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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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Do it, one of the best things we did on this trip around America

Captain Dan is a lovely local chap who knows his stuff. We went on the sunset cruise and had a superb time. We saw many ponies, some with 2 weeks old fouls. Each pony is named and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 20, 2015
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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Captain Dan is a lovely local chap who knows his stuff. We went on the sunset cruise and had a superb time. We saw many ponies, some with 2 weeks old fouls. Each pony is named and hearing the history about them is enjoyable. The islands history is also fun to here about and Dan knows it all. They do... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We took Captain Dan's tour and enjoyed it very much. We saw lots of ponies, which is why we went. We saw some other wildlife also. We enjoyed our boat trip very much.

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Lehighton, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Took the evening tour. Captain Dan knows the island well. Got some great camera shots with the sunset.

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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Captain Dan's tour is very nice--relaxed, informative, not rushed. He keeps an eye out for eagles, ponies, etc, and will stop wherever he sees them to allow guests time to enjoy the wildlife. He provides a lot of good information about the area and the bay, which makes for a very nice tour. Highly recommended!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

On time. Reasonably priced. Boat was comfortable. Dan is an excellent tour guide. He speaks very clearly, loud enough so you can hear - but not shouting. He is very knowledgeable about the area and it shows that he loves the area and what he does. He found us some ponies and made good on his guarantee. Highly recommend.

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washington DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I'll echo all the wonderful reviews of Captain Dan's tours. Captain Dan is very friendly, approachable, and full of knowledge about the Island. He clearly loves his home and cares deeply about the wildlife, the ponies, and the marine life. The group and I learned a lot and had the chance to ask many questions. I was especially impressed by... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Well, I liked that he was on time, knows what he's talking about, knows the horses AND all of their names!!! In fact, I seem to think he is VERY close to Doc ??? something or other! Capt. Dan was an OUTSTANDING guide!!! We saw a barn and a half full of horses in their UNNATURAL habitat!!! (See my pictures... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Captain Dan gave one heck of a tour. I saw so many wild ponies and various groups!! He takes you to several spots on the pony tour and it is never the same twice. He has such knowledge of the island and the ponies that live here. We even got to see Bald Eagles!!! I can't wait to take another... More 

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Tuckahoe, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Our forth time with Captain Ray. (Dan's father) Super knowledgeable of the area with pony sightings on every trip. A must do for every trip to Chincoteague. Beautiful sunsets!

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Kingwood, WV
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Captain Dan's Around the Island Tours is the best. We've been twice--both times on my birthday--and were never disappointed. We actually road with Captain Dan's father--Ray--who is great and very knowledgeable about the island. Both Dan and Ray are able to get into spaces where other boats couldn't (or wouldn't go). We actually watched another tour try last summer and... More 

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Additional Information about Captain Dan's Around the Island Tours

Address: 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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