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Captain Dan's Around the Island Tours

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Captain Dan's Around the Island Tours
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Specializing in Wild Ponies since 2006! Ask about our Afternoon Pony Tour, available daily. Family friendly nature tours of Chincoteague and Assateague Islands. Our trip combines a sight-seeing and guided tour together. We search for wild ponies...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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4113 Main St, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336-2411
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Reviewed December 9, 2018

Very friendly and knowledgeable guide who makes sure you have the best chance to see what you want. We were lucky enough to see eagles, ponies, and dolphins on our trip!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jeff M
Reviewed November 28, 2018

We had a fantastic experience with Captain Dan. We were able to see almost all of the ponies since Dan knows where they go. The reservation process was efficient and thorough as well as friendly. We had a wonderful day and highly recommend this trip!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Excursion369349
Reviewed November 18, 2018

Capt Dan's Boat Tour was one of the most interesting and fun adventures of our vacation in June 2018. He ask what all of us were most interested in seeing and we seen 2 eagles in trees and he had to record the sounds because...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank clara903
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

Captain Dan gave us a fantastic ride in his very comfortable boat around Chincoteague Island, VA. He is a very knowledgeable and friendly guide who gave us a good opportunity to get up close to the ponies on Assateague and also get some great pictures...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank sparkylori
Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

We had the pleasure of joining Captain Dan on a boat trip around Assateague and Chincoteague yesterday. It was the highlight of our visit to Chincoteague! He picked us up at our hotel (Hampton Inn). It was a cloudy day and drizzled off and on,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank dreaminofvacay
Reviewed November 1, 2018

This boat was great. Leisurely boat ride, stopping for enough time to enjoy the horses. Guide was amazing. Narrative and conversation added to the trip. He just added so many cool, informative things to the sightings. Stopped for dolphin watching. Great way to spend a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mary R
Reviewed October 31, 2018 via mobile

Perfect weather to tour around the island. Captain Dan was very engaging and shared a lot of information regarding the island it’s history, the habitat, oysters, birds, fish, oysters and ponies.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank RoseL703
Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

Trip to Chincoteague wouldn’t be complete without a tour of the island and looking for wild ponies. Took the Captain Dans tour and it was very good. Dan found lots of ponies for us pointed out the ponies by name and picture, and added a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank tmrringo
Reviewed October 27, 2018

Wonderful boat ride: Dan is so very nice. He takes time showing you around the island: what was a two hour trip turned into 2 1/2 hours. He positions the boat for great views. We did around the island tour which I would recommend: we...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ontheroadagain33
Reviewed October 23, 2018

Combine incredible knowledge with uncanny luck and you get the boat trip of a lifetime. We stumbled across Captain Dan as he pulled in with his boat. Boy are we glad we did. We started our trip with a Dolphin jumping completely out of the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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TrailBlazer358330
October 2, 2018|
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Response from Capt-Dan-Chinco | Property representative |
In short, yes. The Ponies...certainly...they live on the Island year round. Dolphin will start to move out when the temperatures dip...this year it’s warm for the first couple weeks of October. Towards the tail end of the... More
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Leslie S
June 26, 2018|
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Response from Capt-Dan-Chinco | Property representative |
Hey Leslie, I actually run right up until December 1st. It can get chilly on the water Oct-Dec and at the season start Apr-early June. But I’m here! April 1st to December 1st, weather permitting. -Capt. Dan
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CML754
June 18, 2018|
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Response from Capt-Dan-Chinco | Property representative |
I would say book at least a week in advance (maybe 2). If you have a specific time of day you want to go, or a larger group (any more than 2 people), maybe book even earlier. We do have a “portable chemical potty with... More
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