Tangier Island

I saw Tangier Island on the Travel Channel and decided to take my sister and her daughter to the Chesapeake Bay Island. It is a 1 hour 45 minute drive from Williamsburg to reach Reedville, Virginia where you take the Chesapeake Breeze boat. The boat is great, sun deck, bathrooms, snack bar and friendly staff. It takes 1 hour and 30 minutes to get the Island. It is $25 for adults, $13 for children, free for children under 4 and that is a roundtrip ticket. As we were arriving to the Island, all you saw were a lot of boats and crab pots. When you get off the boat they offer a guided tour by golf cart, however, we did not eat breakfast and we were starved. We headed over to the Fisherman’s Corner restaurant. This is the restaurant I had heard about from Southern Living Magazine. It is a house converted into a restaurant, not a large seating area, large windows, black tiled ceiling with bronze lighting and wood tables. I ordered the Stuffed Flounder which was stuffed with crab meat. It was the biggest and thickest flounder filet I have ever seen. No fishy smell or taste, absolutely delicious, the whole dining experience was wonderful. All of us agreed; it was the best seafood we had ever eaten. When we finished eating we walked around the Island. As we were walking we noticed some very nice houses, houses that were let go, a lot of cemeteries in the back yards, many cats, water on the road and in the front yards. If mosquitoes like you than I would suggest packing bug spray. We attempted to talk to a few local kids that were playing in the water but we only understood part of what they were saying. I do regret not taking the tour. There didn’t seem to be a lot of time to do much because my sister said that we needed to be at the boat at 2:15 pm and she thought that they would pull out at 2:30 pm. I have to admit, when I saw the boat untied from the dock and the deckhand pulling up the ramp, I never screamed so loud. I am not sure what we would have done but we were not prepared to stay overnight. I left there with a lot of unanswered questions. I do believe that this experience is one that all of us will remember for the rest of our lives and will be the most talked about with friends and family.