From the town wharf, Onancock creek beckons with miles of generally calm, unspoiled waters. You can book a cruise past stately homes, do some fishing and disembark on isolated, sandy beach areas with James Gang Charters or check with the harbormaster for more charter info.

Bring your own and put in at our new dual launching facility, or rent just down from the marina. Great exercise and a priceless view of the area by water.

Eager to check out the local links? The Eastern Shore Yacht & Country Club offers three-day guest VIP passes. Ask your host, or visit the town office to pick one up.

Virginia's Eastern Shore is a prime destination for folks who enjoy spotting and photographing a wide array of bird and other wildlife species. knowledgeable guides from Chincoteague to Cape Charles provide an unforgettable experience. Ask your host, or get brochures from the town office.

If you like your grapes in liquid form, you'll delight in touring our three, highly rated vineyards. Click the individual wineries below for specifics.

Chatham Vineyards
Bloxom Vineyard.

Onancock is less than an hour's drive from the launching site at NASA's Wallops Island Flight Facility. If your timing is right, you could see a rocket launch--or check out the visitors' center anytime to find out about future robotic and human missions to Mars among other things.