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Address: 4391 Main Street, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336
Phone Number: +1 757-710-1783
08:00 - 20:00
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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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Wonderful experience

After reading the great reviews for Saltwater Pony Tours, I called Captain Henry to schedule a cruise for myself, my husband, and our five-year-old. He worked with me to pick the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Mount Airy, Maryland
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Mount Airy, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After reading the great reviews for Saltwater Pony Tours, I called Captain Henry to schedule a cruise for myself, my husband, and our five-year-old. He worked with me to pick the best date and time, weather-wise, and cautioned us to dress appropriately for the weather, as it is November. Upon arriving at the dock, Captain Henry was very friendly and... More 

Thank 663victoria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went with Captain Henry in early Oct. We had an awesome tour, enjoying not only the ponies but the history of the island and also the dolphins and the birds. .We chose to go on the early tour and Henry explained that the wind was supposed to pick up later that day. Towards the end of the tour Henry asked... More 

Thank Toni G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were on the final leg of a ladies trip and had booked a tour to see the Chincoteague ponies. Luckily we booked the Saltwater Pony tours with Captain Henry. The day turned out to be beautiful for November 1st. Captain Henry went above and beyond to find ponies and put us as close as one could possibly be in... More 

Thank Janice B
Westfield, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Captain Henry's boat can take up to 6 passengers, so this is a personal tour. It was even better than advertised. Henry took us all the way around Chincoteage Island and gave us the history of this Island and how the famous Pony Swim came to be. We also got information on Wallops Island, a NASA launch site, and e... More 

Thank Claudia-Therese
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

We went out on the boat with Henry on a late October day and it was fantastic. We saw four different groups of ponies Henry was a great commentator of the history of the area. We did more than just watch ponies, we saw birds, we heard about the history and we had fun speeding around the island. What more... More 

Thank Jeff H
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Henry gave us a great tour around Chincoteague Island. We made a last-minute reservation and Henry was very accommodating to our changing schedule. We ended up taking what turned out to be a "sunset" cruise, leaving at 4:00 PM. Shortly after we left he noticed a pod of dolphins and we chased them almost all the way down to Wallops... More 

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saltwaterponytours, Owner at Saltwater Pony Tours, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the great review! I really enjoyed having you on my boat. Please come again. I'd like to straighten out a detail about were I grew up. I grew up in the same county as Chincoteague, but not on the island. I hail from the town of Accomac. It is the county seat for Accomack County,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

We went out with Henry on a chilly but bright Monday in late October and had a great time. He was prompt, interesting, considerate and knew the history of the island. He was able to stop the boat in the middle of a pod of dolphins - up close and personal! We saw the ponies at the edge of the... More 

Thank Ronald F
Newtown Square, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Captain Henry was exceptional! He was able to maneuver his boat up through the waterways right up to the island where the ponies were...we had dolphins swim right up to the boat & show off their jumping skills too. During the whole trip Captain Henry was informative and entertaining. Highly recommend this tour, I can't imagine a better guide.

Thank theclayfamily21
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We have been going to Chincoteague for at least 25 years and we were excited to learn stuff about the island's history that we never knew! Capt. Henry keeps your attention with lots of interesting information. I loved the whole tour, and the amount of ponies we saw really close up was amazing! We've taken a lot of tours on... More 

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Verona, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Our tour guide, Henry, was amazing.....he maneuvered his boat through the marsh to get so close to the horses, it was incredible....his first-hand stories of the island and the ponies were so interesting.....we loved every minute of it......and when we thought he was taking us back to our hotel, he instead took the boat out into the ocean and drove... More 

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