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Address: Tangier Island, VA
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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Quaint

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 13, 2014
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Sicklerville, New Jersey, United States
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Sterling
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49 reviews 49 reviews
26 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

I've known about this island for years (off Reedville, VA and into the Chesapeake Bay). Our seniors group travelled by bus for about 3 1/2 hrs from N. VA to Reedville; then we departed on the Chesapeake Breeze, a double decker boat that departs promptly at 10:00 for the 1 1/2 hour trip to the island. There are 3 boats... More 

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Saint Charles, Idaho
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Tangier Island is a wonderful place to visit.History abounds, people are very friendly,several nice gift shops.Very laid back and peaceful.Loved it..

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Staunton, Virginia
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Having expectations can be a problem because often the real experience can be a let-down. I am keeping in mind we had expectations of Tangier and I don't really expect a place to equal what I imagine. That being said, we took an expensive ferry ride to Tangier (a little over 50.00 for two) on a beautiful day, off season,... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Loved the relaxing time spent on Tangier - walked the island, ate white cheese pizzas - crab cakes and MUCH more - nice little museum -

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Chester, Virginia
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78 reviews 78 reviews
18 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I have been to Tangier many times over the years and I love it more every time I go. I love the boat ride over and back of course, but every time I go I see more than I did before. You can stroll around the island (walk) or you can bicycle or golf cart around. Just a nice small... More 

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Suffolk@
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

A beautiful picturesque island, on The Eastern shore of Virginia, we flew in for lunch ,but there is a ferry boat that's goes there too. Home of the best crabcakes ever! Very friendly folks and the language has a British style flair. A fishing town, based around a beautiful church. We will go back! No cars! Sweet cats.

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Mechanicsville, Virginia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

What a great place to hunt and fellowship with great friends! Thanks jeff, donald, and bobby! I have never been so impressed with how hard they work to make it safe and fun!

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Pennington, New Jersey
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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52 reviews 52 reviews
17 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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99 reviews 99 reviews
26 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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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