Assateague Explorer departs from the Assateague Nature Centre on Chincoteague Island, Virginia
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Assateague Nature Centre 7512 East Side Rd. Chincoteague Island, VA.
Map of East Side Road, Chincoteague
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To Get There:
Chincoteague Island is only 20 minutes south of the Md./Va. state line on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. From Rt. 13, take Rt. 175 E to Chincoteague. Or from Rt. 113, take Rt. 12 S then turn left onto Rt. 175 to Chincoteague.
When you arrive in Chincoteague, turn right on Main Street & head south. Turn left at gas station onto Church St. Drive about 1 mile and it becomes East Side Rd. Drive a mile or so, look for the Assateague Explorer & Assateague Nature Centre signs on the left. FREE parking.

The BEST LOCATION to leave from: The Assateague Nature Centre is close to Assateague, across from the lighthouse & wildlife refuge. Best access to all herds of wild horses along Assateague in Virginia.

Go to the Assateague Map page to get directions to Chincoteague Island or get a map and driving directions at:

Assateague Explorer's staff will meet you at the dock approx. 20 min. before your scheduled departure time.

Distance to Chincoteague Island:
OCEAN CITY, MD 51 Mi. approx. 1 hr.
  FENWICK ISLAND, DE 60 Mi. approx. 1.5 hr.
NORFOLK-VA BEACH, VA 85 Mi. approx. 2 hrs.
LEWES, DE 87 Mi. approx. 2 hrs.
ANNAPOLIS, MD 140 Mi. approx. 2.75 hrs.
CAPE MAY, NJ 123 Mi. approx. 3.5 hrs.
WILLIAMSBURG, VA 146 Mi. approx. 3 hrs.
BALTIMORE, MD 167 Mi. approx. 3 hrs.
WASHINGTON, D.C. 171 Mi. approx. 3 hrs.
NEWPORT NEWS, VA 190 Mi. approx. 3.5 hrs.
PHILADELPHIA, PA 190 Mi. approx. 3.5 hrs.
RICHMOND, VA 193 Mi. approx. 3.5 hrs.
NEW YORK, NY 275 Mi. approx. 5 hrs.
CAPE HATTERAS, NC 232 Mi. approx. 5 hrs.
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