For the last 87 years the historic Pony Swim has taken place the last Wednesday of every July.
Tuesday morning provides viewers the opportunity to see ponies move to the holding corral up Assateague up the beach before Wednesday's swim. Visitors can also attend the Volunteer Fireman's Carnival throughout the week and the Foal Auction on Thursday. Friday provides a second opportunity to see the ponies swim back to their home on Assateague.
Reservations to view the event from Randy’s boat can be made up to one (1) year in advance for this unique opportunity. The Swim takes place rain or shine; boat seating is limited.
A Waterman's Day
Spend a morning walking in the boots of a real Chincoteague waterman when you work side-by-side with Randy as he works his line of 75+ crab pots.
See how the hardshell crabs you enjoy in the restaurants are caught and culled as you pull them directly from the waters of Assateague Channel.
This opportunity is only available during the spring and early summer crab harvesting season. Be prepared to leave the dock in a work boat before sunrise and return late-morning to noon.
Trips are limited to 2 people
$50.00 per person
Wallops Island Rocket Launches
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center’s Wallops Flight Facility
is the host to periodic rocket and weather satellite launches which can be seen
from the waters of Chincoteague Channel.
What Our Clients Are Saying
"Captain Randy's personal experience brings a truly unique flare to an historic and informative tour through the breath-taking beauty of Assateague and Chinctoteague water ways. Upclose views of the ponies, duck blinds and wildlife, water and fowl, were peppered with the Captain's personal color commentary which made our tour the highlight of our week's vacation. It was fascinating to associate the peaceful scenic cruise with the island's history as seen uniquely through both Capt. Randy's childhood memories and his modern day understanding of the area. Since the tour was customized to my families interest, we had Capt. Randy's dedicated attention for our questions and interests. WOW! It was an honor to spend time with Capt. Randy. We gained a true appreciation for him and the his hometown island. You just don't find this kind of experience in today's commercialized vacation markets. We learned a lot and laughed a lot....Thank You Capt. Randy!"