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Smith Island and Chesapeake Bay Cruises

Smith Island and Chesapeake Bay Cruises Review

Popular cruises to quaint Smith Island in the Chesapeake Bay leave from Reedville. The 150-passenger ship Captain Evans and the 139-passenger air-conditioned Spirit of Chesapeake of Smith Island and Chesapeake Bay Cruises sail from the KOA Kampground at Smith Point on Route 802. The 13½-mi trip takes 1½ hours and passes a 5,000-acre waterfowl and wildlife refuge. Now a part of Maryland, Smith Island—a Methodist colony settled by British colonists from Cornwall in the early 1700s—can also be reached from Crisfield, on Maryland's Eastern Shore. Lunch is available at several restaurants on the island. Cruise reservations are required. Call ahead for the schedule and fare.

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