Antiques and Boat Tours

May 17, 2023 | All Posts, news

Antiques and Boat Tours, The Refuge Inn Are you looking for a fun getaway for the family for Memorial Day? Chincoteague Island and its surrounding towns are welcoming summer in style with shopping festivities and boat trips to create memories your family will not soon forget. If you have been looking for the perfect excuse to take home a locally crafted decoy or head out on the water to witness the beauty of Chincoteague’s surroundings with your friends and family, now is the perfect time to shop and explore! Check out the events we’ve included below, and remember that our local restaurants and businesses are open and ready to welcome you all summer long. 

Yard Sales, Craft Sales, and Antique Markets!

Shop for unique vintage and antique finds at Rusty Rooster’s Spring Fling Antique Market on May 27 from 7 p.m. until 5 p.m. Vendors will be available both inside and outside, and a food truck will be onsite for breakfast and lunch. The Rusty Rooster Antique Mall is a one stop shop for antique, primitives, vintage items, collectibles, decoys, nautical, and more. They are located in Westover, Maryland, which is a short drive North from Chincoteague.
On the island, visitors can enjoy yard sales all over the island on Friday and Saturday mornings, as well as the Memorial Day Craft and Yard Sale at Tom’s Cove Park. This event is held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 27. The campground will host multiple vendors selling craft and yard sale items. A list of participants will be provided to visitors at the gate. Visit the Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce’s website for more information. 

Boat Tours

Take a short trip to Onancock for Memorial Weekend Paddling on the Water! The weekend begins with Sunshine & Margaritas from 5:30- 8:30 p.m. and Music on the Lawn at Ker Place. On Saturday and Sunday, water lovers can book SUP lessons or full-day barrier island trips. Kayak, SUP, and bike rentals will be available all weekend. On Monday, participate in a Fun Paddle during Harbor Jam from 3-7 p.m. Music on the Water will be provided by Mallards. This event is free with your own kayak or SUP, and they are $20 to rent. Book online through Burnham Guides or call ahead for reservations at 757-710-5137.

On the island, prepare yourself for the magic of a Strawberry Moon Cruise! Bottoms Up Tiki Tours and Mark Mrohs are offering a nighttime cruise with glow sticks, glow jewelry, and flowers. Participants will also enjoy full moon themed beverages and DJ curated dance tracks. Their 40-foot tiki boat is designed for 20 passengers, and this 3 hour tour is only $50 per person. Visit Bottoms Up Tiki Tours for more information. 

Ready to book your stay? Give us a call at 757-336-5511 to reserve your room before we sell out!

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Chincoteague, VA 23336


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