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Address: 6262 Marlin street, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336
Phone Number: 7573366508
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Description: Captain Barry'sBack Bay Cruise is an INTERACTIVE skill building...
Captain Barry'sBack Bay Cruise is an INTERACTIVE skill building experience. We are a floating classroom, a research vessel with HANDS-ON FEET-WET lessons. One of the many things we do is get off the boat on the sandbars to go DIG IN THE MUD FOR CLAMS. Maybe we can catch some to eat. Then it's back on the boat to cruise to a crabbing spot where you will Pull CRAB-POTS on board to identify and see the days catch. If you have the courage I will teach you how to HOLD A CRAB without getting pinched. Navigating our way to Shell Island Beach, we stop and get off the boat for some SHELL COLLECTING than back on the boat for Capt. Barry's favorite activity... hunting for jellyfish. we will then HAUL in the trawler net and will see that it is full of Marine life and sea creatures.... this is always a challenge! Time to slow the boat down to enter the shallow waters.... how many birds can you identify? we use all of our senses-SOUND,TOUCH,TASTE and SMELL- to make our cruises informative and fun. They are is never any pressure always lots of fun.. you can relax, sit back on the boat and be the official photographer, or you can get into it. This is the real deal to get your hands dirty and feet wet so you will experience the life of a Chincoteague Waterman.
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A 'Barry' Good Time

we took a sunset cruise and let me tell you that Captain Barry was the best. He made us feel right at home. Educational and relaxing. What made this boat experience is the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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Aberdeen, Maryland
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Aberdeen, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

we took a sunset cruise and let me tell you that Captain Barry was the best. He made us feel right at home. Educational and relaxing. What made this boat experience is the interactiveness and just Barry's love for his job. You can tell he loves everything about his job from the birds to incredible stories about the island and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We had the boat to ourselves with Captain Barry, like a private tour. It was fun and educational. Our kids enjoyed it as much as us. We made several stops with hands on learning examining clams, oysters, mussels, birds. Captain Barry is engaging and entertaining.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Capt. Barry was terrific. He had our kids laughing and asking questions, learning and enjoying it! We saw so much in a short time, but it was interactive too. My kids have declared his tour was the best thing from our trip to Chincoteague and have asked if we come again next year. But the adults had fun too, and... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Great for kids! Our kids (7 and 9 ) had a terrific time handling crabs, snails and other sea creatures. They even got to watch mom eat an oyster right out of the bay!

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Uhrichsville, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We loved the small group size. Captain Barry was awesome - very funny, lots of hands on stuff for the kids & very educational - downright awesome!

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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

What a natural with children! So kid-friendly and hands-on, very animated and funny! He actually wants the families to actively participate and have a blast! Would do it again in a heartbeat! Thanks for a great tour!!

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Chadds Ford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

My kids have been many places, had lots of pretty cool experiences. I wasn't really sure what to expect with Captain Barry, but our two hour cruise with him now ranks right up there with the tops of "pretty cool experiences." They loved it, and they really learned a lot! Point of reference .. the kids in our group were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Hands down this was my favorite part of our trip to Chincoteague. Captain Barry is super friendly and knowledgeable. Our kids (6 and 9) loved Captain Barry....I think he is part of our family now. The tour is full of scenic sights and educational info. Our kids loved the hands on learning and loved exploring the open habitats. If you... More 

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Pittsburgh+, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Captain Barry's Back Bay Cruise was excellent!!! Far exceed our expectations. The cruise was both fun and educational. The adults had as much fun and learned just as much as the kids. The hands on experience is excellent for children and something which will be remembered for a lifetime. The experience on the cruise was one of the main highlights... More 

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Lincoln Park, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Captain Barry is unbelievable. He is a true "Eco-Tour" pioneer and after so many years remains enthusiastic and full of energy! We decided to take his tour on day #1 of our week on the island to really connect with the pulse of the place and he delivered. The kids were a little skittish at first but by the end... More 

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