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Saltwater Pony Tours

2246 Curtis Merritt Harbor Dr, Slip 34, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336-2810
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The most magical experience!

Captain Henry was so fantastic! He was very knowledgeable, and we saw so many bands of the wild... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Kelly E
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Toms River, New Jersey
Highlight of our trip

My wife and I took my parents to Chincoteague to see the horses. We thought that the best way to... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Richard L
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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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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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2246 Curtis Merritt Harbor Dr, Slip 34, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336-2810
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Captain Henry was so fantastic! He was very knowledgeable, and we saw so many bands of the wild horses, and so many foals! Obviously, you are not guaranteed this experience since you can't control wildlide, but he did a great job of spotting them and...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My wife and I took my parents to Chincoteague to see the horses. We thought that the best way to do this was to go out on a boat. We're we ever right! Captain Madison was fantastic. She was very informative and we were able...More

1  Thank Richard L
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We took a Saltwater Pony Tour this past weekend and it was GREAT! Henry is a great tour guide. He found out where there was a great spot to see the ponies and took us there! We stayed at the sight for over 1/2 hour...More

1  Thank Karen S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Captain Gene was an excellent guide. We spent 30 minutes within 3 feet of a herd of ponies allowing us great photos. Gene provided great information on the herds and their management. Highly recommended!

1  Thank John S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth every penny! We saw so many horses, up close. They are stunningly beautiful. Many foals--one that may have only been a day or two old. Captain Henry was excellent!! Local man who is very knowledgeable. The boat was comfortable and very nice--and it only...More

1  Thank kristenwheeler4133
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful tour with Captain Gene and saw lots of ponies, including the stallions and the foals. Saw a bald eagle, learned about the area and enjoyed sunshine and salty air. Captain Gene was very informative and had a good sense of humor....More

Thank Kim B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend and I had a wonderful tour with Captain Madison! We saw ponies both on the south end and north end, and a handful of foals. On our way back to the dock, we even saw dolphins! Madison was a great guide for the...More

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saltwaterponytours, Owner at Saltwater Pony Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your thoughtful review. I'm so glad that Captain Madison gave you an excellent tour. She is an exceptional captain and we feel fortunate to have her as part of our team. With regard to the confusion of our new location, I can...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The boat is able to get close to pokies in the marsh areas. We saw at least 50 ponies and 4 bald eagles. Booked the 6 pm tour. Too many clouds for a good sunset picture. Captain Henry tells stories about the ponies, hunt cabins,...More

2  Thank boltwoman1
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Salt Water Ponies did an excellent tour! Our captain Madison was knowledgeable and interesting. She found the ponies for us up close on the beach. She showed us where the ponies swim for pony penning day and told us all about the day and it's...More

Thank Teresa T
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our boat captain Gene was amazing. He was very knowledgeable about the area and the ponies. He made a tremendous effort to get us close up to the ponies with his fine boating skills. He pointed out numerous bald headed eagles and other wildlife on...More

Thank Doug M
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