Frequently Asked Questions
1. Are there any vehicle ferries to or from the Western Shore?
No. There are currently no vehicle ferries crossing the Chesapeake Bay. Crisfield has ferries going to and from Smith and Tangier Islands. They are PASSENGER ferries only.
2. When is the Clam Bake?
The J. Millard Tawes Crab and Clam Bake is always held the third Wednesday in July at Somers Cove Marina. Please visit our EVENTS page for specific information about this year`s Clam Bake.
3. When is the Crab Derby?
The National Hard Crab Derby is held annually on Labor Day Weekend (Friday, Saturday and Sunday). Please visit our EVENTS page for specific information about this year`s Crab Derby.
4. Can I get a list of accommodations and lodging services in the area?
Paddlewheel Motel 410-968-2220 (located on the highway - Crisfield)
Best Value Inn 410-968-1900 (located in the marina - Crisfield)
BED AND BREAKFASTS - CRISFIELD
Marquis Manor Bed & Breakfast - 240-298-1195
BED AND BREAKFASTS - SMITH ISLAND
Inn of Silent Music 410-425-3541
For more information please refer to our Accommodations page.
5. Do you offer "relocation packages" for those thinking of moving to Crisfield?
We`re happy to provide packages of information to those thinking about relocating to the Crisfield area. Our package usually includes information about the city taxes, a local newspaper, information on real estate, maps, general information on the Crisfield area, and lists of major employers and churches. Please call or email us with a request for a package and include your name and address.
6. Where can I order steamed crabs or crabmeat?