We provide a ferry service between Tangier Island and Onancock, Virginia and private charters in the Chesapeake Bay.

See schedule for details






The Boat

The Joyce Marie II is a fiberglass lobster boat similar to a Chesapeake Bay Deadrise.
She was built in Maine in 1998 and carries 25 passengers.
She is 36' long with a  4' draft and is Coast Guard Certified.



Ferry Schedule

May to October

Daily Runs - may to october

Departs Tangier for Onancock:         7:30 AM
Departs Onancock for Tangier:       10:00 AM 
Departs Tangier for Onancock:         3:30 PM
Departs Onancock for Tangier:          5:00 PM


There is no boat service on Mondays during the summer except Memorial Day and Labor Day.


Schedule may vary depending on weather. 

Charter Schedule

By Request

Charter service is available year round by request.

We also make year round runs from the Western and Eastern Shores of the Chesapeake Bay by request.

Call or email for details or reservations.



(757) 891-2505




The Tangier-Onancock Ferry runs between Tangier Island, Virginia and Onancock, Virginia from the first weekend of May to the end of September, and then the first weekend in October.

Service is provided on a first-come, first-serve basis, unless you have a reservation.

The boat ride takes approximately one hour each way.


The Captain


Captain Mark Crockett and his family are natives of Tangier Island.  Born and raised on the island, Mark has been a waterman of the Chesapeake Bay since his youth. He has 35 years of experience and is fully licensed and insured. His love for Tangier and the Chesapeake Bay has kept his dream alive, which is to simply live on Tangier and raise his family there. 



To reserve tickets, please call anytime. You may also just show up at the dock at Onancock Harbor or Tangier Harbor. TIckets are distributed on a first-come, first serve basis, unless you have a reservation.

Payment is by cash or checks only. We do not accept credit cards.

Adult Rates

Daily Round Trip      25.00

Round Trip Overnight      30.00

One Way Trip       20.00

Child Rates

Ages 6-12, round trip         10.00

Ages 5 and under, round trip      5.00




(757) 891-2505




Tangier Island, Virginia

Onancock, Virginia

seasonal runs

May - September


The Route

Our ferry runs between Tangier Island in the pristine Chesapeake Bay and the harbor of Onancock, Virginia. We also offer charter rides to the western side of the Chesapeake Bay. See schedule for details or contact us for a trip.

Directions to Onancock Harbor

  1. From Lankford Highway/Route 13 on the Eastern Shore of Virginia, head for Onancock
  2. Turn west onto West Main St/VA-179
  3. This road becomes Market Street
  4. The harbor is located at the end of the street.

Onancock Harbor

Onancock Marina
2 Market Street
Onancock VA 23417
(757) 787-7911