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Assateague Explorer Wildlife Cruises

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South Main Street Chincoteague, Curtis Merritt Harbor, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336
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Relaxing and fun kayak tour

Had a great time with Shane and exploring the waters with our kids. Spotted some ponies along the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Danni D
Great tour and guide!

We just finished up a tour with Captain Shane and guide Steve and we had a wonderful time on the... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2017
Face2015
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Cary, North Carolina
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South Main Street Chincoteague, Curtis Merritt Harbor, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great time with Shane and exploring the waters with our kids. Spotted some ponies along the way and a nice pre dinner arm workout ;-)

Thank Danni D
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

We just finished up a tour with Captain Shane and guide Steve and we had a wonderful time on the cruise. We saw dolphins and got up close to the horses! Steve was very knowledgeable and we really enjoyed ourselves. Highly recommend.

Thank Face2015
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Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Captain Mark and Shane were wonderful!! Very informative about the history of the island and the wildlife. We saw dolphins, bald eagles and of course the wild horses!!! Beautiful experience. Will definitely go with them again!! Thank you so much!!!

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Reviewed 9 October 2017

We realize we were extraordinarily lucky: there were two large groups of ponies grazing right on the edge of the water, one of them right in front of the lighthouse, and we were able to get close enough to get the classic Assateague photo. Because...More

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Reviewed 11 September 2017 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
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Reviewed 30 August 2017

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
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Reviewed 18 August 2017

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
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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
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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

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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
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