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Smith Island

Crisfield, MD
+1 410-425-2771
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Going Back in Time

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

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Lorton, Virginia
Not at all like the travel show

We had seen a travel show on PBS about Smith Island & thought it would be a fun place to spend a... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2017
South Burlington, Vermont
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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%
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“crab cakes” (15 reviews)
“day trip” (13 reviews)
“cruise boat” (2 reviews)
Crisfield, MD
+1 410-425-2771
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank JBD57
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

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

Thank Arthur99_12
Reviewed 20 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

1  Thank Josph K
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!!

1  Thank Michele D
Reviewed 27 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

7  Thank emacis
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

1  Thank Lori E
Reviewed 16 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

4  Thank Minder53
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
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

Where do I start, difficult to find. Not much communication, if you go you'll have to ask questions. No greeting on the boat, not very friendly, no announcements until you are moving. Almost like they don't want you there.

7  Thank Joseph N
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15 October 2017|
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Response from LTCVT | Reviewed this property |
Not that we could discern, unfortunately.
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
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