Search for dolphins, jump some waves, and have some fun on the water! This is a fast, fun experience on the water!
Southern and Northern Pasture Cruise on board the Martha Lou
- Day Cruises
- Children Ages 12 and under
- Children Ages 2 and under
Larger Capacity Pontoon Boat Tours
For larger groups, we offer this scenic cruise on a large pontoon boat. See the wild ponies and other wildlife of Chincoteague Island and Assateague Island up close!
Daisey’s Island Cruises has a National Park Service permit, which allows us to operate our tours within the boundary of the Assateague Island National Seashore. This permit allows us to get you up close and personal with the wild ponies and various other wildlife of Assateague Island.
The tour begins by navigating around the southern end of Chincoteague Island and heading to the backside of Assateague Island. We cruise the extensive back bay coastline of the Assateague Island National Wildlife Refuge and visit all of the best areas to observe the ponies in their native habitat.
We also cruise the southern-most tip of Assateague Island, Tom’s Cove, and the Chincoteague Inlet. This is the best area to encounter Atlantic bottlenose dolphins from mid-summer through late fall.
The Martha Lou and Osprey II are our larger capacity pontoon boats with bathroom facilities on board. The Martha Lou and the Osprey II leave from Dock 2, Curtis Merrit Harbor. Note: Martha Lou holds up to 76 people, and Osprey II holds up to 24 people!
What to Bring
- Food and drink
- Bug spray
- Layered clothing for varying temperatures, such as a jacket or hooded sweatshirt, or even a blanket! (Please note it is always a bit colder on the water than it is on land.)