Smith Island Environmental Education Center

DIRECTIONS

VIA SOMERS COVE MARINA (Crisfield, MD)

From the Bay Bridge/Annapolis

      • Take US-50 East across the Bay Bridge towards Salisbury/Ocean City.
      • Take US-13 South toward Pocomoke City.
      • Continue on US-13 for approximately 22 miles.
      • Exit onto Route 413 toward Crisfield.*
      • After about 15 miles you will be driving through downtown Crisfield.
      • Turn Left onto N. 7th Street.
      • Take your first Right onto Broadway Avenue.
      • Drive through the black gate into Somers Cove Marina.
        • If the gate is closed, there is another automated gate entrance further down N. 7th Street. Turn Right through that entrance.
        • Drive to the marina parking lot in the back Left near the J. Millard Tawes Museum.
      • The Walter Ridder will be parked in a slip off of this back parking lot.

From Bay Bride Tunnel/ Norfolk

      • Follow US-13 North to VA-413 to Crisfield. *Follow directions above.

Departure/Arrival Times
Plan to arrive in Crisfield by noon to eat lunch before boarding the Walter Ridder at 12:30. CBF staff will be there by 12:15 p.m. to greet the group and help load the boat.

The group will depart Tylerton no later than 11:30 a.m. on the departure day. Ferry schedule is weather dependent.


VIA SMITH POINT MARINA (Reedville, VA)

From points North

      • Follow I-95 South for about 5 miles south of Fredericksburg.
      • Take US-17 South to Tappahannock.
      • In Tappahannock, take US-360 East for about 40 miles. *
      • Just before Reedville look for Bay Motel on the right (US-360 bears right).
      • Bear Left and follow the signs for Smith Point Marina.
      • Cars and buses may park in the marina overnight. No parking pass is needed.

From points South

      • Take I-95 North to Richmond.
      • In Richmond take US-360 East. *Follow directions from US-360 East above.

 

VIA ONANCOCK FERRY (Onancock Wharf, 2 Market Street, Onancock, VA - near Mallards Restaurant)

From the Bay Bridge/Annapolis

      • Take  US-50 East across the Bay Bridge towards Salisbury/Ocean City.
      • Take US-13 South toward Pocomoke City.
      • Continue on US-13 South for approximately 60 miles. US-13 becomes Charles M Lankford Jr. Memorial Highway/Lankford Highway.
      • Turn right at VA-179/W. Main Street. Follow for approximately 1 mile. Main Street becomes Market Street.
      • Continue on Market Street and look for signs for Onancock Wharf. 2 Market Street is on the Left.

From western Virginia

      • From Richmond, take I-295 South via exit 177 towards Airport/Washington/Norfolk.
      • Merge onto I-64 via Exit 28A towards Norfolk/VA Beach.
      • Merge onto US-13 via Exit 282 towards Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel (toll)
      • US-13 North becomes Charles M Lankford Jr. Memorial Highway/Lankford Highway/US-13 Bypass North.
      • Turn left onto VA-179/W. Main Street. Follow for approximately 1 mile. Main Street becomes Market Street.
      • Continue on Market Street and look for signs for Onancock Wharf. 2 Market Street is on the Left.

 

Departure/Arrival Times
Plan to arrive in Reedville or Onancock and board the public ferry, Captain Jason II, for departure at 11:30 am sharp. CBF staff will meet the group at the dock in Tylerton. The return boat will leave Tylerton at 11:30 a.m. on the departure day and arrive in Reedville or Onancock between 12:30 p.m. and 12:45 p.m. Ferry schedules are weather dependent.

NOTE: Special arrangements may be made to pick up groups from southern Maryland at Point Lookout State Park.

 
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