Cruises & Fishing Charters

Bucktail Charters & Eastside Cruisin' offer a variety of boat trips to make your stay on Chincoteague even more memorable! Our experienced captains know the waterways, history, and unusual facts about the Island and surrounding areas.

Chincoteague Island Cruise
Our cruises offer two hours of stories and details about the island including Assateague Ponies, waterfront homes, dolphins, and Island wildlife in its natural habitat. We offer one of the best views for the annual Pony Swim too!

Fishing Charter
Your fishing charter includes the rods, reels, bait & tackle, your fishing license, and a mate for additional help and guidance. Alcohol and smoking are only permitted if you book the entire boat which includes 5 people or less or if the entire party on the boat is comfortable with it. The maximum amount permitted is 6 people. Our vessel for charter trips is a shallow draft vessel that can operate in as little as 10 inches of water! In addition to standard fishing trips, we also offer bow fishing!

Sunset Cruise
Enjoy the picturesque sunsets of Chincoteague Island from the water. Since the time of sunset varies, please call for a more accurate time of departure. Alcohol is permitted on these cruises for patrons that are 21 years of age and older.

Pony Round Up Cruise
Watch the famous Salt Water Cowboys round up the Northern Herd from our boat using the Pony Tower! Our boats can operate in minimal water making us the ONLY option for the best water view! This package is $200 per person.

Pony Penning Cruise
We offer one of the best seats available for the annual Pony Swim! Our tower offers a panoramic view of the festivities and enables our patrons to see more! Please book in advance because seats sell out quickly. Seats are $200 each and the full payment amount is due in advance. Cancellation Policy: No refunds are given within 60 days of the event. If it is more than 60 days until the event, 50% of your payment will be refunded IF we are able to book your seat. 

Custom Cruises are available upon request. Please call 757.894.1303 for more information.

What to Bring:
Camera, Water, Snacks, Sunscreen, Cooler

Our boats have all of the latest equipment and, collectively, our crew has over 60 years of experience. 


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