This trip was no more than a short boat ride to Assateague Island. When we got to the island we were given 15 minutes to "explore". When we asked the tour guide about the assateague wild ponies, he pointed us in two different directions - either of which would be quite a hike from where we were. All the exhibits were shown to the tourists on the boat on the way back from the island. We did not see anything while we were on the island.
If you are really interested in seeing the wild ponies, I suggest you drive to the island. This trip was a waste of time. I highly recommend 'Sea Rocket' if you want to have a boat ride.