Cruise, with your native captain, along the expansive inner coastline of Assateague Island where the wild ponies live.
The Scenic Tour aboard a 6 passenger pontoon boat begins by navigating around the southern end of Chincoteague Island and heading to the backside of Assateague Island. We will seek out and observe the Wild Ponies in their native habitat. You will enjoy listening to local history and information on Assateague and Chincoteague Island. Wildlife sightings along the way may include bald eagle, shorebirds, and dolphins.
Wild Ponies have inhabited Assateague Island for hundreds of years. We know the best spots on the Assateague coastline for pony viewing and we’ll take you there.
In recent years wildlife management officials have built miles of fencing along the roadways on Assateague to keep the ponies off the roadway and protect them from getting hit by vehicles. Numerous pony bands (families) roam extensive areas of Assateague Island that cannot be seen from the roads on Assateague.
As well as making every effort to get up close with the wild ponies you will encounter many different shore birds, bald eagles and osprey. Learn some local legend and lore about the islands of Assateague and Chincoteague. See aquaculture farms and learn how they benefit our ecosystem. So much nature and beauty to be seen.
Pony-Nature tours are approximately 2 hours long. Times may run over based on on wildlife cooperation.
*We have a 3 person minimum to insure the boat to sail. It does not have to be from one group. If you have questions regarding this policy please call us 757-336-5556
You may also reserve your seats by phone and pay cash or check at dock (757)336-5556.
Rocket Launch Cruise
Daisey’s Island Cruises will get the best vantage point possible to view NASA’s newest rockets launching into space. An experience you will not soon forget! To compensate for any last minute canceled or postponed launches the ticket will get you on board for the rescheduled date at no extra charge. We believe in getting you a bang for your buck!
Daisey’s Island Cruises is not affiliated with NASA and therefore can not guarantee a rocket launch. Keep up to date with rocket launch cruise dates on our Facebook page or call 757-336-5556 for more info
Things to bring
Food and Drink
Layered clothing for varying temperatures, light jacket or hooded sweatshirt
Even a blanket!
Please note it will always be colder on the water than it is on land.
Adult – $45
Children aged 12 & under – $35
*Credit card fees and online booking fees will apply. Avoid the fees call us 757-336-5556 and pay cash upon arrival.
*pony viewing is not guaranteed. They are wild animals and just like wild animals they have freedom to go where they please.