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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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A blast!!!

Fun for all ages. Captain Barry is a pro! Super knowledgeable, funny, and great with kids and adults alike. Highly recommend!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Fun for all ages. Captain Barry is a pro! Super knowledgeable, funny, and great with kids and adults alike. Highly recommend!!

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Bath, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

My sister invited me to come along with her family and my parents on Captain Barry's cruise last week, and WOW, what an amazing, fun guy! The tour was informative; the Captain took us to several small islands and clam/oyster beds, and we learned all about sand worms and how to tell the differences between male and female crabs. Everything... More 

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Fairview Park, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Capt. Barry is a real hoot. We took the champagne tour at 6p.m. and he took us all over the isle. The birds were incredible and he got us up close and personal. The rain was chasing us around but Capt. Barry kept us just in front of it for the entire trip. Can't wait for our next trip. THANKS... More 

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Winchester, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We had so many wonderful moments on our trip to Chincoteague. Our family's favorite moments happened on Captain Barry's tour. I can't emphasize enough how hands-on and fascinating it was. We really got to experience the bay with our five senses! Everything he promises in the brochure and website is delivered. Plus, he is just plain fun. He made us... More 

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Cheshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

My sister in law booked this when we visited from England with my son aged 9 ! Captain Barry is great fun, eccentric, but full of fantastic information and made us see the bay from a very different angle ! My son loved taking charge of the crab pots and picking up shrimp and eating a fresh oyster straight from... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

My twins and I (they were 7 at the time) went on a day cruise with Captain Barry in 2012 and it was the highlight of our 11 days in Chincoteague. He was fun, funny, informative, made sure he educated us about sea life and creatures and exposed us to a ton of stuff. On top of that the ride... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015 via mobile

Our family loved this tour and Captain Barry. Many memories made and the kids didn't even realize they were learning. It was an amazingly fun adventure and we can't say enough about Captain Barry! We highly recommend this tour!

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Poland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Last summer, I took my Girl Scout Troop from Ohio on a morning cruise with Captain Barry. I did the research, and picked this cruise because it was not pony watching, but more of an "eco-trip." We had to sell a LOT of cookies to take this trip, and Captain Barry did not disappoint us for our $. It was... More 

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williamsburg,virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Captain Barry let the kids get out at tidal pools, answered any question about boats, oysters, the seafood industry, birds, etc... He sized up which child was cautious and which one was not and gave them activities that challenged them. We were able to sit back and enjoy watching Captain Barry teach our children and entertain the adults. Highly recommended.

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Lebanon, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Captain Barry showed my kids all around the water, animals, and features of the unique Chincoteague landscape. They ran around, got dirty, laughed, asked questions, poked things, and generally experienced nature, learning through play. We had considered a horse tour-- I'm very glad we did this instead. Take the bus tour at the Park Center to see the horses, and... More 

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Address: Address: 6262 Marlin street, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336
Phone Number: 7573366508
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Chincoteague Island

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