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Smith Island

Crisfield, MD
+1 410-425-2771
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Too special to miss! A endangered culture on disappearing scrap of marshland 13 miles out in the Chesapeake Bay.

Our delightful Air BnB host Aram Polster, the island's coffee roaster said "Maybe my place is not... read more

Reviewed 14 May 2018
WonderKate
,
Baltimore, Maryland
Going Back in Time

Smith Island is a working island. Not much for tourist and the associated amenities. The Island... read more

Reviewed 22 January 2018
JBD57
,
Lorton, Virginia
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An island in the Chesapeake where residents live much as their ancestors did hundreds of years ago.
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good24%
  • Average14%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“crab cakes” (15 reviews)
“chesapeake bay” (18 reviews)
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Crisfield, MD
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+1 410-425-2771
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Reviewed 14 May 2018

Our delightful Air BnB host Aram Polster, the island's coffee roaster said "Maybe my place is not for everyone, but I believe the right people find their way here." I agree, there's an extra level of adventure to this extraordinary getaway, and what a spectacular...More

7  Thank WonderKate
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Smith Island is a working island. Not much for tourist and the associated amenities. The Island provides a safe haven for boaters traveling across the Chesapeake. Locals there protect their Island and value their heritage. A wonderful place to relive days gone by.

5  Thank JBD57
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

We had seen a travel show on PBS about Smith Island & thought it would be a fun place to spend a few days. We made reservations for 2 nights in the town of Ewell. Here's what we discovered - (1) tons of mosquitos and...More

7  Thank LTCVT
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Reviewed 12 September 2017

What a disappointment! Run down houses, neglected lawns and stagnant standing pools of water everywhere. Nothing interesting to see or do. Bayside Restaurant served crab balls that were mostly filling and clam cakes that tasted like shoe leather. There are no bars or liquor stores...More

1  Thank Arthur99_12
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Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

We rented a house in the Rhodes Point section of Smith Island. The house was modern and full of amenities. We took a ferry that dropped us off at a dock near the house. We stayed 6 nights and had to pack everything we needed....More

4  Thank Josph K
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Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

You need to take the ferry which is a scenic trip in itself. Good restaurants, good place for walking and a laid back afternoon. Slower pace of life, lots of watermen! Great art festival over Memorial Day!!

3  Thank Michele D
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Reviewed 26 July 2017

My mother (70), son (11) and I (44) took an hour cruise yesterday from Crisfield, MD to Smith Island using SmithIsland Cruises. The cruise was uneventful (which is a good thing!) and the Captain delivered us to our destination of Smith Island. We had a...More

8  Thank emacis
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Reviewed 17 July 2017

We visited Smith Island (Ewell) on Saturday, left at 12:30 pm and returned at 4:00 pm. The boat ride was nice to and from, and the weather was great for a boat ride. I agree with other reviewers that the Captain, albeit nice, didn't go...More

4  Thank Lori E
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Reviewed 15 July 2017

We booked a cruise boat on Smith Island Cruisers which went out of Crisfield, MD which cost $28/rt to the island at 12:30 p.m.. The boat has a top and bottom deck. You can also get to the island at Reedsville, VA which was closer...More

5  Thank Minder53
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Reviewed 23 June 2017

Loved seeing osprey along the way. Smooth ride over to island. Loved the restaurant with delicious food. Boats has indoors and outdoors for viewing.

3  Thank travel4me53
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sandy1designs
15 October 2017|
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Response from LTCVT | Reviewed this property |
Not that we could discern, unfortunately.
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KGruessing
11 May 2015|
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Response from LTCVT | Reviewed this property |
Don't remember which ferry, but I'm not sure it would matter. Very muddy and not much to see/do. A bike ride would take about 5 - 10 min. and they'd most likely be riding in mud the whole time. Go to Assateague and... More
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Sewjudy1
6 March 2015|
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Response from Michele D | Reviewed this property |
At this time, there is no cruise from Reedsville or Point Lookout due to some narrowing that occurred in the channel to the west of the Island. Guests of the Smith Island Inn need to come via Crisfield. Once you board the... More
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