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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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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Description: 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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Chincoteague Island tour

Wonderful experience! Captain Ray was a very charming man and very knowledgable about the island. He made this a great tour. Well worth the money.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Manchester, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Wonderful experience! Captain Ray was a very charming man and very knowledgable about the island. He made this a great tour. Well worth the money.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Our family decided to go on a cruise and researched our options. We chose Captain Dan's and we are glad we did. As Dan was already engaged for the time slot that we were looking for, Dan got his dad, Ray to take us out. As we went in a counter-clockwise direction around Chincoteague island - in perfect afternoon light,... More 

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Bellefonte
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We took the sunset cruise around the island and it was spectacular. We had Captain Dan's dad, Captain Ray as our tour guide. He was funny and very knowledgeable about the island, the animals, and all things Chincoteague. He told lots of stories about the area and he took us all around the island. The boat was very comfortable and... More 

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wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

AWESOME trip! Got to see 70 or more horses! Some swimming! Captain Ray was such a great, informative guide. Very knowledgeable about the area.

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New England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We really enjoyed this cruise. Captain Dan was very informative and entertaining. We would recommend this tour for others and hope to come back again in the future. Wildlife, ponies, great weather and entertainment - whats not to love!

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Hopedale, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This was our second time taking a bout tour with Captain Dan's. We took one last year too. Both tours were wonderful. We had a great time. Today we were able to get real close to the horses as they came to the edge of the water. We were able to get great pictures. Captain Dan was a great resource... More 

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

July 11 2015 THE BOAT ride was wonderful. we saw 3 herds of ponies they were so beautiful !! Captain Dan was a excellent tour guide i can't wait to go again and take my grandchildren ! well worth the money!

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Astoria, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

My boyfriend and I took an Around the Island Tour with Captain Dan on July 8th for his 9am time slot, and we absolutely loved it! Not only were we able to see a ton of ponies, and up close too, we were able to see a lot of other wildlife native to the area and hear all about the... More 

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Athens, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

My wife and I booked the sunset tour our first night on the island. The boat can have up to 6 passengers ours had 5, but it s pontoon boat that actually seats 12-13 so you have tons of room to spread out. Dan is very knowledgealbe of the island and does a great job of talking about points as... More 

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Cape Charles, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Today a friend and I took Captain Dan's Guaranteed Pony Tour! Best $$$ I have spent in a long time. The weather was perfect and Dan was entertaining and informative. For the past 6 months, I have been stalking Dan's Pony Tours on Facebook and this tour lived up to my wildest dreams. We saw about 30 ponies in three... More 

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Additional Information about Captain Dan's Around the Island Tours

Address: 4113 Main Street, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336
Phone Number: +1 757-894-0103
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Chincoteague Island
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 40 - 40

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