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Saltwater Pony Tours

4391 Main St, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336-2810
+1 757-710-1783
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A Perfect Afternoon

Our tour with Captain Henry was probably the best of its type that we have ever taken. He was... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Susan L
Arlington, Virginia
Actually see horses

Horses spend most of their time grazing, i.e., eating grass in open pastures. The paved walkways in... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2017
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
via mobile
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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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4391 Main St, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336-2810
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Our tour with Captain Henry was probably the best of its type that we have ever taken. He was welcoming and friendly, an expert boat captain, and very knowledgeable about the history of Chincoteague and pony behavior and lineage. We had a beautiful afternoon on...More

Thank Susan L
Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

Horses spend most of their time grazing, i.e., eating grass in open pastures. The paved walkways in Virginia's section of Assateague Island National Seashore run through woods. So these just don't make sense as a means to view the wild horses known as Chincoteague ponies...More

Thank fisherdoc
Reviewed 17 October 2017

This tour was recommended by a fellow traveler so we decided to give it a try. With only six of us on the boat it was a perfect amount of people to feel like the boat ride was just for us! Capt. Henry was exceptionally...More

Thank gardening lover
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Saltwater Pony Tours (with Captain Henry) is the most marvelous way to see these famous ponies. From the beginning Captain Henry was courteous and informative. His boat seats a small number of people which gives everyone a great view. On the way out to where...More

Thank sm0keym0untaingirl
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Have wanted to see the Chincoteague Ponies since reading the Marguerite Henry book over 50 years ago and had a wonderful experience doing that with Captain Henry at Saltwater Pony Tours today. From the time of booking the tour on short notice Captain Henry took...More

Thank Pamela577
Reviewed 12 October 2017

So excited to see ponies after reading Misty books as a kids. Was n my bucket list and now fulfilled. Dan was very personable, answered our questions. Liked the fact that it was a small tour- only 3 couples.

Thank mim g
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Aside from the fact that Captain Henry is movie-star handsome, this was easily one of the best wildlife tours I've ever been on. Captain Henry is well-versed in the culture and history of the area. The boat is extremely comfortable and most importantly, as a...More

Thank Sam9294
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Great way to see the fantastic nature around Chincoteague - very comfortable boat, limited to six passengers. The extra cost is well worth it. Knowledgable and friendly captain, we saw many dolphins, three bald eagles, pelicans, and a bunch of wild horses. A highly recommended...More

Thank hiltoncharlie
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

Captain very informative and friendly. Saw quite a few beautiful ponies. Appreciated the captain running the tour for just the two of us. Recommend.

Thank Gale A
Reviewed 5 October 2017

I always do a fair amount of research before choosing an activity online. I looked at half a dozen boat tours and narrowed it down to three. Ultimately, I chose Salwater Pony Tours. I couldn't be happier with my choice. It was a few dollars...More

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