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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 2014
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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Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania
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138 reviews 138 reviews
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83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 NEW

the VERY charming captain dan runs a quality tour with interesting, informative chit-chat about the Delmarva area, which he's knows since birth... he allowed the five passengers to decide our preferences for sightseeing: and we lucked out, viewing two dozen wild ponies on several islands, dolphin, eagle, gulls, capped off by fabulous sunset. Don't miss the opportunity to see and... More

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Branchville, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 NEW

We stopped at Chicoteague Island on our way back from Hilton Head to see the horses at Assateague. The staff at the Best Western highly recommended Captain Dan's for the boat tour around the island. We met the boat at the marina where there was free parking and boarded the pontoon boat captained by Dan's father Ray. Our tour lasted... More

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Tuckerton, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

This was amazing, Captain Dan said we would see ponies and we did, he was so informative..We had a great time...And thanks for the tip about Jack's spot, it had an amazing view at Sun down and drinks were excellent...

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Miami, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We really enjoyed our morning tour with Captain Dan. We went with friends who have visited the area for years, but had never been on this type of boat tour. We were lucky to have a beautiful, cool, bug-free day. Captain Dan was knowledgeable and very interesting, telling us the type of information only a local would know. With generations... More

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Springfield, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

This is our second visit to the island and our second tour. Our tour boa from last year was excellent but not available this year. Riding with Captain Dan was perfect as we got to see areas that were not on our tour last year. He has a vast knowledge of islands and the ponies. We were on the regular... More

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Johnson City, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Great boat tour around Chincoteague and Assateague islands. The boat is a very comfortable pontoon with only 6 passengers so you had an unobstructed view and you could move from one side to the other to see better. A great boat to take pictures from! We did not take the guaranteed pony tour but we got up fairly close to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Took a tour 2 yr ago with Captain Dan; it was wonderful, informative. Saw great birds, scenery, ponies. Scheduled another tour with him last Saturday. It was raining. He was really good about it, was willing to take us out, but said we'd probably get really wet. A disappointment to us that we didn't go, but he handled it extremely... More

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NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

If it is your first trip or your 10th to Chincoteague, you are doing yourself a disservice by not taking this tour. By only taking 6 people per trip, guests are offered a very personalized, uncrowded tour. We were lucky to have great weather for our trip. We spotted three groups of ponies, and were able to see multiple bald... More

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Rockville, Maryland
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Captain Dan navigates the bay area and brings us up close to some of the marshes. He is very friendly, knowledgeable, and knows the ponies by their names! He also provided us a handout for things to do and other places to go to. Highly recommended.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

My family of 5 adults (2 middle age, 3 college age) booked a tour with Captain Dan and we all enjoyed it immensely! Captain Dan was friendly, extremely knowledgeable, and fun. We saw a few ponies and some dolphins on our sunset cruise. He stayed out in the bay an extra long time for us to enjoy the dolphins, all... More

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