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Captain Dan's Around the Island Tours

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Great Boat Tour on Chincoteague Island Virginia

Captain Dan's is a wonderful boat tour. If you love the ponies on Assateague you will learn their... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Silver Spring, Maryland
The Highlight of our trip!

This was our first trip to Chincoteague, and Captain Dan made our trip even more special! He had us... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Walkersville, Maryland
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Specializing in Wild Ponies since 2006! Ask about our Afternoon Pony Tour, available daily. Family friendly nature tours of Chincoteague and Assateague Islands. Our trip combines a sight-seeing and guided tour together. We search for wild ponies...more
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4113 Main St, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336-2411
+1 757-894-0103
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Captain Dan's is a wonderful boat tour. If you love the ponies on Assateague you will learn their names, habits, and will be able to see them up close. Small groups so lots of chances to ask questions. He is a wealth of information. I...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first trip to Chincoteague, and Captain Dan made our trip even more special! He had us laughing at 8:00 in the morning! After the tour we returned to the other couple we vacationed with who were seasoned visitors of Chincoteague. Needless to...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I rarely visit the island without a tour with Dan. He's very knowledgeable about the island, and is very personable. You don't always get Dan because his father also helps but he does not disappoint. It doesn't matter which one you get,...More

Thank chevelleguy0
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took Captain Dan Tour around the island at sunset and it was marvelous and would recommend to everyone. Great Captain and delightful trip with wonderful airings of horses. Don’t miss if your ever at Chincoteague

Thank Barbara R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First time we stayed together on Chincoteague Island and we were very impressed with the food, activities, and ambience of the island. But our favorite part was Captain Dan’s Around The Island Tour. Dan was super friendly and his knowledge of the island and animals...More

Thank wadeurspider01
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed this boat tour with Capt Dan. A great guide! Three separate sightings and got very close to the ponies. Capt Dan is also very knowedgeable about the horses.

Thank Jeff S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just finished a tour of the island with Captain Dan and had a lovely time with the kids. He is very friendly and knowledgeable. We saw few Ponies and a Bald Eagle. Overall great tour.

Thank Eran M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Capt Dan took us out for the Island Tour and I could not have asked for anything better. He was funny, informative and very engaging. I highly recommend this to everyone it was a great experience. I would do this tour again and again.

Thank cperegoy66
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Captain Dan, and his father Captain Ray, are excellent guides and historians regarding the islands, the waterways, the wildlife (especially the ponies), the lighthouse, and marine life. My favorite memories include a large number of bottle-nose dolphins sporting around the boat, seeing osprey return to...More

Thank Betty D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful time with Captain Dan - who showed us an eagle, lots of dolphins, and the ponies up close during our early morning tour. An incredibly nice guy - we’ll definitely book a tour with him during our next visit.

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Leslie S
27 June 2018|
Response from Capt-Dan-Chinco | Property representative |
Hey Leslie, I actually run right up until December 1st. It can get chilly on the water Oct-Dec and at the season start Apr-early June. But I’m here! April 1st to December 1st, weather permitting. -Capt. Dan
19 June 2018|
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Response from Capt-Dan-Chinco | Property representative |
I would say book at least a week in advance (maybe 2). If you have a specific time of day you want to go, or a larger group (any more than 2 people), maybe book even earlier. We do have a “portable chemical potty with... More
6 June 2018|
Response from Capt-Dan-Chinco | Property representative |
We only offer discounts for children under 12 and cash payments. Costs are $40 per adult, $35 per child under 12, and a $5 per person discount for cash payments. A credit card is required to hold the reservation, but you can... More