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Address: 4391 Main Street, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336
Phone Number: +1 757-710-1783
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Description: Search the beautiful back bay areas of Chincoteague and Assateague Islands...
Search the beautiful back bay areas of Chincoteague and Assateague Islands with Captain Henry, aboard his stable flat bottom boat. We search for osprey, eagles, dolphins and the famous Chincoteague Ponies. Come join us and make a memory.
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Great Captain, great boat, great time!

Captain Henry was accommodating and so knowledgable about the island and the surrounding sites & history. He took his time with our tour and let us really enjoy our... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Captain Henry was accommodating and so knowledgable about the island and the surrounding sites & history. He took his time with our tour and let us really enjoy our experience-especially with the little pod of dolphins we encountered! Highly Highly recommend Captain Henry for your boat tour, it was THE perfect end to our Chincoteague vacation.

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Woburn, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We took the sunset tour around the island and were pleasantly surprised to see horses, bald eagle and dolphins! It was one of the highlights of our vacation for sure. Great value and wonderful tour guide. We couldn't have been happier with this Saltwater Pony Tour!!

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Flanders, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We had an awesome tour with Captain Henry! We saw Dolphins, Pony's and had a great tour of the Island. I would highly recommend this tour!!

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Townsend, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Hands down the best boat tour I've ever been on! Captain Madison was very personable and extremely knowledgable about the island. She took us on an amazing trip. We saw dolphins, the wild ponies and so much wildlife! I definitely recommend the saltwater pony tour excursion for all visitors to the area!

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Chincoteague Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Captain Henry maneuvers his boat very well through all types of water and is very respectful to other boaters and kayakers. He is able to bring his boat into such shallow water he brought us within reaching distance to Rip Tide a stallion and his harem while other tour boats remained in the deeper water. He is very knowledgeable of... More 

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Winchester, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We were a little disappointed not to have Captain Henry, but Madison gave us a smooth enjoyable boat ride around the island. The ponies were hiding our whole week there, but we were able to see them from a distance, which was fine. We also saw an osprey on her nest and an eagle fishing for his dinner.

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Pocono Mountains Region, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Captain Henry has the best boat for finding Ponies and Dolphins as he is able to get into much shallower water than the larger boats filled with more people for a better, up close viewing experience. The boat comfortably seats 6 people, but we fit 8 with 2 small children. We took the 9:00am cruise which was a great time... More 

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new jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This was the second year in a row that we went on a Saltwater Pony Tour boat ride. We have been on many other Chincoteague boat tours and this one is definitely the best. The captain allows you to just view the scenery without talking your ear off or trying to sound like he knows everything. The first year we... More 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Captain Henry was an excellent tour guide; he is knowledgeable both in the Island history and the local wildlife. He catered our tour to the wants of our family and found a great spot to photograph ponies. The boat can navigate very shallow waters to get close to the ponies as well as the open ocean at the hook of... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Our family went on the 3pm tour on Aug 13 with Madison - who was absolutely great to go out with. The only reason for not giving 5 stars is that, unlike other reviewers we didn't see any dolphins, We had driven all the way down from Rehoboth and this was something the youngest in our group was really looking... More 

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