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Address: 2246 Curtis Merritt Harbor Drive, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336
Phone Number: +1 757-336-5731
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Description: Chincoteague Cruises & Nature Tours with a Native Son. Glide along island...
Chincoteague Cruises & Nature Tours with a Native Son. Glide along island waterways and plunge into local history with Eco-Tour Guide, Captain Charlie Birch, former US Coast Guardsman & seventh-generation Islander. We take pride in personalizing your tour to your interests--be it getting as close as possible to pony families, dolphin watching, scoping out the incredible variety of bird species , or enjoying a fun and educational hands on experience. On your tour you may visit Captain Charlie's "Hoof Prints" oyster farm, harvest and sample some of Chincoteague's world famous "salt" oysters. Another popular destination is the mini-barrier island, a remote sandbar that will allow the young ones to run free, explore and splash. We specialize in family groups, with a maximum limit of 6 guests. Our motto, "YOUR FAMILY, YOUR BOAT, YOUR TOUR".
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Fantastic Private Tour--The 1st One of the Season!

My family and I had a wonderful time on our tour with Capt. Charlie! We liked that he has a smaller boat and, therefore, was able to comfortably accommodate my family without... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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Baltimore, Maryland
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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

My family and I had a wonderful time on our tour with Capt. Charlie! We liked that he has a smaller boat and, therefore, was able to comfortably accommodate my family without having many others onboard. Charlie grew up in Chincoteague and was able to share with us a lot of the island's history and culture. It was neat to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Charlie treated us like family from the start and exuded a genuine passion for his home waters that was infectious. He went above and beyond our expectations, even extending our tour so that we could get a closer look at a family of dolphins. He sniffed out 2 bald eagles, a small pack of wild horses grazing a good distance... More 

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Chincoteague Island, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

The captain was so friendly. He talked with us like we were old friends. He was well aware of my fear of boats, and was very serious about what he does and how the tour would be. I trusted him, and it was a nice trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Captain Charlie is a native of the island and gave us a personal and personalized tour. We saw dolphins, all kinds of water fowl, and a beautiful herd of ponies. Oyster lovers, just ask him what he knows and you might be in for a huge treat. Charlie even had fun activities and prizes to keep our 8 and 10... More 

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Salisbury, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

This was our first boat trip ever! Capt Charlie is friendly, knowledgeable and enthusiastic about what he does for a living. Our adult nephew who has austisim came with us (total of 5 of us). We explained ahead of time his needs and Capt Charlie delivered allowing our nephew to be himself and thoroughly enjoy himself, as well as us.... More 

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King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We took a family morning cruise with Captain Charlie (Birch) in August 2014. Our cruise was everything I had hoped it would be, which is saying a lot because I have two teenagers and two toddlers and it is challenging to find activities everyone enjoys and is interested in. First, the boat was clean and safe. It is basically an... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We had a fabulous time on the tour with Captain Charlie! He knew where the ponies had been shortly before our tour, so he was able to take us directly to see them before they moved on. In addition, he has a vast knowledge of the area and the history. He was able to share information and stories with us... More 

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Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We took our three children on a tour with Capt. Charlie. We had a wonderful time seeing the horses and dolphins.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

We had a great time out on the water work Capt. Charlie. He showed us all the areas we wanted to see and put us right in the middle of a pod of dolphins! We had a wonderful time and I'd do it again in a heartbeat!

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Marietta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

My wife, two girls (6 & 10), and I recently took a tour with Captain Charlie. We booked this particular trip due only to the awesome reviews we read on Tripadvisor.com It did not disappoint! Captain Charlie was wonderful with the kids and as a lifelong resident of Chincoteague, was/is able to really educate us on the history and wildlife... More 

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