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Snug Harbor Marina & Resort

Snug Harbor Marina & Resort is one of the longest running hotels on Chincoteague Island. The resort offers waterfront accommodations, motor boat rentals, kayak rentals and boat tours around the islands and is the only hotel that overlooks Assateague Island and the wild Chincoteague ponies.

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You can lose yourself in this tropical paradise! It’s a celebration of nature in its most magnificent form, as the wild Chincoteague ponies run up and down the marshland, the local birds will sing you a song.

As your perfect day at Snug Harbor Marina & Resort comes to an end, the laidback reggae tunes will set the mood for the miraculous montage of Caribbean colors that make Chincoteague sunsets so desired! You’ll be moved by the awe-inspiring experience and realize there is no place on earth quite like Snug Harbor.

Captain John and Snug Harbor Marina were featured on NBC.  Snug Harbor Resort was also featured as one of the best places to stay by Washington Post and Money Magazine as well as European magazines like Wanderlust.

Snug Harbor Marina on Chincoteague Island, VA is #1

Paradise Away From Home!

My husband and I have been going to Snug Harbor Marina for years and wouldn't consider any other place to stay. This special paradise has so much to offer everyone of all ages. Along with it's beautiful scenery, you can rent boats, or fish and crab right off the docks. If you love go kayaking you can rent kayaks and join in on kayak tours. There is so much to enjoy at Snug Harbor. The cottages are so comfortable and fully furnished and it is so beautiful to walk out your door and be right on the water. Where else can you sit and see the beautiful horses, lighthouse and sunsets all at once. Not too mention Capt. John's awesome boat tours. His knowledge of the island and open waters allows you to grasp beautiful memories while on your vacation. I never miss taking his tour. Each and every tour gives you a new memory to enjoy. John and Basia, the owners are awesome and want all their vacationers to have a wonderful time. And we do!

– Cathy C, TripAdvisor
Wonderful Experience-Beautiful Views

We had a wonderful experience at Snug Harbor. This was our first time staying on the Snug Harbor property. My family has been visiting Chincoteague for 40 years but the property where we had stayed in the past is no longer available. There were 10 of us and 1 dog this year and the 3 cottages we rented were perfect to enjoy time together and offered privacy when needed. The views are spectacular and each morning we saw ponies on Assateague as well as dolphins right off the dock in front of our cottages. At night the lighthouse is visible from the cottage decks.

– Kim W, TripAdvisor
This is a great place to stay on the island!

The cottages are clean and comfortable and have full kitchens. They also have grills you can use and sell charcoal in the little shop. This is the only place to stay on the Assateague side of the island. When we were at the resort, we spent most of our time on the dock with great views of Assateague and the lighthouse. We also booked two boat excursions with them. The first one was just a sightseeing trip. Captain John was knowledgeable of the history of the islands. The second was a real highlight. He took us out to an exposed sandbar at low tide. We packed chairs and a cooler and had a great day on the beach! There were only a handful of other boats there, so you could have as much space to yourself as you wanted. Good luck finding that in any beach town.

– Nick Z, Yelp
An amazing time!!!

Had a great time!! Walking out of our room and seeing the beautiful view was awesome! It was so relaxing and peaceful and all the shops, restaurants and beach were all close by. The people that work there were the best!! My memory is not the best, but the lady that checked me in was so kind and very helpful! She also helped make our boat tour even more special by giving us a private tour!!! She was very kind and very helpful and if I get a chance to go back to Chincoteague Island, I would definitely stay there again!!! I can't say enough good things about it, I loved it!! Thanks for having me and all your help!!

– Quest08390425355, TripAdvisor
What a great couple who own this place!

Captain " Jack" John was so knowledgeable about the area, and his Polish wife were the best hosts. They have boat rentals, cabins for rent, kayak's, canoe's, but the best money we spent was on a sandbar in the middle or the bay, only access is by boat, you could actually be the only one on the sandbar if no one else shows up. Check them out you won't be disappointed. Had an excellent experience here in Chincoteague. If you want the beach away from the ocean take the trip to the local sand bar, it's magnificent and Snug Harbor is the only ones to get you there. They are the nicest couple who have owned this business for the past 30 years. Would recommend them for all activities while on this lovely island. Can't wait for next year. Nice

– Edward L, Yelp
Always a great experience at Snug Harbor!

We recently enjoyed our 2nd boat tour with Captain John on 4/21/23 while we were visiting Chincoteague for our 26th wedding anniversary. Captain John is an amazing tour guide! He takes his time with everyone on board to show us all the tropical birds, wildlife and especially the bald eagle in it’s nest, the memorial cross and oyster beds. Plus we got a real treat to see the horses very near to us! It was windy that day, water was a bit rough, but he maneuvered the boat for a very smooth ride. Captain John and his wife Basia are very accommodating to make sure each visit we have have is spectacular! We arrive as guests and we leave as family! Highly recommend you have a tour with them, you won’t be disappointed! ! Looking forward to visiting again with them soon for another tour with him!

– Carolyn K, TripAdvisor
The cottage was absolutely perfect!

Clean and well layed out. Very comfortable for the 2 of us. The setting is picturesque. Watching horses across the water in the morning from the dock, with our coffee, was peaceful and beautiful. We also did the kayak nature tour with Basia. Was really enjoyable and we learned a lot. We enjoyed that the resort was tucked away and quiet. Yet, it was still only a short drive to restaurants and the beach. Would definitely stay here again.

– Jenny M. Yelp