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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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Warrenton, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Third time to the island and finally took a boat tour. Let me tell you, it was fantastic! Captain Dan put's on one hell of show and the commentary was top notch. We were able to see plenty of horses and a bald eagle. Amazing! is all I can say. My two kids got a huge chuckle out of using... More

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

My wife and I went not on the Around the Island Tour, but the Money Back Guaranteed Pony Tour. We went Sunday morning before the pony swim/auction week, just as the ponies were being rounded up, so it may have been more of a challenge to see ponies and it was a little rainy as we started. Captain Dan told... More

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Hopedale, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We have been to Chincoteague many times but had never taken a boat tour until today. What a wonderful time we had! We rode with Captain Ray and learned all kinds of information regarding wildlife and the islands. We saw ponies in two different areas and we saw an eagle. We plan on taking this tour on future trips to... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Captain Dan & his father Ray run the best boat tour available in Chincoteague. We tried the rest... but since finding Dan book him every time we're in town. Drives his boat within feet of wildlife to heighten the customer's experience. Last year we watched the birth of a Chincoteague pony, Dan parked the boat and we sat w/in 50'... More

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Warrenton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

We learned a lot about the island and the horses. Experienced and friendly Captain. Boat was clean and comfortable. The trip length was appropriate for all members of the family. Definitely worth going on the around the Island tour.

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Powell
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

We booked this tour on the recommendation of a local resident. It met all our expectations. Captain Ray was a wealth of knowledge. He told about the history of the island, shared historical stories about early settlers and his family, pointed out the ponies and other wildlife and shared other interesting facts. We went out on a very rough day... More

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Bellevue, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Captain Dan's tour was recommended by both a local friend and out hotel and completely lived up to our expectations! Dan is personable and knowledgeable, and the tour covered everything we wanted and expected to see. Definitely recommended!

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Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This did not feel like a tour. It felt like we were taking a pontoon ride with a friend while he shared stories with us. Captain Ray was very friendly, and pointed out everything from birds (eagles, osprey, oyster something or other) and ponies to muscles and jellyfish. No dolphins for us, but we saw what he hoped for and... More

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Top Contributor
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Took this tour on my birthday and what a great day it was. Captain Dan shared so much information about the area. We saw dolphins, an eagle and ponies. It was such a beautiful tour and very personalized. Highlight of our trip!

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Chesterland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This was our first trip to Chincoteague and we started it out with round the island cruise with Captain Dan. What a great way to start. We saw lots of ponies up close and learned a lot about the island. This is a must do if visiting Chincoteague.

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