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Tangier Island

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Address: Tangier Island, VA
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Activities: Hiking
Description: An island located in the Chesapeake where families make living by...
An island located in the Chesapeake where families make living by oystering; unpretentious and away-from-it-all.
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Island Life At Its Finest

Small island with a terrific history. Look it up. Go carts are the main means of getting around. Shops, restaurants and the graves of the departed are everywhere up and down the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Collegeville, Pennsylvania, United States
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Collegeville, Pennsylvania, United States
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96 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Small island with a terrific history. Look it up. Go carts are the main means of getting around. Shops, restaurants and the graves of the departed are everywhere up and down the small streets.

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Easton, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

We have lived on Maryland's Eastern Shore since 1977 yet we had never been to Tangier Island. We boarded the Steven Thomas in Crisfield Maryland with our dog Bailey. It was a beautiful day and for the 75 minute cruise to the island, the land of golf carts and scooters. We took the 15 min. very interesting golf cart tour... More 

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Cumming, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Very interesting place to visit. It rained the entire time we were there, but that did not keep us from enjoying our visit to the island. We checked out all the little shops, ate at Hilda Crockett's and took a golf-car tour of the island. All-in-all it was a very pleasant day.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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77 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

As with Smith Island the few unhappy voices tend to be those who didn't do enough advance research. It is true, there isn't a lot to do and I am among the many who argue that is the reason to visit. The Chesapeake Islands are famous and important because they are authentic traditional communities where people are living life as... More 

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White Plains, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I had a delightful 1.5 hour ferry ride with the opportunity to have an engaging conversation on the bridge with Capt. Steven. The island’s history indicates an interesting impact on slave trade as well as encouraging viewing ornithology, marshes, a beach, and plenty of crabbing.    I walked around the island during a heavy rain storm, smelled the fresh air,... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The people on the island were so friendly, the food was delicious and the whole experience forces you to relax. Take a good book along!

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Positive - Very scenic, witness different culture and life style, 1.5 hrs cruise is really good. Good food but pricey. Negative - Do not go with much expectations as it is a tiny island with some people living in old fashioned way. You will get only 2 hrs to spend as return cruise leaves at 2.15 PM. Also do not... More 

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Jacksonville, FL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

My brother, husband, and I took the ferry to Tangier Island for a few hours. When we got off the ferry there were locals waiting to take you on a tour of the island (15 whole minutes is all it took) for $5 each. It is a very interesting little island with a very quiet laid back way of life.... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We loved taking the ferry for the day over to Tangier, which is like no other place on earth. We wandered around on the tiny island, fascinated by the cemeteries in the front lawns, the odd marshes, the narrow roadways, the interesting dialect, and the obvious effects of climate change. A whole other part of Virginia that must be seen... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Great place to fly to. Not many places like this anywhere. Nice people and completely unique. Stop by Four brothers for ice cream. Landing fee is 10 dollars that you drop in an honor box. Wonderful experience.

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Address: Tangier Island, VA
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Tangier Island

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