Smith Island: A True Island Community in the Heart of the Chesapeake Bay

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Basics For Your Visit

Getting Here...

Passenger ferries to Smith Island leave from Crisfield, MD. The ride takes about 45 minutes. The Captain Jason II runs to both Tylerton and Ewell, and the Captain Jason and the Island Belle provide service to Ewell. All ferries leave at 12:30 pm from the city dock where MD 413 dead-ends at the water. Return trips from the island are at 7:00AM from Tylerton and Ewell. Often there are additional ferry runs that leave the island at 3:30 PM and Crisfield at 5 PM. Touch base with the ferry captains if you are interested in a later boat.

 

Captain Jason II Smith Island Cruises
Captain Larry Laird
410-425-4471 home, 410-251-4954 cell
PO Box 205, Tylerton, MD 21866

Available for regularly scheduled trips to and from Smith Island and special charters, including sunset cruises and trips from Smith Island to Tangier Island, VA. Also carries freight. Kayak groups welcomed.
$25 round trip on same day. $20 one way, or $40 for round trip on separate days. No reservation required. Pay on board.


Captain Jason

Captain Terry Laird
410-425-5931  home, 410-422-0620  cell

Passenger and freight or special charter.
$25 round trip on same day. $20 one way, or $40 for round trip on separate days. No reservation required. Pay on board.


Island Belle II

Captain Otis Ray Taylor
20898 Caleb Jones Road, Ewell, MD 21824
410-968-2428

U.S. Mail boat, freight and passenger ferry. Call for pricing.  


Smith Island Cruises

Betty Jo Tyler, bettyjotyler@aol.com
410-425-2771 | Visit Website

Cruise boats leave from Somers Cove Marina in Crisfield, MD to Ewell on Smith Island. Enjoy a 40 minute cruise onboard the Twister or the Chelsea Lane Tyler. These operate daily from Memorial Day week-end through October 15th from Somers Cove Marina. Reservations required. Stop at the Paddlewheel Motel in Crisfield to purchase your ticket.

$26 per person round trip. Group rates available.

Smith Island Cruises ferry boat