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Assateague cruise & kayaking to see wild horses, dolphins & more. Explore the best of Assateague on these epic expeditions. The nature cruise or kayak tour to Assateague make your visit to Assateague the vacation of a lifetime. SAVE on Combo Tour.


Pony Express Nature Cruise

Kayak Tour

Sunset Wildlife Cruise

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or Call 757-336-5956 or 757-894-2932

Open till 11pm (7 days a week)

The 2021 Season has ended. Tours will resume in Spring 2022. The 2022 Season: MARCH 19th - NOVEMBER 20th


Visit Assateague and see the best areas for pony watching, bird watching and dolphin watching with Assateague Explorer. Join the scenic cruise or kayaking adventure to discover a hidden treasure perfect for your family. Discover pristine places only accessible by boat. This is your chance to experience awesome areas where wild ponies live along Assateague. The fully narrated Assateague cruise and kayak tour take you to explore the best areas. Great for horse lovers who enjoy watching horses, birders who love birdwatching, families that love dolphins and anyone who wants to relax and enjoy the outdoors. The tour boat has a restroom and is coast guard certified so all your family stays together on one boat. Our kayaks & paddles are perfect for this area. Driving Directions


Assateague Island cruise

In operation since 2001, our main goal is to inspire, inform and give you an experience you will always remember... Wild pony watching, birdwatching, dolphins & scenery await you.

Since 2001, we have taken thousands of visitors to enjoy this beautiful barrier island of Assateague that many people fall in love with. The Assateague cruise & kayak tour is located in the historic town of Chincoteague Island, Virginia, which is right next to the scenic southern half of Assateague Island and the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. The tour is operated between Assateague & Chincoteague Island in the protected Assateague Channel, taking you to the best spots for wild ponies, eagles and other shorebirds. Assateague Lighthouse & dolphins that are frequently seen during summer/fall are a nice addition to our expedition. Explore the sheltered waterways along the backside of Assateague and discover the areas where you can only access by boat.

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Visit Chincoteague, Virginia during your vacation to Ocean City, Maryland, Virginia Beach or Washington D.C. Assateague Explorer nature cruise and kayak trip to Assateague make your visit to Assateague the trip of a lifetime. We are located just 1 hour south of Ocean City, Maryland, 2 hours north of Virginia Beach and 3 1/2 hours south of Washington D.C. Explore the wonders and beauty that make this area in Virginia so special. The Assateague cruise & kayak tour is great for experiencing wild ponies and Assateague. We love sharing Assateague's ponies and natural resources with the world. Relax and take in the spectacular scenery. Each day offers unique memories. There are many places to stay and eat nearby the National Park, beach and Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. Assateague and Chincoteague are different from any other destination in Virginia. Reserve Now Online or call us at 757-336-5956 for your vacation adventure.

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

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Videos of the cruise & kayaking along Assateague & Chincoteague.

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Media Coverage

Assateague Explorer featured on the ABC Good Morning America Show.

Cruise / Kayak - 2022 Season
March 19th - November 20th

7 days a week.
Reserve now, the reservation office is open all year.
Advanced reservations are recommended.

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