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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: 757-894-0103
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Description: Ask about our exclusive “Money-Back Guaranteed Wild-Pony Tour” (limited...
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.
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Awesome Tour!

A friend and I took the Guaranteed Pony Tour with Captain Dan. He knows the ponies and knows where to find them. Every time we found a different stallion and his mares, we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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Suffolk, Virginia
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Suffolk, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

A friend and I took the Guaranteed Pony Tour with Captain Dan. He knows the ponies and knows where to find them. Every time we found a different stallion and his mares, we stopped and spent a little time there watching them. However, we had plenty of time to find several different bands of ponies. We also saw a bald... More 

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Monument, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We really enjoyed the 4 pm cruise with Captain Dan. He was extremely knowledgeable about where to find the ponies and got us up close while being respectful of the herds. He had a wealth of trivial info about the area as well. We were very pleased with our choice.

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Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Captain Dan's is a MUST when my husband and I go to Chincoteague. When I first reviewed Captain Dan we had only gone on one tour (Around the Island, 8/4/13) with Captain Dan. Since that review we have taken another Around the Island Tour and 6 Guaranteed Pony Tours. I think it's pretty obvious that we love Captain Dan's tours!... More 

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Tampa, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I had never been to Chincoteague, but convinced my husband to stop there during our fall motorcycle trip based on my childhood love of the book, Misty from Chincoteague. I looked at several pony tours and honestly choose this one based on their availability meeting our tight bike trip schedule. We were not disappointed. There were only 3 other women... More 

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Hesston, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We didn't know a lot about the area, but Captain Dan was very informative being a native of Chincoteague. We saw an eagle, a few other birds, jellyfish and he took us to a place where a wild pony heard was. It was so cool to be that close to the ponies! We even saw a three day old foal!... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

You cannot miss one of Captain Dan's "Around the Island Tours" on your visit to Chincoteague. It is a must! The ponies were my main reason for taking the "Money Back Guaranteed Pony Tour", and Captain Dan delivered, as promised. But the ponies turned out to be only a part of this fabulous tour. What you get to see from... More 

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Owosso
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Captain Dan provided us with one of the "highlights" of our trip to Chincoteague Island. He asked each one of us what we wanted to see on the tour and tried to provide that magical touch. His knowledge of the history and wildlife in the area were expert as he is native to the area. Not only did he allow... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

This tour was amazing. It was a beautiful day with perfect weather. Dan was very friendly and helpful. Our daughters have read all the Misty books and it was their dream to see the ponies. As guaranteed, we did!! They came within 5 feet of our boat in fact. I would recommend Dan to anyone!! So worth the money.

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Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

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

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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