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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...More
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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...More
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...More
Date of experience: June 2018
Beth258, Executive Director at Chincoteague Natural History Association Wildlife Tour, responded to this reviewResponded July 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!
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...More
We enjoyed this bus tour up the service road through the northern part of Virginia's piece of Assateague Island. While we didn't see an abundance of wildlife on our trip, we realize nature operates on its schedule not ours. We toured lesser seen parts of...More
I've been to the refuge countless times. This tour provided a new perspective for me, in that you go down roads and paths to the north side of the wildlife loop that are not generally accessible by the public. Here you are almost guaranteed to...More
Went in the off season when the tour was free but it would be worth it to pay as well. It was a great way to see ponies and other wildlife without having to hike around on foot. The guide, Bob, was very knowledgeable and...More
When you take a tour like this, with nature it is a hit and miss, but this tour was a major hit. We saw north herd ponies and lots of the foals, an eagle, an osprey, turkeys and the scenery was beautiful. The north herd...More
Date of experience: July 2015
Beth258, General Manager at Chincoteague Natural History Association Wildlife Tour, responded to this reviewResponded August 26, 2016
Hello Sally! Thanks for your review, we are so happy that you enjoyed your REFUGETREK! We have been excited to see so much wildlife this season and of course, everyone is thrilled when they can see some pony interactions! Our drivers and Certified Interpretive Guides...More
We took the tour on Friday morning. My family has an 8 year old and a 6 year old. I would describe the tour as more suited to an older crowd. The bus goes out and comes back on the same road. I would have...More
We thoroughly enjoyed this tour and were so glad we went on it! This is where we got to see the Chincoteague ponies up close and personal, from a bus window, but it allowed us to get some great photos. We also learned a lot...More
Hello, we will be holding RefugeTreks in the month of April on weekends only, that would be Saturdays and Sundays. For information and reservations you may contact the CNHA at (757) 336-3696. Our winter hours are... More
Hello, we will be holding RefugeTreks in the month of April on weekends only, that would be Saturdays and Sundays. For information and reservations you may contact the CNHA at (757) 336-3696. Our winter hours are Friday-Monday 10 AM to 3 PM. The Assateague Lighthouse will also be open for climbs during April, once again on the weekends only.
The world famous Chincoteague Ponies will make the swim from Assateague Island to Chincoteague Island on the last Wednesday in July. This years date is July 26. Its is our understanding from the Chincoteague... More
The world famous Chincoteague Ponies will make the swim from Assateague Island to Chincoteague Island on the last Wednesday in July. This years date is July 26. Its is our understanding from the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company (who own the wild pony herd) that this years swim will be VERY early, between 6 & 9 AM.