Chincoteague Island & Boat Tours

Captain Dan`s Around The Island Tours

Captain Dan`s Around the Island Tours are a long time favorite of Chincoteague Island visitors. Running whenever the weather is warm enough, Dan`s provides an unequaled experience as well as an unrivaled knowledge of our local Eco-System, providing an educational experience as well as a scenic view of our Islands.

Captains Dan`s provides guided boat tours of Chincoteague and Assateague Islands, where you may see Wild Ponies, Dolphin, Eagles and so much more. Try our updated "Pony Tour", available weekday afternoons.

Dan`s picks up at the Town of Chincoteague`s floating dock in Robert Reed Park, just down from the famous "Love Chairs.". Many mornings you will see "Impulsive" docked just a few slips up. Stop and say hello on your way by. Impulsive belongs to Lance & Elaine Stitcher, the owners of Seaside Vacations. We are always happy to talk with visitors of our lovely little piece of paradise.

Location: 4113 Main street Chincoteague, Virginia 23336

Phone: (757) 894-0103

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Captain Barry`s Back Bay Cruises

Your Guide: Capt. Barry has been called the "Indiana Jones of Chincoteague". Captain Barry has been operating his eco-tours for more than 25 years. Forbes Magazine describes Captain Barry as, "a whirlwind of energy and an encyclopedia of Chincoteague wildlife. He keeps the tours limited to six, so he can "crawl around on his hands and knees" with every passenger."

Captain Barry provides an incredible view into our local ecosystem, and while you`ll likely see plenty of wildlife while cruising around Chincoteague and Assateague Islands, this cruise will give you an interactive other words, Barry will have you off the boat and learning about what lives in our local waters and marshes. Oh, and Barry is just a fun guy to be around. He`ll keep you entertained for hours!

Location: 6262 Marlin Street, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336

Phone: (757) 336-6508

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Saltwater Pony Tours

Join Captain Henry or Captain Casey as we search for bald eagles, osprey, dolphins and of course, Chincoteague's World Famous Ponies! Saltwater Pony Tours take off from Curtis Merritt Harbor 7 days a week, 4 times a day. Each cruise is 2 hours long. Saltwater Pony Tours has 24' Tri-toon boats that seat 6 comfortably. Visit their website to make an appointment, or call 757-710-1783.

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Chincoteague Island Adventures

Join Captain Randy Birch, a Chincoteague native, on a boat tour around Chincoteague and Assateague Islands. Being a "Teaguer", you will have a front row seat to all the ins and outs of the water with this watermen. Tours are on a pontoon boat and seat 6 people. They take off daily during the peak season from a private dock on East Side Road. Visit the website to learn more. 

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Daisey's Island Cruises

Daisey's Island Cruises is a family-owned business which gives you that special small town feeling, which you will find all over Chincoteague! There are over 4 different kinds of tours, and best for small and large groups! Visit the website or their office on Downtown Main Street to schedule your one-of-a-kind boat tour! 

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Spider's Explorer

Captain Spider has been exploring the Chincoteague and Assateague waterways since the 1980s. Take the tour on a 25' Tri-toon boat for a relaxing sunset cruise! Captain Spider offers other tours as well. And a twist - he can even marry you and your significant other! That's right - Captain Spider is ordained in the Commonwealth of Virginia, specializing anywhere in Accomack County - even the water! Visit the website to learn more about Captain Spider and Spider's Explorer. 

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Assateague Explorer

Known for it's "Pony Express Nature Cruise" - this is one you don't want to miss! Assateague is known for its wild ponies and a boat cruise with the Assateague Explorer will guarantee you see some of them! They offer sunset cruises and kayak tours as well. Visit their website for additional information or call 757-336-5956 to make reservations for the up close and personal experience you won't want to miss when you visit Chincoteague!

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Assateague Adventures

Assateague Adventures is more than a Kayak tour run by Jess & Steve...It really is an Adventure! Enjoy a kayak around the creeks and marshes on Chincoteague. Learn about local lore, the history of the Chincoteague, and the amazing and diverse ecosystem around the Island! Choose from 2 tours, Morning Tour or the popular Sunset Tour!

There are also Kayak and Paddleboard rentals available in person or by delivery.

Open Seasonally

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Up the Bay Pony Tours

Up the Bay Pony Tours provides one of the best Pony Tours on the Island! Tours allow guests to have an up-close and personal experience to see ponies and other wildlife such as Eagles, Osprey, Herons, Egrets, Pelicans, Dolphin and beautiful Sunsets around Chincoteague and Assateague. During tours, you can learn about the History of the Island as well as some of the unique personalities of the Ponies. Each experience includes a tour of the Island and a cruise through waterways. 



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