Experiences

WOW! Wine Down on the Water

Wine Down Hour is a signature event hosted daily for guests of The Inn at Onancock to meet fellow travelers, learn about local attractions and restaurants, and savor freshly made hors d’oeuvres, a generous pour of wine, beer, or soft beverage before enjoying dinner at one of the local eateries.

WOW! (Wine Down on the Water), offers all the same features but aboard Inn-Courage touring Onancock Creek and the mouth of Chesapeake Bay.

Few visitors to Onancock get to experience Onancock and it’s Creek in this way.  Make your reservations today!  Open to the public or for private or business events.

Daily cruises leave the Onancock Wharf at 5:15 PM and arrive back at the dock by 6:30 PM in time for your dinner reservations in town.

Our Captain has 100% authority over the viability of a safe outing and space is limited for safety and comfort.

Cruise Onancock on Inn-Courage

Ware Point Shuttle

Sometimes you just need a quiet beach on which to rest, read, and soak in the sun.  Ware Point is a protected area accessible only by boat and is a favorite for locals.  A quick 10-minute shuttle aboard Inn-Courage lands you on this quiet oasis.

Daily Ware Point cruises leave the Onancock Wharf at 10 AM and pick you up for the return trip at 2 PM.  That leaves plenty of time to shop and to freshen up before WOW! or dinner at any one of Onancock’s fantastic restaurants.

The cost for the round-trip shuttle is $30 per person.

We do not offer refunds or pro-rated fees if the Captain feels weather or any other safety-related issue will shorten your time at the beach.

Ware Point is a treasure for many reasons and is a carry-in/carry-out beach and nature preserve.  $150 will be added to your credit card on file if the Captain needs to return and/or remove trash or debris of any kind.

Sky Gazing

The Chesapeake Bay offers us some of the most spectacular sunsets and stargazing.  Light pollution on the Eastern Shore is limited, which provides us a unique opportunity to take a slow ride, absorb the warmth of the setting sun, watch the stars rise, or even release a Japanese lantern in memory of a loved one or to metaphorically release a challenge from your world.

Between 7:30 and 9 PM, the sky around Onancock is painted with a palette of many colors; enjoy it after an early dinner or before a late seating.

Cruise Onancock on Inn-Courage

Tangier Shuttle (Monday only)

The Inn at Onancock or the Tangier Ferry sell tickets for the Tangier Ferry that Mark Crockett runs from Tuesday through Sunday from May to October.  Mark is a true Tangierman and provides the best service on the Bay!  On his one day off, Inn-Courage will offer group shuttles to Tangier Island.  If Tangier Island is on your bucket list (maybe from the National Geographic article in 2016), and your plans only allow for a Monday visit to the island, Inn-Courage can shuttle you to and from the island in a little over an hour each way.

The cost for the day is $700 and will be divided evenly among the number of guests aboard.

Tangier Ferry shuttles leave the Wharf in Onancock at 10:30 AM and pick you up at 3:30 PM on Tangier.