Daisey's Island Cruises
The Daisey's were among the original settlers of Chincoteague and their love for Chincoteague Island and its way of life has been passed down through generations. Tom Daisey worked as a waterman for over thirty years, his son Ted has been a U.S. Coast Guard Licensed Captain for over 15 years.
Daisey's Dockside, operated by Tom and Mary Ann Daisey as a bait & tackle store and fishing pier for over 18 years, is now operating as the base of operations for Daisey's Dockside Nature Cruises. Captains Tom and Ted strive to provide their guests with an exciting and authentic expedition on the local waters.
Pictured to the right are Parker and Elizabeth Daisey, great-great grandparents of Ted Daisey. The photo was taken in the late 1800's on South Main Street, near Daisey's Dockside.
I found this tour very disappointing. The tour guide was super nice but the horses are really far away and are just dots in the distance. The tour guide and the captain spent half the tour pointing to dots and telling us the horse's name or discussing back and forth what horse they were pointing to. Then the tour guide would walk up and down the aisle showing us pictures of the horses from a book. You can drive and walk on the island were the horses are. I wish I had just rented a beach chair and spent the day enjoying the ocean while LOOKING at the book on the horses. ADDED: Maybe your tour guides could provide more information - the history of the area, the wildlife. Just a more informative talk would be greatly appreciated than just focusing on the gossip of these 150 horses social lives.
The Best on Island! Will come back again next time. Captain Nate Best Skipper ever, Daiseys is truly blessed to have a captain like him. Very knowledgeable and personable too, good boat too. Nice hospitable check in as well. It was a pure pleasure to have a good experience with Daisey's, so be sure to book with them.
The Adventures of Dan&Stella
Really enjoyed my sunset cruise with Daisy' s. Be aware that during pony penning week you probably won't see ponies but still worth it to see the dolphins and other wildlife. Wish it would have been discounted though because we basically missed the main attraction. They did offer full refunds for anyone who didn't want to go because of that fact. I really enjoyed it because our guide was awesome and didn't make me feel awkward because I was by myself. The lady at the desk was so awesome too, offering me advice on the best way to see the ponies when they walked down the beaxh. Prices are reasonable too at about 35-40 dollars for a cruise depending on which vessel you take. They do charge a little more if you use a card which kinda sucks, but it is what is it. Definitely would recommend Daisy's!
If you're visiting Chincoteague Island, I would highly recommend taking a boat tour around the waterways with Daisey's Island Cruises. They are very knowledgeable about the wildlife and history of Assateague and Chincoteague. Our captain, Hunter knew the different herds of wild ponies as well as their specific names. He also took us to different spots to see eagles, falcon and osprey. It was such an enjoyable tour. We plan to do it again when we go back.
LOVED our cruise! Very knowledgeable And entertaining crew. Able to accommodate our group of 7 with no problems. We saw dolphins, eagles and the ponies! Great family event. Can't wait to go again!