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Spider's Explorer

3860 Main Street, Docking: 3801 South Main Street (between the Anchor Inn and the U.S. Coast Guard), Chincoteague Island, VA 23336
757.990.4242 or 757.336.0611
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Ellicott City, Maryland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

The hostess at Miss Molly's recommended Spider to us, and I was a little apprehensive, since I did not do any Tripadvisor research before booking the trip. I was very pleasantly surprised; the trip could not have been better. While we were lucky and we saw many kinds of wildlife, including some good close ups of the ponies, we passed... More

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Aurora, Ohio, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Our family of five with teens enjoyed this wonderful tour around the islands. The fabric seats were very comfortable and were newly done we were told. My favorite photo of our trip was the one Captain Spider took of our family on the water with the lighthouse in the backdrop. Captain Spider made this trip special and stopped for us... More

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Fairfax, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

My daughter had a great time on this trip. Captain Spider was knowledgeable and was able to find many interesting things for us to see.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We were on Spider's 10AM trip several days ago. This was the highlight of our time on Chincoteague. He was a gentleman, knowledgeable about the island, and seemed to enjoy sharing his stories. We saw the ponies on three separate occasions, osprey with hatchlings, eagles, dolphins, and other water fowl. You go around the entire island of Chincoteague. Spider only... More

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Blanchester, Ohio
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We went to see the pony swim with Spider. We had an awesome view and he was great company. We went a few years ago but we would definately go with Spider the next time. We have saved his business card not something we would normally do.

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Richmond, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

My two daughters, wife and I had a fantastic time exploring the beauty of this area. Captain Spider was very accommodating, knowledgeable, and professional. He knew the answer to all our questions and was able to point out tons of wildlife and made sure we were able to get as close as possible to the ponies. He is one of... More

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Brooklyn, New York
19 reviews 19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We were able to make reservations the day before which was great and had only two other people booked on the tour. Captain Spider was very upfront when we asked for the sunset tour and he said due to the foretasted water conditions (was right when Hurricane Arthur was pushing wind and high surf to the area) there was a... More

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Ridley Park, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We took a sunset cruise with Captain Spider and wound up having a private tour on his comfortable boat. The tour was relaxing and we learned much about Chincoteague and Assateague Islands. The Captain was very thorough and really tried to show us the various wildlife, and was a pleasure to be with for the two hour journey. We would... More

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Millville, Massachusetts, United States
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116 reviews 116 reviews
53 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We visited the island for just a couple of days and this tour was definitely one of the highlights. Captain Spider was professional, courteous, helpful and knowledgeable. He went out of his way to make sure his passengers got the tour they hoped for. He knows where to look for the wildlife and works hard to make sure you see... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014 via mobile

Me and my fiancé wanted to go out on a tour. We chose Spiders and had an amazing time. We saw at least 20 ponies, very close up. Lots of birds and water life. The tour started at 1:15 and ended at 3:30. Money well spent, highly recommended!!😃😃

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