There are lots of wildlife tours in Chincoteague, Virginia -- we went with Daisey's Dockside and loved them. Be sure to go early in the morning when it's coolest and the animals are at their most active. Read on for more tips for visiting Chincoteague with kids.
Assateague Island, VA: 37-mile long barrier island located off the eastern coast of Delmarva.The northern two-thirds of the island is in Maryland while the southern third is in Virginia. The Maryland section contains the majority of Assateague Island National Seashore and Assateague State Park. It is best known for its herds of feral horses, pristine beaches, and the Assateague Lighthouse.
Chincoteague Island: Wild Horses. This is actually Assateague Island which is the outer barrier island. Since the last twenty years the ponies don't come over on to Chincoteague except during the annual "Penning". They are the descendants of those who swam to shore when Spanish Galleons wrecked in the Atlantic just off the Islands.