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Get Outside   --   Chincoteague Island
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Not Just a Tour....An Adventure

Explore the beauty of the wildlife around the most remote areas of Chincoteague and Assateague Islands with Captain John and his team!  Kayak and canoe rentals, Nature Eco tours, and private tours.

7536 East Side Drive
Chincoteague Island , Virginia  23336


Phone 1:  757-894-2431  

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Chincoteague Island Outfitters   --   Chincoteague Island
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Jan. 1 - April 30 8 AM to 5 PM
May 1 - Aug. 31 7 AM to 5 PM
Sep. 1 - Dec. 31 8 AM to 5 PM

Don't be caught on the hot sand without a chair!

We are a new vacation equipment rental business on beautiful Chincoteague specializing in your basic needs during your visit! We are always adding to our inventory, so please ask if you don't see something on our list!

If you think our services are something your guests would like, please call & we'll drop one off at your location!

Currently, we have the following items available, but call or email because the inventory increases every week!

Life Vests
Boogie Boards
Beach Umbrellas
Umbrella Anchors
Beach Chairs
Beach Carts
Beach Wagons
Gas Grills
Charcoal Grills
Cornhole Boards
Fans (Box)
Clamming Kits
Seafood Steamers
Crab Pots
Larger Coolers
Medium Coolers
Small Coolers

7885 Eastside Drive
Chincoteague Island , VA  23336


Phone 1:  757-336-5129  

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SouthEast Expeditions - Chincoteague   --   Chincoteague Island
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The Eastern Shore's Watersports Headquarters

Explore the Shore with SouthEast Expeditions. Sea Kayak trips through our beautiful salt marshes and coastal creeks are available daily, as are kiteboarding classes, bike rentals, and guided nature walks. Trips, including trips with an historical aspect, are available for paddlers of all skill levels, and no experience is necessary. We have Bayside trips in and around Onancock, and Seaside trips in the area as well on Folly Creek and out of Wachapreague. And for an unforgettable true getaway, spend the night in the amazing sea & sky world of undeveloped barrier islands sharing beaches with only shorebirds. Your lodging is a rustic Watch House Retreat once used by watermen to protect their valuable oyster harvesting grounds.

Seasonal bicycle rentals available. Home of the country's only authentic Kayak Winery Tour.

6631 Maddox Boulevard
Chincoteague Island , VA  23336


Phone 1:  757-525-2925  

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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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Snug Harbor Marina and Hotel   --   Chincoteague Island
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Boat Rental - Rental Slips - Tackle Shop - Lodging

It's a celebration of nature in its most magnificent form, as the wild Chincoteague ponies run up and down the marshland, the local birds will sing you a song. As this perfect day comes to an end, the laid back reggae tunes will set the mood for the miraculous montage of Caribbean colors that make Chincoteague sunsets so desired. As you're moved by the awe-inspiring experience, you'll realize there is no place on earth quite like Snug Harbor.

Snug Harbor offers waterfront cottages that vary in size and price. The cottages range in price from $149-$289 per night. The price will vary on holidays,weekends and during special events. All rooms boast a world class waterview! Snug Harbor has the best waterfront location in Chincoteague. The hotel sits overlooking the Assateague Island where the wild Chincoteague ponies run free, the beautiful lighthouse and Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. Snug Harbor also offers a nice deck right on the water with picnic tables and chairs, outside grill, tiki huts, dock space, fishing and crabbing piers etc. There is also a little sandy area with beach chairs and palm trees where you can just lay down and relax. We also have a marina where you could rent a boat, canoe, kayak and go to explore the island by water or just rent fishing gear and try to catch your dinner.

Snug Harbor is located on the tranquil side of Chincoteague which boasts one of the most incredible views on island. Our barefoot sophistication of a beach resort offers guests the personal touch of a boutique hotel without the 5 star prices. Snug Harbor isn't a luxury hotel but a nice waterfront resort with very comfortable accommodations and a world class service. Please don't hesitate, just come and give us a try!

Snug Harbor Marina has a large fleet of boats for rent. Snug Harbor offers Carolina Skiffs, center consoles, Bentley pontoon boats and Old Town canoes and kayaks. Chincoteague Island is one of the most incredible places you will ever visit and if you want to get the best experience and see all Chincoteague Island has to offer, you must be in a boat. The name Chincoteag ue is an Indian name that means beautiful land across the water and the only way to see what the Indians did is tour the islands by water, just like the natives. 

Snug Harbor Marina also offers the best kayak eco tours along Chincoteague Island and the Assateague coast. Our experienced, local tour guides will take you to remote areas of the National Refuge for ponywatching or birdwatching. Snug Harbor eco tours will get you up close and personal with the wild Chincoteague ponies and all the wildlife Assateague Island has to offer. Just call us at 757-336-6176 and ask for the daily tour times and prices. Make sure you book the early tour to see the ponies!

PO Box 498, 7536 East Side Road
Chincoteague Island , VA  23336


Phone 1:  757-336-6176  

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Bay Country Kayaking - Gargatha Landing   --   Parksley
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Chesapeake Bay Kayak Eco Tours

Bay Country Kayaking is a family owned and operated kayak eco tour company founded for the purpose of sharing our love of the scenic waters of coastal Virginia and educating others on their ecological, cultural and historical significance. Previous involvement of family members in the charter boat and kayaking industries, combined with their participation in social outreach events with organizations such as the National Audubon Society, Boy and Girl Scouts, Boys and Girls Clubs, Wounded Warriors and Dragon Run Day, provided the impetus for going forward with a kayak guide service on our home waters.

The primary goal of Bay Country Kayaking is to offer the most personalized kayak tour kayak tour photo experience of any guide service in coastal Virginia. To reach that goal, we secure ongoing education and training for our guides, utilize quality equipment and offer premier locations for our guests to paddle and enjoy.

Gargatha Landing Road to the end/water
Parksley , VA  23421


Phone 1:  855-865-2925  

Phone 2:  252-564-4533   (Mobile)

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Chincoteague Bay Field Station   --   Wallops Island
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Choose Your Adventure!

Chincoteague Bay Field Station offers a wide variety of programs including: Family Camps, Family Day Programs, Cycling Tours, Kayaking Tours, Photography and Folk Art Workshops, and Summer Camps. The beaches, marshes, and off-shore waters of Virginia's Eastern Shore are CBFS's classroom. Their facilities include new residence suites, dining hall, classrooms/meeting spaces, research labs, flat bottom boats, and oceanic research vessels.

Get Outdoors This Summer!

Don't miss your chance at some of our most popular summer camps in addition to our traditional marine science focused programs. We offer both overnight and day camps for ages 8-18.

Looking to explore the Eastern Shore as a family? Our Family Camps are the perfect combination of learning and fun! Plus they are all-inclusive, meaning that the program includes all meals, transportation, on-campus housing in our air-conditioned suites, and most importantly tons of exciting activities!! 

Summer Camps

Summer camps give all campers a hands-on, feet wet experience in marine and coastal environments. CBFS offers Day Camps for ages 5-14 and Overnight Camps for ages 8-18. Click on each camp below for more information.

Sea Squirts Day Camp
Young Coastal Explorers Camp
Marine Adventure Day Camp
Coastal Studies Day Camp
Budding Marine Biologist Camp
Coastal Art Camp
Coastal Cooking Camp
Beginners Kayaking Camp
Intermediate Kayaking Camp
Dangerous Creatures Camp
Junior Naturalist Camp
Focus on Fish Camp
Coastal Mammals Camp
Ichthyology Camp
Marine Invertebrates Camp

34001 Mill Dam Road
Wallops Island , VA  23337


Phone 1:  757-824-5636  

Phone 2:  757-824-5638   (Fax)

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