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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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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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83 reviews 83 reviews
18 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
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
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Mr spider was extremely considerate of our time and very knowledgeable about the things he showed us on our tour. He went out of his way to show us ponies and bald eagles. His boat was very comfortable.

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

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
14 helpful votes 14 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
18 reviews 18 reviews
13 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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