We have flown to Tangier Island several times. It’s a special place, located right in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay, and part of Virginia. It’s a lovely town, very laid-back. Visiting there is like stepping back in time.
It takes about 35-40 minutes to fly from our home airport of Manassas, Virginia (KHEF) to Tangier (KTGI). Tangier is only accessible by boat or aircraft; you can visit by ferry boat. After landing on the short-ish runway (2,426′), we just walk to town! The island has a rich “watermen” history and culture — some call this the nation’s “soft-shell crab capital”. Alas, with rising seas, Tangier’s future is uncertain; since 1850, the island’s landmass has been reduced by 67%.
View Bob’s short video below: