Assateague Explorer departs from Chincoteague Island, Virginia
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Cruise departs from:
Chincoteague Island, VA at Curtis Merritt Harbor (2246 Curtis Merritt Harbor Drive). Assateague Explorer's captain and crew will meet you at slip #43 at the left side of the harbor approx. 10 - 15 min. before your scheduled departure time. (Be sure to call first for reservations)
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Kayak Tour departs from:
Chincoteague Island, VA at East Side Boat Ramp. Assateague Explorer's kayak tour guide will meet you at the boat ramp with kayaks and gear. Please arive approx. 15 min. before your scheduled tour time. (Be sure to call first for reservations)
 
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 Rt. 175 to Chincoteague.
 
(To Curtis Merritt Harbor for BOAT CRUISE): Turn right on Main Street heading south.Drive approx. 3 miles to the south end of Main Street where you will see the sign for Curtis Merrritt Harbor on the left. Enter the harbor, drive to the left side of the harbor where our boat slip #43 is located (see map on right). FREE parking is available at the harbor.
 
(To East Side Boat Ramp for KAYAK TOUR): Turn right on Main Street heading south.Turn left at the gas station onto Church St. Drive about 1.5 miles and it will turn into East Side Rd. Drive 1.5 more miles or so, and you will see the parking area & the boat ramp on the left after Creekside Harbor condo. East Side Boat Ramp is located between the condo and Chincoteague Shellfish (7564 East Side Road). No sign at the boat ramp. FREE parking. No town decal necessary for vehicles with no boat trailer.
 
PARKING IS FREE
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.
Go to the Assateague Map page to get directions to Chincoteague Island or get a map and detailed directions from

Enter the following address for boat cruise:
2246 Curtis Merritt Harbor Drive, Chincoteague, VA 23336

Enter the following address for boat cruise:
7564 East Side Road, Chincoteague, VA 23336

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