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Chincoteague Natural History Association Wildlife Tour

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Address: 8231 Beach Rd, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336
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+1 757-336-3696

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Saw new areas of the refuge

I've been to the refuge countless times. This tour provided a new perspective for me, in that you go down roads and paths to the north side of the wildlife loop that are not... read more

Reviewed 18 April 2017
Dover, Delaware
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Dover, Delaware
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150 reviews
57 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 18 April 2017

I've been to the refuge countless times. This tour provided a new perspective for me, in that you go down roads and paths to the north side of the wildlife loop that are not generally accessible by the public. Here you are almost guaranteed to get a close view of the north herd, as opposed to driving out and hoping... More 

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Frostburg, Maryland
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2015 via mobile

Went in the off season when the tour was free but it would be worth it to pay as well. It was a great way to see ponies and other wildlife without having to hike around on foot. The guide, Bob, was very knowledgeable and provided lots of interesting info about the refuge. If you want a short walk before... More 

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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268 reviews
85 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2015

When you take a tour like this, with nature it is a hit and miss, but this tour was a major hit. We saw north herd ponies and lots of the foals, an eagle, an osprey, turkeys and the scenery was beautiful. The north herd ponies were laying in the road and we got off the bus to take pictures... More 

Thank sallyg899
Beth258, General Manager at Chincoteague Natural History Association Wildlife Tour, responded to this review

Hello Sally! Thanks for your review, we are so happy that you enjoyed your REFUGETREK! We have been excited to see so much wildlife this season and of course, everyone is thrilled when they can see some pony interactions! Our drivers and Certified Interpretive Guides are all trained in house and regularly attend new training in order to share the... More 

Bethel, Connecticut
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 July 2015

We took the tour on Friday morning. My family has an 8 year old and a 6 year old. I would describe the tour as more suited to an older crowd. The bus goes out and comes back on the same road. I would have liked a loop to see more of the island. We did get close to ponies... More 

1 Thank Amy E
Ephrata, Pennsylvania, United States
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed this tour and were so glad we went on it! This is where we got to see the Chincoteague ponies up close and personal, from a bus window, but it allowed us to get some great photos. We also learned a lot about the islands of Chincoteague and Assateague and the wildlife and plantlife, as our guide... More 

1 Thank Kelly B
Haddon Heights, NJ
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2014

The History Association is the only way to get a good, closeup view of the sights in the Wildlife Refuge. We saw lots of wild ponies, shore birds, and even eagles. Don't miss it if you go ti Chincoteague!

3 Thank Dondzi
Verbank, New York
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48 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2014

What a great time we had. This is about a two hour bus tour into areas that the public can't get to. Ponies came right up to our bus. The driver gave us a lot of interesting information on the park...wild life....the area etc.

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Rockville, Maryland
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44 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2014

The bus takes you up to the service road, which is only open to hikers. The driver is also a great guide, very knowledgeable of the history of the area and the life on it. We came across ponies multiple times. Some of them even walked on the side of the road! It's great for animal enthusiasts. Don't forget to... More 

Thank Huei Chi H
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47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2014

We had a really nice time on this bus tour. The bus was air-conditioned and comfortable. The bus driver gives you a lot of information about the island and the wildlife along the way. The tour lasted about an hour and a half. There are no restrooms on the tour, but they clearly state that on their website, so just... More 

1 Thank Sleepyhollow420
New York City, New York
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24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2014 via mobile

This was a very informative guided tour, we really enjoyed every bit of it. Our guide was very knowledgeable and kept us entertained all through the two hour trip. She stopped the bus at various spots so that we could take ample pictures of the ponies ( we saw atleast 50 in all) and their young ones. She also gave... More 

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