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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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Captain Dan is your best bet to see the Chincoteague Ponies!

We have been out with Captain Dan many times. Every tour is different. And even after all the... read more

Reviewed 27 November 2017
Greenbackville, Virginia

Captain Dan's Around the Island Tour was outstanding! We saw every kind of wildlife we were hoping... read more

Reviewed 25 November 2017
Hayley K
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
4113 Main St, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336-2411
+1 757-894-0103
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Reviewed 27 November 2017

We have been out with Captain Dan many times. Every tour is different. And even after all the previous tours, we still learn new things. He is so knowledgeable about birds, dolphins and the ponies. He even knows all the ponies' names and the best...More

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Reviewed 25 November 2017

Captain Dan's Around the Island Tour was outstanding! We saw every kind of wildlife we were hoping to see, and learned a tremendous amount about the islands and animals that inhabit them. Would recommend this to anyone of any age! Thank you, Captain Dan. We...More

Thank Hayley K
Reviewed 21 November 2017

We took the Around the Island tour, and all of us loved it! Entertaining, informative, and we saw ponies! Captain Dan was great! What a wonderful way to learn about the island and see it from a different perspective! We highly recommend you do this...More

Thank gerausswit
Reviewed 11 November 2017

Spur of the moment trip to Chincoteague in Nov...what were we thinking? It was cloudy, misty, and windy cold...much of what we wanted to see closed for the season...but not Capt. Dan! Booked a 1:00 pm tour. Got to the dock and were the only...More

Thank tazcat49
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Touring with Capt Dan was an awesome experience. We were most impressed with Dan's knowledge of the ponies, the fishery and all things Chincoteague. Being an long time resident of the island, he was a wealth of knowledge on the handling of the ponies and...More

Thank Debbie O
Reviewed 10 November 2017

This is a GREAT tour in every way. For starters, Captain Dan is one of the nicest guys you will ever meet, who works hard to provide a great experience. He is highly professional, loves what he does and knows everything about the island and...More

Thank Nick M
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Just a wonderful experience all around. There were four in our party and we called the day of the tour and we're able to get on a boat about an hour later. We saw dolphins, eagles, and ponies. Everything was great and out tour guide,...More

Thank Johns2nj
Reviewed 2 November 2017

We are thrilled to have included Captain Dan's around the island tour as part of our anniversary weekend. The two hours on the boat were fun, relaxing and informative and the scenery was beautiful. Dan clearly loves this island, its people and its history. We...More

Thank Shari S
Reviewed 31 October 2017

Our boat trip today was awesome! We had great sunny weather to take some photos. We saw a lot of Dolphins and I managed to get some GREAT shots! We also saw a lot of ponies and even an eagle. This trip is a MUST...More

Thank Chris23301
Reviewed 29 October 2017

This was a fantastic tour! Captain Dan & his dad, Ray, are wonderful tour guides & respectful toward the nature preserve and wildlife. We were fourtunate to see the famous ponies, eagles, birds, & dolphins during our cruise. Being a local, Ray, provided a rich...More

Thank Eli S
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Diane R
12 October 2017|
Response from Capt-Dan-Chinco | Property representative |
We have several times and days available that week. It would be best to give us a call 757-894-0103, my wife Abby can help figure out what's best for you and get you on the books. As for the walker, we usually load from a... More
Gail D
13 July 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
1 May 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