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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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great family kayaking excursion

My husband and I and our 2 teenage children enjoyed the morning group kayaking excursion from Chincoteague across to Assateague over Memorial Day weekend. We saw a herd of ponies... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

My husband and I and our 2 teenage children enjoyed the morning group kayaking excursion from Chincoteague across to Assateague over Memorial Day weekend. We saw a herd of ponies from the water, landed at Little Beach and walked closer to the herd, saw horseshoe crabs, etc., then kayaked back, seeing a mare and her young foal on the way.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We chose this tour because it had a 12 passenger boat vs. a 6 passenger boat (we had a toddler with us and thought a bigger boat would be better). I think the smaller boats can get in closer to the wildlife, so if I had it to do again, I'd go for that instead. This is slightly more expensive... More 

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Freehold, New Jersey, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

My friends and I booked our pony tour with this company because it got a lot of nice reviews. What a big disappointment.While Captain Mark was very nice he did not bother much with the passengers, he didn't give us any info about the ponies the lighthouse or surrounding area, we did see some ponies but they were far off... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

My husband and I were on the tour offered by this s call captain. where do I start ... We were on time for our cruise and he was nor even their yet. when he did get their he acted like it was no problem being late. from the get go he was talking but it was very hard to... More 

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 via mobile

On 5/4/15 we called up Assateague Explorer Nature Cruise 1/2 hour before their 1:30 pm cruise and they were able to accommodate my party of 4 at the last minute. They were great. The boat ride was alot of fun. We learned alot from Captain Mark and First Mate Steve. We got to see the ponies and we also saw... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We bought the 1030 am Pony Explorer WILDLIFE Cruise Sat 4/18/15. We liked the photos and description of exploring back areas with a local expert in search of birds and the Wild Ponies. Although we were not keen on having to prepay (and through another party, Pay Pal), we really wanted a nature getaway and this sounded perfect. A few... More 

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Andover, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We went on a kayak trip with Captain Steve on April 23 2015. I call it a kayak trip because that is what it was as opposed to a kayak tour. We were hoping to see and learn about Chincoteague and Assateague islands but we learned more about the guy who catches minnows to sell to the aquarium and which... More 

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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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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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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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