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Chincoteague Natural History Association Wildlife Tour

8231 Beach Rd, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336
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Learned lots

We enjoyed this bus tour up the service road through the northern part of Virginia's piece of... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2017
tiredsahm
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VA
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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... read more

Reviewed 18 April 2017
TNorla
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Dover, Delaware
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8231 Beach Rd, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336
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Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed this bus tour up the service road through the northern part of Virginia's piece of Assateague Island. While we didn't see an abundance of wildlife on our trip, we realize nature operates on its schedule not ours. We toured lesser seen parts of...More

1  Thank tiredsahm
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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...More

1  Thank TNorla
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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...More

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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...More

Thank sallyg899
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Beth258, General Manager at Chincoteague Natural History Association Wildlife Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2016

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...More

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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...More

1  Thank Amy E
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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...More

1  Thank Kelly B
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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
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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.

3  Thank Clrlc
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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...More

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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...More

1  Thank Sleepyhollow420
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wescam1
29 December 2017|
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Response from Beth258 | Property representative |
Hello, we will be holding RefugeTreks in the month of April on weekends only, that would be Saturdays and Sundays. For information and reservations you may contact the CNHA at (757) 336-3696. Our winter hours are... More
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24 May 2017|
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Response from Plover1 | Property representative |
Hello! The world famous Chincoteague Ponies will make the swim from Assateague Island to Chincoteague Island on the last Wednesday in July. This years date is July 26. Its is our understanding from the Chincoteague... More
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