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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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Rockville, Maryland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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89 reviews 89 reviews
24 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
5 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Cleveland, Ohio
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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132 reviews 132 reviews
39 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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