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4 Days | 3 Nights
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
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Beth Hughes Aug 10, 2014 at 03:52 PM

My husband and I have signed up for the September 7-10, 2014 tour. How bad are the mosquitoes during the day on the tour and at night?
Priscilla Winslow Aug 10, 2014 at 04:28 PM

I am really not too sure, but I'm going to try to bring some mosquito spray. Also, keep in mind, sand fleas. Perhaps long pants in lieu of shorts? Signed: Debbie Downer
Priscilla Winslow Aug 10, 2014 at 04:30 PM

I, too, would be interested in one of those side adventures on a boat of some sort... but I'm not a very good organizer.

Pete A Mar 29, 2014 at 12:36 PM

Anyone interested in a ride share for Oct 19 trip.. Single.. senior male.. new to program.. Love horses...and Ocean...

Linda Harms Jun 25, 2015 at 08:55 PM

Pete, are you looking for passengers, or a driver? Where are you coming from? I am driving down from NYC on the 16th, and staying with friends before continuing to Chincoteague.
Linda Harms Jun 25, 2015 at 08:57 PM

LOL . . . I just noticed that you wrote your post in 2014! Never mind!

Priscilla Winslow Feb 18, 2014 at 08:02 PM

I will be driving by myself from Woodbridge, VA. I am single and widowed and am going to pay extra for a single room (I like the respite and I snore). I am signed up for Sept. 7, 2014. Does anyone know if it would be pleasanter/hotter/buggier in August?

Priscilla Winslow Feb 18, 2014 at 08:01 PM

I will be driving by myself from Woodbridge, VA. I am single and widowed and am going to pay extra for a single room (I like the respite and I snore). I am signed up for Sept. 7, 2014. Does anyone know if it would be pleasanter/hotter/buggier in August?

Karen Casalese May 17, 2013 at 05:27 PM

Roberta -- I'm leaving tomorrow for the May Chincoteague Adventure. Wish you were going here in May! I'm sure looking forward to this trip. Good luck finding someone to share your ride.

Roberta Rosenfeld May 17, 2013 at 05:08 PM

Hoping to share ride from the Norfolk airport to the start of the program. Signed up for the 9/8/2013 start date. Landing in Norfolk around 2pm - Looking to share a ride or split a taxi. Coming with one other traveling companion.

Karen Casalese Apr 18, 2013 at 11:19 AM

Coming to the 5/19 -5/22 Chincoteague Island Adventure. Flying into Norfolk. Looking for someone to share a rental car from Norfolk, VA airport and back.

Linda Williams Sep 04, 2012 at 05:38 PM

As I am driving myself from SW OH to Chincoteague, VA for the Sept 16th-19th program #10545RJ I decided to check in on Sat. the 15th. I am wanting to take a caramaran 2 hr cruise around the island - I have spoken to several cruise tours and most are pontoons or 1 is a sailboat that would cost $110/2 people, able to take out up to 6 people with hands on experience.
However, I also spoke to Capt. Carl at Island Cruises, 2246 Curtis Merritt Harbor Rd, Chincoteague, VA 23336, cell phone 757-990-1872. He has 3 boats, a pontoon, a 27', and a 22' - 1 a catamaran. At this time he has no one else signed up for the cruises but neither did the others I spoke to. The catamaran or other boat takes out up to 6 people at $35 each. Same price for the pontoon, I'd just like to get to go out on the catamaran if possible (or other boat if necessary). Of course, to take just one person out is not cost effective. Capt. Carl stated he will take reservations right up to almost the time to go out; he just needs to know he has enough to pay for the gasoline,overhead. He and I tentatively signed me up for a Sat. 5-5:15pm sunset cruise or a Sunday 10am cruise, either a 2 hr cruise, if others are signed up to go. All captains I spoke to said they are open but have no definite plans to sail; that after Labor Day there is not as many tourists in the area. Most of the cruises were pontoons for $35 wherever I called, although he told me one company does charge $25 pp, but doesn't cover many miles. Also the wild ponies and dolphins can often be seen on the cruises, but no guarantees. Cannot get off the boats however, but we will be hopefully seeing the wild ponies with our Road Scholar program. Please call him if interested - I believe he told me he has a website at CaptainCarl.com - wasn't sure if the catamaran is on his website however. Thanks to all for considering this side adventure.
Linda Williams Sep 04, 2012 at 05:44 PM

I am coming as a single (widowed) woman with no roommate. I did call Road Scholar today 9/4/12 and was told they will assign someone to my room if there is an extra person without a roommate.

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