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Address: 3801 Main St, Docking: 3801 South Main Street (between the Anchor Inn and the U.S. Coast Guard), Chincoteague Island, VA 23336
Phone Number: 757.990.4242 or 757.336.0611
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Marriage + Sunset Boat Tour

Captain Spider married me and my now husband this past Friday, then took us on a boat tour of the island. He was very easy to work with, went out of his way to make sure our... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Captain Spider married me and my now husband this past Friday, then took us on a boat tour of the island. He was very easy to work with, went out of his way to make sure our ceremony and sunset tour was exactly what we wanted, and provided history of the island. He made our wedding day very special, and... More 

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Elkridge, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Excellent tour. Loved the birds and ponies! Very thorough tour, takes you to all the good spots to see the ponies.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

We knew only the basics of Chincoteague from reading the book "Misty of Chincoteague" when my son was in elementary school. We thought it would be fun to see the wild horses since we were passing through on our family vacation. This pontoon tour around the island was perfect! We learned a lot about the history of the island and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Spider went above + beyond on our tour of the islands. He gave us so much detail + history about the islands that we learned so much. It was a true leisure trip with the added pleasure of seeing Dolphins + wild ponies. He went where the other cruises didn't. Recommend the evening cruise. 2 hours of joy. Definitely would... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

You will love Capt Spider and his great tour all the way around Chincoteague. He only has room for 6 people, so book early & be on time! He clearly loves the island, wildlife and history of the area. And he's not scarey like his name would suggest!

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Avon, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Spider provides a complete tour of Chincoteague Island. Best to go at hight tide. Very informative. Fabulous scenery. Lots of ponies & birds to be seen. Highly recommended. Good for all ages.

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

we had a Friday morning boat tour, beautiful weather and saw eagles, herons and the horses....but no dolphins or turtles...shucks. The tour was still great with lots of history and a comfy boat. Highly recommend

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Atlantic, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

I had a most enjoyable 2 1/2 hour ride yesterday. It was a scenic tour all around Chincoteague Island, Virginia on Spider's pontoon boat. Spider is the captain and tour guide of this cruise. He pointing out various places of interest such a local landmarks with historical insights, osprey nests, eagles perched on trees, ponies on Assateague Island, Wallops Island... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Great sight seeing tour by Capt. Spider. He was very knowledgeable about the Island, it's begining, it's stories and he knows were to find the wild ponies for you. It is a 2 hour tour but he extends it to find the wild ponies for you. Also he knows the spots for great pictues and a great spot to take... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

While on Chincoteague, you must go for a boat ride with Captain Spider. He is funny, full of information and knows where all the wildlife is, especially the ponies. We saw about 35 or 40 ponies on our trip, some as close as ten feet away. He knows their names and tells stories about them. Taking this boat trip was... More 

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