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Captain Dan's Around the Island Tours

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4113 Main St, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336-2411
+1 757-894-0103
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We stopped at Chicoteague Island on our way back from Hilton Head to see the horses at Assateague... read more

Reviewed October 13, 2014
Branchville, New Jersey
Wild ponies...

This was amazing, Captain Dan said we would see ponies and we did, he was so informative..We had a... read more

Reviewed September 26, 2014
Betty D
Tuckerton, New Jersey, United States
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We specialize in the wild ponies! Ask about our Afternoon Pony Tour, available daily. 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 afternoon pony tour, 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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4113 Main St, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336-2411
+1 757-894-0103
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Reviewed October 13, 2014

We stopped at Chicoteague Island on our way back from Hilton Head to see the horses at Assateague. The staff at the Best Western highly recommended Captain Dan's for the boat tour around the island. We met the boat at the marina where there was...More

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Reviewed September 26, 2014

This was amazing, Captain Dan said we would see ponies and we did, he was so informative..We had a great time...And thanks for the tip about Jack's spot, it had an amazing view at Sun down and drinks were excellent...

Thank Betty D
Reviewed September 21, 2014

We really enjoyed our morning tour with Captain Dan. We went with friends who have visited the area for years, but had never been on this type of boat tour. We were lucky to have a beautiful, cool, bug-free day. Captain Dan was knowledgeable and...More

Thank grandfatherbay
Reviewed September 15, 2014

This is our second visit to the island and our second tour. Our tour boa from last year was excellent but not available this year. Riding with Captain Dan was perfect as we got to see areas that were not on our tour last year....More

Thank GardenGalOhio
Reviewed September 14, 2014

Great boat tour around Chincoteague and Assateague islands. The boat is a very comfortable pontoon with only 6 passengers so you had an unobstructed view and you could move from one side to the other to see better. A great boat to take pictures from!...More

Thank gehutch
Reviewed September 14, 2014

Took a tour 2 yr ago with Captain Dan; it was wonderful, informative. Saw great birds, scenery, ponies. Scheduled another tour with him last Saturday. It was raining. He was really good about it, was willing to take us out, but said we'd probably get...More

Thank rfbergeron
Reviewed September 10, 2014

If it is your first trip or your 10th to Chincoteague, you are doing yourself a disservice by not taking this tour. By only taking 6 people per trip, guests are offered a very personalized, uncrowded tour. We were lucky to have great weather for...More

1  Thank Kevin K
Reviewed September 9, 2014

Captain Dan navigates the bay area and brings us up close to some of the marshes. He is very friendly, knowledgeable, and knows the ponies by their names! He also provided us a handout for things to do and other places to go to. Highly...More

Thank Huei Chi H
Reviewed September 9, 2014

My family of 5 adults (2 middle age, 3 college age) booked a tour with Captain Dan and we all enjoyed it immensely! Captain Dan was friendly, extremely knowledgeable, and fun. We saw a few ponies and some dolphins on our sunset cruise. He stayed...More

Thank Susan G
Reviewed September 8, 2014

Recently had a girls' weekend away and took an island tour with Captain Ray. We had the perfect day and learned so much about the Chincoteague area. We saw eagles, a dolphin and, of course, plenty of beautiful horses. Ray took plenty of time to...More

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Gail D
July 13, 2017|
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Response from Capt-Dan-Chinco | Property representative |
Hey Gail, The above answer is spot on!! It's always best to call us for any reservation information (757-894-0103), even if we communicate info thru email or messages, reservations are not confirmed until you call and hold... More
Debby G
May 1, 2017|
Response from Capt-Dan-Chinco | Property representative |
I'm sorry, we do not have any seats available for the 2017 swim or return swim, at this time. Your best bet would be to call the Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce at 757-336-6161. They keep a list of available seats. Good... More
Jessica K
April 18, 2017|
Response from Capt-Dan-Chinco | Property representative |
Hey Jessica, In short, yes. The long answer is we book by reservation, and we are limited by federal regulations as to how many passengers we can carry. For the USCG it's just a number, regardless of the size of the... More