Boating in Tilghman Island, Maryland
Pearl of the Chesapeake
Tilghman Island, on Maryland's Eastern Shore, is surrounded by the Chesapeake Bay. The Island is separated from the mainland by Knapps Narrows and is easily accessed by drawbridge. It's a great stop if you are cruising the Chesapeake Bay.
Experience a small piece of paradise in the agreeable latitudes of Tilghman Island, the pearl of the Chesapeake Bay. Unspoiled. Authentic. Sprinkled with unexpected pleasures. All with an attitude that's noticeably relaxed.
What to do
Tilghman Island is a great place to just go out and relax. Whether it is sunbathing, reading a book, taking the boat out for a pleasant ride into the beautiful surround bay, or having a drink with friends, this is definitely a spot for people looking to escape the everyday grind and breathe easy.
Tilghman is just a short bike or car ride away from the popular St. Michaels, which offers tons of shopping, tours, delicious dining options, and more.
What to eat
Harrison's Chesapeake House is known around the island for their friendly and energetic staff that has been serving the finest in fresh, boat-to-table seafood and locally-sourced farm products since 1930. Five generations of the Harrison family have served guests, visitors and locals alike in this restaurant. The atmosphere is wonderful and the crabs fresh. (21551 Chesapeake House Drive, 410-886-2109, www.chesapeakehouse.com/page.asp)
Bay Hundred Restaurant and Tiki Bar Experience fine dining in the agreeable latitudes of Tilghman Island On the Eastern Shore of Maryland featuring some of the finest cuisine in the area. Dine by the water or in the air-conditioned dining room with spectacular views of the narrows and local watermen in the scenic surroundings. (6178 Tilghman Rd, 410-886-2126, www.bayhundredrestaurant.net/)
Lowes Wharf offers waterfront casual dining with panoramic sunsets rivaling any in Key West! Modest pricing and family friendly, offering indoor or outdoor seating by the beach. The menu includes grilled entrees, seafoo21551 Chesapeake House Drive, 410-886-2109, ds, juicy burgers and tasty starters! (21651 Lowes Wharf Rd, 410-745-6684, www.loweswharf.com/yacht.htm)
The Tilghman Island Inn boasts Award Winning Cuisine featuring fresh produce, sefoods and meats. Seafood fresh from the water's edge and produce from surrounding farmlands are the basis for a menu whose style and sophistication evolves subtly as the seasons change. Has won the Wine Spectator Award for Excellence since 1996 and is Talbot's only Chesapeake Bay front fine dining restaurant. (21384 Coopertown Rd, 410-886-2141, www.tilghmanislandinn.com/dining.shtml)
Where to dock
Knapp's Narrows Marina & Inn (410-886-2720) location in Tilghman, Maryland offers perfect access to the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries for quick fishing trips or longer cruises. Come stay on our floating dock, offering easy dockage with great views. Our amenities include clean, air-conditioned showers, a pool with cabana, salon, a launderette, the Bay Hundred Restaurant with indoor and outdoor dining, a full-service boatyard, and the Inn.