On Tilghman Island, we suggest a sail with Captain Wade on the Rebecca T. Ruark
, a Lighthouse Tour
or a romantic sail on the Lady Patty
. Tours run seasonally May-October, depending on the weather. Tilghman Island Marina
rents kayaks, jet skis, and pontoon boats, and the Phillips Wharf Environmental Center
is expanding its educational facility, working with waterman to save the fisheries of the Bay. The Tilghman Island Waterman’s Museum
moved into one of the remaining 'W' houses on the island, and Crawford's Nautical Book Store
is open on weekends.
For the eco-tourist, Poplar Island Tours
are very popular, so much so they need to be scheduled months in advance. We will ensure you get an early breakfast to get to the boat on time. Another great day trip is the scenic drive to Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge
. Past St. Michaels, you can cross the Choptank River on the Oxford-Bellevue Ferry
, established in 1683. In Oxford, you can stop for lunch at the historic Robert Morris Inn
, or enjoy the Scottish Highland Creamery
, voted the 5th best ice cream in the US. The scenic drive to Blackwater can also include a stop at the Suicide Bridge Restaurant
, which is not only a mysterious trip down old cowpaths turned road but is good food.
St. Michaels has many, wondrous stores, restaurants and activities. Our favorites include Olivins
and an informative and beautiful cruise up the Miles River on the Patriot
. The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
is one of the best rated small museums and holds many events such as the Classic Boat Show, Folk Festival, Boat Auction, and OysterFest. Christmas in St. Michaels
is one of many town festivals. Nearby Easton hosts Pleine Air Easton
and the Waterfowl Festival
and has many galleries, authentic restaurants, and high-end antique stores.