Assateague Island National Seashore, Maryland

Paddle with the Ponies and Sleep under the Pines
3-7 days

Experience a wild barrier island as few visitors do on a Burnham Guides kayak camping expedition into the backcountry of Assateague National Seashore. Less than three hours from D.C. on Maryland's coast, this national treasure is famous for its wild horses and white sand beaches. The 37-mile-long barrier island also offers paddling through bayside marshes, hiking in maritime forests, and remote backcountry camping.

As always, we take care of all the details for you, from gear to healthy meals, unmatched guiding services and extras like yoga on the beach, biking and stand-up paddleboarding.

We launch from the northern end of Assateague Island, near Ocean City, MD, paddle along bayside marshes to backcountry campsites with chemical toilets and picnic tables. A short walk leads to wild Atlantic ocean beach.


  • 3-day/2-night: $695 per person

  • 4-day/3-night: $850 per person

  • 5-day/4-night: $1050 per person

  • Includes kayaks, camping gear, meals, & camping fees

  • Includes dinner and camping the night before launch at Assateague National Park

  • 10% discount for bringing own sea kayak or camping gear (must be approved by Burnham Guides as suitable for trip)