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Crab Bait and Gas Station Store in Crisfield, Maryland (Photo: Joseph Sohm/Shutterstock)
Crab Bait and Gas Station Store in Crisfield, Maryland (Photo: Joseph Sohm/Shutterstock)

Caroline Costello
Cruise Critic Contributor

Port of Crisfield

American Cruise Lines' Chesapeake Bay sailings typically call in Crisfield, Maryland. Known as the 'Crab Capital of the World,' this quaint village set on the Tangier Sound is big on fresh seafood -- local events like the Crab Derby and clam bakes maintain the fresh fish vibe.

From kayaking in the placid bay to walking tours in Crisfield's historical downtown, there are several enchanting shore excursion options. There are also noteworthy museums in town, including the Ward Brothers Workshop and the maritime-themed J. Millard Tawes Museum. Grab your binoculars and go bird watching at nearby Janes Island State Park or Martin's National Wildlife Refuge.

Shore Excursions

About Crisfield


Pro

Crisfield is a seafood-lover’s paradise and the crab is a must when in town.

Con

Visitors looking for a more vibrant cruise port might find Crisfield small and sleepy.

Bottom Line

Fresh ocean breezes, historical sites and just-caught crab make Crisfield a charming port stop.


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