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Captain Barry's Back Bay Cruises

6262 Marlin street, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: Captain Barry'sBack Bay Cruise is an INTERACTIVE skill building experience. We are a floating classroom, a research vessel with HANDS-ON FEET-WET... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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McLean, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

The tour was a fantastic family friendly adventure! Captain Barry was entertaining and made learning about the bay enjoyable. The kids loved the tour and had lots of fun the entire 2 hours. The parents had as much fun as the kids. Our 10 year old son said, "This is a stop and smell the roses experience!"

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Troutville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

LOVED IT!!! My kids loved it and I loved it, every minute of it!!! The 2 hour long trip felt like a few minute trip. If we ever come back we are doing this again, you can never learn too much :)

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Grand Island, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Upon checking in at our hotel in Chincoteague they included a pamphlet about Captain Barry Tours. After researching reviews on here we decided to make the investment and book a trip for the next day. We got the 1:00 tour. The weather was iffy and we were thinking of bailing and heading for home. Thank goodness we decided to stay.... More

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Elmira
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Captain Barry never disappoints . We have taken all his cruises over the last 19 years, they are a unique experience exposing the guest to the natural beauty of the island.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This was a great time. I was with my best friend and her dad, and we had so much fun! People young and old will definitely LOVE this!

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Herndon, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

One of the best tours I have ever taken. Captain Barry not only does a informative cruise around the waters of Chincoteague, he makes the cruise hands on. We got off the boat to catch crabs, get closer to birds, collect shells, shuck and eat oysters, and catch fish. Captain Barry was very energetic; plus, he knew about everything we... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Wonderful boat tours for all ages. Our two children, 4 and 8, had a fantastic time on the tour. Finding and touching fish, snails, shells, jelly fish and more. Capt Barry is friendly, entertaining and made the trip so memorable for our children. Great soundtrack too! Highly recommend. Will book again.

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Tucson, Arizona
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I took my parents, both in their 60's, and my three children, all 4 years and under on Capt Barry's Cruise and EVERYONE enjoyed it! Capt Barry did a fabulous job of catering to all levels. He explained things so that my kiddos could understand but didn't dumb it down either. He has a wealth of knowledge and was very... More

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Boise, Idaho
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7 reviews 7 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

You'll have to go on the trip to find out more about the music. We (75, 43, 11, 8, 6) had a blast with captain Barry on a 3:30 tour! We asked him all sorts of ecology and chincoteague in general questions and never stumped him. He was non-stop energy. We saw and touched horseshoe crabs, moon jellies, laughing gulls,... More

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Cooperstown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

My wife, granddaughter, and I went on an early morning wildlife cruise with Capt. Barry and were so happy we chose him. His knowledge of the wildlife that lives in and near the water adjacent to Chincoteague was is quite impressive. The on and off boat experience was so interesting. We got off the boat on a sand bar where... More

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