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Address: 3335 South Main Street, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336
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+1 757-336-5556
08:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

On our nature cruises you will experience Assateague Island in a way that...

On our nature cruises you will experience Assateague Island in a way that is simply not possible from land. Let us show you the hidden beauty and wildlife of Assateague Island. At Daisey's Island Cruises our main goal is for you to have an enjoyable and memorable experience. Customer satisfaction is very important to us. We hope that you will take time to read our customer reviews and explore our web site. You will see why cruising with Daisey's Island Cruises is the right choice! Your Captain will fill you in on all the local knowledge as you explore the remote backbays and expansive coastline of Assateague Island. We cruise all the best areas of Assateague Island for pony viewing. It is also common to see dolphins, bald eagles, and an array of other wildlife on our sightseeing boat tours.Many of our customers tell us that our cruise was the highlight of their Chincoteague vacation!

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History, nature, and ponies!

On an unusually mild February day, Capt. Hunter Leonard hosted us on a fun and relaxing water tour of the Chincoteague area. I've been coming to the island for 25 years, and my... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

On an unusually mild February day, Capt. Hunter Leonard hosted us on a fun and relaxing water tour of the Chincoteague area. I've been coming to the island for 25 years, and my wife, being an Eastern Shore native, has been coming here her whole life, but we never before thought about a boat tour of the area, so we... More 

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Bowie, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Captain Nate was awesome! We saw the ponies, eagles, and so many birds. Captain Nate is very knowledgeable and entertaining.

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Petersburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We went today. Great cruise. Super nice captains of each boat. Not as much wild life in February as in the summer, but we did see the ponies. Would recommend this company. We had a great afternoon.

Thank depslp
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We got some great views of the Chincoteague ponies with. . . Bill, I think? I'm terrible with names, but he was great. Very informative and knowledgeable about the flora and fauna of the island. They brought on blankets and binoculars to borrow, which was nice. You can be prepared for the cold, but when the wind is whipping you... More 

Thank Heather H
Chincoteague Island, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

We are visiting from Buffalo, NY this week and today we did our Island tour. We came to see the pony's and we saw plenty. Carlton & Bill shared lots of information about the Pony's, Conch fishing, the various clam & oyster farms and loads of history about the area. Today was sunny but chilly. But have no fear, they... More 

Thank christinebwalker
Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

We came to Chincoteague Island for a relaxing holiday get-away and to see the Assateague refuge and famous ponies. And that is exactly what Captain Carlton delivered! Highly professional and accommodating, Capt Carlton got us out to see the sights despite the challenging weather and shared his extensive knowledge of the area and the wildlife for a very personal tour.... More 

Thank Dereks12s
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

I have both my mother-in-law and brother-in-law in visiting; and my brother-in-law had this idea to take a boat ride around the islands to see the ponies and ponies we saw. Captain Carlson gave us a great tour and lesson of the ponies and island. Even through it was 44 degrees we have a great time. So glad that Daisey's... More 

Thank Douglas P
Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Check in was simple, simple instructions to get to the alternate pick up locations (changed due to weather conditions), and an excellent guide (Bill) who was very knowledgeable on ponies, wildlife, and island history. While we had prepared for the cold & windy conditions by bringing our own foul weather gear, the other couple on our boat was a little... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

A must-do when in Chincoteague! Great Captain - very informative - comfortable! Took us right to the ponies! Can't wait to go back and cruise with them again!

Thank Kheniges
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Great trip, reasonable price, knowledgeable courteous captain and mate, and blankets for a chilly trip back to the dock. Really wonderful service.

Thank Kirsten F

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