Located on Virginia’s Eastern Shore, we are the leading curator of Eastern Shore craft beverage experiences!

The Ugly Oyster Co. provides an unforgettable, all-inclusive tour experience to the area’s top breweries, cideries, vineyards and distilleries. Tour the Shore via round-trip transportation with guides knowledgeable in local history, culture & lore!


(757) 694-5678


Chincoteague, Virginia

Open Daily


Marsh Muds & Suds Tour

(The O.G.)



The Marsh Muds & Suds Tour, starting in Chincoteague, VA, brings you the best of the Eastern Shore! Explore Chatham Vineyards, Black Narrows Brewing Company, Cape Charles Brewing Company, Buskey Cider on the Bay and Cape Charles Distillery and sample up to 15 different craft beverages over 5 stops!


  • Samples @ Chatham Vineyards

  • Samples @ Cape Charles Brewing Co.

  • Samples @ Black Narrows Brewing Co.

  • Comfortable round-trip transportation

  • Interactive lessons on local culture

Duration: 5.5 to 6.5 hours

COST: $89- Drinker

$55- Non-Drinker

CAPACITY: 10 Seats



Private Tours

Looking for a unique way to celebrate a birthday, corporate event, bachelor/bachelorette party, etc? We’re happy to customize PRIVATE tours for every occasion! Contact us to get started on building an exclusive experience around the best of what the Shore has to offer…

About us


Hillary Chesson

The Owner, The Drinker & The Brawn

Hillary is an ESVA native with a love of storytelling. Born and raised on Chincoteague, Virginia, she has a long-standing appreciation for the Eastern Shore where dinner is served shucked and time is told by the tides. Her favorite pastimes include front porch sittin’ and eating Pico Taqueria…


Caylah Green

The Owner, The Driver & The Brains

Born and raised in the DC area, Caylah studied Cultural Anthropology at Georgetown University and developed a deep fascination with cultural knowledge and how we present and preserve our collective stories. She went on to teach high school math in DC, where she also became an advocate for food access. An educator at heart, she hopes to invest strangers in the unique flavors of the Eastern Shore by carefully crafting the narratives of agricultural work being done by local partners.

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CEO/Anti-Squirrel Defense Coordinator

It’s exhausting being in charge…

Drink Local

 Frequently asked questions

Where are you located?

We are located in Chincoteague, Virginia. We utilize a town public parking lot as a meet-up location for our tours.

Are your tours “kid friendly”?

You must be 21 or older and show proper identification in order to participate in our tour, even if you’ve purchased a non-drinker ticket.


Everything but the alcohol!

Can I bring the dog?

Unfortunately, Fido will have to sit this one out... it’s an insurance thing. Photos always welcome, tho!


Bring your ID, your smiles, and a willingness to learn! We also suggest packing a water bottle and sunscreen.

Can I drink on the bus?

Sure! As long as it’s water…

What is your refund policy?

We are unable to offer a refund if you cancel a tour less than 24-hours prior but tickets are always transferable! Our refund policy is as follows:

  • 1 week or more: Full Refund

  • Less than 7 days: 50% Refund

  • Less than 24 hours: Non-refundable

Can I book a private tour?

Of course! Generally, we suggest private tours for corporate events, bachelor/bachelorette parties, and other groups of over 5 guests. Give us a call to chat about details and specifics.

Where’s my confirmation email?

Did you check your spam folder, yet? You can also reach out to us by phone or email and we will happily send you your confirmation again!


(757) 694-5678


Chincoteague, Virginia

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