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“Excellent way to see the island”

Assateague Adventure-Day Tours
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Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey
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18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Excellent way to see the island”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2014

We had a wonderful time aboard learning about Assateague Island, wild horses, and creatures from the sea. Captain Jack and assistant Matt were very informative and made our trip enjoyable. Two restaurants were pointed out to us, one The Captains Galley and The Shark. We ate at one for lunch and the other for dinner. Great recommendations. Price reasonable.

Visited July 2014
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Ohio
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304 reviews
207 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 308 helpful votes
“A pleasant break from the boardwalk madness in summer!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014

This is not our first time to OC beach and boardwalk, but definitely our first time on the Bayside. We did expect a massive crowd in the boardwalk scene, and made plans for alternative activities on the Bay side. This trip was better than we imagined. The Captain and his assistant knew a lot about the area, wildlife and even gave a pretty accurate marine bio lesson. Overall an excellent experience.
We have kayaked the backwaters of Assateague Island before and it was fun traveling the same waters in the ferry. We saw wild horses (ofcourse at a li'l distance- they are meant to be wild) and lots of marine life, on and off board. I definitely recommend it for families with kids.
Tip : look for online coupons. We got 2$ off.

Visited July 2014
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Allentown PA
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20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Fun, quick adventure”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014

We really enjoyed this boat ride. it takes you from Ocean City to Assateague and you spend about 15 minutes on the island using little nets to capture small ocean animals/fish. We saw some cool ponies and it was fun. he price was reasonable and it was about 60 minutes which worked out great because we didn't want to spend hours doing something.

Visited June 2014
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Charlotte
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“Excellent way to spend a day!!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2014

Family owns a beach house in OC and each year we spend several days here. It is a wonderful experience. It is one of the few places to see wild ponies in the world up close. Beautiful beach, wonderful learning experiences. The adults and kids never get enough. You cannot visit OC and not go to Assateague! (FYI- as an animal behaviorist myself and one that works with horses I strongly urge everyone to remember that these are WILD horses. Although they walk amongst humans as if they are tame, they are not and it could be detrimental to their welfare if approached.)

Visited July 2014
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Phoenix, AZ
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53 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Inexpensive & Educational Boat Ride”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2014

This is one of the best deals we found to entertain the kids, you accomplish three main things here, a boat ride on the bay, a chance to see the ponies up close on Assateague Island, and an educational stop on the shore and sandbar where the kids can go wading in the shallow water with a net to try to catch horseshoe crabs, crabs and small fish. The crew is friendly and knowledgible about the area and its wildlife, they also involve the kids on the way back by having them help pass around some neat specimens kept in the live tank to show all of the guests on the cruise. One of the best things we did in OC and the kids loved it. There are two boats operating from the same dock and the times are frequent about every hour or so. Have fun!!

Visited July 2014
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