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Assateague Explorer   --   Chincoteague Island
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Discover Hidden Assateague

Visit Chincoteague and Assateague to enjoy pony watching, bird watching and dolphin watching with Assateague Explorer. Join our scenic cruises and kayaking adventures to discover a hidden treasure perfect for your family. Go to the best places that are accessible only by boat. This is your chance to experience awesome areas where wild ponies live on Assateague. Our fully narrated Assateague cruises and kayaking trips take you to great spots to view and photograph. Great for horse lovers that enjoying watching horses, birders that love birdwatching, families that love dolphins and anyone who wants to relax and enjoy the outdoors. Assateague and Chincoteague are different from any other destination in Virginia.

Discover hidden Assateague aboard "Misty". Cruise by Assateague Lighthouse and experience the beauty and solitude of this unique and special place. With a native captain and guide, you will have the best chance of seeing wild ponies, bald eagles, dolphins and other wildlife. We specialize in pony watching. Bird Watching Tours, Kayaking Tours and Sunset Cruises are also available. Call for reservations.

2246 Curtis Merritt Harbor Drive
Chincoteague Island , VA  23336


Phone 1:  757-336-5956  

Phone 2:  866-766-9794  

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Cape Charles Boat Tour Company   --   Cape Charles
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If you think you’ve seen the Eastern Shore but you haven’t been off dry land, think again! 

Bordered by both the Atlantic Ocean and the Chesapeake Bay, Virginia’s Eastern Shore boasts the longest expanse of coastal wilderness remaining on the eastern seaboard of the United States.

Let Cape Charles Boat Tour Company get you on the water! Choose from one of our scheduled tours or book a private charter for a day of fishing or a special event.

Our 2015 23' Carolina Skiff is perfect for private boat excursions for up to six people. Whether you're looking for quality fishing time, an outing for your birding group, a unique wedding party activity or a way to entertain clients, we can do it.

Cape Charles Boat Tour Company is owned and operated by Captain David Lee and his wife, Anna. David's love and respect for the water started during his first active duty position in the U.S. Coast Guard in Montauk, NY, and has continued through his present service as a Chief Boatswain Mate, USCG Reserve here in Cape Charles, VA. David's 30 years of boat handling experience includes time at stations from Lake Superior to Washington, DC. 

David has his 100 Ton Captain's License and is currently certified in CPR, First Aid and also as a VA State Certified First Responder

Cape Charles Harbor
Cape Charles , VA  23310


Phone 1:  888-595-7670  

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Cape Charles Fishing Adventure   --   Cape Charles
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Virginia's Eastern Shore fishing at its best!


Whether you want a full day fishing or a half day fishing we can cater to your desire.  Some of the fish you can target on your fishing charter are Tarpon, Rockfish, Black or Red Drum, Speckled Trout, Spade Fish, Croaker, Cobia, Flounder, Taug or Shark. Some fish have specific times or seasons that they are here.  We will be glad to give you a successful charter.


Spend time exploring on one of the beautiful barrier Islands.  Take a picnic, a chair or blanket and read a book.  If you walk the vast quiet beaches you can find some driftwood for you lawn.  If it is shells you like you might find Knobbed or Chanel Whelk shells, Sand dollars, snail shell, or angel wings.  It is always fun to find the unexpected one.  Bring a bag or basket to put them in.


If it is just a several hour boat ride on the inland ocean side or the bay we can charter that for you. There are osprey nesting and many other shore birds to see and also dolphins and sea turtles.You can see some of the most beautiful sunsets if the weather is cooperating.  Bring your camera to save these beautiful memories.

Cape Charles Harbor
Cape Charles , VA  23310


Phone 1:  717-572-7589  

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Captain Dan's Around the Island Tours   --   Chincoteague Island
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Spacious 25' Double Canopy Pontoon Boats

"Captain Dan's Around the Island Tours" offers morning, afternoon and evening boat tours around the Island of Chincoteague during the day and a moonlight trip after dark. Enjoy viewing and photographing the ponies, birds, wildlife and sea life on and around the Islands or the lights and stars after dark.

4175 Main Street
Chincoteague Island , VA  23336


Phone 1:  757-894-0103  

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Daisey's Island Cruises   --   Chincoteague Island
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Dinner Cruises, Pony Viewing, Rocket Launches

Year round Chincoteague Island to Assateague Island
boat tours and cruises

Dinner Cruises, Pony Viewing, Rocket Launch Viewing
Large Groups, Sunset Cruises, Weddings

On our nature cruises you will experience Assateague Island in a way that is simply not possible from land. Let us show you the hidden beauty and wildlife of Assateague Island. Our nature tours feature close-up views of the world-famous ponies, dolphins, an abundant bird population, and beautiful sunsets... all from our exceptionally comfortable pontoon boats.

On our dinner cruises relax and enjoy open air dining with delicious food from a local eatery, while experiencing the sights of Chincoteague and Assateague Island from the water.

Experience Rocket launches from the best vantage point possible. NASA Wallops Island is becoming a busy space port. The massive Antares rocket being used to resupply the space station is a must see.

We do weddings, too. Options are endless.

Group rates are available. We are versatile and flexible so if you have a large party we can help.

Don’t forget to stop by the South Side Dock House for last minute supplies, unique gifts and post cards by local photographer Carla Landolt. 

3335 Main Street
Chincoteague Island , VA  23336


Phone 1:  757-336-5556  

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DayTrippers   --   Wachapreague
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Cruises - Fishing - Clamming - Hunting

Meet us in Wachapreague for an exciting boat ride and experience unspoiled nature. Enjoy a sun soaked tour of Virginia's amazing barrier islands, dig for clams, fish and hunt with your best buddies, or spend a day on the beach. The ocean is the limit!

1 Main Street
Wachapreague , VA  23480


Phone 1:  757-787-2108  

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Eastern Shore Adventures   --   Franktown
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Experience the wild beauty of salt marshes and remote seaside barrier islands where Nature rules unchallenged. Custom ecotours, Barrier Island visits, birding, exclusive sport fishing, sunset & sunrise cruises, with Captain Buddy Vaughn.

5561 Bayford Road
Franktown , VA  23354


Phone 1:  757-615-7723   (Mobile)

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Fair Weather Adventures   --   Bloxom
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Custom Scenic Cruises and Bay Fishing

Join Captain Mark and the "Miss Shell" on the Onancock Crteek and surrounding waters. Whether you want to catch dinner or enjoy the sunset with friends and your favorite beverage for an unforgettable experience.

Two and Four Hour Cruises
Bottom Fishing
Artifact Hunting
Sunset Cruise

16242 Big Road
Bloxom , VA  23308


Phone 1:  757-709-0106  

Phone 2:  757-710-1493  

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Island Queen Inland Charters   --   Chincoteague Island
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Fishing Charters - Sunset Cruises - Pony Tours

We specialize in Flounder, Kingfish, and Croaker fishing trips with Captain Charlie who has 30+ years experience.

We also do Nature & Sunset Cruises to see the beautiful surroundings of the island. We may see in the wild the World Famous Chincoteague Ponies, Dolphins, Bald Eagles and an assortment of shorebirds.

We have a 26’ pontoon boat equipped with a bathroom. We will also customize trips upon requests. Reservations are recommended.

2246 Curtis Merritt Road, Slip # 16
Chincoteague Island , VA  23336


Phone 1:  757-990-2404   (Mobile)

Phone 2:  757-894-1051  

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Miss Jennifer Charter Fishing   --   Cheriton
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Family Fishing --- Sunset Cruise & Dolphin Search

A Miss Jennifer fishing excursion is an ideal way to please both the novice and experienced angler. Just sit back, enjoy the surroundings and let Captain Cardone do the work.  If you're a beginner, Capt. Cardone and his mates will help you learn the tricks of the trade. A Miss Jennifer outing is an ideal way to introduce your youngster(s) to fishing as a life-long pastime.  Capt. Cardone makes fishing easy all in a wholesome, family-oriented environment.


Every Friday

 Sunset Cruise & Dolphin Search

7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 

After a hot summer day, bring your favorite beverage and take a cool evening cruise aboard the "Miss Jennifer".

 For all information and ticket sales
call Cherrystone Bait & Tackle at 331-3740 or 641-1995
$15 Adults
$12 Children under 10

Please do not wear flip-flops - Tennis shoes only

When vessel sails, no money will be refunded

PO Box 2034
Cheriton , VA  23316


Phone 1:  757-641-1995   (Mobile)

Phone 2:  757-331-3740  

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Pirate Ship Adventures of Chincoteague   --   Chincoteague Island
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Inspiring young imagination

The entire experience with the crew lasts about an hour and a half.  The first fifteen minutes is spent on the dock getting the little pirates ready and teaching them how to talk like a real pirate crew. Once the crew is ready we board the ship and head out on the open sea (Bay) for about an hour and 15 minutes.

We suggest you prepare for the weather, if the sun is out load up on sunblock and bring some water. If it’s cloudy consider a light rain jacket, we will still sail in a light drizzle, we’re pirates after all! And in the heat as well, though we have misting fans that are very cooling.

The waters we ply are protected and usually very calm, sea sickness is normally not an issue.

Ticket prices for the pirate cruise are $30 / person ($25 cash) 3 years and older. Children UNDER 3 are welcome aboard FREE of charge. We also offer $2 off for Accomack County residents. Please include all persons planning on coming aboard when making your reservation, this is a Coast Guard regulation and no exceptions will be made. For the most fun, we suggest you arrive at least 15 minutes early to get your little pirates tattooed and get dressed up. There are plenty of visitors here, and parking your land faring vessel can be difficult, so once again we suggest you arrive early.

Due to the limited number of spaces per trip we require a credit card to hold your reservation. We accept Visa and MasterCard. Parties of 10 or less may cancel your reservation up to 24 hours in advance of your sailing time. If you cancel within 24 hours your card will be charged for half the total amount.  Parties of more than 10 must provide 48 hours notice. If you do not cancel and miss your scheduled sailing time your credit card will be charged the full amount.

Main Street, behind Don's Seafood
Chincoteague Island , VA  23336

Phone 1:  757-894-5714  

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Seaside Ecotours   --   Wachapreague
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Creating Your Custom Cruise

~ Custom Boat Tours

~ Birding Trips

~ Wildlife Photography

~ Beach Trips to the Barrier Islands

~ Sunset Cruises

Captain Meriwether Payne, a Certified Virginia Ecotour Guide, will create your custom cruise departing from the quaint village of Wachapreague on the Seaside of Virginia's Eastern Shore.

Scenic creeks meander through emerald marshes out to the barrier islands which are part of the Virginia Coast Reserve; a United Nations Biosphere Reserve created by The Nature Conservancy in the early 1970s, and the longest expanse of coastal wilderness remaining on the eastern seaboard of the United States.

These islands are a birders paradise, sheltering more than 250 species of shorebirds, waders, raptors, songbirds, ducks, and geese, which find food in the adjacent bays and salt marshes.  Birding is a year round activity with spring and fall migrating shorebirds, summer nesters and winter waterfowl.  This intricate ecosystem supports hundreds of other species as well and you will also have opportunities to see animals from the all important, yet tiny, fiddler crab, to Diamondback Terrapins, sea turtles, dolphins and the occasional seal.

Beach stops on the islands are easily arranged for picnics, shelling, swimming and we can put the seine net to use and see what creatures are in the water or dig for clams!

Island taxis are available if you simply want to spend the day on the beach; or take a sunset cruise before dinner at one of our fine local restaurants.

Capt. Meriwether is USCG Licensed and insured.   All trips are on a comfortable, new 23' Carolina Skiff carrying up to 6 passengers on trips from 2 to 8 hours and departing from the Wachapreague Town Marina.  Please contact for prices on your custom trip!

Town Marina, 34 Atlantic Avenue
Wachapreague , VA  23480


Phone 1:  757-710-2454  

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Seaside Tours   --   Cape Charles
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An amazing experience awaits as you explore the waterways of the remote seaside barrier islands with an experienced captain. Enjoy the thrill of sportfishing, discover nature's many secrets on an ecotour, learn to clam and enjoy your fresh catch, or just get away from it all in this water meets sky wilderness.

5335 Poplar Grove Lane
Cape Charles , VA  23310


Phone 1:  757-331-4016  

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Shore Thing Charters   --   Willis Wharf
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Boat - The Shore Thing

The Shore Thing, a 36' sport fishing boat is moored at the Willis Wharf Marina and is licensed by the USCG. Come aboard with Capt. Pete Kafigian for a half/full day inshore or offshore fishing, crabbing, Barrier Island or Sunset Cruise, or taxi ride to Hog Island for beach combing and a swim in the Ocean. For more information visit or call Capt. Pete at 757-710-4069.

PO Box 57
Willis Wharf , VA  23486


Phone 1:  757-710-4069   (Mobile)

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Spider's Explorer   --   Chincoteague Island
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Pontoon Cruises

Captain Spider has been exploring the waterways around Assateague & Chincoteague Islands for years. Being USCG licensed, Captain Spider owns and pilots his inspected and insured boat.

Although there are many reasons to cruise with us, here are just a few:

  • 2 hour tour circumnavigating Chincoteague Island taking you to areas most don't see.
  • Specialized tours can be arranged.
  • Birds:
    Herons, egrets, terns, ducks, oyster catchers, swans, pelicans, Canada geese, eagles, osprey, laughing gulls (they arrive with the tourists), piping plover and more have been sighted on our cruises. Hundreds of birds migrate through Chincoteague and Assateague in May and October. (Time approximate depending on the weather.)
  • Nature:
    Ponies, dolphins, sea turtles, gorgeous sunsets, ocean views could very well be seen. We cannot guarantee what mother nature will provide, but we're sure you'll enjoy your cruise.
  • Photography:
    Amateur and professional photographers find this tour an excellent source for their hobby or career. Captain Spider knows how to handle the boat so that you will get that superb shot!
  • Many reasons for a cruise!
    Honeymooners have been aboard just after their wedding. Other honeymooners have been aboard MANY years after the wedding!
    Engineers have cruised to study Chincoteague from the water.
    Groups of women take rides for a "girls only" trip - great for a group getaway, a bachelorette party, birthday party, or a Red Hats group trip.
    You can even get married on the boat!

3801 S Main Street
Chincoteague Island , VA  23336


Phone 1:  757-990-4242   (Mobile)

Phone 2:  757-336-0611  

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Tangier - Onancock Ferry   --   Onancock
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Seasonal - May thru September

Travel to and from the Island on a

First Come, First Served Basis
Travel Aboard the "Joyce Marie II"


Fees: Onancock to Tangier
Round trip: $25
Staying overnight: $30

Call for details and reservations.



Call for Reservations, Ask for the Crocketts - Mark or Joyce
Charter service available off-season



Onancock Wharf
Onancock , VA  23417


Phone 1:  757-891-2505  

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Tangier Cruises   --   Reedville
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Boat - The Chesapeake Breeze

We specialize in cruises to Tangier Island on the Chesapeake Bay. The Breeze leaves for Tangier Island every day at 10:00 am and returns about 4:00 pm. Enjoy a wonderful day out on the Chesapeake Bay and on Tangier Island.

Fees: Reedville to Tangier

Round trip: $25

Staying overnight: $40


Buzzard Point Marina, 468 Buzzard Point Road
Reedville , VA  22539


Phone 1:  804-453-2628  

Phone 2:  804-453-3018   (Fax)

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Tangier Island Cruises   --   Crisfield
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Discovering history and charm

The Steven Thomas leaves from the

Thomas Dock at 10th & Main, Crisfield, MD

Fees: Crisfield to Tangier

Round trip: $25

Staying overnight: $35


1001 West Main Street
Crisfield , MD  21817


Phone 1:  410-968-2338  

Phone 2:  800-863-2338  

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Tangier Island Waterman's Tour   --   Tangier Island
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Spring ~ Summer ~ Fall

Take a Waterman’s Tour with a Tangier captain and discover the island’s oyster and soft-shell crab “farms”. Tangier Island Tours are available with a Coast Guard Licensed Captain who has years of experience working the waters of Tangier Island.


When calling the Chesapeake House regarding tours, ask for Glenna or Susan.  They will be glad to make reservations for your Tangier Island Experience, whether it be Oysters, Crabbing, Eco-tours, Birding, or ask about their Sunset Tours after dinner.


Hilda Crockett's Chesapeake House

Restaurant and Bed & Breakfast

PO Box 232 - 16243 Main Street

Tangier Island, VA  23440


PO Box 232, 16243 Main Ridge Road
Tangier Island , VA  23440


Phone 1:  757-891-2331  

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Top Dog Charters   --   Cape Charles
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Capt Neil Lessard offers charters year round - Chesapeake Bay fishing, seaside fishing and Barrier Island sightseeing charters, located on the main pier of the Kings Creek Marina at Cape Charles.

Book your ultimate fishing experience. (deposit required)

Kings Creek Marina
Cape Charles , VA  23310


Phone 1:  757-647-3017   (Mobile)

Phone 2:  757-678-0966   (Home)

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