The Chincoteague Pony Swim is best seen via the Assateague Explorer tour boat. Get your best view of the special
Pony Swim event on Assateague Explorer's tour boat that is equipped with a restroom and plenty of shade. The tour boat is the best way to get a close view of the swim, unless you want to wait with approx.
40,000 visitors for long hours along the shoreline in the sun, at an area much further
from the swim. There
are no restrooms near the swim since it is a tidal marsh.
The special Pony Swim boat excursion is a once-a-year opportunity for you to see the Chincoteague
Annual Pony Swim
held in July. The Annual Pony Swim & Auction will be held on the last consective Wednesday & Thursday (swim on Wed & auction on Thurs). See approx. 150 Assateague Ponies (including foals) swim across the
Assateague channel from Assateague Island to Chincoteague Island.
Seats on the boat are limited for the special Pony Swim event. This boat is like getting a ticket to the Super Bowl on the players bench at the 50 yard line. This is a once a year event. Be sure to email in advance to reserve your seats. Seats are always sold out each year. Email now for reservations.
The tour boat is U.S. Coast Guard inspected, equipped with all required
safety equipment (life jackets, flares, etc.), a bathroom and a cover for the shade. Captain Mark was featured on the Good Morning America Show, is a native of Chincoteague & nature photographer, check out his photography website: Photographerimages.com
While you are visiting, be sure to get a great view of the Pony
Swim and relax in comfort. Make this once-in-a-lifetime
event a worry free experience. Due to the limited seating & the high demand, an advanced reservation is a must.