Assateague Island Wild Horse Offseason Tour

WHY WE LOVED OUR TOUR

"We have always wanted explore Assateague Island while searching for the wild horses, in particular those that don't visit the developed area as often. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable, knew so much about the horses, and was able to take us to places on the island we never knew existed!  It was an incredible experience we will never forget."

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Explore Assateague Island on a private guided tour

  • Adventure to see the Assateague wild horses

  • See parts of Assateague that are unknown to many

  • Learn about the island's rich history

  • Visit the MD/VA state line

  • Access the secluded and tranquil Assateague Island OSV

  • Be driven off road on the beach

Overview:

Are you interested in exploring Assateague Island during the offseason and seeing its famous horses, including those that frequent the less developed areas? Or have you always wondered what exists beyond the paved roads and over the dunes? Our offseason tour is offered for groups up to seven during the late fall, winter, and early spring months.

Itinerary:

Morning or Afternoon: Meet at Ocean City Park and Ride for departure. If you are staying in West Ocean City or Berlin, we provide pick up and drop off directly at your lodging, just let us know upon booking. 

 

Along the short drive to Assateague we will talk about the rich history of the park, its formation, ecosystem, and horse population. Upon entering the park, we will do our best to spot wildlife along the way, including some of the famous horses. Sika deer and other wildlife, including a vast array of birds can sometimes be seen as we travel through the park.

After arriving at the off road / over sand section of the park, we will drive down the beach to the MD/VA state line, exploring the territories that the different horse bands are known to frequent, including two drive-able paths to see the bayside. While the horses are wild and roam freely, your guide knows their different territories and will do his best to find the horses.

Weather permitting, we can relax on the beach around a campfire, with all beach supplies provided to enjoy a warm campfire on a cool evening.

FREE FAMILY PHOTO: During the trip, when the lighting is best, we can take a group picture of your family on the beach or with horses in the background with a DSLR camera. This will be sent to you after the trip at no extra cost.

What to bring:

  • Snacks / Drinks

  • Camera

  • Appropriate warm weather clothing and hiking attire depending on the season

  • Hiking boots that are at least shin high (if hiking)

Check out the link below from the National Park Service for more information about Assateague Island:

Assateague Island Safety and What To Expect

What's Included?

  • All Park Fees and Required Equipment

  • Trip Development, Planning, and Execution

  • Round Trip Transportation

  • CPR / First Aid Certified Guide

Please note: All participants must sign an assumption of risk form. Children under the age of 18 must sign the form along with a parent or legal guardian. Click here to download the form. Please feel free to fill this form out and bring it with you. We must have one form for each participant.