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Saltwater Pony Tours

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Closes in 15 min: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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Saltwater Pony Tours
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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
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
2246 Curtis Merritt Harbor Dr, Slip 34, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336-2810
+1 757-710-1783
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Reviewed November 4, 2018

If we hadn't booked THIS tour we may not have seen any ponies. Capt. Henry uses a pontoon boat and can get closer to the island than any of the other boats we saw. Had a perfectly wonderful sunset tour, saw lots of ponies. THANKS...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank stormy1208
Reviewed October 31, 2018

We did an 11am tour with Captain Henry, the tour lasted a bit more than the 2 hours it was supposed to, and we saw a lot of ponies (in the distance, because in Virginia they are kept separate from the tourists), several Bald Eagles...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Helen E
Reviewed October 23, 2018

We had a late afternoon tour on a beautiful October day and got back to dock right before sunset. Capt. Henry was very knowledgeable about both the ponies and the whole area. We saw plenty of ponies relatively up-close and MANY dolphins while out on...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Linda C
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

Had an incredible time on an afternoon tour with Capt Henry. His boat was spotless, comfortable and carries a small group which enables you to see everything from any seat. He found a band of ponies grazing on the shore and we floated quietly, enjoying...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank GFMominCT
Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

We did a 9 am tour with Capt Henry and his canine sidekick, Charlie. The weather could not have been better and the wildlife also cooperated. First, there was just a little confusion on the meeting location since there wasn’t a sign there for Saltwater...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Dean_Amy-2004
Reviewed October 1, 2018

We planned on taking this excursion on the first day of our visit to Chincoteague but the Captain wasn’t sailing due to bad weather. Luckily for us we managed a reservation for the next day and boy what a show. The Captain was prompt, very...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank jcl60745
Reviewed September 28, 2018 via mobile

We had a fantastic two hour sunset trip tonight. Henry was great, informative and asked what we wanted to see. We saw dolphins and ponies and so much amazing wildlife. Henry took us to the best places and was so accommodating with our young children....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank jarodc_13
Reviewed September 26, 2018 via mobile

Our tour started with a welcoming greeting from Captain Henry and Co- Captain Charlie. Captain Henry told us where the life vests were located. The weather was perfect. Captain Henry explained the history of the ponies, their care and history of the annual auction. We...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

Captain Henry knows the water like the back of his hand. The stories he told were awesome. This tour was fantastic. We got lucky and saw 2 herds and Riptide. The current King of the ponies! Great time had by all!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Robyn S
Reviewed September 21, 2018

We had booked this tour for 2:30 on a day when the morning tours had been cancelled due to the rain and high winds and we were not sure if we would be able to go out. Florence was in the news and weather was...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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October 27, 2018|
Response from Dean_Amy-2004 | Reviewed this property |
I’m not sure when their season starts, your best bet is to call directly. Capt Henry is very responsive.
September 8, 2018|
Response from saltwaterponytours | Property representative |
We will start taking reservations for the pony swim on January 1, 2019.