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Assateague Explorer Wildlife Cruises

#9 of 30 Tours in Chincoteague Island Features Animals
South Main Street Chincoteague, Curtis Merritt Harbor, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336
+1 757-336-5956
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The horses were quite far away and difficult to see without binoculars.

Firstly - this tour leaves from Chincoteague which is appx 90 minutes from Bethany Beach. We... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
esposphotos
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Vestal, New York
We took the tour with the Kids.

These tours are not cheap, but our tour guide (Frank from NJ) was excellent. The way he told us... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mat B
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Reston, Virginia
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good15%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible22%
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“kayak trip” (12 reviews)
“wild ponies” (31 reviews)
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South Main Street Chincoteague, Curtis Merritt Harbor, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336
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Reviewed 4 days 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Did we see horses swim? Yes Was it a pleasant experience? NO!! My daughter said she never wants to go back!! My 7 year old LOVES horses so we didn't care that we had to get up at 2 a.m. to have great viewing of...More

2  Thank Krista E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My grandchildren, 11 and 13, I and my sister took the 10:30 cruise to see dolphins, birds, and the horses on Assateague Island. GAYLE WAS OUR GUIDE AND KENNY WAS OUR CAPTAIN. Kenny took us to buoy 17 to see a huge osprey nest. We...More

Thank KardyLou
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