Smith Island Experience

  wawUp coming events:  

3 Days May 4 – 6, 2018 on Smith Island Maryland
Package price $699.00 per person includes:
Boat fare to Smith Island on Friday, and return to Crisfield on Sunday. 
Meals: Friday Dinner – Saturday Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner – Sunday Breakfast, Lunch.
Accommodations, and Workshop with Willie Crocket. Taxes and gratuities are not included in price, and are the responsibilities of the participants.
(Discounts provided for family accommodations, and non-workshop participants.) For more information, and to book package please call Pam at 410-425-2650.

For a list of supplies to bring with you please follow link to above link to the Facebook event page.


 3rd Annual Smith Island Art Festival, May 26, 2018, 11:30 am - 3:30 pm.

Smith Island Cultural Center, 20846 Caleb Jones Road, Ewell, MD  21824. 

Join in on the fun on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend.  Hosted by the Smith Island Cultural Center to celebrates the work of regional artists, and the cultural heritage of Smith Island. 

Costs associated with this event:  $3.00 per person admission to the Cultural Center, Round trip ferry tickets aproximatly $26.00 per person, Missallenious costs for food and vendor's wares.

Festival Artists.


Smith Island Art Festival Avocational (Amateur) Photo Contest

Contest date May 26, 2018 at the Smith Island Art Festival.

Sponsored by: Bayside Inn Restaurant, and Smith Island Inn.



Call to Artists:  If you would like to participate in either event please  click here for registration information. 









  • Bayside Inn Restaurant   (CLOSED FOR WINTER)             (Ewell)           410-425-2771

If you would like to schedule group events for pre season, summer season, and post season please call the above number.  Please leave your name and contact information, and some one will call you back.

Lunch service:  Is closed for the Off Season  

Dinner service:  Is closed for the Off Season.

(Dinner service will resume again May 26, 2018, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Thursday through Sunday.)






  • Drum Point Market                                     (Tylerton)        410-425-2108
  • Harborside Grocery and Restaurant          (Ewell)            410-425-2525 




Gift Shops:

  • Bayside Gifts                                              (Ewell)             410-425-2771
  • A Favorite Pastime Gift Shop                     (Ewell)     
  • Shabby Shanty                                           (Ewell)



  • Corbin Tours       (Water Taxi)                         (Tylerton)    410-425-2124
  • Kayaking/canoeing
  • Missy Evans                                                    (Tylerton)     410-968-1175
  • Sunset Cruises                                                 (Ewell)        410-425-2128
  • Tim's Island Adventures (sea glass proging)    (Ewell)        410-425-2165 


Nature:Chesapeake Bay Foundation             (Tylerton) Martin National Wild Life Refuge       (Ewell)Bird watchingFishingStores:Smith Island Crab Meat Co-Op           (Ty 

  • Watermen's Tours  (Barry Bruce)                     (Ewell)        410-425-3181


Coming to Smith Island for an extended visit take time to experience the Watermen’s life.  Barry Bruce is a lifelong watermen, his family history goes back many generations on Smith Island.  There is so much to do here, you could book a full day.  Talk with Barry about going to Pelican Island, and Tylerton were you can see a big jaw bone of a whale in the front yard of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. Boat through the straights, and crooked guts of our Island were you can see several different types of wild life.  He makes a stop around the sound side were he takes 1 or 2 licks of the crab scrapes to show how crabs are caught.  He tells his history of crabbing as a child with his father up to present day.  He talks about how techniques have changed from Pad and tongs for oystering to dredging, and trout lines for crabs to scrapping.  Later he will stop at his shanty to show how crabs shed their shells.  He brings you through the straights to Capt. Daniels place, and up to Kedges Strait Light House were the Navy had their big battle of the revolutionary war.  All the away along your tour photo opportunities abound.  


Nature:Chesapeake Bay Foundation             (Tylerton) Martin National Wild Life Refuge       (Ewell)Bird watchingFishingStores:Smith Island Crab Meat Co-Op           (Tylerto






  • Clayton and Sons Seafood                         (Tylerton)         410-425-2549
  • Eddie Evans Seafood                                 (Ewell)              410-425-2040
  • Smith Island Crab Meat Co-Op                   (Tylerton)         410-968-1344 
  • Smith Island Oil                                           (Ewell)             410-425-2341