Island Excursion

Smith Island Cruises

Embark on a scenic day trip to Smith Island, Maryland's only inhabited offshore island.

Depart from Point Lookout Marina and arrive at the picturesque island, known for its incredible scenery, outdoor activities, mouth-watering crabcakes, vibrant wildlife, and world-famous Smith Island Cakes. Tickets are available here.

Take in the sights and sounds of the majestic Chesapeake Bay aboard the Twister, a multi-level boat with indoor and outdoor seating, as well as a restroom. The trip to and from the island is approximately two hours each way.

Arrive at Ewell, the main village on the island, and spend two and a half hours exploring and experiencing the unique scenery, culture, and cuisine. The island is walkable, but you may also rent a golf cart or bicycle to traverse the lush landscape, spotting wildlife and breathing in the fresh air.

Stop by the Bayside Inn for some of the best seafood on the Eastern Shore. Indulge in a family-style luncheon, or order from the menu, which includes local delicacies like crab cakes, soft crabs, hot crab dip, fried shrimp, clam baskets, chicken baskets, and more.

Make sure you leave room for dessert - Smith Island Cake is a must-try. Go traditional with the classic layered yellow cake + chocolate frosting, or mix it up with one of the specialty flavors. There are even gluten-free options!

The 2023 season lasts from June 22nd until September 3rd. Cruises will depart every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 10am during this period. A handful of cruises are scheduled postseason on the following dates: September 9, 10, 16, & 17.

Reservations are strongly recommended. Day-of tickets can be purchased with cash at the boat if additional space is available. Plan to arrive early as the boat leaves promptly at 10am.

Individual and group rates, as well as special packages, are available.

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