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Smith Island Cruises

Crisfield, MD
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Now, For Something Completely Different

My wife and I were invited by friends to take the boat ride over to Smith Island. Realize when you... read more

Reviewed October 29, 2015
Tom K
Urbandale, Iowa
Just wish we knew what to expect

I read pretty decent reviews about going to Smith Island for a day trip so my husband and I decided... read more

Reviewed October 20, 2015
Katie P
Hagerstown, Maryland
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Crisfield, MD
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Reviewed October 29, 2015

My wife and I were invited by friends to take the boat ride over to Smith Island. Realize when you board the boat to make the trip out to Smith Island that you will not be going to a glitzy tourist attraction, that Smith Island...More

3  Thank Tom K
Reviewed October 20, 2015

I read pretty decent reviews about going to Smith Island for a day trip so my husband and I decided to go for it. I put in “Smith Island Ferry” into the GPS and it lead us straight there. I thought I had done as...More

14  Thank Katie P
Reviewed September 21, 2015

Traveling by ferry to Smith Island, you are taken back in time. The principal industries--fishing, crabbing and oystering--are plied by inhabitants whose ancestors founded the islands. A great day trip.

2  Thank Larry D
Reviewed September 19, 2015

A quiet fishing village. A very different life style. Home to the "Smith Island Cake"', a ten layer cake. Very nice boat ride to the island. You can get a slice or a whole cake on the island. You can rent a golf cart and...More

2  Thank JEC111
Reviewed September 11, 2015

I was worried. What are we going to do for 3 days on an island without wi-fi, cell phone service or even a bar? Turned out to be a wonderful retreat -- the locals are friendly and helpful, and the general store/deli is a great...More

7  Thank Ellen F
Reviewed September 11, 2015

We just returned from a couple nights in Smith Island and it was a wonderful experience. I've seen some negative reviews so let me clarify the experience. This is NOT a resort. This is one of the last small working island communities in the Chesapeake...More

8  Thank Robert G
Reviewed September 6, 2015

We caught a small boat out of Crisfield ($25.00 round trip per person) at 12:30 p.m. on a Thursday afternoon. Easy, free parking with picnic tables by the dock. No restrooms there, but a short walk up the street is the local Visitors' Center which...More

7  Thank CyndieSue2499
Reviewed August 10, 2015

Awesome day trip to a little island in the middle of the chesapeake. You can dine at the local restaurant, The Bayside Inn, and rent a golf cart or bike and explore the island. Good for all ages.

5  Thank Peggy A
Reviewed August 3, 2015

We made a last minute decision to spend a weekend in the southern tip of maryland with our two kids (8 and 10). We found our first day, at Point Lookout, somewhat disappointing so we decided to spend the second visiting Smith Island. Then we...More

9  Thank Pegggus
Reviewed July 27, 2015 via mobile

Loved the water views and all the different species of waterfowl. Museum was small but informative. But we weren't expecting much and it is nice to see how others live which is a big part of traveling. But would have probably rented bikes instead of...More

6  Thank SMF2_On-The-Go
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Which ferry company did you ride to Smith Island?? What time did you leave from the departed city (where?) to Smith Island?? I want to see which ferry company you used so I can avoid that. Thanks!!! I would like to take boys there to ride bikes around that island.. and I would like to hear from you about that.
May 10, 2015|
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Response from homecare71 | Reviewed this property |
I do know there are several ferries that take folks over to Smith Island, but am not sure which one we took. Sorry, did not look at boat, but it was already organized by Maryland State Police, as we were going for a special... More
What's the cheapest way to ferry to Smith Is. From the Reedsville, VA area? We are visiting the area May 2-9, 2015 with bicycles and kayaks and are looking for places to visit. We are a group of about 6 active seniors. Can you give us some advice on places to bike and paddle?
March 6, 2015|
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Response from ProHistorian | Reviewed this property |
Clarification. I mistyped. What I suggested would get you from Point Look Out, not Reedville as last sentence indicates.