Click here to see all attractions and map in the new Kent Narrows Travel Guide
KENT NARROWS Attractions include:
Maryland Watermen's Monument (At Kent Narrows Way South and Rt. 18, interpretative signs)
Miss Betty's Oyster Plate Collection (At Fisherman's Inn Restaurant)
Wells Cove Landing Area (Scenic overlook: Access from the Parking Area at the end of Wells Cove Road)
The Oyster Recovery Project and the Working Waterfront (At Harris Crab House and Harris Seafood)
Watermen's Boat Basin (Workboats are here, visible from walk over the Kent Narrows Drawbridge)
The Chesapeake Heritage and Visitors Center (425 Piney Narrows Road, Scenic Overlook, Access to Ferry Point Park, interpretive signs, museum featuring Eastern Shore Life and History, also changing exhibits, observation towers)
Ferry Point Nature Park (Take boardwalk trail across marsh area to Park, interpretative signs along the way tell history of the area, end at the Chester River. Riverfront trails, great place for birdwatching)
The Cross Island Trail and the new connector trail to Grasonville. (Access from various points throughout the Kent Narrows, scenic boardwalk trail accessible from Piney Narrows Road, park at the Chesapeake Heritage and Visitors Center or in lots under the Kent Narrows Bridge)
Watermen's Memorial Drawbridge (Take the trail from Watermen's Monument on Piney Narrows Rd to walk over)
see the "On the Water" section below
Sunset and Sightseeing Boat Trips
see the "On the Water" section below
Ferry Point Park and The Chesapeake Heritage and Visitor Center are being improved and will be closed to Visitors until late in 2023. Please plan to visit in 2024!
Cyclers enjoy the views from the Cross Island Trail near Piney Narrows Road. Photo by Jay Fleming, courtesy of Queen Anne's County.
Temporarly CLOSED FOR IMPROVEMENTS Visitors take in the birds eye views of the Kent Narrows, the Chester River and the Eastern Bay from the Chesapeake Heritage and Visitors Center.
Fishing Boats, The Island Queen, Shirley B, III and Miss Violet gather in the early morning at Wells Cove Public Landing. Fish with some of the most experienced Captains on the Chesapeake Bay.
ON THE WATER!
The boats that are based here are listed below:
Charter Boats leave from various marinas, docks and public landing spots located in the Kent Narrows vicinity. Most of the Head Boats leave from Wells Cove Public Landing each morning during Fishing season.
Many boats work out of various llocations in Kent Narrows and come here from other parts of the Eastern Shore to pick up customers. Please note that boats will move their base of operations from time to time depending on the season and the conditions. It's best to book your fishing and other trips ahead of your visit.
Charters Leaving From Harris Crab House
SPITTIN' FEATHERS OUTFITTERS (Crab Cruise, Fishing and Hunting)
443 Kent Narrows Way North
Plan an adventure for your group on the Allie Bye a 46' x 16' Baybuilt USCG certified for 37 passengers.
Choose from the following experiences:
Cruising and Sightseeing
Crab Cruises for Groups
Enjoy beautiful scenery, food and drinks available for you to relax and have some fun with your family, friends or co-workers.
Offering Crab Dip, Steamed Crabs, Shrimp, Corn on the Cob and Chocolate Chip Cookies. Eat and party while you cruise the Trips are BYOB!
Call 410-758-1837 for pricing and to schedule your Crab Cruise!
Fishing Charters on the Allie Bye (37 passengers)
Spring Trophy Striped Bass
Call 410-758-1837 for pricing and to schedule your Charter!
Head Boats and Fishing Charters Leaving from Wells Cove Landing
(note: some will do special sightseeing tours with advance notice)
It is often possible to board these boats during boating season the morning of the trip without reservation. Fishing rods are supplied. These boats charge by the head. Please bring a cooler to take your catch home.
SHIRLEY B III
Captain Montro Wright | Headboat and Charter Boat | 201 Wells Cove Road, Grasonville, MD
410-490-2580 | shirleybiii.com | email@example.com
Captain Montro Wright was born and raised in Kent Narrows. He works with his eldest son Captain Lamont Wright, who has followed in his father’s footsteps and owns and operates Off Da’ Hook Charter Boat Fishing. The Shirley B III is a 50’x15’ fiberglass vessel licensed to carry 49 passengers. Enclosed cabin, stereo system, 2 large bathrooms, state-of-the-art navigational electronics. Operating out of Wells Cove Public Landing, up to 49 passengers. Click here for prices and reservations
CAPTAIN TYRONE CHARTERS
202 Wells Cove Road Grasonville, MD | 410-490-0091 | Captaintyronecharters.com | 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. | 3:30-9:30 p.m.
Captain Tyrone Meredith is a 5th generation fisherman with over forty years of experience working on these waters. He operates the Island Queen The longest headboat (55 feet) in the Kent Narrows fishing fleet. USGC to carry up to 49 passengers. Fishing locations include the Chesapeake Bay, the Wye River, Eastern Bay and the Chester River. Trips generally begin at the end of March and continue through until the end of fall. Trips generally depart daily during fishing season from Wells Cove Public Landing.
MISS VIOLET HEADBOAT AND CHARTER FISHING
Capitan Darrell Roy, Sr. | 201 Wells Cove Rd., Grasonville, MD 21638 | 410-924-6729 | Captdarrellroyfishing.com
Enjoy fishing on the Chesapeake Bay aboard the Miss Violet, a 46’ Deltaville boat that can carry up to 29 passengers. Captain Darrell Roy, Sr, is USCG Master licensed and approved MD licensed fishing guide and MD licensed commercial fisherman.
Deltaville Boat Built to Carry 29 Passengers | Rentals available: Rods, Reels and Rigs | Operating out of Wells Cove Public Landing.
OFF DA’ HOOK FISHING CHARTERS
Captain Lamont Wright | 201 Wells Cove Rd., Grasonville, MD 21638 | Phone: 410-827-7820 | Cell: 443-262-2912
Leave 7a.m., Return 3p.m. | Arrive no later than 6:45 a.m. for a 7 a.m. departure
With over 25 years of experience as a watermen, Captain Wright will provide you with the know-how of a Captain and the assistance of a mate. Fishing offered seven days a week during the fishing season.Walk-on passengers welcome, first come, first served. Operating out of Wells Cove Public Landing.
Charter/Tour Boats Based at Angler's Dock adjacent to the the Big Owl Tiki Bar
TUNA THE TIDE CHARTER SERVICE
Captain Mark Galasso | 404 Greenwood Creek Lane, Grasonville, MD 21638
410-310-1200 | exploredelmarva.com | firstname.lastname@example.org
Fishing, cruising and ecotourism; over 30 years of experience. Fishing trips out of Kent Narrows May-November 15 on renovated 35’ Markley. Enjoy light tackle, jigging or casting, traditional trolling, chumming or live baiting, and crabbing. Fly fishing available for beginners & experts.
Markley trips available for up to six people. Small boat trips available up to three people on our 243 Everglades. Departing from the dock at the Big Owl Tiki Bar.
Captain Galasso is a certified as Chesapeake Bay Storyteller through the Maryland Office of Tourism Development.
Captain Mike Middleton | Angler’s Marina next to The Big Owl | 443-496-2418 | kodiakchartersmd.com
3050 Kent Narrows Way S. Grasonville, MD 21619
Offers six-hour fishing charters, four-hour crab feast, and two-hour sunset cruises aboard the KODIAK. Maximum number of guests is 25. Stripers, Spanish Mackerel, Blues, Perch, and Spot. Email for info and reservations: email@example.com Parking is available at The Big Owl Tiki Bar across from slips.
BAD FISH CHARTERS
Captain Michael Kent | 410-708-6754 | Badfishcharterfishing.com | Slip Location: 3015 Kent Narrows Way South
Mailing Address: 31245 Chesterville Bridge Road, Millington, MD. 21615 | Reservations: Badfishchartersmd@gmail.com
Charter Fishing on the Chesapeake Bay. Departing from Angler’s Marina in Kent Narrows (located on the Dock that leads to the Big Owl.) Short run to some of the best fishing in-the mid Chesapeake area. Chesapeake Bay cruises available. Rates and info by request. Offers fishing for all ages.
Charter Boats based at the the Queen Anne's County Public Marina on Wharf Road in Kent Narrows
(will pick up elsewhere)
CAPTAIN LLOYD PRICE HEADBOAT FISHING
100 Wharf Drive, Slip #1 , Chester, MD 21619 | 410-310-4558 | Captainprice.webs.com | Public Marina, Wharf Road Captain Lloyd Price serves both groups and individuals.
For a more detailed listing of charter boats working out of Queen Anne’s County, visit the fishing pages and blog posts at kentnarrowsmd.com or the county website at visitqueenannes.com/fishing-and-boating/fishing-charters/.
If you are arriving by or bringing a boat
Can I launch my boat from Kent Narrows?
Yes, there are plenty of privately operated outdoor and indoor marinas here that can haul out and service your larger yachts and boats. Most have travel lifts. Please visit our Marinas Page for more details.
Kent Narrows Public Landing/ Boat Launch (Admission fee Permit Required*)
106 Piney Narrows Road, Chester, MD. 21619
The 1.0 acre site is primarily used for boat launching from the two 34 foot wide boat launching ramps. It has parking for approximately 85 vehicles and is wheelchair accessible and has portable toilets.Restaurants and retail shops including places to purchase ice, beverages, boating and fishing supplies are within walking distance of the the ramp.
Boaters will find this is an excellent staging area for cruising east towards Queenstown (5 miles), northwest towards Rock Hall (11 miles), or out into the open waters of the Chesapeake Bay (8 miles). This 1.0-acre site is primarily used for boat launching from the two 34 foot wide boat launching ramps. Parking for approximately 85 vehicles is available. Wheelchair accessible portable toilets are provided year round.
The Kent Narrows Boat Ramps are located on the west side of the Kent Narrows just off of Piney Narrows Road. They are operated by the Queen Anne's County Department of Parks and Recreation. There are parking spots available for boat trailers. No continuous overnight parking is available at this site for vehicles or for trailers. For more information contact the Queen Anne's County Department of Parks and Recreation Public Landings Division at 410-758-0835. The boat ramp is open 24 hours a day.
All landings in Queen Anne's County Require that a current permit be displayed by every vehicle, with or without a trailer, for either the launching of a boat or general parking. Boaters may purchase a daily, annual or commercial permit.
Annual permits are valid only when displayed on the driver's side of either the boat trailer tongue or the vehicle rear bumper. Annual permits expire on December 31. For special or unique circumstances contact the public landings office.
Daily Permits are valid only when hang tags are displayed on the vehicle's inside mirror with permit information facing out.
For a list of all Public Landings and a Permit Application please click on this link. Please note the 2023 application will be posted when it becomes available.
All landings are trash free, please take home what you bring with you. Because Maryland believes in being good stewards of its resources litter control laws range from $1,500 fine and possible 30 days in prison to a $30,000 fine with possible 5 years in prison. For more information visit the Maryland Department Of Environment's web page.
Paddlers should avoid using this location due to the heavy boat traffic and swift currents in the Narrows, which run up to three knots.
Where can I purchase a public landing permit for the Kent Narrows landing (boat ramp) in Queen Anne's County?
You may buy a permit over the counter from a locally authorized permit vendor or directly from the Queen Anne's County Department of Parks and Recreation's Public Landings Division. The vendors that are located closest to the boat ramps at Kent Narrows are located about five minutes away in Chester.
Chesapeake Outdoors: 410-604-2500 and Island Tackle at 410-643-4099.
Click here for more information on Charter and Headboat Fishing
While you are here enjoy music, shopping trails and more !
The Kent Narrows Waterfront Village District comes alive offers live musical performances throughout the year. In the Summertime our seasonal waterfront venues offer outdoor and dockside entertainment.
The Jetty Restaurant and Dock Bar features name bands year round.
Bridges Restaurant also offers live dinner music on weekends
The Crab Deck, Red Eyes, Big Owl offer music and dockside dining during the boating season.
110 Channel Marker Way, Grasonville, MD 21638
located on Rt. 18 (Main Street) next to the Hilton Garden Inn
offers coastal inspired, art, furniture, home decor, apparel, sea glass, and gifts.
is the newest shop in the Kent Narrows
located at 100 Piney Narrows Road in the retail side of the Boatel.
Check out our new Watermen's Way Heritage Trail Map and Visitor Guide
Explore the four quadrants of the Kent Narrows by boat, car or foot. Maps can be found at the Chesapeake Heritage and Visitors Center and at restaurants and hotels throughout the district.
The map features our rich maritime heritage and provides those who wish to explore the Kent Narrows and the key points that mark the various timeframes in the region's history. Interpretative signs are marked on the map. Visitors may join the trail at any point along the way. Public Parking is available throughout the Waterfront district.
ONGOING TOURS AND ACTIVITIES IN NEARBY LOCATIONS
Queenstown Outlet Shopping
The Queenstown Premium Outlets, located just five minutes from the hotels in Kent Narrows
located just five minutes east of Kent Narrows in Queenstown
book a tee time!
Blackwater Distillery Tours
See how Sloop Betty Vodka, Sloop Betty Honey Vodka, and Picaroon Maryland Rum are made! The distillery is located in nearby Stevensville. Reserve a tour!
Delmarva Balloon Rides
Offer flights in the mornings or late afternoons. Must pre-book.
Flights, Private Proposal Flights, Large Group Flights, Tethers, Corporate Events & Promotions, Flights for Two.
Flights last for an hour. Call 410-814-3297.
Paul Reed Smith Guitar Factory Tours
Did you know that Paul Reed Smith guitars and amplifiers are made right here on Kent Island, just about a 7-minute drive from the Narrow's waterfront hotel and restaurant district? Call ahead to arrange for a tour. Be sure to visit their West End Store and Museum! Tours must be arranged ahead of time and are limited to small groups.
Queenstown Outlet Shopping
The Queenstown Outlets, located just five minutes from the hotels in Kent Narrows.
Visit a Winery & Enjoy Wine Tastings
Queen Anne's County has several wineries most are open on weekends and offer tastings.
For a comprehensive list of events located on Kent Island and in nearby Stevensville, Queenstown, Centreville and around the Queen Anne's County Countryside click here.