Like smashing a snow globe against your forehead, tours can open up a fascinating new world right before your eyes. Go beyond the surface with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $45 for a sunset wildlife cruise for two (a $90 value)
- $89 for a sunset wildlife cruise for six (a $180 value)
During a 2- to 2.5- hour sunset cruise, the Bay Breeze pontoon boat skirts Maryland's shoreline in search of scenic views and local fauna. Up to six passengers can recline on the boat's cushioned seats as the captain narrates their tour, keeping an eye out for wild birds, dolphins, and the Assateague wild ponies. Guests are welcome to supply their own drinks.
Tours run during the evening on weekdays and all day on weekends.
The Bay Breeze Chartered Bay Tours
Some say that the Assateague wild ponies swam ashore after a 17th-century shipwreck. Others insist that they are feral remnants of colonist livestock that have since adapted to the marshy terrain. The captain of the Bay Breeze —a USCG-certified seaman with a knack for spotting bashful wildlife—can't claim to know the truth, but he can show you where to find the ponies as they canter, graze, and hold hooves while walking along the beach.
During his sunset pontoon-boat tours, he points out the wildlife to up to six passengers taking in panoramic views of the Maryland coast that’s home to birds such as herons and eagles, as well as dolphins. Though he specializes in steering past the ponies at the Assateague National Wildlife Refuge, he can also arrange custom charters, carrying birthday parties and other groups between shoreline bars and restaurants.