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Assateague Explorer Wildlife Cruises

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South Main Street Chincoteague, Curtis Merritt Harbor, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336
+1 757-336-5956
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Great kayaking tour!!

My husband and I chose the 8:30am kayaking tour. We were sent via text the directions to the launch... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
J C
via mobile
Morning Kayak Trip

Brian was an excellent tour guide! I loved hearing about all of the flora and fauna and the history... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
katrinarossos
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good16%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible21%
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“kayak trip” (12 reviews)
“wild ponies” (31 reviews)
“covered boat” (3 reviews)
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South Main Street Chincoteague, Curtis Merritt Harbor, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I chose the 8:30am kayaking tour. We were sent via text the directions to the launch point and arrival time shortly after we booked the tour. We arrived early and our guide, Ian was already there setting up the equipment. We got...More

Thank J C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Brian was an excellent tour guide! I loved hearing about all of the flora and fauna and the history of the Chincoteague horses and about the Pony Swim. The ability to kayak through the wetland area was truly amazing. We saw a few wild horses,...More

Thank katrinarossos
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Firstly - this tour leaves from Chincoteague which is appx 90 minutes from Bethany Beach. We didn't realize this and ended up leaving too late to make our departure time. They were very nice when we called and put us on the later departure. I...More

Thank esposphotos
Reviewed 13 August 2017

These tours are not cheap, but our tour guide (Frank from NJ) was excellent. The way he told us the stories kept us very interested, and we have small kids. I learned a lot about the island and how it really works... We also purchased...More

Thank Mat B
Reviewed 13 August 2017

I would recommend the Pony Express Boat Tour on the Assateague Explorer. It is a comfortable boat with a very knowledgeable narrator who has lived in the island her entire life. The captain is also a native. We saw a3 herds of ponies and a...More

Thank BuffaloTravluvr
Reviewed 12 August 2017

On a spur-of-the-moment visit to Chincoteague from Bethany Beach, we enjoyed a quiet afternoon boat ride with Assateague Explorer Wildlife Cruises. As others have noted in their reviews, the captain, Matt, arrived late. So many additional walk-on passengers showed up, that those of us already...More

Thank Patti S
Reviewed 9 August 2017

We were booked on the 1:30 cruise and the passengers were all in their seats and ready to go by 1:20, but the "captain" was late and we didn't get underway under 1:45. As an experienced boater myself I was appalled at the way we...More

Thank KH198
Reviewed 9 August 2017

It was a nice boat ride at sunset but nothing more. Cap't Mark was late. His cousin did the "tour" part and was not a knowledgeable guide for the price. They did not take their boat close to the ponies even though other boats about...More

Thank Dotismyname
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

We had a beautiful day for the trip, and the guide was very knowledgeable about the island and local life. I didn't appreciate having to listen to the pair discussing their boss prior to the trip. This was a private conversation, but anyone on the...More

Thank 4catcouple
Reviewed 1 August 2017

Seeing the ponies swim is bucket list adventure. This cruise was a once in a lifetime experience. We were asked to arrive at 4:30 AM for an 8:30 AM event. We got to see the sunrise and were the first at the swim site in...More

Thank bbnn
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