Tilghman Island is a rusty fishing village located on the Eastern Shore in Maryland. There visitors can find several waterfront restaurants, a marina, boat rentals, and tours of the waterways. Located on a peninsula south of St Michaels, MD, Tilghman Island offers a great day trip for anyone. Several waterfront hotels are also easily found along the main road running through the area.
Perhaps the biggest draw for visitors is the Kent Narrows marina. Numerous docks, ships, and homes can be found around the marina. A small drawbridge covers the waterway and a large public dock can be used for boating. Numerous boat tours can be undertaken including the Chesapeake Bay Skipjack Charters and All Aboard Charters. The Chesapeake Bay Skipjack Charter features an authentic skipjack sailboat captained by Captain Murphy. A tour aboard his skipjack is highly recommended as Captain Murphy will give a great information tour of the waterway around Tilghman Island. He is a great resource for information on the crabbing and oyster industry as well as sailing a skipjack. During the tour he will have many of the guest running the boat including steering the vessel. His tour is an unforgettable experience.
Several great restaurants can be found on Tilghman Island. Some of the more well-known restaurants include Bay One Hundred, the Bridge Restaurant, Harrison’s Chesapeake House Country Inn, and the Tilghman Island Inn. Bay One Hundred is a nice, waterfront experience with tables situated directly on the docks of the marina. At night they have a great sunset scene with accent lights. However, the food can be expensive. The Bridge Restaurant located across the channel and also has good food at fairly expensive prices. However both restaurants have a great location and are recommended. Further down the main stretch is Harrison’s Chesapeake House Country Inn.
Harrison’s is a hotel with a nice, relaxing restaurant situated at the marina. Diners can eat either inside or look out on a deck overlooking boats moored at nearby docks. The scene is very pleasant and laid back. The food is less expensive than the Bridge Restaurant or Bay One Hundred but just as good, if not better. During a recent visit there was an unlimited crab and chicken special featuring hard shell crabs.
Rather one is looking for a day trip or a peaceful place to vacation, Tilghman Island offers a great place to relax and unwind. Its location near St Michaels and Easton help to offer something of everything for anyone vacation in the Eastern Shore area in Maryland.
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