Chincoteague Island offers an endless variety of reasons to come for a visit: the wild ponies, Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, Assateague Lighthouse, our pristine beaches, and so much more. One of the more popular pastimes is enjoying a scenic Chincoteague Island cruise.
Chincoteague Island boat tours provide a unique perspective unavailable from elsewhere. In fact, there may be no better way to discover the island’s unique and delicate beauty.
Home to both Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge and Assateague Island National Seashore, you’ll see plenty of unspoiled nature and wildlife on your tour. Dolphins, osprey, bald eagles, herons, and just wait until you see a sunset from the water!
Scenic cruises are a top 5 activity for guests to the island, spring through fall. Wild pony fans will be delighted to discover a variety of cruises designed with them in mind. Wild Pony Cruises will get you about as close to these magnificent animals as you safely can outside of penning days.
Some even go so far as to say that, until you’ve seen it from the water, you haven’t really experienced Chincoteague. After all, you’re on an island, so you may as well enjoy the water!
The Top 5 Chincoteague Island Boat Tours
Luckily, there are a great number of excellent local companies offering a broad variety of Chincoteague Island boat tours. Tours to see wild ponies, enjoy a nature tour, go crabbing or fishing, and lots more!
Saltwater Pony Tours
2246 Curtis Merritt Harbor Drive, Slip 34 – www.saltwaterponytours.com
Captain Dan’s Around the Island Cruises
Waterfront Park, Main St – www.captaindanstours.com
Chincoteague Island Adventures
4436 Williams Ln – www.chincoteagueislandadventures.com
Captain Barry’s Back Bay Cruises
6262 Marlin Street – captainbarry.net
Daisey’s Island Cruises
3335 Main Street – www.daiseysislandcruises.com
Chincoteague Island Lodging
A scenic boat cruise of the islands will be the highlight of your visit, along with accommodations at our Chincoteague Island B&B. Our historic and distinctive Chincoteague bed and breakfast offers the best of today’s amenities and individually decorated guest rooms. Plus, we’re located on Chincoteague’s historic Main Street, just minutes from shops, restaurants, and more. Book your stay at Island Manor House Bed and Breakfast today!