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Captain Barry's Back Bay Cruises

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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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Captain Barry was so fun and energetic. He showed us a side a Chincoteague we had never seen before. If you wanna see the sites everyone comes to see then take another tour, if... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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winchester, va
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winchester, va
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Captain Barry was so fun and energetic. He showed us a side a Chincoteague we had never seen before. If you wanna see the sites everyone comes to see then take another tour, if you wanna see an adventurous fun filled side of the island then this is your tour! Captain Barry was very friendly in his own kind of... More 

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Ringwood, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

What an amazing experience for the entire family! We went with our 4 year old girl, who does not like to get dirty, and our almost 8 year old boy who only wants to be dirty. Captain Barry took us out to see an area during low tide, we hunted for small crabs, and the kids both held them. We... More 

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This is the best bay cruise available! My husband and two kids (ages 5 and 3) just went to Chincoteague for the first time and had heard that Captain Barry's cruise was a must do. We booked it for our first day there and the kids talked about it and begged to do it again through the whole week long... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Our trip to Chincoteague was amazing in every regard. This is a special place that is both beautiful and fun at the same time. You can feel the connection this area has with its natural surroundings. With that being said, if all we did on this trip was join Captain Barry on his boat it would have been worth it... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

It took me awhile to get to this (4 weeks to be exact) because my 12 and 8 year old boys wanted to write this review because they loved captain Barry. Unfortunately I couldn't wait any longer ;) if you want a fun filled 2 hours you have to go with Captain Barry. It's a learning and fun experience for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Coming to Chincoteague Island and not cruising with Captain Barry is an absolute mistake. It would be like going to Disney World and skipping The Magic Kingdom. Barry is hilarious, informative, relaxing, but most importantly fun. We did a sunset champagne tour and it was awesome. We brought beer, Barry had the champagne. As he likes to say "there are... More 

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

My wife and I have been out with Captain Barry many times over the past 18 years and he never disappoints. We began taking our small children out on his Back Bay tours many years ago, and truly enjoyed watching Captain Barry interact with them and make learning about the bay so much fun. Now that the kids are grown... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We took our 13yr and 16yr we had alot of fun and Captain Barry told us alot about the island and hands on experience with the wildlife in the water.Thank You Captain Barry we had a blast.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

I had a blast it was the highlight of our vacation. I highly recommend it!!!!!!!!!!! It's not to crowded because there is only room for six people.

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Falls Church, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We wanted to do this tour last year but Captain Barry was fully booked so this year we called a couple months in advance to make a reservation. My girls (ages 9 and almost 6), my wife and I had a blast! Captain Barry is friendly, knowledgeable, so down to earth and fun! He was so engaging with our kids... More 

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