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Address: 4113 Main Street, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336
Phone Number: +1 757-894-0103
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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We specialize in the wild ponies! Ask about our “Money Back Guaranteed Pony...

We specialize in the wild ponies! Ask about our “Money Back Guaranteed Pony Tour”.

Family friendly nature tours of Chincoteague and Assateague Islands. Our trip combines sight-seeing and a guided tour together. We search for wild ponies, dolphin, bald eagles, sea turtles, sting rays, all manner of wild fowl, and local creatures. We talk about local history, culture, seafood industry, economy, and modern day life. Our signature “Around the Island Tour” covers over 25 miles of coastline, in 2-2.5 hours, never passing the same spot twice. We specialize in taking small groups, on extended trips, into isolated areas. Most trips take 6 guests max, but we’ve added a 33’ boat to our fleet, so we can handle groups up to 15 people, by request. Local family owned and operated business by Capt. Dan, his wife Miss Abby, and his father Capt. Ray.

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Great time

Dolphins, four Eagles, Ospreys, horses, and more. Capt Dan Jr. was great. Highly recommend you make time for this tour.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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rochester
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Dolphins, four Eagles, Ospreys, horses, and more. Capt Dan Jr. was great. Highly recommend you make time for this tour.

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Thank upstate2
Glenside, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My parents, husband, and two children took the tour last week and loved every minute! Captain Dan is fun, informative, and knowledgeable. He made sure we saw eagles, ponies, and learned a lot about Chincoteague. He was very willing to answer all of our questions and to point out things to see. My mom booked with his wife and she... More 

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Thank LauraB1515
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a great tour around the island with Captain Dan. It was an evening cruise. We saw dolphin, a sea turtle, a bald eagle and the phonies. Dan was very informative, always willing to stop for photo taking and for everyone's convenience there was a bathroom aboard. The trip was about 2 1/2 hours long and well worth the... More 

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Thank Sugar62
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I did a 2pm tour with Captain Dan and loved every minute of it. The tour started off with some nice history about the island and then we immediately hit the pony jackpot. The herd was no more than 30 feet from the boat! After that, we saw a bald eagle (maybe two!), tons of other birds,... More 

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Layton, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had a wonderful evening tour with Dan. He was very knowledgeable and a overall good host. We saw lots of ponies and learned all about the up coming pony swim. There was a storm threading to cut our ride short and he was continually checking the weather to make sure we would be safe. I never once questioned his... More 

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked a private tour a few weeks ago to insure we could see both the light house and ponies... Super communications with Dan's wife to arrange everything and to coordinate our pick up at the Dock of The Hampton Inn... Dan is a safe and cautious Captain and gave us a terrific tour filled with local stories (he was raised... More 

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Laurel, Montana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You can't always guarantee pony sightings, but we got to see plenty. Capt. Dan was wonderful, affable and competent. There was a storm brewing, but we returned safely ahead of it. As a native of Chincoteague (pronounced Shin-coteague, who knew?), Dan was filled with, and shared, much information about the history of the area, the ponies, and the local people.... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took Captain Dan's trip in the Fall-- saw Chincoteague Ponies from the boat. Great boat trip--highly competent captain --very informative. Lots of fun.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband surprised me with a private boat tour around Chincoteague Island for our anniversary. He chose Captain Dan for the tour. Captain Dan was a wonderful guide and boat operator. He made sure to ask us before we got under way exactly what we wanted to see during the 2 hour trip. If we didn't want him to waste... More 

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Macungie, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We having been taking Captain Dan's tours for years now. Its one of the first reservations we make when we come into town. This guy knows everything and will make sure you see what you are searching for if its eagles, dolphins or ponys!! He calls the people who come back "repeat offenders" and so if he knows that he... More 

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