Tilghman Island Marina - 410-886-2500

Marina Introduction, About Us, Rentals, Jobs & Tilghman Island

Tilghman Island Marina & Rentals located on Maryland's Eastern Shore
View from Marina deck looking northwest towards Annapolis & Bay Bridge

Marina Introduction

The Tilghman Island Marina offers a serene, quaint and natural environment portraying much of what the Chesapeake Bay, the Eastern Shore and Tilghman Island are about. Strategically located at the west entry to Knapps Narrows Channel, the property overlooks the Chesapeake Bay, Back Creek and an upscale vacation community. Slip holders and transient guests routinely enjoy the expansive Bay views, killer sunsets and quick access to the Back Creek Water Trails, a perfect place for kayaking, paddle boarding and wildlife viewing.

3 sides of the marina are surrounded by the Tilghman Quay Community whose back yards meet with the foot path circling the Marina's basin. It is common to find community homeowners walking the path while admiring the boats and promoting conversation with slip holders and transient guests. Many coincidental meetings have evolved into lasting friendships and even transformed first time visitors into regulars returning year after year.

Most evenings throughout the summer season you'll find boaters relaxing in the comfort of their boats while enjoying their end of day cocktails in anticipation of another record sunset. Simultaneously homeowners walk the docks sharing warm smiles and pleasant conversation while sipping their own drink of choice. As the sun sets, the western sky slowly morphs from deep blue into a spectacular rainbow of yellow-orange-red colors. This nightly event is enjoyed by newcomers as well as residents and even locals that have lived here all their lives. Nightly sunsets like this are one of the many benefits of living the Eastern Shore life style

This place just radiates serenity with that "Welcome Home" feel; even when you've never been here before

Here for Bay Chart 12263 PDF showing our location

Contact Info

Voice - 410-886-2500

Tilghman Island Marina
PO Box 231
6140 Mariners Court
Tilghman Island, MD 21671
Contact via VHF Radio

Monitoring Channel 16

Only monitored during normal business hours while In-Season.

Calling via phone is best.
Contact via Email


do not use email for reservations or informational requests as email is rarely checked and a response will never come.

Calling via phone is best.
We accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover credit cards.

In-Season - Summer Hours (June, July, Aug): 7 days a week - 10am to 5pm

Off-Season - Fall, Winter & Spring Hours (September thru May): - call for information or reservations

Tilghman Island Marina's entry at Knapps Narrows Channel
Located at Knapp Narrows Channel

o Owner Operated
o Annual Boat Slips
o Transient Slips
o 30/50 Amp Service
o Fresh Water at All Slips
o Small Ships Store

Tilghman Island Marina's entry at Mariners Court
Main Entry from Mariners Court Parking

o Wi-Fi
o Private Pool
o 11' MLW at T-Heads
o 65' & 110' T-Heads
o Clean Private Bathrooms

Tilghman Island Marina's entry in the channel at Knapps Narrows Channel
Entering basin, looking down fairway

o 24/7 Onsite Security
o Well Protected Slips
o Free Pump-Outs
o Competitive Rates
o Dinghy Docking Area
o BBQ Grills & Deck

Tilghman Island Marina's deck for hosting Corporate Group picnics
Corporate Picnic

o Catered Crab Feasts
o Waterman Fish Fry's

Tilghman Island Marina's deck for hosting group parties
Yacht Club Party

o Captains Dinners
o Southern Pig Pick'in

Feinstein Hawaiian Luau

o Deck Parties
o Group BBQs

Tilghman Island Marina's dock for catching rock fish and flounder
Buddy with 2 flounder caught from pier

o Fishing/Crabbing from Docks
o Fish Cleaning Station
o Fish/Crab Gear Rentals

Tilghman Island Marina's owners private pool area
Private pool overlooking Marina & Bay

o Relax, snooze, lounge or swim
o Great space for small groups
o Great place to meet neighbors

Tilghman Island Marina's slips include nightly sunsets
Phenomenal sunsets from slips

o Awesome sunsets
o Kayak Water Trails Next Door
o Family Oriented Atmosphere

About Us - Meet Ron & Nancy

Tilghman Island Marina & Rentals Owners, Captain Ron & Nancy Tilghman Island Marina & Rentals Owners, Captain Ron & Nancy
Ron and Nancy - 1999 on left and more recent on right

Since purchasing in the spring of 1999, Nancy and I have relished our Tilghman Island Marina life which offers a small town Island lifestyle combined with the social engagements typical of marina's and boating. Summers are filled with business, boating and parties while winters offer solitude, serenity and mulching, all while immersed in the natural beauty and sights provided by the Chesapeake Bay.

Looking back over our many years of operation, it is now easy to see that all of our hard work during those beginning years has allowed us to evolve into a comfortable semiretired life. Although the investment initially started out as a business venture, it didn't take long to realize that our newly acquired Island lifestyle offered much greater returns than any investment could ever present. And as every day passes, we both continually recognize how lucky we are for having made such a dramatic lifestyle change so many years ago. Saying goodbye to NJ and hello to Tilghman Island was our once in a life "Stroke of Good Fortune".

If life were any better, it would be illegal

About T.I. Marina Rentals LLC

T.I. Marina Rentals rack card front T.I. Marina Rentals rack card back
T.I. Marina Rentals Rack Card

The marina hosts an array of watercraft rentals offered by T.I. Marina Rentals. Though most rental customers are day or weekend area tourists visiting St. Michaels, Easton, Oxford or Cambridge, many are large families from various states throughout our country renting waterfront vacation homes with docks where our rental boats are kept throughout their stay. Having come from other parts of the country they appreciate being able to rent watercraft so near St. Michaels and boating our expansive uncluttered waters.

Additionally, our local community, marina slip holders and marina transient guests also value having access to jet skis, small powerboats, kayaks, bicycles, and fishing or crabbing gear.

All equipment is impeccably maintained and all renters receive an extraordinary amount of relevant training prior to each rental in order to ensure customer safety and conformance with Maryland boating laws.

Renting fun times and smiles with memories you keep is our moto and goal

We also offer waterway tours, sunset cruises, kayak excursions and powerboat operation training.

About Jobs and Employment Opportunities

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Tilghman Island Marina typically requires several employees to assist with property, equipment and customer care during summer months. Though most positions require some level of strength and agility in order to assist rental and marina customers, we do on occasion have need for office help. Over the years we have employed dozens, from young teenagers to retirees. Typically most of our employees return from the prior year however we are usually looking for one or two more with 14 years of age being the youngest and requiring working papers.

All positions are paid commensurate with experience however the majority of teenagers employed over our many years of operation have come to us without any job skills whatsoever. As such we have become quite adept at training youngsters which allows their pay to grow year after year as they mature into self-starters while having learned the virtues of hard work. By the time they get to college age, they are generally making more than most others in their same age group with the additional benefit of having acquired skills and work ethic that far exceed most of their friends.

So if you are looking for part-time summer employment or know of a suitable youngster, please call our office to inquire.

Here for Employment Application PDF

About Tilghman Island

Tilghman Island is about 3 miles long and 1 mile wide with a population of around 800 residents. Considering its rather small size and population, our quaint Island has a lot to offer, all within walking distance.

For eating there are 4 really good restaurants with bars that provide indoor or outdoor waterside dinning, 1 breakfast/lunch cafe and 1 awesome sandwich shop for takeout's.

Conveniently located next door to our facility is the Tilghman Island Inn offering overnight accommodations, a full service restaurant, inside lounge and waterside bar. All other dining, inns, shops and sights are a short walk, dinghy or bike ride away.

Just up the street is Characters Bridge Restaurant, Tilghman Island Watermen's Museum, Tilghman Island Country Store, Wylder Hotel, and Two If By Sea Cafe. At the very southern tip of Tilghman Island, about 3 miles away is the Black Walnut Point Inn B&B and just 3 miles over the draw bridge is Lowes Wharf.

For a current list of Island businesses check out Tilghman Island's Business website link below.

Our Little Island Has a Lot to Offer

Here for Tilghman Island's Business Listing Website

Harrison House Country Inn is just down the street from Tilghman Island Marina
Wylder Hotel - 410-886-2121

Crawford's Nautical Book Bank is just down the street from Tilghman Island Marina

Characters Restaurant - 410-886-1060

Lowes Wharf is just down the street from Tilghman Island Marina
Lowe's Wharf Marina Inn (few miles away)

Two If By Sea Cafe is just down the street from Tilghman Island Marina
Two If By Sea Cafe - 410-886-2447

Tilghman Island Inn is just next door to the Tilghman Island Marina
Tilghman Island Inn (next door) - 410-886-1170

Call 410-886-2500 for Pricing and Reservations

6140 Mariners Court, Tilghman Island, MD 21671 -  www.TilghmanMarina.com

We Require Safe, Responsible and Respectful Boating at All Times

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