Chincoteague Sunset

Enjoy unforgettable highlights of Assateague & Chincoteague on your vacation.

Assateague Ponies Photo 1 Assateague Lighthouse Photo 1 Assateague Ponies Photo 2 Chincoteague Sunset Photo 1 Assateague Dolphin Photo 1 Assateague Ponies Photo 3 Assateague Ponies Photo 4 Assateague Bird Photo 1 Assateague Ponies Photo 5 Chincoteague Sunset Cruise Photo 1


Departure time varies during season.
See sunset cruise departure time.)


Approximately 1 1/2 - 2 hours



Adults $43 (tax free)
Children 3-11 years receive $10 off
Children under 3 years are free


Chincoteague Island, Virginia
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Call (757) 336-5956
toll free 1-866-PONY SWIM
7 days a week 7am-10pm

Off Season: Sept 8 - Oct 31 & April 1 - May 15 12pm-10pm

Advanced reservations are recommended. Reserve now and you are confirmed, we have your name on the list at the dock.

Combo Tour (SAVE 15%): Get the most out of your vacation. You can do the cruise & kayak tour or go twice on the boat or kayak. Every time we go out is different. Herds of wild horses, dolphins & other wildlife move around all day long. The combo tour is the best way to see the most wildlife & scenery.

* Group discounts available.
* The schedule & price are subject to change.
* Low price match guarantee.
* 3% processing fee with card payment over the phone.


The perfect atmosphere for Ponies, Dolphins, etc...

Travel along Chincoteague & Assateague on the sunset cruise for an incredible eco-adventure. For the most relaxing part of your vacation, you can look for wild ponies, dolphins, birds and incredible scenery during the beauty of a sunset. Departing from Chincoteague Island, Virginia - Assateague Explorer’s 40ft. vessel provides a very stable and smooth ride along these waters. A memorable vacation to see the famous wild ponies is complimented by a fantastic sunset. Embark on the sunset cruise for an excellent opportunity to see Assateague’s wild ponies. Visit hidden gems some visitors never see. Explore pristine coastal areas of Chincoteague Island and Assateague, where a wonderland of spectacular unspoiled waterways await you. Relax and take in the local scenery and natural splendor here in Virginia. The cruise provides a unique outdoor adventure for travelers who desire to experience the great outdoors in a special way.

This is your chance for some great wildlife and sunset photos at the best locations along Assateague Island. If you love horses, dolphins, birding and the peaceful surroundings of the outdoors, this is the place to be. Experience magnificent views along the waters between Chincoteague and Assateague in areas where coves, channels, marshes, and pristine beaches are often teeming with wildlife. Watch and listen to the natural surroundings. You have found one of the best destinations in Virginia to visit. See why so may visitors come out on the water with us to see the wild horses that have roamed these shores since the 1600’s. Meet other families, couples, and photographers that have a love for nature. Assateague is one of the best vacation spots. While you are here, we make it possible to explore many of the areas that wild ponies frequent the most. This is probably the best kept secret tourist attraction in Virginia. Experience the unique natural history, wild ponies, splendid abundance of migratory birds and other wildlife that is off the beaten path.

We specialize in pony watching, birdwatching, exploring the natural ecosystem along the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge and focusing on the wilder side of Assateague. The cruise provides easy smooth access to the best locations along Assateague. Observe wild ponies and witness how they live in family groups along the most productive portions of the island. Search for ponies, see their young foals playing and rolling around in the sands, just as they have for hundreds of years. You can reserve the sunset cruise plus the pony express or kayak tour in order to experience more wildlife along this exceptional ecosystem during your visit here.

Photo Gallery

Photo Gallery

Photos taken on the tour of Assateague, Chincoteague wild ponies, wildlife & scenery.

Watch Us on YouTube

Video Gallery

Videos of the cruise & kayaking along Assateague & Chincoteague.

Tour Brochures

Tour Brochure

Explore and experience that feeling of discovery. Your outdoor adventure begins here.

Good Morning America

Media Coverage

Assateague Explorer featured on the ABC Good Morning America Show.

Cruise or Kayak: April - November
(7 days a week. Call for off season availability.)
Advanced reservations are recommended.

Wildlife Art Prints