This review is for the marina's rental services, not the cottage lodging. Snug Harbor Marina is on the Assateague side of Chincoteague Island (on the channel that separates the two islands and is just down the road from Assateauge Explorers and Etta's Channelside Restaurant. It rents out kayaks (single or double), canoes, and powerboats.
Kayaks are available for half-day or full-day rentals, but each half day is a set time -- meaning you can rent one for the morning (until noon) or the afternoon, but if you want one for a few hours in the middle of the day, you'll have to pay the full-day rate (which is just $10 more than the 1/2 rate). Also, rentals as slightly cheaper if you pay in cash, vs. credit card.
The marina offers kayak tours, but it's not difficult to find the ponies without joining a tour -- they seem to gather near the lighthouse north of the marina or at a beach south of the marina. Of course, they might also be inland and not clearly visible from the water at any location. The marina can point you in the right direction to either location and give advice on whether the ponies have been spotted.
In general, the marina staff was friendly and easy-going. The kayaks were in okay shape (but seemed unusually narrow / small). The rentals aren't cheap, but that's to be expected on a vacation island (rate were comparable to other rental places).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Snug Harbor Marina is a very quint and unique island resort which offers waterfront accommodations ( waterfront cottages with kitchens)as well as motor boat rentals, kayak and canoe rentals, stand up paddle boards and guided boat and kayak eco tours, Pony Tours, nature tours around the islands. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Snug Harbor Marina And Cottages Hotel Chincoteague Island
- Snug Harbor Marina Hotel
- Snug Harbor Marina Motel