KENT NARROWS AND BEYOND A RESOURCE FOR TOUR PLANNERS AND TRAVEL TRADE REPRESENTATIVES
Kent Narrows Facts:
Five miles east of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge in Chester and Grasonville Md.
Located 20 minutes from Annapolis
1 hour from Dover, DE
1 Hour from Baltimore and Washington, D.C.
2 Hours from Philadelphia
Local Transportation services available to BWI, Philadelphia, And Reagan National Airports with metro connections to Dulles International.
Easily accessible Amtrak stops are Amtrak/ METRO Union Station in D.C., Amtrak/SEPTA Station in Wilmington, Delaware and Penn/MARC Station in Baltimore.
Fishing and Pleasure Boats
There are many opportunities to take your group on a boat that leaves from Kent Narrows.
Almost all boat rides require advance planning with the exception of the Head Boats that leave the docks early in the morning and charge by the head for a Fishing Trips.
If you have a group it is best to Contact the Captain and make arrangements far in advance.
Please check our travel guide or website for a list of Captains and Boats. Call the contact listed on this page for additional advice on which boat may fit the needs of your group.
Kent Narrows is a popular place to visit during the Holiday season. Visitors can enjoy a light lunch followed by shopping at the nearby Queenstown Premium Outlets. Then enjoy buffet featuring fresh seafood and other local Eastern Shore specialties at one of the many well known restaurants here. Visitor's love having their photos taken with the Watermen's basket trees which are are up from early December until the end of January.
Outdoor Crab Feasts are popular with groups from Apri -October. Some Kent Narrows restaurants offer them throughout the year.
Fresh Crab Cake Sandwiches are popular here.
KENT NARROWS. MD
Hub and Spoke Tour Ideas and Destinations:
Stay and enjoy the beautiful views from your hotel here in the Kent Narrows Waterfront then you can enjoy a variety of nearby attractions! A great place for a “boat to table” Lunch or Dinner!
Food Focused Trips
Enjoy Seafood and Traditional Maryland Crab Feasts offered year round! Watch the Watermen’s boats deliver their catches right to the docks. Visit the Maryland Watermen’s Monument and the Watermen’s Basket Trees during the holidays!
Home to the iconic Fisherman’s Inn, Fisherman’s Crab Deck, Bridges Restaurant, Harris Crab House and the new Dock House!
Also home to well-known summertime dock and dine gathering spots like the Jetty, Big Owl and Red Eyes.
Holiday Shop the Eastern Shore Way!
Avoid the crowds and enjoy the boutique shopping experiences at the various shops at the Kent Narrows and nearby. The Queenstown Premium Outlet Stores are just a seven minute drive from Hotels in the Waterfront District.
Enjoy the Unique Natural Environment year round
Birding adventures, kayak tours, nature walks and lectures are offered through the Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center.
Learn About Eastern Shore Life, Cultures and Heritage
The Chesapeake Heritage and Visitors Center sits in the waterfront district and offers orientation to Eastern Shore Living. You can also enjoy the Chesapeake Legacy Museum and take a scenic walk along the boardwalk trail to the Chester River at Ferry Point Park. Walk for miles on the extensive trail system that connector to the hotels restaurants and attractions here.
Visit and Nearby Vineyard or Craft Brewery
In nearby Stevensville, groups may experience wine tastings at Love Point Vineyards and Winery. Several nearby vineyards and craft breweries also offer wine and craft beer tastings.
Close to or on the way to other great group tour destinations including these Nearby Attractions
Annapolis (20 minutes) Washington, D.C. (60 minutes)
Baltimore Stadiums and National Aquarium (60 minutes)
Md. Eastern Shore Attractions and Towns including St Michaels, Easton, Cambridge and Chestertown
Chesapeake Country Scenic Byway Destinations (Cecil, Queen Anne’s and Kent County, Md)
Dover Downs and Central Delaware Heritage Attractions (60 minutes)
Longwood Gardens, Winterthur Museum and other Brandywine Valley Attractions (90 minutes)
Delaware and Md. Beach Destinations: Ocean City, Rehoboth, Cape May Lewes Ferry (2 hours)
Stay and Explore the Shore
Plan an affordable overnight stop on a multi-day trip, enjoy the water views from all hotels. (the Hyatt Place Kent Narrows & Marina, The Hilton Garden Inn, The Holiday Inn Express, Annapolis-Kent Island, The Best Western Kent Narrows Inn. Note: All hotels have a Grasonville, MD Address and are linked to Kent Island by the two bridges.
Gigi Windley, CTP
Chesapeake Heritage and Visitor Center
The Kent Narrows Development Foundation is a member of the Maryland Motorcoach Association, and the Maryland Tourism Coalition. It is also represented through the Maryland Office of Tourism Development and participates in Capital Region USA events.
KENT NARROWS, MD
located on the water on the Eastern Side of Kent Island in Chester and the Western end of Grasonville.
Scenic Resort, Maritime Community located on the Kent Narrows Waterway, the Chester River and the Eastern (Chesapeake) Bay. On Maryland's Eastern Shore.
Always a view of the water!
Great Waterfront Eateries-nine of them!
Waterfront Crab Feast
Four Hotels and another on the way-all with water views!
Walking/ Birding Trails leading to scenic vistas
Chesapeake Heritage Visitor Center
Group Friendly/ Motorcoach Parking Available
Come stay or visit on the way!
Located just off of Route 50/301 five miles east of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge!. Kent Narrows is a great place to stop for a meal or overnight on a multi-day tour.
Fisherman’s Inn and Crab Deck
Harris Crab House
The Dock House
The Big Owl
Ferry Point Park
The Chesapeake Heritage and Visitor Center
Kent Narrows Public Landing/Head Boat and Charter Boat Boarding Areas
Fishing Charters and Pleasure Cruises for Smaller Groups
Holiday Inn Express
Hilton Garden Inn
View of the Kent Narrows from the New Dock House Restaurant. Groups may reserve waterfront space at this property.
View of the Eastern Bay from the walkway in front of the new Hyatt Place Hotel.
View of the Fishing Boats loading their groups at the Public Landing at Wells Cove. Bridges Restaurant is in the background.
Customized itinerary development services and familiarization tours are offered upon request to qualified travel trade representatives and meeting planners.
Printable themed history tour itineraries and companion videos can be found at: at https://www.kentnarrowsstories.org/
Working the Waterways Itinerary
From Boat to Table Itinerary