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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: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Tours, Zoos & Aquariums
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Tours, Zoos & Aquariums

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Ephrata, Pennsylvania, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed this tour and were so glad we went on it! This is where we got to see the Chincoteague ponies up close and personal, from a bus window, but it allowed us to get some great photos. We also learned a lot about the islands of Chincoteague and Assateague and the wildlife and plantlife, as our guide... More 

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Haddon Heights, NJ
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The History Association is the only way to get a good, closeup view of the sights in the Wildlife Refuge. We saw lots of wild ponies, shore birds, and even eagles. Don't miss it if you go ti Chincoteague!

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Verbank, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

What a great time we had. This is about a two hour bus tour into areas that the public can't get to. Ponies came right up to our bus. The driver gave us a lot of interesting information on the park...wild life....the area etc.

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Rockville, Maryland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The bus takes you up to the service road, which is only open to hikers. The driver is also a great guide, very knowledgeable of the history of the area and the life on it. We came across ponies multiple times. Some of them even walked on the side of the road! It's great for animal enthusiasts. Don't forget to... More 

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California
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101 reviews 101 reviews
28 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We had a really nice time on this bus tour. The bus was air-conditioned and comfortable. The bus driver gives you a lot of information about the island and the wildlife along the way. The tour lasted about an hour and a half. There are no restrooms on the tour, but they clearly state that on their website, so just... More 

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New York City, New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This was a very informative guided tour, we really enjoyed every bit of it. Our guide was very knowledgeable and kept us entertained all through the two hour trip. She stopped the bus at various spots so that we could take ample pictures of the ponies ( we saw atleast 50 in all) and their young ones. She also gave... More 

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Phila, PA
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6 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Took the bus guided tour and was extremely pleased. The tour guide, Jody, was very intelligent and made the 1.5 hour trip interesting. We saw lots of ponies, birds, and eagles.

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Smithtown, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We did a guided bus tour of the refuge. The driver was extremely knowledgeable and we saw eagles and ponies and a lot of other wildlife.

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Canton, Ohio
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

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

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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