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If you’re looking for a great getaway with plenty of things to do, Chincoteague Island is the perfect place. Chincoteague Island is a small island off the coast of Virginia that is known for its beautiful natural scenery and abundance of wildlife. From kayaking and bird watching to beachcombing and stargazing, there are plenty of activities to enjoy that will keep your whole family engaged throughout your vacation.

For those looking to explore the natural beauty of Chincoteague Island, jet skis are a great option. The island is home to many creeks and rivers, all of which offer a new opportunity for discovery as you travel around the island on jet skis. The most popular spot for jet skiing is around Chincoteague Point, which is home to a variety of wildlife, such as dolphins, sea turtles, and various types of birds. Jet skiing is such an exhilarating way to simultaneously take in the natural beauty of the area while enjoying all the fun and excitement of water sports.

Bird watching is another popular activity on Chincoteague Island. The island is home to many species of birds, including ospreys, bald eagles, and great blue herons. Birders can take advantage of the many trails and observation areas on the island to get a closer look at the birds. Chincoteague has been built up with the desire for visitors to safely and responsibly engage with the wide array of natural wildlife, so there are plenty of opportunities to get up close to wild animals without disturbing their habitats.

Beachcombing is another fun, free activity on Chincoteague Island. The beaches are home to many shells and other natural treasures, making them a great place to explore.  Travelers with children will find beachcombing a wonderful way to keep gives entertained while also encouraging their natural curiosity and sense of exploration. You can also take a stroll along the beach and take in the beautiful views of the ocean and the surrounding wildlife.

Finally, stargazing is a great way to end the day. The skies around Chincoteague Island are some of the darkest in the region, making it a great spot for stargazing. From the Milky Way to the Northern Lights, there’s plenty to see in the night sky. For so many of us, it can be hard to escape the city lights and light pollution of more populated regions. So even if stargazing seems mundane, we encourage visitors to take the time to look up at the night sky and see the wonders of our universe with their own eyes. If you have a telescope or powerful binoculars, even better! 

No matter what your interests are, there are plenty of exciting things to do on Chincoteague Island without blowing through your vacation budget. From jet skiing and bird watching to beachcombing and stargazing, there’s something for everyone. So if you’re looking for a great getaway, look no further than Chincoteague Island. When you visit Chincoteague, be sure to stop by our brand-new Sea Rocket location! We would love to say hello and point out a number of interesting and fun features of this lovely island. At Sea Rocket Chincoteague, we also offer a number of water activities and rentals: skiffs, pontoon boats, jet skis, and, if you really want to kick your island vacation up a notch, the ultimate party pontoon!