoule | Reviewed this property |
I believe you're talking about Hilda Crockett's Chesapeake House. Not sure about reservations. We chose Lorraine's instead and were very happy with our choice. A couple of people on our boat went to Chesapeake House and... More
17 April 2017|
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Response from Becky B | Reviewed this property |
I'm a kayaker and asked the same thing. I learned that they will be renting kayaks in 2018 - same place where you rent the golf carts and bikes. There are miles of great canals, and of course all the water around the crab... More