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Captain Dan's Around the Island Tours

#2 of 30 Tours in Chincoteague Island Features Animals
4113 Main St, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336-2411
+1 757-894-0103
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Amazing tour!!!

This was our first time to the island, and we are so happy we chose Captain Dan's Boat tour... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
via mobile
Lots of wildlife!

Capt Dan's boat was beautiful. Looked new and was super comfortable for the six of us. Went with 4... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
via mobile
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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
4113 Main St, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336-2411
+1 757-894-0103
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This was our first time to the island, and we are so happy we chose Captain Dan's Boat tour! Captain Dan is very engaged with the guests on board, gave us the history of the island, and we were able to see the "trifecta" (ponies,...More

Thank kimm401ri
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Capt Dan's boat was beautiful. Looked new and was super comfortable for the six of us. Went with 4 teens and we all loved it. Saw dolfins, ponies, and a bald eagle. Dan was very knowledgeable and easy to talk to. Best part of our...More

Thank AAK1994
Reviewed 6 days ago

We booked the 8am boat tour (hoping to beat the heat and bugs-it worked) for my husband, myself and our one and two year old boys. The captain was so nice and informative, local guy with lots of extra fun facts. We got to see...More

Thank skyla1432
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our tour of Chincoteague Island on 8-8-17 was a great experience in every way. Dan knows the island and has done research so he can share the history and biology of the island. He is considerate and and gracious. Our 9 year old granddaughter loved...More

Thank Linda B
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you don't do anything else on the island, do this tour. Dan was kind and gracious to my girls, knowledgeable and funny, and really got us close to some ponies. We saw the Chincoteague Trifecta: the ponies and a few colts, a famous stallion...More

Thank mikelizaboo
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family has taken Captain Dan's tour with each vacation visit for the last several years. Each time has been a great experience, filled with fun island facts, mini history lessons and of course dolphins, birds and the ponies! We love taking the evening cruise...More

Thank IslandLover1961
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were on the 8/9/17 tour. Captain Dan's tour was great. From the time we met him until we stepped foot off the boat he was gracious and professional. He is extremely knowledgeable about not only the island, but everything from the sea life, landmarks...More

Thank Paula H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Captain Dan is terrific! We saw all of the wildlife we hoped to see. He is very friendly and knowledgeable and shared a lot of history of the area. This was my 4th trip on this boat and I look forward to a 5th!

Thank Meegan M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Perfect way to get the "lay of the land"....Captain Dave was extremely knowledgeable and entertaining...this is great for families.....highly recommend!!

Thank Dan B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have taken a few of the wildlife boat tours around town in the last several years. Captain Dan is the best! We took the 2:00pm pony tour and Captain Dan was able to get us very close to take pictures. He is a great...More

Thank tgcatmr
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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
2 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
19 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