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Captain Dan's Around the Island Tours

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Address: Chincoteague Island, VA
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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We specialize in the wild ponies! Ask about our Afternoon Pony Tour,...

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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This tour, like the title of the tour says, did a great job of showing us all around the island. We spotted 5-6 herds of ponies, a bald eagle, and plenty of other wild life... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Elke M
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This tour, like the title of the tour says, did a great job of showing us all around the island. We spotted 5-6 herds of ponies, a bald eagle, and plenty of other wild life. Captain Dan was very knowledgeable of pony names and the real world mini drama between the stallions. We went on a cold drizzling day, and... More 

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Thank Elke M
Dagsboro, Delaware
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The boat was so comfortable and the scenery was gorgeous. Capt. Dan's stories about the island the ponies were great. We were lucky to observe ponies close up on the northern end. It was a great 2 and half hours. Definitely a must do in Chincoteague.

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Thank Donna T
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went on the 10am tour on 4/17 and was not disappointed. Saw 30-40 horses but also learned a lot about the local area. Captain Dan asked before we left what we had hoped to see and then made it happen. He was very knowledgeable about where to find the horses and allowed us to spend much time taking pictures and... More 

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Stevensville
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We did the Around the Island Tour at 4pm in early April so it got to be a bit cold towards the end of the tour. Maybe they could have blankets for customers. The tour was very nice. Our captain was Captain Dan's father. He clearly is very knowledgeable about the island. His explanations were very interesting; he answered all... More 

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Thank Jean Yves M
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This boat tour was one of the highlights of our trip to Chincoteague Island! The whole family (kids 6 & 8) had a great time out on the water and we were guided extremely close to the Chincoteague ponies on Assateague Island within 15 minutes of the tour starting. The route is mapped out on the front of the boat... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great tour and a fantastic tour guide. Highly recommend. Very knowledgable and funny. Kids and adults loved it and we saw the island and the horses. It was a fantastic trip

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Thank David M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My girlfriend and I booked an island tour with Cap'n Dan and we had the best time! Captain Dan was very knowledgeable about the island, history, wildlife and was a great story teller. We saw the ponies on the north side of the island as well as the south side. We also saw over 5 bald eagles! It rained for... More 

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Thank Andrew L
Louisville, Kentucky
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Reviewed 7 March 2017

Captain Dan was AWESOME. We saw dolphin, horses, lots of birds and a bald eagle. We took the sunset cruise. It was a beautiful evening.

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Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Great tour,learned a lot of the history of island and the horses. Had plenty of blankets for all, was a bit chilly as we went at the end of Oct. We took the sunset cruise and it was spectacular for sure. Saw lots of horses and learned about how they live and survive. This is a must do while here!

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Thank Mel C
Prince George, Virginia
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Reviewed 29 December 2016

Me and my husband took the tour and it was super fun. The guide was very enjoyable and did not bore us to death. We saw and learned a lot on the trip. The boat was comfy and we had a lot of fun. We even got to get a fresh oyster out of the bay farm.

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