Route Map/ Tour Description
People often ask us, "Where do you go"?
Capt. Dan and Capt. Ray created this unique route from scratch back in 2006, and it really does go everywhere. Since 2009 we've been keeping a map on the boat as a reference for the spatially oriented.
The wild ponies are a mane attraction on all our trips. We see and talk about them on every tour. Our "Around the Island Tour" we search over 7 miles of pony coastline, in both the southern and northern herd areas.
Public Tours: Mixed groups, onboard our 16 passenger boat
Public tours take our "Around the Island Tour" route (red, white and blue lines). We travel 25 miles as we circumnavigate Chincoteague, viewing over 18 miles of Assateague coastline. This trip has a 50% chance of seeing dolphin (July-Oct), and a 90% chance of seeing ponies. We search 3 miles of the "southern pony herd" coastline, and over 4 miles of the "northern pony herd" coastline. We pass the Assateague Lighthouse, and keep an eye out for interesting birds, including bald eagles, osprey, herons, and more.
**Almost everybody wants to see the ponies, and we see and talk about them on every trip. Sometimes we may modify our planned route, to try to get a better view of the ponies, or spend more time with them. That means we may head straight up to the "yellow line" and stay in the northern herd area for the whole trip.
Semi-Private Tours: Mixed groups, onboard our 6 passenger boat
"Semi-Private Tours" intend to take our "Around the Island Tour" route, but with only 6 people onboard, we are able to ask what guests are interested in, and try to focus on specific requests. Dolphin can be seen anywhere on our route, but are a little more common near the inlet down south. Ponies sometimes offer better views in the northern herd area, up north. It's all about time management, and catering to guests requests.
Private Tours: Just your group, on either our 6 or 16 passenger boat
On private tours, we can focus on whatever you want. We are only limited by the time of our trip. We have some guests who just want to see ponies, or maybe just want to see dolphin. With a private tour, we can manage our time to search for what you exclusively.