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Captain Dan's Around the Island Tours

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Great experience!

We had Captain Ray as our tour guide and he was so informative. It was great hearing about the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Jessie R
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Great boat tour

We took the 6pm tour. It was perfect. Toured a round the island and saw the horses up close and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Honey Brook, Pennsylvania
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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
4113 Main St, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336-2411
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had Captain Ray as our tour guide and he was so informative. It was great hearing about the history of Chincoteague and Assateague. We also got to see the ponies up close and, thanks to a zoom lense for phones that Captain Ray lent...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We took the 6pm tour. It was perfect. Toured a round the island and saw the horses up close and personal. Plenty of time for photos. We highly recommend this tour.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Captain Dan was the consummate host, showing us a great time. He was very knowledgeable, funny and deeply concerned with the fate of the environment. We got to see both the southern and northern herds up close (within feet of them!) and spent time with...More

Thank Mark Y
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Capt. Dan's tour is the best! He makes sure you see ponies!! His knowledge of the island and the ponies is incredible. You can tell he is a very well read person during his tours.

Thank YayaQueenBee
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked the 2pm tour and could not have been happier! Captain Dan is so welcoming, knowledgeable and is eager to answer any and all questions! You will have an amazing time just as we did. If I could give him 10 stars I would!!...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would definitely do this tour again and highly recommend it. We had a private tour arranged on the 24 ft pontoon for 3 adults and 2 children. Its a very comfortable boat with proper cushion seating, space for kids to sleep if needed, and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Chincoteague has been a magical island for me to rediscover as an adult. I had so much fun exploring the island with family and friends last year, that I returned twice recently with friends who’ve never been. I personally believe the boat tours are one...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We read tons of reviews before deciding to book Captain Dan for a private tour. We came to Chincoteague specifically to see the ponies and struck gold with Captain Dan! He’s an amazing tour guide! We saw 5 separate herds, and it was so fun...More

Thank Gigi3567
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can't count how many times we have taken an Around the Island Tour with Captain Dan or Captain Ray. The reason I keep coming back? He is a wealth of information on everything from ponies to birds to sea life and Teager history! He...More

Thank LoisSzy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We’ve taken the around the island tour 3 times in the last 6 years. It’s really fun, you’re out on the water and you never know what you’ll see. Captain Dan has so much knowledge about the area and it’s history. Plus, he’s funny. We...More

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Leslie S
June 26, 2018|
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
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
June 6, 2018|
Response from Capt-Dan-Chinco | Property representative |
We only offer discounts for children under 12 and cash payments. Costs are $40 per adult, $35 per child under 12, and a $5 per person discount for cash payments. A credit card is required to hold the reservation, but you can... More