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Chincoteague Natural History Association Wildlife Tour

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Chincoteague Island, VA, USA
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Don R wrote a review May 2019
New York City, New York7 contributions1 helpful vote
A good way to see the famous Chincoteague ponies up close. Narrators explain the history and ecology of the island as well.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Dean_Amy-2004 wrote a review Oct 2018
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania4,759 contributions362 helpful votes
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We enjoyed a beautiful day to do the trek tour to see some of the northern herd, along with a lot of other wildlife. The guide was very knowledgeable and was happy to stop anytime for you to take pictures from inside the bus (only 1 stop to actually get off the bus). We saw heron, egrets, bald eagles, fox squirrels, and of course ponies. The bus was a smaller bus with less then 50 on the tour. The tour takes you to the northern area most do not see while on the island. At the turnaround point, you are 3 miles from the Maryland line. Would definitely recommend checking out the tour when you are in the area. Note, it only runs on the weekend.
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Date of experience: October 2018
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T5852AG-Dennis wrote a review Jul 2018
Allentown, Pennsylvania812 contributions28 helpful votes
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Ok here we go. The first thing I’d like to share with you is the cost it’s $20.00 to enter the park, relax that’s for the car and all occupants in the car for the week or $40.00 for the year and it is well worth it. The first thing we saw was the wild horses and in the one picture I think it’s a Eagle and my wife thinks it’s a turkey vulture, I will let you decide. We arrived at the beach, plenty of parking and facilities. We watched young man fish and we swam, it’s a beautiful,clean beach before leaving the park we went for a walk on the trail. We will definitely recommend this place to everyone. See attached pictures. If you like, please hit the helpful, thank you.
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Date of experience: July 2018
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GrandpaX4 wrote a review Jun 2018
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My wife Toni and I took a quick trip down to Chincoteague for our 50th anniversary, stayed a couple of nights in a B&B, and did lots of touristy stuff. One of which was the Chincoteague Natural History Association's wildlife tour. The day before, we took a boat cruise around the island to see the wild ponies, which was marginally successful. The CNHA tour was, by comparison, an outstanding success. We saw three groups (10-20 ponies each group) of ponies along the way as we drove up the access road on the island, almost to the Virginia/Maryland border. Our tour guide provided a nearly not-stop informative narrative about the area, its history, and the sights we were seeing. All in all, a great tour and well worth the money.
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Date of experience: June 2018
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Response from Beth258, Executive Director at Chincoteague Natural History Association Wildlife Tour
Responded Jul 3, 2018
Thanks for the great review of our RefugeTrek! We are so pleased that you chose to spend some time with us and hope you enjoyed learning some of the history and biology of the area!
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Patrick M wrote a review Apr 2018
Washington DC, District of Columbia63 contributions84 helpful votes
We had a great time on our Wildlife Trek this April. The CNHA Interpreter was incredibly knowledgeable and gave us lots of great info about Assateague and the way the island is managed. What's really special about this tour is that you can drive up the access road almost all the way to the Maryland border - which you cannot do on your own. It was a great way to see the northern herd of ponies, especially when we got to stop to get out of the van to see them. The island is beautiful, and we really enjoyed beginning our day there with the CNHA.
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Date of experience: April 2018
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