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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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Worth your money

We did the kayak/ boat cruise combo today and want to tell everyone what a time we had kayaking the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
lkg904812
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Yeah, Capt. Mark

Horses stayed in the distance during our tour, so that was a bit of a disappointment, but a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
PlatinumHoney
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good16%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
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“kayak trip” (12 reviews)
“wild ponies” (32 reviews)
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South Main Street Chincoteague, Curtis Merritt Harbor, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336
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"covered boat"
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"sunset cruise"
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"weather was perfect"
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"bald eagles"
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"got lucky"
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"morning tour"
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"great trip"
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"saw dolphins"
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"oysters"
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We did the kayak/ boat cruise combo today and want to tell everyone what a time we had kayaking the marshes of Assateague and going on a Misty boat cruise all at a 15% discount. The kayaking was by far one of the most memorable...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Horses stayed in the distance during our tour, so that was a bit of a disappointment, but a pleasant enough tour with narration by Capt. Mark, an unusual guy with a unique style and local flavor. Nice way to see the area.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for a sunset cruise with this captain today. He is an island native so very knowledgeable about Assateague and the wild ponies. Also, a very experienced photographer that had taken many photos of the area including ponies. The guide with him new all about...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked a tour with the Saltwater Pony Tours online. They only take 6 people on their tours, btw. When my husband and I got to the docks, this guy walks up to me and says "are you here for the tour?" I said "yes...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Horrible example on how to do business. I made a PAID IN FULL online a credit card reservation the week prior for the 10:30 departure time for the 1.5 hour nature boat tour for myself & my husband. We specifically were off work for a...More

2  Thank MafiaPrincess571
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wife and I did a sunset kayak tour with Shane. Absolutely great time and Shane was awesome. Tons of information and took his time with us getting us best views and experience possible. Wife is hooked!!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I am satisfied to see the wild ponies. We were lucky to see three bands of pony during the trip. Steve is an excellent tour guide. He has been living on the island for 23 years and he has wealth of knowledge. I would recommend...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Steve does a great job of narrating the tour. Mark could care less about getting close to the ponies. Other tour company boats were getting right up to them. These guys arent cheap either. If youre looking to get some good pictures, look elsewhere.

1  Thank Jhogan0101
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Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

While visitng the area for the day we decided to try the Sunset Cruise. This was our first time with Assateague Explorer and Captain Shane was great. He shared the history of the island, the ponies and even made some suggestions on dining and other...More

Thank Chris W
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

Set out with Capt Shane and mate Steve, Capt got us around safely and Steve explained a lot about the history, local customs and helped point out a lot of interesting things. Got to see the pony's, although they were well up on land. A...More

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