Subject: newcomer's guide to the Crisfield Triangle Chesapeake Cruise

our 2018 Chesapeake Cruise: Sunday 27 May - Thursday 31 May
the Crisfield Triangle: Crisfield > Smith Island > Tangier Island > Watts Island > Tangier > Crisfield
updated: 27 February 2018

Weather permitting, we most often do the Triangle counter-clockwise: Crisfield > Smith > Tangier > Watts/Tangier > Crisfield. Weather permitting, our itinerary will be as follows:

Excellent launch ramps across from the Marina

In 2012 this place, our favourite, was closed.

Sun 27 May 2018:
arrive around noon at the Somers Cove launch ramp across the Cove from the Somers Cove Marina > boat set-up and Marina check-in > group crab dinner in whatever restaurant has survived the hard times.

Most sleep aboard in their Marina slip.
Hans and I plan to return once more to our beloved Paddlewheel Motel aka Capt. Tyler's  (
410-968-2220) which is eminently acceptable: clean, very reasonably priced, right near the Marina.

Mon. 28 May:

sail to Smith Island meet up with those who went to Smith a day early - stay at the Marina
Some sleep aboard in their Marina slip.
Some accommodations available in Pauli's unofficial B&B ((410) 425-4220 at the Marina (
Smith Island Marina   410-425-2111 | 866-420-4220 Toll free)
Pauli points out there are other B&B's now available
near the Marina.
It is worth booking ahead, especially to Pauli's B&B at the Marina since she will understand if weather fails to co-operate.

Tues 29 May:
sail about 12 n. miles south to Tangier
Most sleep aboard in their slip at Milton Parks' Marina 
757-891-2581   757 8912567 .
B&B: We have usually had good luck getting rooms at
Hilda Crockett's Chesapeake House
757 891 2331

I plan to try for the Bay View Inn  -two nights - where I stayed last time. If you have not stayed there before, I highly recommend it. They invite enquiries about group bookings. Anyone else interested? Click here for some of my 2015 Bay View pics.

Wed. 30 May:
day trip for picnic lunch on Watts Island bird sanctuary: Tangier > Watts Island > Tangier

Thurs 31 May:
return to Crisfield 

Fun thinking about this, isn't it?
Best regards,
Uncle Al  (W3854)