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Poplar Island Tour - register early - limited to 24


Fri 09 / 27 / 2024
8:45 AM to 12:00 PM


Poplar Island Land Base
21548 Chicken Point Road
Tilghman MD 21671

Who can attend

Members only (login required)

Limited Capacity: 15 spots available




Linda Teuber-Kampes
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Here are the higlights regarding the trip - I will be sending directions and more information to those registered as the date gets closer.
Poplar Island is an active construction site. All guests are expected to be respectful to the site and other participants. We will catch the boat to Poplar Island (boarding starts at 8:45) - make sure to wear appropriate footwear. We will return from Poplar Island at noon. If enough people are interested, we may be able to coordinate lunch someplace in the area after the tour.
The following safety regulations must be followed: 
1. Poplar Island is open to the public through prior arrangement only.
2. All posted signs and verbal notices must be obeyed.
3. Alcohol and controlled substances are prohibited.
4. Pets are prohibited.
5. The group must stay together at all times.
6. Closed-toed shoes with appropriate soles such as sneakers or hiking shoes/boots are required. Failure to wear closed-toed shoes will result in getting turned away at the dock. 
7. High visibility vests (provided) must be worn at all times while onsite and outside vehicles.
8. Participants will not be allowed off the bus in areas designated as active construction zones.
9. All participants are required to wear a life jacket while on the boat (provided). Visitors under 50 lbs. must provide their own life jackets. 
10. Our tour boat has a strict 24-passenger limit. If your group exceeds this number, we reserve the right to deny any unscheduled visitors. 

To make the tour enjoyable for all participants, please take the following into consideration:
1. Tours run rain or shine; however, the tour may be cancelled in the event of severe weather. Please note that the island weather can be more severe than on the mainland, is unpredictable and change quickly. Therefore, if the Poplar Island staff feels it has become unsafe, cancellations can occur the same day as the tour. If inclement weather is in the forecast, tour participants will be reminded of the possibility of last-minute cancellations via their provided contact method(s) (phone and/or email). At that time, you can alert the tour coordinator if you will or will not be attending the tour. 
2. Participants must be prepared to board a boat and climb a few steps; however, the amount of walking is minimal.
3. The boat will depart promptly at the above scheduled time. Please make sure to arrive on time so that you are not left behind. Alternative boat transportation to dock on Poplar Island is not allowed.
4. The tour does not include a designated lunch break but feel free to bring snacks.
5. Tours can be enjoyed by people of all ages, but keep in mind that some of the topics covered may be advanced for younger visitors. 
6. Binoculars and cameras are encouraged.