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Captain Dan's Around the Island Tours

4113 Main Street, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336
757-894-0103
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Tours
Owner description: Ask about our exclusive “Money-Back Guaranteed Wild-Pony Tour” (limited availability and separate pricing). Family friendly tours 7 days a week from... more » Owner description: Ask about our exclusive “Money-Back Guaranteed Wild-Pony Tour” (limited availability and separate pricing). Family friendly tours 7 days a week from April 1st to December 1st, trips are 2 to 3 hours. We limit our trips to only 6 passengers per boat, to maintain a semi-private setting, and allow for plenty of face time with your guide. With our two boats, we are able to accommodate groups up to 12. Local family owned and operated, your guide will be Captain Dan or his father Captain Ray. Our signature tour, the “Around the Island Tour”, is a family favorite. This trip has it all! We cruise over 25 miles of unique coastline, never passing the same spot twice. We go searching for wild ponies, dolphin, bald eagles (and other local wild fowl), sea turtles, and sting rays. Your captain is your guide, pointing out all the local wildlife, historic areas, and explaining the local customs and cultures, both past and present. We will travel completely around Chincoteague Island, while viewing the entire bayside coastline of Assateague Island in Virginia. « less
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Spring Lake, Michigan
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Captain Dan's tour is informational, enjoyable and personal. Asked us what we most wanted to see, and tailors the tour to your family. A great friendly personable man, a local who enjoys what he does and where he lives. Fantastic! Choose captain Dan's! Signed, a very happy family from Spring Lake Michigan.

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Winchester, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

You'll get within 100 yards of a pony or your money back. Very pleasant, instructive time. Captain Dan is a local guy who really knows his history. I don't enjoy boating in general but I'd do this again in a flash! A great bargain, I highly recommend him.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

We chose Captain Dan's because of the great reviews here and I'm so glad we did. We caught Dan on his first trip of the season and had a wonderful tour of the area. Not only did we see plenty of ponies, we learned a lot about the area. (Who knew you can rent a slab of Virginia mud to... More

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Hackettstown, New Jersey
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

A fabulous afternoon! We have been coming to Chincoteague for many years. It is our "go-to" vacation spot: a week or three in the summer, long weekends, and of course the annual Oyster Festival. So we thought we knew pretty much everything about the area. When our in-laws joined us at the Island for their first visit last summer, they... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

Captain Dan goes the extra mile to ensure a perfectly wonderful experience. We had the boat to ourselves, but it seats only 6 or so. Dan is a great guy who knows his stuff. He knows when to chime in with stories and factoids about the scenery and locale just as he knows when to fade into the background, drive... More

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Manassas, Virginia, United States
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

This was our first time to Chincoteague so we wanted to get a little more information and have a better chance to see the ponies. It was cool and windy out on the water but so worth it. We saw the ponies from a distance. We also got a great view and pictures of the light house. Captain Dan loves... More

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Forest Hill, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

We highly reccomend Capt. Dan's Island Tour for all visitors to Chincoteague, VA. Since his family has many generations living on the island,that allows him to be very knowledgeable about the island and all of its history. We enjoyed his company and all the information about Chincoteague and Assateague Island. He is very mindful about safety and guests comforts. Of... More

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North Potomac, Maryland
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103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Extremely friendly, 2.5 hour tour of the whole island. Assateague ponies, bald eagles were viewed, and some see dolphins and seat turtles as well.

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Boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

We were on Chincoteague island in August for a few days. I wanted to see the wild ponies. I was told that you could go out to the state park and walk around yourself and there was a chance you might see them. We stayed at Hampton Inn(which was fabulous) and Captain Dan's boats are docked next door. We took... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

On Sep 29th, on a bright and somewhat windy Sunday morning, I had the pleasure with being shuttled around different parts of the island piloted by CPT Ray, who was sitting in for CPT Dan. I had signed up for the "guarantee pony tour", and CPT Ray "did not" disappoint. On our last stop, we pulled up to the shoreline... More

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