Why You Need to Take a Tangier Island Cruise

When you plan a trip to Irvington, VA, you’ll find an abundance of exciting activities and beautiful landscape to explore during your vacation. Located on the Chesapeake Bay, the Hope and Glory Inn encapsulates everything great about Virginia’s Northern Neck peninsula. During your stay, you can embark on adventures along the many nearby nature walks and biking trails, explore the area by water on one of the exciting Tangier Island Cruises, or opt for a more intimate experience on our Hope and Glory boat cruises. Tangier Island is located on the Chesapeake Bay and known for its gorgeous marshland scenery. During your cruise, you’ll be able to indulge in fresh, local seafood while taking in the beauty of our region before learning more about this stunning historic landmark. As you begin planning your trip to Irvington, VA, be sure to request a copy of our complimentary Vacation Guide to discover more activities nearby. This handy travel planner is packed with the best recommendations for restaurants and attractions.

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Why You Should Book a Tangier Island Cruise

The Food

When you book a Tangier Island Cruise excursion with Tangier Cruises, you’ll have the chance to glide atop the water on one of the company’s boat for a 30-minute ride to Tangier Island. During the ride, you’ll be able to experience the area’s local cuisine with a variety of fresh seafood available to guests. Leaving from Reedville, VA, the cruise line has access to some of the best seafood in the area as Reedville is a main fishing port. Tangier Island is known as the best place in the country for soft shell crab, so once you arrive, be sure to seek out a restaurant with this local delicacy.

The History

As you approach the island, your Tangier Island Cruise guide will narrate the history of this unique piece of land. Before you step foot on the island, you’ll learn about the town’s humble beginnings in 1608 when it was discovered by British explorers, though it wasn’t until nearly 80 years later that people began settling here. Once you’ve docked on Tangier Island, guests have two and a half hours to explore this quaint town that is home to only about 500 residents. Explore the island’s wild side by taking advantage of the free kayaks at the Tangier Island History Museum. Before hopping back onto the Tanger Island Cruise, be sure to grab lunch at one of the many renowned restaurants on the island.

More Information About Tangier Island Cruises

Tangier Cruises leave from Reedville, which is just a 30-minute drive from the Hope and Glory Inn in Irvington. Cruises depart each day at 10 a.m. and return to port at 4:15 p.m. Be sure to give yourself enough time to arrive early to avoid missing the boat. All guests are required to meet at the docking point, Buzzard’s Point Marina.

Relax at the Hope and Glory Inn

View inside room 3 at the Hope and Glory Inn

After a thrilling day aboard the Chesapeake Breeze during your Tangier Island Cruise, you’ll want somewhere comfortable to come back and unwind. At the Hope and Glory Inn, we provide top-notch accommodations including an on-site restaurant and vineyard. When you book a stay with us, you’ll have the option to one of our luxurious rooms or cottages. Room 3 is a charmingly decorated accommodation with a queen-size bed and a semi-private balcony. And, after a good night’s rest, you can wake up to a delicious breakfast and step aboard True Love for our cruises along Carters Creek!

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