Chincoteague Kayaking to Assateague

Chincoteague, Virginia kayaking in Virginia to discover Assateague. Land on Assateague at a pristine beach.

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Chincoteague Island, Virginia
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April - October


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Call (757) 336-5956
or toll free 1-866-PONY SWIM

Advanced reservations recommended.

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

* Group discount available.
*Prices are subject to change.
* Release forms must be signed prior to all kayak tours.

Kayaing in Virginia, Chincoteague to Assateague:

  • Our guides will make sure you get to the best areas where the wild horses and wildlife are. We have really nice kayaks & paddles (Premium sit-inside kayaks or sit-on-top ocean kayaks & top quality fiberglass paddles)
  • PFD (personal flotation device)
  • You will love the areas we take you to.

Dry bag/box rentals are available.

What to bring:

Something on your feet that stays on is good. Come prepared to get a little wet from the drip of your paddle and be out in the sun. Dress for the weather. Lightweight, synthetic clothing is best. You can bring a camera, but we recommend using a water proof bag (Dry bag/box is available.).

  • Bathing suit or clothes (t-shirt & shorts) that can get wet
  • Shoes that stay on feet & can get wet (Shoes that cover feet such as water shoes or booties are recommended)
  • Hat, Sunglasses and Sun block
  • Bottled water & snacks

You will love kayaking Chincoteague to Assateague and hidden areas of the wildlife refuge with Horses, Eagles, Shorebirds, etc...


Explore Virginia on a kayak.

Kayak at one of the most scenic locations in Virginia. Our guides will make sure you get to the best areas where the wild horses and wildlife are. The backside waters along Assateague and Chincoteague Island average a warm 73 - 88 degrees during our season. Enjoy birdwatching, beach walking, warm water swimming and barrier island areas only accessible by boat. No prior experience required! Be adventurous and go exploring the wilder side of Assateague as you scout for wild ponies and look for bald eagles perched near the Assateague Lighthouse area and other spots. You can also relax and enjoy a remote beach on the backside of Assateague. Kayak from Chincoteague to Assateague and discover a deep appreciation of this peaceful natural habitat. We are glad to show you the best kayaking in Virginia, what to look for and of couse the best areas for wild horses.

We have awesome kayaks! We offer premium sea touring kayaks and sit on top ocean kayaks (the XL version) as well as light weight top quality fiberglass paddles that will help make your paddling easier & smoother. We have both single and tandem kayaks.

Kayak to see the vast landscape that not only sustains the famous wild ponies but also protects the wildlife here. Explore the shoreline of the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge and Assateague National Seashore. This area was established to protect and perpetuate a variety of species. Imagine a great kayaking location that offers wild ponies, dolphins, birds, lighthouse and great scenery. Assateague Island serves as a nation's symbol of the importance of preservation. This is Virginia’s best kept secret when it comes to family vacation spots. Kayaking here is a great adventure for both beginners and experts. Explore more with our kayaking in Chincoteague, Virginia at one of the best vacation destinations for your adventure.

Virginia kayaking at Assateague is the ideal sport in an awesome setting for outdoor adventures and family vacations of all kinds. Just a one hour drive south of Ocean City, Maryland, this part of Assateague is considered by many to be the most spectacular. When it comes to wild ponies, there are over 70 foals born on this half of the island each year. What more could any horse enthusiast ask for? Assateague’s lighthouse, wildlife refuge, and wonderful coastal scenery await you.

If you would like to do two of the kayak tours we offer a discount, our guided tour is the way to go. Assateague Explorer's kayaking tour in Virginia offers an excellent worry-free fun vacation. Discover places to go along the island and acquire better paddling techniques and confidence before you rent a kayak. Meet other people while you enjoy kayaking and view wildlife in a quiet, peaceful environment. Many visitors join our kayak tours and have an amazing time. We offer kayaking tours throughout the day. When kayaking here in Virginia, we will show you the way to the best parts of Assateague.

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

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Cruise or Kayak: March 15th - November

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

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