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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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Awesome tour!

We booked this island tour and Captain Dan greeted us, explained what we would see, and safety... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Karen H
Mercersburg, Pennsylvania
via mobile
Booked our 2nd tour with this buisness,took some friends along ,everyone enjoyed it

We had Captain Ray this year and last. He was great,he grew up on the island and was very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
julie f
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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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Hours Today: 08:00 - 20:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
4113 Main St, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336-2411
+1 757-894-0103
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We booked this island tour and Captain Dan greeted us, explained what we would see, and safety procedures. He was very knowledgeable as he grew up in the island. The tour was amazing- saw dolphins, ponies, and an eagle! The tour that was listed as...More

Thank Karen H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had Captain Ray this year and last. He was great,he grew up on the island and was very knowledgeable.Saw alot of ponies and birds.Boats are very comfortable and they take only 6 people,so no view is blocked.Not expensive .We are going to take the...More

Thank julie f
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This around the island tour is a great way to get oriented and see the sights, enjoy the beautiful scenery, and best of all ... learn about Chincoteague and Assateague by hearing stories from people who have lived here all their lives. We saw various...More

Thank twodillmans
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just got off Captain Dan's sunset tour. We thoroughly enjoyed it! His boat looks new and was very comfortable with thick cushioned seats. We saw probably six or seven groups / herds of ponies. The tour was 2+ hours and Dan talked / explained things...More

Thank LovesToTravel2020
Reviewed 1 week ago

Capt Dan gives a wonderful tour. As a lifetime resident he knows all the stories and history of the island and the ponies. He happily answers all questions and can't be stumped. He is former Navy and the larger fishing vessels. He has found his...More

Thank Pam G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was the third time my wife and I have booked a trip with Captain Dan. The past two times we have had Dan himself, who did a great job, but this time we got his dad Captain Ray. I will tell you the man...More

Thank chevelleguy0
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Captain Dan was an amazing tour guide! This was our first visit to Chincoteague, and we learned a lot about the island, the ponies and the other wildlife that inhabits the area. He got us as close as possible to the ponies and we were...More

Thank Stephanie Z
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have gone on multiple trips with Captain Dan, and make it a point to reserve a spot whenever I am on the island. His pony tours are especially fun! He knows where to find them, and knows their names and stories. Captain Dan has...More

Thank Cindy M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Capt Dan was amazing! He was so informative and enjoyable. He also made sure when we saw horses he got us as close as possible and made sure everyone got enough photo's. I highly recommend this tour to anyone.

Thank Jayne A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This month my family and I went on a fantastic tour around Chincoteague with Captain Dan. Captain Dan picked us up from the dock just outside of the Hampton Inn and Suites where we were staying, so getting on/off the boat could not have been...More

Thank John H
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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
Jessica K
18 April 2017|
Response from Capt-Dan-Chinco | Property representative |
Hey Jessica, In short, yes. The long answer is we book by reservation, and we are limited by federal regulations as to how many passengers we can carry. For the USCG it's just a number, regardless of the size of the... More