About Chincoteague Island

Chincoteague Island, claimed by the first white man in 1671, was known to the Indians as "Gingoteague" or "Beautiful Land Across the Water". With the exception of salvaging ship wrecks off Assateague Island, its primary economy was farming and livestock. Soon, however, the water became the main source of income, as it is today.

Chincoteague is world famous for their oyster beds and clam shoals, tranquil beaches and the wild ponies. You will enjoy outdoor recreation at its very best, boating, FISHING, boating, crabbing, hunting, beach-combing, biking or hiking. If shopping is more to your taste, the Island abounds with specialty shops and galleries. For the history enthusiast, there is an Oyster and Maritime Museum, a Waterfowl Museum and the NASA Museum and Visitors Center.

Come visit Chincoteague Island to experience for yourself, the tranquility and beauty God created.

Chincoteague Island charter fishing in Virginia. Deep sea fishing charters, bay fishing and inland fishing trips off the Eastern Shore of Virginia for tuna, dolphin, wahoo, bluefish, marlin king mackerel, shark, sea bass, tautog and flounder fishing guides on Chincoteague Island Virginia. Try DEEP-SEA FISHING on our fully equipped "TOOLS OF THE TRADE".

Off the Eastern Shore of Virginia, lies an island seven miles long by one and a half miles wide. Chincoteague Island is connected to the mainland by a causeway and six bridges. We, at Hooks & Feathers, can think of no better place to live, work and play than on Chincoteague Island.

Chincoteague Island is protected from the Atlantic Ocean, by it's neighboring barrier Island of Assateague. The fishing here is great, whether you are DEEP SEA FISHING, bay and inland fishing, or just casting off the beach.

Together these islands make up the Assateague Island National Seashore and Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge.

The Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge is one of the several sanctuaries for waterfowl on the Atlantic Flyway. In the fall and spring, the migration of waterfowl is a spectacular sight to behold. Wildlife is abundant here, which makes it an ideal place to visit and explore.

Please visit here for much more information about Chincoteague Island.

Winter accommodations are limited.
We have included a few suggestions with phone numbers:

Assateague Inn:
757-336-3738
Driftwood Motor Lodge:
757-336-6557
The Refuge Motor Inn:
800-544-8469
Holiday Cottages:
757-336-6256
Island Motor Inn:
757-336-3141


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