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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’, 14 passenger boat to our fleet. We run our 33' boat on our morning trips and by request for larger groups. Local family owned and operated business by Capt. Dan, his wife Miss Abby, and his father Capt. Ray.

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"A Must Do!!!!!!!!!!!!"

My Mother and I took this trip to celebrate our Birthdays what a trip, Captain Dan was very friendly and provided a ton of information about Chincoteague and Assateague.We could... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My Mother and I took this trip to celebrate our Birthdays what a trip, Captain Dan was very friendly and provided a ton of information about Chincoteague and Assateague.We could not of asked for a better trip and information that Captain Dan provided for us. We highly recommend them for a wonderful trip around the Island.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was by far a highlight of our trip. Captain Dan was very friendly and provided a ton of information about Chincoteague and Assateague. He patiently listened to and answered all of our questions about the island and the ponies. He really took the time to make sure that everyone on the boat was having a good time; you could... More 

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Hornchurch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We did the around the island tour the day before we flew back to London after our 2.5 week trip to Virginia. The boat tour turned out to be one of the highlights of our time in the States. Captain Dan is a really affable guy and his passion for the Island really shines through. No question foxed him, and... More 

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Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

The cruise with Captain Dan was one of the highlights of our first trip to Chincoteague. The course he sails (a complete circle of the island) and his personal knowledge and love of the area (having grown up there) -- its history, environmental issues, the people and the ponies, and his own local involvement -- make this a must-do activity,... More 

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Milton, Delaware
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

Today we did the Captain Dan's Island Tour and what a great time we had!!!! Captain Dan was our guide and driver. We were afraid our 1pm Saturday Tour would be cancelled due to only 4 of us going on this tour. We found out he can only take 6 folks by regulations so we felt like we had our... More 

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Mentor, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I spent a lovely few hours with Captain Dan as he ferried us around Chincoteage Island. The reason for the tour was to see the wild horses from the book by Marguerite Henry, "Misty of Chincoteague". A classic book from my elementary school days. We were lucky enough to have the tour to ourselves and Captain Dan... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

Capt. Dan is AWESOME! KNOWLEDGABLE! This was a belated birthday gift for my father. Hurricane Matthew postponed our plans for his bday. Capt. Dan is awesome, helped me get my Dad(in a wheelchair) on the boat, into a sit and off the boat at the end of the tour. Capt. Dan maneuvered the boat so my father could see the... More 

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Blacksburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

Took the tour on a blustery day. Were offered chance to book another tour or to cancel. Think that is class. We stayed at The Hampton and could board at the end of the hotel property. The trip was a lot of fun and very educational about the islands history. Dan has an extensive knowledge about the local fishing industry.... More 

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Mocksville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

This tour was fantastic!! Captain Dan took the time to see what the passengers main purpose of the cruise. On our cruise the main focus was to see the ponies and dolphins. Was very informative and very friendly. My husband and I take many tours and this was one of the best we have been on.

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Ocean City, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

Captain Dan knows more about this island than anyone I know. He knows the stories of every Pony in every band and how they are related. Take your camera. Take water and bug spray - DEET Based. You will not regret it! Worth every cent - every time!

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