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Address: 4113 Main St, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336-2411
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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Sunset Cruise

Beautiful sunset cruise around Chincoteague Island. Gorgeous light house. Captain Dan is an engaging storyteller. Very relaxing. Great weather!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
52Suzie
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Benton, Arkansas
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Benton, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful sunset cruise around Chincoteague Island. Gorgeous light house. Captain Dan is an engaging storyteller. Very relaxing. Great weather!

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Suburban MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our family (two senior, two teens, and me) had a wonderful sunset tour of Chincoteague courtesy Captain Dan in August! We were fortunate to see so many exciting things: dolphins, lots of horses, many types of birds. Captain Dan had a variety of stories to share about the history of the island. He was friendly and funny. The sunset was... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

WE had had a huge storm; lighting thunder, flooded roads, hwys and streets while traveling to Chincoteague Island, VA, from the Fairfax location. The next day the sn came out and so did the PONIES!. Dan the captain promised us that if we could not see the ponies he would not charged us. We lost the bet but gladly paid,... More 

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Thank IslaVerde8D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We really enjoyed our time on this tour. We saw dolphins, bald eagles and ponies. Dan is awesome and was very knowledgeable about any question we asked. I learned a lot about the island and its history on this tour. My family loved seeing the sights and we all that Dan was great! This is definitely a great way to... More 

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Hazlet, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second trip with Captain Dan. Even though we didn't see many horses, we still enjoyed every minute of it. We will certainly ride again, and would recommend them!

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Thank 97Denise
Burlington, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my second time on Captain Dan's tour and would highly recommend it to anyone who wants to see ponies while feeling a cool breeze on the boat. Captain Ray was awesome with his stories and information. He got us up close to the ponies.

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Thank 789sanderson
West Chester, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time. Dan is very knowledgeable and has a great way about him. He definitely wanted everyone to have a good time and feel they got their money's worth. Very safe and wonderful trip. Highly recommend this trip.

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Thank whdonohue
Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My 12th grade daughter and I took a last minute 24 hour but first time visit to chincoteague/assateague. After arriving at 5 grabbing a delicious taco from the food truck we boarded Captain Dans before 6. Captain Ray gave us an excellent tour providing information and a welcoming peaceful exciting trip. We heard the rich history and saw the beauty... More 

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Newark, Delaware, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was the night before the pony swim so we were not going to see any ponies but we did see dolphins, pelicans, eagles and other bird life and a beautiful sunset. There was one pony left on the island because he was older and believe it or not, Rainbow Warrior was out where we could see him. So we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a short stay to the island and our boat tour with Captain Dan was our favorite part! Great, informative tour that went around the whole area and ended with a phenomenal sunset for the last half hour of a 2.5 hour ride. Would highly recommend!

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