The Chincoteague Pony Swim is best seen via Assateague Explorer's 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 an area much further
from the swim where the restrooms are located. There
are no restrooms close to the swim since it is a tidal marsh.
The Pony Swim Charter is a once-a-year opportunity to see the Chincoteague
Annual Pony Swim
held in July. The 2013 Annual Pony Swim will be held on Wednesday, July
24th. See 150-175 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 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 call in advance to reserve your seats. Seats are always sold out each year.
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. The
captain is a native of Chincoteague. 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.