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Tangier Island

Tangier Island, VA
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Type: Islands, Beaches, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking
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Owner description: An island located in the Chesapeake where families make living by oystering; unpretentious and away-from-it-all.
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Pennington, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

My husband always wanted to go here. He had read about it and thought it might be a nice getaway. So we drove to Cristfield, Maryland and took a boat over to the island. The ride to the island took a little more than an hour. You don't take your car. The only cars allowed are owned by the people... More

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Sicklerville, New Jersey, United States
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50 reviews 50 reviews
17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We arrived on one of the cruise ships and were greeted by a barrage of locals with 8 seater golf carts with tours at $5. A head for a 15 minute worldwind tour of the island which isn't very big. After the tour there us a museum, which we didn't go into. We decided to look at the gift shops... More

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Surprise, Arizona
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86 reviews 86 reviews
21 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Once we arrived in town we were met by locals who offered to drive our party around the island in a golf cart for a 15 minute tour. My husband asked if there was a longer tour for about 30 mins.? He was told that we would just be driving around the whole island twice. We all thought that was... More

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72 reviews 72 reviews
22 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Taking off from Buzzard Landing in Reedsville VA it takes about an hour and a half on a boat. Nice boat ride with great staff! You can see some sea life (we saw dolphins and pelicans) and had clean onboard facilities. Once you get to the island, you are greeted by the locals wanting to give you 15 min tour.... More

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Townsend, Delaware
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We took the Stephen Thomas cruise ship over to the island, which was nice and comfortable for the hour ride over - there is a top sun deck or an inside area. The island is a great place to explore - lots of history and great photo opportunities. Rent a bike or a golf cart for an hour and drive... More

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United States
14 reviews 14 reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We traveled to Tangier from Smith Island, MD. The tiny island has a bustle of energy during tourist hours. We ate the Fishermen's Corner and had amazing crab bisque. Folks were very friendly and the Island has a few shops and a great museum. There is Four Brother's Ice Cream Stand and golf cart rental, great shakes and very nice... More

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Moorefield, West Virginia, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Loved the slow pace and friendly residents..Disliked the bugs and biting flies..Loved the clean beach and clear water. Disliked that if the weather is bad there is nothing else to do.

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Portsmouth, Virginia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Tangier Island is a fishing/crabbing village, on a tiny island accessible only by boat. During the spring and summer it is invaded by tourists who arrive in three boats, twice a day. The folks who live there make the best of that by providing services like golf cart guided tours and golf cart rentals, 2 ice cream shops, restaurants, B... More

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We made our first trip over to Tangier Island last summer by crossing the bay on a rented yacht. This unique place called us back this summer. Two adults and kids ages 10, 12, and 17 took the Chesapeake Breeze over from Reedville, which was a wonderful cruise across the bay. Boat was clean, captain was competent and shared just... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

i did this trip from christfield to tangier and then to reedsville trip over was great trip back sucked got stuck on island for 4+hours no steamed crabs nobeer nothing to do wants you see the sights but sit and wait for ferry to leave or spend your money never agian

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