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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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Warren, New Jersey, USA
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44 reviews 44 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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116 helpful votes 116 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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83 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 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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Orlando, FL
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This tour goes 7 1/2 miles through areas not accessible by car. It's also probably your best shot at seeing the wild ponies close up on the wildlife refuge. On our tour ponies blocked our bus, and we sat on the road for 15 minutes waiting for them to move. Nobody complained about them coming to us. The bus is... More

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

This tour takes you into non-accessible areas of the park where wildlife congregate. Our guide Jody, was terrific at spotting wildlife and identifying them for us. She was friendly, enthusiastic, and although she probably does this tour hundreds of times, she sounded like a friend sharing an exciting adventure rather than a bored tour guide. On our bus tour in... More

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Millville, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

This was an awesome part of our trip to the island. The price was reasonable. Please note you do NOT get off and on the bus but the driver goes out of their way to make sure you can get pictures of the wildlife. The drivers are also well informed about the area, the wildlife, history, etc. It's a great... More

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Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014 via mobile

We have taken this tour at least 4 times previously, each time we enjoy seeing the ponies close up. The bus is nice an clean, the tour guide was very informative and knowledgeable. Only drawback was the other tourists, from the time we got on grown adults had sprawled their belongings all over the bus to save seats for their... More

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Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

My husband and I both took the tour for the first time. We saw quite a few ponies and a few birds. Some of the ponies were in the distance and some were even right next to the bus! Things to know: The tour was $12.50 per adult The tour is 2 hours long You aren't allowed to leave the... More

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