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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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One of the best experiences we had on the island!

A memorable experience! From the Captain's easy-going, fun personality to the seashells collected, it is something everyone enjoyed. It was an opportunity to learn about the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Piscataway, New Jersey
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Piscataway, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

A memorable experience! From the Captain's easy-going, fun personality to the seashells collected, it is something everyone enjoyed. It was an opportunity to learn about the island from a local and to learn about the wildlife and sea-life in fun and amusing ways. You get to walk on the bay, sea the most beautiful birds, go "crabbing" and walk along... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Who would think that you could get a great recommendation for an activity in tiny Chincoteague, VA by hanging poolside in San Diego, CA? Apparently, Captain Barry is the talk of the town, coast to coast ... Our time on his boat was a highlight of our vacation. Capt. Barry's sense of fun and his excitement at sharing a slice... More 

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Loudoun County, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

My wife and I took a sunset cruise yesterday evening with CAPT Barry and it was an outstanding trip. CAPT Barry provides a great sense of humor, great local knowledge of Chincoteague and doubles as the champagne server! Our particular voyage also had the distinct pleasure of picking up Santa Claus and an elf and delivering them to the local... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

The kids and I had a great time on our cruise with Captain Barry. It was exciting and informative. We were able to explore the Chincoteague bay for wildlife and had an amazing hands-on experience. We dug for fiddler crabs, held snails, collected seashells and crabbed. The kids had a blast and didn't want to get off the boat! Thank... More 

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Mifflintown, Pennsylvania
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We had a lot of choices for a boat tour around Chincoteague, and I am so glad that we settled on Captain Barry. The captain took my husband and me and our 2 daughters (5 and 3) on an interactive adventure that included touching jellyfish, handling crabs, searching for shells, and learning all sorts of cool things about the bay... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

My mother and I took my daughter on this boat tour thinking we would cruise around a little and see some of the bay. It was so much more than a boat cruise! All 3 of us had such a great experience. We learned so much about the island and the wildlife. Captain Barry was a delight and was able... More 

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Minerva, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

First time to the island with 3 kids(ages 17,11,4)and we booked this cruise and let me tell you it did not disappoint any of us.The Captain was so polite,knowledgable,and interacted extremely well with all of us on board and he even got the 4 year old into the water( which he is afraid of )but not today he wasn't!!! The... More 

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Media, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

What an amazing adventure. We've been to Chincoteague many times but our boat ride was always a low priority and always washed out. No more! Captain Barry will be stop #1 from now on. From the moment you step on his boat you are part of the crew/family. I'll admit my first impression was is this guy a former hippie... More 

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Wyncote, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This was our fourth time with Captain Barry, and as always, the Cap did not disappoint. The only downside was we called for a reservation when we arrived at Chincoteague and there was only a seating for 3 available for the week! Darn the Captain's growing popularity! So it was myself and my 9 yo twins this time. We had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Capt. Barry was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable. True adventure for all members of our group. He made sure everyone was having fun and was engaged. He is an asset to the tourism of the Island. Thank You!

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

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