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Take a break from everday life by organizing a quick weekend charter bus getaway at Assateague Island National Seashore

Assateague Island National Seashore

Feb 27, 2014

Are you a pony lover? Most people just cannot say no to ponies, and you should be glad to know that in this beautiful barrier island in Maryland, you can find charismatic wild ponies. There are many things bus charter visitors can do at Assateague Island such as camping, kayaking, swimming, hiking, but most of all, the star attraction is still wild ponies watching.

Things to Do at the Island

Most mini bus rental visitors would opt to go swimming at this National Seashore. However, there are also other interesting things to do should you not want to just get wet.

  • Canoeing, kayaking and paddleboating: Available for rent from mid-April up to mid-October, you can use these boats to explore the marshes located at the side of the island.
  • Backcountry camping: Certain backcountry areas on the island are only accessible by paddleboats and you would need a permit to camp there. Coach bus visitors can get their permits at the Ranger Station for $6 per person.
  • Surf fishing: You can get your permit at the visitor center for a fee to enjoy surf fishing at the island. Surf fishing is only permitted away from lifeguarded areas, and the bayside area near the boat launching areas.
  • Over-Sand-Vehicles: You can drive an OSV on the beaches but you would need a permit for it that costs between $80-$150 per year. You can bring fishing rods and even have a picnic, just make sure you cover the picnic basket well to avoid being followed by ponies!

Sightseeing at the Island

The star attraction of the island are the wild ponies, although bird watching is also popular on Assateague Island. To catch a photo of them walking by the surf, the best time would be in the early morning around sunrise, late afternoon and during sunset. In the mid-day, you can probably find ponies poking around the campsites or by the road.

You can also head over to the Assateague Light House located on the southern end of Assateague Island. Standing at 142-foot tall, this lighthouse is in a conical shape and is painted in alternating red and white bands.

To get to the island easily, especially in a group, hire a bus to make your travel hassle-free. Call 1-800-304-1993 or 240-786-4886 for a quote or a booking.