Chincoteague Boat Cruises

Chincoteague Island Virginia offers vacationers a nice variety of boat cruises, including, nature cruises, scenic cruises, sunset cruises, pony swim trips, siteseeing, eco-tourism trips, kayaking adventures and fishing charters. The array of boating activities on the island allows families a good choice of fun events, and there is something for everyone. For the more independent and experienced vacationer, boat and other watercraft rentals are another option.

When choosing a charter, it may be a good idea to consider the weather, traffic, and other factors, and plan ahead. Some boats can be chartered on short notice, while others may be booked up to a year in advance.

Depending on the trip, season and vessel you might need sunblock, camera, insect repellent, water, snacks, a light jacket or even rain gear. A phone call to your captain or booking agent may be worthwhile when packing for your trip.

Among the sights you might encounter on one of the various trips are any number of sightings of wildlife and waterfowl. The island and the surrounding waters are home to Chincoteague ponies, sika and whitetail deer, ducks, geese, herons, egrets, plovers and other shorebirds, whales, porpoises, otters and even on occasional seal. Local captains know the best spots and are eager to guide visitors on trips that just cannot be viewed from land.

Fishing trips may target flounder, trout, bluefish, croakers, spot, drum, striped bass, shark, sea bass, tautog, tuna, billfish, mahi-mahi, wahoo or other fish, depending on the season, boat and destination. Other trips will feature clamming, waterfowl hunting or just exploring.

 Chincoteague Island has something for just about everyone. From the calm and pristine kayaking trips to the competitive and heart pounding offshore fishing, vacationers will find a boat with just the right pace and trip length.

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