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Wild Ponies, Dolphins & Spectacular Scenery

You will discover Chincoteague & Assateague on the sunset wildlife cruise. This is an incredible outdoor experience. Enjoy this relaxing part of your vacation with wild ponies, dolphins, birds and incredible scenery during the beauty of a sunset.

Assateague Explorer’s 40ft. tour boat provides great views plus a very stable and smooth ride along these waters. A memorable vacation to see the famous wild ponies is complimented by a fantastic sunset. The sunset cruise is an excellent opportunity to see Assateague’s wild ponies, dolphins & scenery.

If you’re looking for adventure, Assateague Explorer has it. This is a great family vacation in Virginia. Ask about our group tours for a discount.

Time: Departure time varies during season
Duration: Approximately 1 1/2 hours


Adults $55
Children 3-11 years old receive $10 off
Children under 3 years old are free
Location: Chincoteague Island, Virginia
Driving Directions

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

Private tour is availabe also. Call for details.
* Group discounts available.
* The schedule & price are subject to change.
* 6% fee will be applied to all the transactions.


What is the best time of day to see wild ponies and wildlife?

Anytime of day is great, wild horses graze and move around anytime of day. Shorebirds, eagles and dolphins are also seen at all times of the day. Mid April through mid October is awesome.

About The Boat

The Assateague tour boat “Misty” is a Coast Guard Certified inspected vessel. A Coast Guard Certified vessel undergoes stability tests, periodic inspections at various phases of construction, continuous hull inspections & annual safety inspections by the coast guard. The boat is guaranteed to get you to the best areas, is really comfortable and has a restroom.


Combo Tour (SAVE 10%)

Get the most out of your vacation.

You can do the cruise & kayak tour or go twice on the boat or kayak (the same day or separate days). 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.

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. 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.