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Address: South Main Street Chincoteague, Curtis Merritt Harbor, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336
Phone Number: 757 336-5956
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Thank you for an amazing experience. Everyone here is so special.

Thank you for an amazing experience, everyone was so nice. All the staff went above and beyond to make our experience perfect and stress free. We did not want to leave and we hope... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
Laura P
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Florida
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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Thank you for an amazing experience, everyone was so nice. All the staff went above and beyond to make our experience perfect and stress free. We did not want to leave and we hope to make it here again from Florida again. We were so glad we finally got to this area and without going out on this boat we... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Good times in a magical place. The energy and the scenery will bring us back for more. Thanks to the nice staff, like Ester, they made it what it is, their warm personalities will never be forgotten. The boat was amazing! They did a great job. Our photos were the icing on the cake. Will be back in 2015.

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Kansas City, Kansas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

I visited recently with my family and we all really liked this the most of all we did there. What a wonderful place, the people that work here are so nice. We saw 3 herds of ponies real close and the boat was so nice. We went kayaking the next day and it was very calm and we knew we... More 

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Manassas, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

My family took an evening cruise in June. We used the larger boat which was spacious and comfortable, the boats captain arrived on time but I agree with other posters that he was very aloof and unperson-able for someone in the tourist industry. I don't think he spoke ten words loud enough for everyone on the boat to hear during... More 

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Boston, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

First of all, I booked my crusie through paypal, and when I called the women had trouble finding the reservation. These things happen , but there was a child crying in the background and It felt like I was calling a crackhouse not a business. I sent her an email and she was finally able to find it...I asked what... More 

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Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Loved our outing with the Assateague Explorer. Boat guide took his time and did a great job of pointing out lots of wildlife besides just the wild ponies. We saw a bald eagle, dolphins and lots of migratory birds. A definite addition to your island visit. The kids will enjoy too.

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Falls Church, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Do not go on this cruise and do your research before you book! Owner was late arriving, they didn't use the speaker system at the beginning of the cruise so we couldn't understand anything they were saying when we were docked regarding safety, an introduction or any birds that were sited. Luckily we sat near the owner and he was... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We took the boat tour with Capt. Mark on a cloudy, Sunday morning in early September. As there was only one other couple, we were on the small boat. The tour was pleasant and informative. A small herd of wild horses was visible, although -- not unexpectedly -- at quite a distance. This was fine with us, as we had... More 

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Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This was not a good boat tour at all. The boat is very slow and steady, which can be a plus for families with young children, but that means that in the one hour span of the trip, you end up seeing very little, as the boat slowly navigates the channel between Chincoteague and Assateague island. We didn't see the... More 

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Leesburg, Virginia
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Rented a tandem kayak for the day and the young HS attendants were very helpful but obviously not permitted to act on their own. They had to call and text in the owner with basic questions. Most unnerving was giving our credit card number over the phone with all details. Upon our return 7 hours later we were told the... More 

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