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Captain Dan's Around the Island Tours

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Address: 4113 Main Street, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336
Phone Number: +1 757-894-0103
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We limit our trips to only 6 passengers per boat, to maintain a...

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. During inclement weather, trip routes may be modified for safety or comfort of guests.

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Wonderful, Informative Tour-Birding

Capt. Dan does a custom tour providing the other parties want to do the same thing. Fortunately for us, there was another couple who were very serious birders so they really... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 11, 2015
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Kailua, Hawaii
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124 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Capt. Dan does a custom tour providing the other parties want to do the same thing. Fortunately for us, there was another couple who were very serious birders so they really helped us out. We had met him the day before as we were birding. Since we were staying at the Chincoteague Hampton Inn, Capt. Dan picked us up right... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

...The trip was all we expected it to be from reading the reviews here. The boat had extra coats and some very warm quilts to wrap up in while we did our chilly sunset tour. The captain was a great story-teller. Seeing everything from the ponies to the dolphins was exciting and the boat ride was very smooth and relaxing!

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

We are four women in our 50's from California who enjoy a little girl's trip every now and then. We visited Virginia and then this darling little town of Chincoteague. I read reviews on Trip Advisor about Captain Dan's Tours and decided to make reservations, about 3 weeks in advance. I knew there were three tours daily, 6 people on... More 

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Neptune, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Our noon trip around Chincoteague Island with Captain Dan was both delightful and educational. Captain Dan shared his vast knowledge of the area with us and we were fortunate to see several bald eagles, many other birds and two herds of horses at very close range. Dress warm as suggested even if warm on land.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

I split the cost of a private charter on Captain Dan's pontoon with a couple of friends so we could bring our greyhounds on board with us. We had a wonderful time sightseeing, chatting, laughing, taking photos, learning more than I ever thought possible about the pony colonies on Chincoteague & Assateague. Dan was friendly and knowledgeable, and ensured we... More 

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Capt Dan was great! While other tour boats sped by, he stopped to explain various points of interest and answer questions. He was very personable and his knowledge made the trip well worth it. Seeing a group of 38 ponies was icing on the cake! Capt. Dan comes highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Charming entertaining and interesting!! Dan was great and with only six others it was very personal as well!!! Not to be missed!! We will do it again next visit to the Island!!! Thanks to Dan!!!!

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Swanton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

Captain Dan was highly informative and entertaining,a perfect day, a perfect trip, we saw lots of ponies up close and personal, with the added bonus of an eagle sighting.

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Georgetown, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Captain Dan provided a very pleasant enjoyable experience. He provided a great deal of information about the Island and it's history as well as information about current events and happenings. Would definitely recommend a trip with him.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015 via mobile

My suggestion? Book a private tour! It is completely worth it. Dan was incredibly fun, knowledgable, and wonderfully accommodating. He was a fountain of information on the wildlife, the inhabitants on the island and its colorful history. What a great guy and a great tour!

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