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Chincoteague Natural History Association Wildlife Tour

8231 Beach Rd, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336
(757) 336-3696
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Canton, Ohio
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

This tour is phenomenal. How the driver can navigate and spot the wildlife is astonishing. The driver was extremely informative, from discussing the protected species in the refuge to explaining about the different habitats on the island and more. She pointed out a red-headed woodpecker, a Delmarva fox squirrel, sika deer, turkeys, American goldfinches, eagles, different herons, sea birds, Canada... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

This trip is not a rush through the wildlife refuge. It goes at a rather slow pace, which gives you time to spot and see the wildlife along the way. We were fortunate enough to see what amounted to most of the ponies in the northern herd on the day we toured, and some of them came right past the... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This tour was excellent. We really enjoyed getting up close to the horses and getting some beautiful shots of the bay with the horses in the back ground. One horse was right along side of the bus. The bus stops along the way for photo stops of horses and birds. We got to see a bald eagle. This tour was... More

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University Park, Maryland
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39 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Take this tour and you will see the ponies up close in an area of limits to you else wise. We took the 4 PM tour and it was a nice way to end our beach day. You will learn a lot of this tour and get so really fantastic pictures. Normally I don't like tours like this but I... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This tour's main selling point is that it takes you into portions of the refuge that are not accessible to visitors otherwise. The guide was super informative and willing to make several stops along the way for photos. She said the trip would be about 2 hours, but we ended up staying out 2 1/2 because the ponies were right... More

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Warren, New Jersey, USA
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33 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Our family went on this bus tour and it is well worth the time and the money. The refuge is not accessible by public cars. We've seen many wild horses, the guide is so knowledgable and knows where to expect to see the horses, knows their names and their family history, and the refuge as well.

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PA.
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We have been coming here for 25 years and we finally went on the bus tour. Great pictures of the ponies. Our driver answered all our questions and was very pleasant. Great value for the cost. We had our great grandson with us, four years old, and he really enjoyed the tour.

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Owings Mills, Maryland
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57 attraction reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is a bus tour - so you are protected from the misquitos. It was great because we went into the refuge where public bike riders and cars cannot go. You can walk but its over 15 miles round trip. We got to see MANY ponies - off in the distance. (Bring you binoculars - a must have). We also... More

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Ship Bottom, New Jersey
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87 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Well worth the time and effort. Also great to bring bikes and rides through the 6-7 miles of trails.

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Brussels
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Well worth the time (2 hours) and money ($12.50/adult; $6.50/child). You can call to buy tickets, and then show up 30 minutes early at the Bateman Visitor Center to pick up your tickets and board the bus. The kids get a little wild onboard the bus (understandably), as do some of the adults. Good views on both sides of the... More

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